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