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Bible games can be a fun way to spark your student’s passion and help them embrace Christian values.

Moses Bible Games for Sunday School Make the Exodus Real

Of all the stories in the Bible, the life of Moses is one of the longest and most detailed. From the circumstances surrounding his birth, to his frustrating ordeal with Pharaoh, to his leading of the Israelites in the wilderness, there are dozens of Bible stories you can teach your Sunday school class. The following Moses Bible games will help you as you share these amazing stories with your Sunday school kids.

The Exodus Provides Many Moses Bible Games

Manna Bible Game

This Moses game is more like a game and object lesson rolled into one. You will need a large tablecloth, some paper bowls, and Frosted Flakes cereal.

If you read Exodus 16:14-31, you will find a description of manna. The Bible says it was small and round (v.14), white, and tasted like wafers made with honey (v.31). Kind of sounds like Frosted Flakes, doesn’t it?

Before the children come to class, lay the tablecloth on the floor and sprinkle the Frosted Flakes all over it. When the kids come in, say something like, “Look on the floor boys and girls! What is it?” Then pick up a piece of the cereal and eat it. Say, “Yum! It’s sweet and flaky! Do you want some?” Give each child a bowl and tell them to walk around the tablecloth and fill up their bowls. When they are ready, let them munch on their cereal while you read the story of God providing manna for the Israelites.

“Who Found Baby Moses?” Bible Game

            Another fun game for the younger kids is based on “Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?” All you need to play is a paper cut-out of baby Moses in his basket and a little floor space.

Before you begin, read the story of Pharaoh’s daughter drawing Moses out of the river (Exodus 2:1-10). When you’re finished, have the kids sit Indian-style in a circle. Tell them to pass baby Moses behind their backs and chant, “Who found baby Moses in the bulrushes?” When you finish saying that, the children stop passing. The child the cut-out stopped at holds it up, and you say, “Kate found baby Moses in the bulrushes!” Pass it around until every child has been “it”, and then at the end, everyone say altogether, “The PRINCESS found baby Moses in the bulrushes!”

Baby Moses Heads-Up Seven-Up

Another idea for using the baby Moses cut-out is to have the children close their eyes while you hide Moses somewhere in the room, then have them look for him. The child who finds Moses gets a turn to hide it for the other kids. This version of Heads-Up Seven-Up is a great way to fill in extra time, as most kids are familiar with it and love it.

The story of Moses and the children of Israel is ultimately one of God’s faithfulness. Take some time before you teach to think about God’s faithfulness in your own life. Then pass that on to your Sunday school kids!

Easter Bible Game: Combine Eggs with Scripture

While Easter is holy and very special to Christians, it also has ties to eggs and bunnies and secular traditions.  Sunday school teachers can be challenged to not let Easter chicks and bunnies steal the focus from the great news that Jesus arose on this day!  This Easter Bible game involving an egg hunt will keep the fun going while also teaching children important verses about Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Easter Bible Eggs Hunt Instructions

For this game, you will need several dozen plastic Easter eggs, a basket for each child, (you could ask them to bring their own) and some or all of the following verses printed on paper:

Easter Egg Hunt Bible Game
Egg Hunt Creates a Great Easter Bible Game
  • John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
  • John 1:29 b, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
  • Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  • Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.”
    Hebrews 9:22 b, “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin.”
  • I Corinthians 15:3b-4,  “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
  • John 11:25, “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live.”
  • Luke 24:5b-6a, “Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!”
  • John 2:19, “Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’”

Preparations for the Egg Hunt

            At home, cut the printed verses apart into single words or sections, depending on the ability of your class (include the references). Stuff the papers into the plastic eggs. Pick one verse as the memory verse for the week. Print one for each child but don’t cut it apart.

As prizes, also stuff one egg for each child with some pieces of Easter candy

Before class, hide the eggs containing the verses around the room, or outdoors if you can. Keep the candy-filled eggs aside for now.  Give each child a basket and turn them loose on a Bible egg hunt!

After the Eggs are Found

Once students find them all, bring the eggs together and open them up, putting all the papers in a pile. Now the challenge begins! Instruct the kids to unscramble all the pieces of paper until they complete the verses. This will take some teamwork. If they are unfamiliar with the verses, allow them to look the references up in their Bibles.

Reward the Students

If you have some eggs left over, fill each one with a few pieces of candy. Tuck the memory verse papers inside.  It will be a great way to reinforce a Bible verse from the Easter Game and help them remember the fun they had while studying God’s word!

Bible Games from Board Games?

All kids love board games, and all teachers love Bible games.  Combining the two may be an inexpensive and fun way to enhance learning  in Sunday school.  You can take regular board games and make them into fun Bible games with a few pieces of masking tape, a marker pen, and a few creative instructions!

Let’s start with the easy ones:  Parcheesi and its American compatriot, Sorry.  Parcheesi is known as the national game of India, though it was designed during the Depression in the United Kingdom.  Parcheesi likenesses such as Sorry are often the first games of strategy that kids are introduced to.  After rolling the dice, kids’ pieces may “slide” across a number of squares at once, and the idea is to get back to the starting point.

Many popular board games, like Monopoly and Sorry, can be easily converted to Bible games!

Introducing the Bible via Sorry or Parcheesi will bring kids into a new version of fun with a game with which they are already familiar.  To combine it with the Bible, tape certain Bible verses onto the board, verses that you’ve been studying in class.  Just tape the book, chapter and number, such as John 3:16.  Have kids guess the words, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son…”  If they need help, put all the verses and their contents on a companion piece that you tape up to the wall or lay on the table.  Kids should be able to match up the verse they land on with the wording.  Suddenly Parcheesi and its likenesses can help kids memorize scripture!

Monopoly is another board game kids have loved for decades.  This time, use your masking tape to cover names like Connecticut Avenue, and put down places like Nineveh of Jonah’s ilk or Canaan, where Abraham settled.  Visit sites listing “places of the Bible.”  Instead of buying them for outright money kids must guess who lived there.  Again, wall charts can help them by providing needed clues.  Since the Community Chest and Chance cards teach charity as well as business principles, you can leave them as they are.  Free Parking can become “Free Salvation,” and “Go to Jail” and “Jail” can become “Prison of Your Own Sins.”

Scrabble is great for Biblical studies, as kids can spell out the names of places or people of the Bible.  Provide a Master List on the wall—words with 3, 4, 5 letters, all the way up to 10 letters.  You can find lists of “places in the Bible” or “people in the Bible” by surfing.

Bible Trivia is easy and relevant to any Sunday school lesson.  You can use your own games of just by putting your own questions and answers on index cards, and having kids earn points by answering correctly!  No board needed!    Apply this to any Sunday school lesson if you want to fill time and reinforce information afterward.

Barrel of Monkeys will increase dexterity while reinforcing Bible knowledge.  One way to use the monkey is to give children a verse from the Bible to memorize.  As they say each word, they then qualify themselves to pick up a monkey.  Example:  God.  So.  Loved.  The.  World.  He.  Gave.  His. Only. Begotten.  Son.  John.  3.  16.  All the children can chant the words while each takes a turn stringing monkeys.

Dominoes is also great for teaching Bible verses—given a few strips of masking tape.  Cover the dots with one word of a Bible verse such as Psalm 1:1:  “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the way of the ungodly, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit where the scornful and mockers gather.”  Throw all the taped dominoes into a basket, then spread it out on the table after repeating the verse a few times.  Have the kids connect the words in the proper order.

Games such as these have lasted the decades because they are inherently fun, and no amount of electronic games and sophisticated new additions are introduced to the world of “play.”  By using them in Sunday school classes, you are promoting an important message:  Christianity also lasts the ages and stays fun, no matter how much sophistication is added to the world.  Though he adapts to the times, Jesus is fun and relevant yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).