101 Sunday School Games (Fun & Easy) Bible Activities

101 Sunday School Games to make Bible learning fun for Kids
Add some fun to your children’s ministry with these 101 Game ideas for Sunday School.

Add some fun – try these Sunday School games in you class this weekend. We’ve put together 101 Bible games for kids ideas that are easy to plan and will give children a positive experience while learning God’s Word. Use the links below to download in printable PDF format.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  1. Books of the Bible
  2. Trivia Questions
  3. Outdoor Options
  4. Classic Children’s Games
  5. Memory Verse Activities
  6. Printables
  7. Preschool Ideas
  8. Youth and Teens
  9. Other Ideas

Some of our favorite Sunday School games

Books of the Bible Games

8 Activities for Teaching the Bible Books

Learning all 66 book names can be hard, especially for younger kids. It’s still a important activity to build up biblical literacy in the next generation.

That’s why we’ve gathered 8 fun activities for kids to play when learning their way around God’s Word. These work well inside, but can be take outdoors if the weather is nice. The combined file above includes our Books of the Bible Flash Cards, New Testament Books of the Bible Bingo and Old Testament Books of the Bible Bingo printables.


Bible Trivia Questions & Answers

301 Scripture Questions & Answers

We wrote this very long list quiz questions for to play a review quiz whenever you need some extra activity in your class. These are fun in youth group or children’s church. We’ve even heard back grown adult small group studies who have loved this resource.


29 Outdoor Ideas from VBS

Fun activity Ideas borrowed for VBS

Take the fun to another level when you take the kids outside. We’ve put together the ultimate list of recreation ideas for Vacation Bible School (or anytime you need an outdoor activity at church). Use them year round to add some excitement to your children’s ministry.


9 Classic Group Games for Children’s Church

Classic Group activities will always love

When you have a mixed age group in kids church, these are the perfect way to build relationships and fun into your program. It’s all the classics you remember from your childhood – Duck Duck Goose, Hot Potato, Red Light Green Light, Simon Says, Musical Chairs. We’ve added some simple updates to add biblical elements. These also make awesome activities for preschoolers in children’s church.


Memory Verse Sunday School Games

Fun & Easy Games for scripture memory

Learning God’s Word by heart is essential for spiritual growth, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Try these fun ideas to help kids repeat their Scripture verses through play. Not sure where to start – check out our 52 Short Verses to Memorize


Printables Worksheets

These options make it easy – just download, print, and you’re ready. We’ve included a variety of worksheets, word finds, and simple mazes. You can always browse our latest worksheets. Just be sure to choose which pages you want to print because the document is 59 pages long!


Activities for Preschoolers

We’re constantly on the lookout for new ways to get preschoolers and toddlers active in learning the God’s Word. Here are a few of our favorite Sunday School games for younger kids.

  • 7 Easy Preschool Ice Breakers (Toddlers Too!) — The idea here is to help students get to know one another. This is a foundation for building a strong relational ministry environment. “Simply put, children learn from the people they love. And love is the result of getting to know one another—it’s the result of relationship. Before our kids come to know Jesus, they just might need to know us first.” Written by David Rausch
  • Noah’s Ark for Preschool– Print & Play Animal Match — This animal matching lesson is perfect for your preschool classes. It’s an easy teaching activity for Noah’s Ark or the Creation Story. Preparation : For up to 32 players: download and print 2 copies of the Animal Cards; cut each copy into 16.
  • 8 Simple VBS Games for Preschoolers — This has all the classics (in case you need a refreshers). 1. Duck, Duck, Goose 2. Limbo 3. Cut the Cake 4. Balloon Relays. 5. Freeze Tag. 6. Red Light, Green Light 7. Simon Says 8. Guess the Picture. Don’t miss the related article Silly Ways to Play Duck Duck Goose .
  • Jesus Calms the Waves from Children’s Ministry Magazine

Ideas for Youth & Teens

Student ministry leaders depend on friendly contests to “break the ice” and help build relationships in their youth group. Almost all the ideas listed above can be lots of fun for older students, they love revisiting their childhood favorites. Here are a few options we suggest if you need something special.

More Game Ideas

1. Kids Encouraging One Another Activity

You can teach children how to encourage others. Stop the negative thinking & talking before it takes root. Kids need to be encouraged and encourage others!

For many years we’ve used this little game for our older elementary small groups. Kids need to see how God has given them talents and skills — to glorify Him. But in the process I thought it would be cool to have them do this by focusing on others.

2. “Minute To Win It” Games

Perfect for a icebreaker of sorts for your next ministry event? Try these ideas to get the students engaged and excited. These are guaranteed to ramp up excitement. The only supplies are accessible household items, so they are easy to prepare and of no cost to your ministry.

You also want the crowd to heap encouragement on the player, so lead the students likewise.  If you sense a child is not going to make it in the designated time period, help them out.  More challenging matches can be interspersed for adults to win or lose (the sillier the better).  Have “Thank you for playing prizes” as rewards (whether they win or lose).  Have fun!  “You’ve got 60 seconds!”

3. Group Water Events for Kids

Make the most of your summer ministry opportunities. Send some advanced notice for parents to bring clothes that can get wet. These are the special events the kids will be talking about for years to come.

Print this list for VBS, church camp, or school field days. Most are easy to plan with only a few supplies from the dollar store (and of course water).

4. Browse all our posts filed under “Bible Games for Kids”

We are adding new articles and lessons several times per week. We want to make your ministry easier and more successful in share the Good News. We believe adding some fun elements is essential to keep students coming back and inviting their friends. In other words, building up your outreach starts with making sure those attending now have a great experience.

5. Ideas from Other Websites

How do you make your teaching fun?

We love to hear your feedback on this ideas or from your own experience. What do you do to keep kids excited and having fun at in your ministry? Do you use play time as a reward for good behavior or as part of your plan to build relationships in the group? Do you always related the activities back to scripture? Leave a comment below and help other readers too!

Share your favorite Bible games?

Just leave a comment below to join the conversation and help other readers!

    10 thoughts on “101 Sunday School Games (Fun & Easy) Bible Activities”

    1. Thank you so much! This is very helpful tool for our Sunday school Ministry. Moreover it’s free!
      God bless you and your family.

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    2. Thank you so very much. The lesson plans and games were such great help to our Children’s Church. As I am blessed, you and your family will be blessed more abundantly.

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    3. This is a game we created in VBS to use with a lesson about Christ as our substitute. It can also teach how members of Christ’s body need each other. We played it outside but can be adapted for indoors. The object is for each kid to complete a circuit of actions with several stations. The actions must be selected so that at least one will be impossible for each child and they will need a substitute. They cannot move onto the next station in the circuit unless they (or the substitute) completes the task at the current station. Whenever a child cannot complete an action, they can call a substitute to do it. Our stations included riding a tiny tricycle, tossing a horseshoe twenty feet, hitting a golf ball, spinning a hula hoop around one’s waist a certain number of times, etc. The idea is to have things that only small kids can do, such as putting their hand through a tiny opening to retrieve an object (be sure their hand can easily be released), riding a tiny tricycle, etc…things only strong kids can do (tossing a horseshoe), things only coordinated or limber kids can do (hula hoop, hitting a golf ball), tall kids (touch something high up), small kids (crawl under a low stool), intellectual kids (reading or a mental puzzle). Care must be taken to have at least one task that each participant can excel at. No one must be humiliated. If teaching Christ as substitute, make the point that just as each child needed a substitute at some point to finish the circuit, so we need Christ as our substitute. If teaching the body of Christ, emphasize that each person has a place in the body of Christ and each needs the others for a fully functioning church. To teach the latter, you might position each child at the station they do best and pass a baton around the stations, racing through the sequence two or three times to see how fast and well it can be done when each shares his/her talent for the good of all. Dan Graves, Cascades Fellowship Church, Jackson MI

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    4. I want to thank you for all your great ideas. This web site it’s of big help for my lessons. May the Lord continue blessing you with more ideas to help us teach the word of God and it may give a fruit in the right time. God is good and He will reward your extra effort.

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    5. Thank you for these ideas! I am looking for ways to teach children the fruits of the spirit, how Christ gave everything, and how we should live our lives as a living sacrifice for him. These games would be great for our VBS!

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    6. Praise the highest God. Myself Ashish Baksheesh Singh from India, preparation for Heaven ministry.
      I am very happy to see all the material you have for children ministry work.
      Please contact me and I want to have more effective ideas and books to teach children.
      We have around 300 children network and I have the heart to make children strong in the Lord.

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    7. This site is an answer to my prayers. Our master the Lord Jesus will reward everyone who has contributed to making this a reality. I have been searching for how to get fun materials to use in teaching kids in the church and our bible club.
      For everyone involved, the Lord will watch over your children and also direct them to make heaven. May God guide us and help us to make heaven also. Maybe we will see and recognize ourselves there. Thanks, I’m very grateful. (From Nigeria)

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