I am always on the lookout for items to use in making Bible Skill games. Yesterday, while I was shopping in a Dollar Tree, I found several items and made 5 new Bible Skill games. I think you’ll have fun making these games and using them with the kids in your group at church or with your own kids at home!
- Old Testament/New Testament Tower Game – Using a fine point permanent marker, write each Old Testament and New Testament book on a wooden block. Make two sets. Use as a relay race or early arrival activity to see how quickly kids can stack the books of the Bible in order.
- Which Is It? (Old Testament/New Testament Game) – Using a dry erase marker, write Old Testament on one side of the dry erase paddle. Write New Testament on the other side. Create two paddles (or multiple ones for your entire group). Guide kids to place the paddles in their laps. Call out a book of the Bible. See who can raise their paddle with the correct answer the quickest. This is a great game for younger kids as they are learning which books are in the New Testament and which are in the Old Testament.
- Heart Relay – Using foam hearts and a permanent marker, write the words to the verse and the reference on separate hearts. Make two sets using different colors of hearts. Alternate activity: Hide the hearts around the room and have kids locate the hearts and put the verse in order. Great to use around Valentine’s Day or when you have a verse about love like 1 John 4:19.
- Plastic Plate Verse Sort – Using plastic plates (comes in sets of 4) and a dry erase marker, write a part of the verse on each plate including the reference. Set out for a Bible Skill rotation station or an early arrival activity. Create a second set and use it for a relay race.
- Verse hands – Using the hand shapes and a permanent marker, write a word of the verse and reference on each “hand.” Distribute a hand to each kid and have kids line up to put the verse in order.
Enjoy these Bible Skill games with your kids. Let me know what fun things you find at the Dollar Tree to use in making Bible Skill games.