of the Bible
||A Timeline is an easy way to visualize the timing and order of the
stories and major events in the Bible. You can also use a Timeline
to emphasize that the events recorded in the Bible are true and really
||Use a Bible Drill to reinforce a topic from a story.
|Creation Clothes Pins
||Use this matching game to remind the
preschoolers of all that God created.
||Preschoolers will love coloring with these Creation
Crayons that you can make.
||Write a story and use the black and white Coloring
Pages to illustrate the book.
Tape butcher paper on wall.
Children use markers, colors,
magazine pictures, stickers, etc. to create a picture that tells a story
or illustrates a Bible Truth. The
||Jesus Called the Apostles,
Sermon on the Level Place, The
Good Samaritan, Jesus
Taught About Prayer, Recreate the Last
|Ask the Whiz Kid - Part I
||The children learn about sin, forgiveness, and demonstrating faith by
responding to real life situations.
|What is Sin and
||What is sin and how does it affect a person's relationship with
God? What is forgiveness?
||What is more important - to have your sins forgiven or to have your body
|Ask the Whiz Kid
- Part II
||The children think about who Jesus is by responding to real life
|Building Blocks 101
||Use this demonstration to help the children
understand the strength of a church or a life which has Jesus Christ as
|Signs of Success
||Children rank the success of six adults to learn that the value of a person should be based on an eternal life with God and
not material assets.
|Get Well Card
||Let the children choose markers, colors, pens, construction paper,
etc. to use in designing a Get Well Card for a friend.
||Set up a doctor station and let the younger students play with Ace
bandages, play stethoscopes, crutches, or whatever you have.
|The Healing Power of
||Discuss childhood ailments and their cures to teach about faith,
trust, and Jesus' power over sickness.
Place 2" masking tape on the child's wrist, sticky side out.
Take a nature walk and let the children create their nature
bracelets by sticking grass, pebbles, leaves, flowers, etc. to the bracelet.
Collect leaves, large blades of grass, flat rocks, small
sticks, etc. Select a leaf, blade of grass or whatever and lay it flat on
the table. Cover it with white paper and rub the top of the paper with
|Nature Scavenger Hunt
Divide the children into several groups. Give each group a sack and a list of nature items to
collect. The list could include a rock, green leaf, brown leaf, flower, etc.
|Measure and Weigh the Class.
||Record the height and weight of each child on a Giraffe Measuring Chart.
||Take the kids outside and pick up litter on the church grounds.
Call From Jesus
||See if the children can identify whose behavior indicates they have
responded to the call from Jesus.
||Make a fishing pole and let the children catch paper fish.
||Use this activity to help the children understand what a Tax Collector
did and why Tax Collectors were disliked.
|Time for Prayer
||Encourage the children to follow the example of Jesus and pray before
making big decisions or doing something important. Let each child
tell about the activities planned for the coming week.
|What Do I Do?
||These situations help the children understand what Jesus meant when He
said to love your enemies.
||Learn the importance of following the right people.
|What is God Like?
||Use this activity to help the children understand the qualities of
|Put on the Armor of
||Younger students can learn the nature of Jesus and why He can be
|Put God's Armor to Work
||The children can actively demonstrate why a person can trust Jesus
when facing a difficult situation.
|Put Your Fears in a Box
||Trusting in Jesus can help when you are afraid.
|Read the story from a scroll
||Use butcher paper and dowels to make a scroll. Use the Bible
to copy the story on the scroll. Let the children take turns
reading the story from the scroll.
|Make a scroll
||Each student can
make a scroll using straws and letter size paper. The children
can write the Memory Verse or Bible Truth on the scroll.
|Don't Judge a Snack by
||Choices should not be based solely on appearances.
|The Suffering and Humiliation of
||Use visual aids to teach that Jesus suffered real pain and
is Responsible for the Death of Jesus?
||Discover that all sinners are responsible for the
death of Jesus.
and its Consequences
||Jesus died to give us eternal life because even the smallest sins make
us unacceptable to God.
||Children can agree to bear each other's punishment
for a week at a time.
|The Resurrection Egg Hunt
|| Use this
activity to reinforce the fact that Jesus rose from the dead.
|Go To Work For God
||Children learn the different kinds of things
they can do to help God bring people into His kingdom.
|Top 5 Countdown in Prayer
||Use this game to help the children understand there are no limits to
prayer. A person can pray whenever, wherever, and for whatever
there is a reason to pray.
Use this activity to help the children understand that they should love
others regardless of where they live, what they do, the language they speak,
|Search for the
||Use these activities to help the children
understand the joy God has when a person separated from God returns to
|| Use this activity to help
the children understand what they should do when a person turns from
God. The children can also think about how God acts towards a
sinner who asks for forgiveness and wants to return to God.
|The World vs. the Kingdom of God
||Use this activity to help the children understand how the requirements
for entry into God's kingdom differ from the standards sometimes imposed
by the world.
||Use this activity to help the children understand that Jesus fulfilled the
prophecies of the Old Testament prophets.
|Smell the Nard.
||Bring a sample of nard (also called spikenard or
Nardostachys jatamansi) and let the children smell the perfume
Mary used to anoint Jesus.
||What is temptation and how can it be resisted?
|The Definition of Sin
||Identify which sins make a person unacceptable to God.
|The Impact of
||Learn that sin affects more than just the sinner.
If Nobody's Watching
||Use this activity to help the children understand that God always
knows what is on our minds and in our hearts.
||Use this activity to help the children understand
that the more a person lives a sinful life, the easier it is to sin, and
the more a person tries to please God, the easier it gets to please God.
||Cain was a farmer. Abel was a
shepherd. Teach the children about other jobs
mentioned in the Bible by having a career day.
|Draw the Ark.
||Ask the children to read
Genesis 6:14-16 and use markers, colors and their imagination to draw
the ark Noah built.
||Use a US Jefferson 5?coin, a US Kennedy 50?
coin, a US Sacagawea golden dollar, a container of coffee and a
child to teach the children about the units of weight used during
biblical times such as the shekel or the talent.
Child's Weight in Talents
||Do the children in your class
know how many talents they weigh? Use a scale and this conversion
chart to discover their weight in talents, minas, shekels, pims, bekas,
|Bible Story Activities - Weights
||Activities to help children visualize weights mentioned in the
Bible. Includes the weight of Rebekah's ring and bracelets,
David's crown, Goliath's armor and spear, the gold and silver David set
aside for the building of the temple and others.
||The children experience what it is like to be
the only person resisting temptation.
|Ask the Whiz Kid - Part III
||The children learn about favoritism and jealousy by
responding to real life situations.
||Help the children
understand that God can use any person to do His work, regardless of that
|Ways to Serve
the children think about different ways they can serve God.
||These Greek words are taken from James 1:22 and mean
"doers of the word". Teach the children to say these
words and encourage them to use the words as a special greeting for
anyone they meet. Since no one will understand what they are
saying, the children will then have to explain
that the words mean a person must do what the Bible says.
|Don't Play Favorites
||This activity will help the children learn through experience that
playing favorites is not the thing God wants us to do.
||God placed a rainbow in the
sky as a reminder of the covenant He made with Noah. Ask the
children to make up signs which can remind them of some of God's other
|The Promise Maker
||A person's promises reflect his or her character. Help the children
learn about God and His character by studying some of the promises He
has made to us.
||Use these questions in a game to review the
stories you have studied.