One simple way to use extra time in Sunday School or Children’s Church is Bible trivia questions. Whenever possible we make a fun game out of it. This post includes some printable Bible questions for kids and some tips for making the most out of it.
Some kids like to say Bible trivia for kids, but this is no waste of time. Using the right questions can review important facts from God’s Word. Knowledge about the Bible can help children, just make sure you don’t forget the Gospel. Consider using something like the Truth and Grace Memory Books as the basis of your Bible Trivia.
Bible Trivia Questions for Kids
Q: What is the first book in the Bible?
Q: What is the last book in the Bible?
Q: What four books tell about Jesus life on Earth?
A: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
Q: What is the longest book in the Bible?
Q: What is the shortest book in the Bible?
A: 3 John
Q: How many books are in the Bible? Old Testament? New Testament?
A: 66 total, 39 OT & 27 NT (in the Protestant Bible)
Q: How many tribes did ancient Israel have?
Q: How many disciples did Jesus choose?
Q: Which NT book has Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount?
Q: In what language was most of the Old Testament given?
Q: In what language was most of the New Testament given?
Q: Who was Jesus’ human mother?
Q: Who was Jesus’ most famous cousin?
A: John the Baptist
Q: What was another name for the Apostle Paul?
A: Saul of Tarsus
Q: What was another name for Jacob?
Q: What was most likely the first Gospel written?
Q: What was most likely the last Gospel written?
Q: What was most likely the first of Paul’s letters written?
A: 1 Thessalonians
Q: What was most likely the last New Testament book written?
Q: Which book in the Bible did Jesus directly write?
Need more quiz questions? Try Cross Daily’s selection of Bible Trivia. They are set up for online quizzes, but you could copy down the questions you want to use for children’s ministry. Here is another website with printable Bible Quizzes.
Tips for Using Bible trivia of Kids
- The best questions are always review tied to the lesson the children learned that day. Often you can make them up as you go.
- Bible verses make excellent trivia questions. You could give multiple verse references and have the children identify which reference goes with the verse you read. You could also throw in some questions from a good children’s catechism.
- If the questions seems too hard, offer children multiple choice of answers. This is especially helpful for kids who do not come from a Christian background.
- For a group quiz – ask the children to move to different points in the room to signify which testament a Bible book is from: Old Testament, New Testament, and No Testament if neither.
- Sometimes teams can make it more fun. Our kids like being divided boys vs. girls. The children may need some direction to keep the competition in a good spirit.
- We have little hand bells on wooden stands. The children ring when they know the quiz answer. This makes the quiz game more fun. I call two volunteers of about equal knowledge and do not always pick the first to ring.
- Building PowerPoint slides for the questions add an element of fun. I also think it helps the children focus and remember the content.
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