How do you take the idea of a threshing floor, an ark full of animals, or a human living in a whale and make it real or accessible for a child?
Well, you do so by giving that child opportunities to extend, discuss, and understand the concepts presented in the Biblical narrative. With this list of ideas, crafts, games, and activities, we have 21+ ways you can help your child enjoy studying the Bible!
1. ABC Printable Scripture Cards
Set your child on the path to regularly memorizing scripture with this set of ABC Scripture Memory Cards. Print the set, and work your way through each verse for an entire school year of scripture memorization.
2. Shepherds Staff Craft
Psalm 23 is one of the classic scriptures for children to memorize. Check out this fun idea for relating the scripture to the idea of shepherd’s staff!
3. More Ways To Learn The Books Of The Bible
What do stacking cups and old CDs have in common? Well, they can both be used as tangible ways to learn the names of the books of the Bible…or a scripture, or really any type of memorization!
4. Books Of The Bible Fishing Game
Once you’ve memorized the books of the Bible, it’s time to learn more about their order and the sections of the Bible. Make the learning more interesting with this multi-sensory approach to categorizing the books of the Bible.
5. Books Of The Bible Crafts
Want more ideas to help your children learn the books of the Bible? Use this list of fun crafts to help them practice the order and names of the books of the Old and New Testaments.
6. Beach Ball Bible Game
This beach ball game has a million and one homeschool applications. Use it in the intended manner to review Biblical concepts, or create a review for any subject!
Bible Story Extensions
7. Easy Bible Crafts For Children
Just like we talked about in our review of the Biblical History Center, getting kids involved in hands on activities will strengthen their understanding of Biblical concepts and stories. Use this list to bring the Bible to life for your kiddos!
8. Bible Teachers Worshop Ideas
Looking for fun ways to extend any Bible story or concept? This Sunday School teacher posts about a teacher’s workshop and shares the ideas she learned at the workshop.
9. Noahs Ark Craft
Bring the concept of Noah’s Ark home for your kiddos with this bright and fun Noah’s Ark craft!
10. Bible Bingo Noah’s Ark
Reinforce the story of Noah and the Ark with this bingo game!
11. Miniute To Win It Old Testament Bible
Studying and applying Biblical learning doesn’t have to take all day! This list of easy, fun, and quick “Minute to Win It” games will have everyone laughing and learning!
12. Jonah And The Whale
Help your child visualize the idea of the story of Jonah and the Whale with this fun craft.
13. Bible Character Password
Review the people mentioned in scriptures and their lives with this fun game of Bible Character Password. Use this game with several students, or with one student as a review. This game can also be used with many other review subjects!
14. Easy Cross For Kids
Bring beauty and design to the concept of the cross with this interesting chalk activity. For a homeschool family, this activity could easily be extended to create pictures for each story you study, or each book of the Bible.
15. Learning The 12 Apostles
Peter and John ….. Do you know the names of all of Jesus’ disciples from the New Testament? I still struggle to keep them all straight. Give your kids a visual to help them memorize the names of the ones who surrounded Jesus during his earthly ministry with this fun craft.
16. The 12 Disciples Of Jesus
So, who were those twelve men Jesus spent his earthly ministry teaching and sharing life with? Learn more about the disciples and their lives with this easy lesson and craft.
17. Name That Disciple Fun Bible Review Game
Continue the disciple discussion with this fun review game. While the game is designed to be played with a classroom of kids, it could be easily tweaked to play with several students in your homeschool classroom. This game extends the learning from simple memorization to understanding of the lives and personalities of the disciples.
Christian Life Applications
18. Bible Bingo The Fruits Of The Spirit
Print these bright game boards for your next lesson on the Fruits of the Spirit! Not only can you use them n the traditional Bingo game setting, but you can make them a challenge for your kids. Assign one for each student, and when they are “caught” using kindness, gentleness, or another fruit, they can have it marked off on their card! You can give prizes for the first one to Bingo, or help them make a goal to finish their card in a certain amount of time!
19. Prayer Cross
Help the idea of answered prayer come alive for your children. Use this prayer cross craft idea in your home on a monthly or quarterly basis as a prayer reminder and discussion tool. You could expand on this idea and choose one prayer to pray over per week or per class. Keep the answered prayers in a journal for your children to look back over and see God’s hand at work.
20. God Protects Us Cupcake Surprise
Looking for an object lesson about God’s protection in our life? Look no further than this sweet activity that shows the meaning of protection to your children.
21. The Biblical History Center Take your family on a journey they won’t forget with a visit to the Biblical History Center in LaGrange, GA. At the center, they can experience a multi-sensory journey through Ancient Israel. Learn more about the Center at the link above!