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Bible Puzzles

For years, Sunday school teachers have been making their own free Bible puzzles on several easy sites. Granted, Bible puzzles can be bought at very reasonable prices, and programs to design them can be downloaded. The greatest assets of our recommended sites is that Bible puzzles can be created free, without the anxiety of downloading viruses, and they can be tailored to your lesson plans as time fillers and extra activities! Bible puzzles that center around your particular lessons are always great to have on hand.

Armored Penguin is a great place to create easy word searches. Just go to their website with a list of words that go with your lesson. You’ll see a grid of rectangles going across and down. Click in the first rectangle and type your first word. Hit the tab key, which will take you to the second rectangle, and so on. Make sure to use either all caps or all small letters, as the algorithm is case sensitive.

With Armored Penguin, you have the ability to do some fun things, such as name a color and type face. But the word search will size itself, based on how many words you include and how long they are on average. Is that smart, or what?!

Even if you’re plugging in words off the top of your head, the word search only takes a few minutes to complete. Click “Make Puzzle” when finished the page. Alas:  You’ll be looking at your completed word search in about a second! You can print in PDF or HTML, or save in either format. If you want the puzzle larger, simply insert it as an “image” into a Word document, then click and drag until it is as large as you want.

Discovery Education is another miraculous yet easy, free site. Some Sunday school teachers find their specialties to be mazes and cryptograms containing Bible messages. However, the site will do any of the following with ease: word search, criss-cross, double puzzles, fallen phrases, math squares, mazes, letter tiles, cryptograms, number blocks, hidden messages, etc. Just come to their site, http://www.discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker/, with some terminology associated with your particular lesson and carefully follow the prompts (they’re designed for kids to follow, so it shouldn’t be a problem). Once finished, click “create my puzzle!” at the bottom. You will again have your choice of printable or savable formats and can choose colors, fonts, and sometimes other artwork! Just print and bring to class!

Puzzlemaker.com allows you to do easy word searches or crossword puzzles with the same ease as Discovery Ed or Armored Penguin. Its unique feature is that after easily creating your word search, you have the option to “export to Microsoft Excel.” This way, you can open the document in Excel and play around with it quite a bit if you are an Excel-loving artist. The puzzles will appear, one letter in each of the Excel squares. You can then choose from Excel’s two hundred typefaces or insert Microsoft artwork. If you save it as an Excel document, then insert it in a Word program, you can stretch it out to fit on any size piece of paper so that it is centered, balanced, and taking up most of the space on the page.

When creating Bible puzzles, you’re usually in a hurry, and you surely don’t need additional expenses. These three websites for Bible puzzles have been so satisfying the some Sunday school teachers haven’t bought a single program for added materials in years!

Free Jesus Coloring Pages

J is for Jesus Coloring Sheet

Coloring Pages are a great way to introduce Biblical stories and concepts to young children.  Today, we are featuring our “J” is for Jesus coloring page.  Feel free to reproduce for your church, home, or school use.  It’s 100% free!  Please leave a comment below as a “thank you” to the artist who created this for your use.

If this coloring sheet is useful for your needs, please check out our other Bible Printables which may be of service for your ministry.

Directions: Click on the image to download a large jpeg version of the image which can be printed.

Fruit of the Spirit Coloring Sheet

Coloring Pages are a great way to introduce Biblical stories and concepts to young children.  Please use our free fruits of the spirit coloring page in your Sunday School class, at home, or in your school.  Please leave a comment below as a “thank you” to the artist who created this for your use.

Fruit of the Spirit Coloring Sheet

If this coloring sheet is useful for your needs, please check out our other Bible Printables which may be of service for your ministry.

Directions: Click on the image to download a larger jpeg version of the image which can be printed.

How To Use Bible Printables In Sunday School Class

Bible printables are a teacher friendly resource that every Sunday school teacher should have at her fingertips.  Some teachers consider them helpful; others call them indispensable.  But all agree: a folder full of Bible printables in the Sunday school room where they are available at a moments notice, has saved the day time and time again.       

Teachers waiting for late arrivals often run into challenges of preventing chaos. If they start the lesson on time, the late ones miss so much that it’s almost mandatory they repeat what has already been said, and that makes the on-time students restless.  However, the introduction of Bible printables to the Sunday school class room has been called the miracle cure for an otherwise unsolvable problem.    

Late arrivals; early finishes

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Bible printables are a teacher friendly resource every Sunday school teacher should use

Along with keeping control for late arrivals, Bible printables can help maintain control at the end of class time.  When the lesson is over and the children are waiting for their parents to pick them up, it’s easy for kids to start climbing the walls.   Once again the solution to the problem is the Bible printable which keeps the children busy, occupied and under control until the parents finally arrive.


The third most common use of Bible printables is what Sunday school teachers label “dire emergencies”.  And in this aspect their value is pr iceless.  When a Sunday school teacher calls in sick at the last minute, there is no panic and no confusion.   Those in charge pass out worksheets and coloring sheets.  One of the greatest joys of using them is their easy accessibility.  And with so many being free on the Internet, they don’t require much budget.

Surfing for Printables

Bible printables are available on the Internet, and the subject matter runs from Bible themes to games and mazes.   You may reinforce the lesson you have just taught, from Noah to King David to Daniel to Jonah, with these worksheets.  From a search engine like Google, the subject, “Bible printables” will provide a long and interesting list of sources, many of which are free.   In addition, the list of subjects covers every possible aspect of Bible teachings from coloring pages for the little ones, to finding the differences and games for the older children.  

Design Your Own Word Searches

            If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can always design your own word search or word puzzles to go with your lesson.  One great site for word searches is Ardmore Penguin, which is user friendly and only requires that you type in the words you need that go with the lesson.  It’s Word Scramble function will scramble any words so that your students have to figure out what the original was, such as Othgial = Goliath.  Its Fresh Words function will tell you what words you can make out of any word.  Would your students ever believe “Goliath” can make all these words? 


goa     got     gil     gal     ola     oil

oat     log     lot     lit     lag     lao

ila     ito     ago     aol     ali     ail

tog     tia     tag     tao     tho     hog

hot     hit     hag     hal     hat     goal

goat     goth     gila     gilt     gail     gait

olga     oath     loth     lath     iota     iago

alit     alto     toga     toil     tail     thai

holt     hilt     halo     halt     hail     gloat

loath light altho alight alioth goliath

Design Your Own Mazes

Kids love mazes, and since many Bible stories mimic “being lost and then found,” a maze is often appropriate.  One of the best online maze sites that doesn’t require a download is Discovery Education’s Puzzle Maker.  There, you can make mazes of five or six different shapes and various levels of difficulty, based on the ages of your students. Here is one appropriate for kids ages 6-7, made with three clicks. 

Other Make-Your-Own Freebees

Discovery also allows you to make other puzzles that are unique and original, including Fallen Phrases, Math Squares, Cryptograms and Hidden Messages.   

With all these features available with only a few clicks of the mouse and a few words typed in, you’ll no longer have to worry about before and after class madness or what to do when you can’t be in class!