Children’s Church Games

Since keeping children focused can be a difficult task, make sure to keep Sunday school lessons fun and exciting by incorporating a number of activities, crafts and games. These two children’s church games both incorporate answering questions as a method of winning the game, which means that children are learning and reviewing while having fun.

Fun and Games 

It can be difficult keeping children’s attention when teaching Sunday school, which is why it’s best to incorporate activities, crafts and games into the lesson plan.  When creating children’s church games, the key is mixing fun and education.  These children’s church games reward knowledge which makes them a great way to review lessons.

Battle for Knowledge 

The first of these children’s church games is called “Battle of Knowledge”.  To begin, make a 4 square by 4 square grid on the floor with masking tape.  Each square should measure approximately twelve inches.  The game also requires eight red and black circles or tokens and a beanbag.  

Children's Church GamesDivide the class into two teams, and flip a coin to see which team goes first.  Each team appoints one member to be the team leader.  The youngest member of the team gets to throw the beanbag at the squares, aiming for an unoccupied square.  Once the beanbag lands, they are asked a question.  The team confers and the leader gives the answer.  

If the question is answered correctly, they get to place a token on the square.  If they answer incorrectly, the other team has an opportunity to answer the question and steal the square.  The goal of the game is to get four of the same colored tokens in a row.        

Bible Jeopardy 

Next, here’s a take on the classic television game show Jeopardy called Bible Jeopardy.  For this game, divide the class into two teams and give each team on shaker.  The shakers can be made from empty tin cans, yogurt containers, or anything else with a lid.  Fill the container with marbles, nails, or pebbles and tape the lid tightly to the container.  

The blackboard will serve as the game play board, which can be divided into categories and dollar amounts.  Appoint one member of each team to keep score, which can also be done on the board.  Flip a coin to see which team goes first.

Team one selects one of the questions from the board.  After the question is read, teams shake their shaker to ring in and answer the question.  If they answer correctly, they are awarded the corresponding dollar amount.  If they answer incorrectly, they lose that amount and the other team is given a chance to answer the question, if they so desire.  The team that correctly answered the question is allowed the next pick from the board.

One question is the special “Daily Double”, which means that only the team that selects it can answer and they can decide how much they want to question to be worth.  It can be anywhere from 0 to the total amount of money that team has accumulated.  If time permits, play a second round called “Double Jeopardy” where the point values are doubled and the questions are a little bit more difficult.   

Once all the questions have been answered, it’s time for Final Jeopardy, which functions the same as the Daily Double.  The team with the highest dollar amount at the end of the game is the winner.  

Note: The games above were taken from the wonderful children's ministry website: Kids Sunday School