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Bible Verse Games: 10 Fun Group Activities for Children

Bible verse games

Bible verse games are a great way to engage young learners while helping them hide Scripture in their hearts. You can use these games at church, in Sunday school, during VBS, and even at home.

Enjoy trying out these fun Bible verse games with groups of children!

10 Fun Bible Verse Games for Kids

1. Bible Verse Game: Spin the Bottle

Mark an arrow on an empty plastic bottle. Kids sit in a circle with the bottle in the middle. Spin the bottle. Whoever the bottle lands on says the first word of the verse. Spin again, and then that person says the first and second words. Continue until the entire verse is complete.

2. Bible Verse Game: Hide a Word

Use this activity with a large group. To prepare, write one word per slip of paper. Then give out one slip of paper per child. The children chosen line up in front of the room (not in correct verse order). The rest of the group works together to unscramble the words by telling the kids to move around. When the verse is in the correct order, everyone says the verse together. One child from the audience chooses someone to turn around so they can’t see the verse. Then that person says the verse. Continue by choosing one to three people to turn around each time.

3. Bible Verse Game: Spider Web Verse

One child holds the end of a ball of yarn and throws the ball to someone in a circle. They say the next word in the verse and throw the ball to someone else. Continue until the verse is complete and a spider web has formed.

4. Bible Verse Game: Who Is?

Call out different scenarios: Who is wearing tennis shoes? Who has a birthday this month? Who is wearing red? Each time a scenario is called, kids who fit that scenario stand and say the verse together.

5. Bible Verse Game: Miniature Bible Verse

Write the Bible verse as small as possible. Make copies of the verse and hide them around the room. Next, give the kids magnifying glasses. They must search for the verse and then use the magnifying glass to read it.

6. Bible Verse Game: Bible Verse Art

Write the words of a Bible verse randomly on a piece of paper, with a dot next to each word. Make a copy for each child. Have kids connect the words, starting with the first word in the verse. When completed, they can color the design.

7. Bible Verse Game: Hot Potato

Sit in a circle. Pass a “hot potato” around the circle. This can be a bean bag, a potato or any small object. Play music. When the music stops, the person holding the hot potato must say the first word of the verse. Play continues, and when the music stops, the next person with the potato must say the first two words. Play continues until the verse is completed.

8. Bible Verse Game: Memory Verse Mural

Cover the table with a large sheet of paper (butcher paper or bulletin board paper). Write the words to the verse around the table. Then have kids draw symbols and pictures to illustrate the verse.

9. Bible Verse Game: Scripture Slideshow

Have each child write one word from the verse on a piece of paper. Have them hold their paper up. Then take a picture of them making a silly face. Make a slideshow with the pictures in order. Have kids practice saying the verse aloud while they look at the slideshow.

10. Bible Verse Game: Balloon Verse Hunt

Blow up helium balloons, attaching a long string to each. Write the verse on index cards, one word per card. Attach a card to each balloon. Then let the balloons go in the room. Have kids work together to put the verse in order.

If you like these Bible verse games, find more than 100 Bible games for children here.

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Dienna Goscha is the author and founder of River's Edge Curriculum. She has a passion to creatively connect children with Jesus.