Bible Charades for Kids | Free Printable Cards (2023)

For older children, consider using the cards from Bible Charades.

Preparation

Download, print and cut up the Bible Charades for Kids Cards.

How to Play

We recommend playing Bible Charades for Kids as a cooperative game, where all players work as a team to achieve a common goal. This is more fun and encouraging especially for young children and it avoids any unnecessary tension that competitive games sometimes create. (To play as a competitive game, see Variation below)

Players take turns to pick a Bible Charades for Kids Card and, without speaking, act out the word or phrase. The other players must try to guess the correct answer within a given time.
(Usually 3 minutes, but you may vary this according to the age and skill level of your players.)

There are 3 hints provided on each Bible Charades for Kids Card.

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The game master should gradually read out these hints if the children are having difficulty acting or guessing. You can give other additional hints as well.

It would be good for all players to take turns to act, but never force any child into that role. Some kids may not be comfortable with acting and just enjoy guessing.

Before you begin, set an achievable goal. For example, the goal can be to guess 5 correct phrases within 20 minutes. (You should vary this goal according to the age and skill level of your players.) If the group collectively achieves this goal, then everyone wins.

Tips for Playing Charades with Kids

1. Before the game begins, share with everyone these common charades gestures:
– Number of words in the charade phrase: Hold up the correct number of fingers.
– Which word you are acting: Hold up the number of fingers again.
– Number of syllables in the word: Place the number of fingers on your forearm.
– Sounds like: Cup one hand behind your ear or pull on your earlobe.

2. Do not assume the child can read or that he/she knows the Bible story. Be ready to whisper the phrase to the child. If necessary, briefly remind the child of the Bible story and provide some ideas about how to act it out. If the child is not confident with that phrase, allow swapping with another player (the player who has seen that card must sit out that round).

3. Be flexible with the rules and be encouraging. The main objective is to have fun!

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Variation

For a competitive game, divide into teams of 2-6 players.

Teams take turns to play.

The team playing sends one player to pick a Bible Charades for Kids Card.
Without speaking, that player must act out the word or phrase on the card while his or her teammates try to guess the correct answer within a given time.
(Usually 3 minutes, but you may vary this according to the age and skill level of your players.)

If they get it correct within the time limit, the team scores 10 points.

Players can ask for a hint but deduct 2 points for each hint given.

Play for a pre-determined number of rounds or period of time.

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Bible Lesson for Kids/Youths – Love in Action

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy the game?
2. Did you find this an easy or difficult game? Tell us more.
3. In this game, you weren’t allowed to say the words or phrases, so you had to act them out. Did it come naturally to you? Tell us how you felt.
4. Which is easier. Simply saying the words? Or trying to act it out?
5. How does this game compare to real life?
6. In real life, do you always find it easy to do what you say? Can you give us some examples of things that are easier said than done?

Say
Some things are easier said and done. But the Bible tells us that it is important for our actions to match our words.

Read
1 John 3:18

Discuss
7. What does this verse tell us?
8. What does it mean to love not just with words but also by our actions? Can you think of some examples?

Say
Let’s read a popular parable, where Jesus gave a religious leader an example of how we can “love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” and “love your neighbor as yourself”.

Read
Luke 10:25-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan)

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Discuss
9. Who are the characters in this parable that Jesus told?
10. How many people saw the injured man? Who are they?
11. How many people stopped and helped the injured man? What did he do? Why do you think he did what he did?
12. What are some thoughts that might have crossed the minds of the priest and the Levite, who did not stop to help the injured man?
13. What would you have done? Have you ever behaved like the priest or the Levite?
14. What is Jesus teaching us through this parable?
15. We don’t often see people being robbed or injured. What are some things that we can do to put today’s lesson into practice?

Conclude
It is easy to say that we love God and that we love one another. But God expects us to not only say these things, but to put this love into action in our daily lives.

Bible Lesson for Kids/Youths – Faith in Action

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy the game?
2. Did you find this an easy or difficult game? Tell us more.
3. In this game, you weren’t allowed to say the words or phrases, so you had to act them out. Did it come naturally to you? Tell us how you felt.
4. Which is easier. Simply saying the words? Or trying to act it out?
5. How does this game compare to real life?
6. In real life, do you always find it easy to do what you say? Can you give us some examples of things that are easier said than done?

Say
This is just a game where we had to put words into actions. It was just for fun.
But in the Bible, we read about the importance of our actions.

Read
James 2:14-17

Discuss
7. What does this passage tell us about faith and actions?

Read
Matthew 25:31-46

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Discuss
8. Can you summarize this passage in your own words?
9. Who did the King put on his right?
What did these people do?
10. Who did the King put on his left?
What did these people not do?
11. How did the King decide who goes on his right and left?
What is the difference between those on the King’s right and left?
12. What reward did the King reserve for those on the right?

Conclude
The Bible tells us that we are saved through faith. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
But it does not end there. The very next verse also says, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10).
Hence the Bible is very clear that faith and actions go hand in hand. While we cannot be saved by good works alone, if we have faith, it must surely manifest itself in good works.

FAQs

How do you play Bible Charades? ›

How to Play. Players take turns to pick a Bible Charades for Kids Card and, without speaking, act out the word or phrase. The other players must try to guess the correct answer within a given time. (Usually 3 minutes, but you may vary this according to the age and skill level of your players.)

What are some good charade ideas? ›

Funny Charades Ideas
  • Doing a cannonball.
  • Suppressing a sneeze.
  • Losing your glasses.
  • Putting on a wig.
  • Having the hiccups.
  • Riding a bull.
  • Stubbing your toe.
  • Slipping on a banana peel.
Oct 31, 2022

What do you put on charades cards? ›

Think about topics that will be easy for kids to guess, like everyday activities, animals, sports themes, and food.
  • Sleeping.
  • Waking up.
  • Cooking.
  • Sweeping the floor.
  • Mowing the grass.
  • Brushing teeth.
  • Brushing hair.
  • Taking a shower.
Mar 3, 2022

Who am I in the Bible game? ›

The objective of the game is to identify your own Bible character by asking only yes or no questions. Have everyone sit in a circle. Explain that you will be giving everyone a “Who Am I?” card, but they are not allowed to look at their own cards. This is the Bible character they have been assigned.

What are some good charades for kids? ›

Some charades ideas for kids might include acting out an animal, playing charades with objects, or describing a movie or book title.

What are some charades words? ›

Charades Ideas for Adults: Personalities and Jobs
  • Cashier.
  • Bartender.
  • Lumberjack.
  • Car mechanic.
  • Teacher.
  • Computer coder.
  • Police officer.
  • Doctor/nurse.
Mar 3, 2022

What verse does God say I am? ›

what shall I say unto them? “And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you” (Exodus 3:7–8, 13–14).

What does God say about me list? ›

You are a masterpiece of the Creator of the universe, chosen by Him before time began to be made holy. You are so precious to Jesus that He died to pay your ransom and give you a new life. You are forgiven and free. You are God's beloved child and heir to His eternal kingdom.

What are the I am of Jesus? ›

The “I Am” Statements of Jesus
  • I am the bread of life. 6:35, 48, 51.
  • I am the light of the world. 8:12; 9:5.
  • I am the door of the sheep. 10:7, 9.
  • I am the good shepherd. 10:11, 14.
  • I am the resurrection and the life. 11:25.
  • I am the way, the truth, and the life. 14:6.
  • I am the true vine.

What is charades game for elementary? ›

Charades is a simple game where one person acts out a word or phrase for the other people to guess. With a larger group, you can have teams playing against each other. With a smaller group, or even just two people, you can have one person act and the other(s) guess.

How do you spice up charades? ›

Pick as many or as little as you like, or even think of your own ways to spice up a round of Charades!
  1. Getting dressed/undressed.
  2. Applying lotion.
  3. Washing hair.
  4. Buckling a belt.
  5. Buttoning a shirt.
  6. Feeding a baby a bottle.
  7. Feeding a baby food.
  8. Burping a baby.
Sep 10, 2021

What are the simple rules of charades? ›

Charades is a game of pantomimes: you have to "act out" a phrase without speaking, while the other members of your team try to guess what the phrase is. The objective is for your team to guess the phrase as quickly as possible.

How do you play dumb charades for kids? ›

Dumb Charades involves explaining the phrases or the name of the movie, a personality, a book or a TV show, etc. through acting. A person is not allowed to talk and is required to act out the name by using different gestures, facial expressions, and body language. Besides being out in the fresh air.

What are the three categories in charades? ›

There are six common categories in traditional charades: book titles, movies, TV shows, song titles, plays, and well-known quotes or phrases. Generally, long phrases and foreign phrases are not allowed. When in doubt, poll your teammates. If half have heard it before, it should be fine.

How many cards are in charades for kids? ›

The game consists of 50 charade cards, timer, score pad, dice, and pencil. Each of the game cards include 6 different charades to carry out. The charades are numbered 1 to 6 and involve various categories.

Why is charades good for kids? ›

Playing make-believe encourages imagination and creativity. Charades adds a game element that helps develop thinking and problem-solving skills – and it's fun for the entire family!

Who am I game for kids? ›

One person chooses a card and holds it up against their forehead, or props it up in front of them, without looking at it. They have to ask yes or no questions and try to find out what they are. The rest of the family answer the questions until they are finally able to guess who or what they are.

What is charades 30 seconds? ›

30 Seconds is a charades-like fast-paced general knowledge board game, created by Calie Esterhuyse and first published in South Africa in 1998. The game is played with two or more teams of at least two players.

What does God call himself? ›

Yahweh is the principal name in the Old Testament by which God reveals himself and is the most sacred, distinctive and incommunicable name of God.

Why is God called I am? ›

The Real Meaning of God's Name in Exodus. When the people of Israel were enslaved in Egypt, they cried out to God for deliverance. Then God answered their cry, using the expression “I am who I am” (Exod 3:14) to introduce himself as their deliverer.

What is God's name in Bible? ›

Yahweh, name for the God of the Israelites, representing the biblical pronunciation of “YHWH,” the Hebrew name revealed to Moses in the book of Exodus. The name YHWH, consisting of the sequence of consonants Yod, Heh, Waw, and Heh, is known as the tetragrammaton.

What are the 5 truths in the Bible? ›

5 Truths That Never Fade
  • We are never alone. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. ...
  • God's character remains constant. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever… – ...
  • God's grace is sufficient. ...
  • We are commanded to love. ...
  • God is making all things new.
Apr 9, 2020

What are the signs that God loves us? ›

Ask students what signs they see of God's love in their lives. These signs may include the sun rising every morning, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the kindness and goodness of people. Design a simple Litany of Thanks for all these signs of God's love.

Where does the Bible talk about tattoos? ›

But in the ancient Middle East, the writers of the Hebrew Bible forbade tattooing. Per Leviticus 19:28, “You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves.”

What are the 7 miracles of Jesus? ›

The seven signs are:
  • Changing water into wine at Cana John 2:1-11.
  • Healing of the official's son John 4: 46-54.
  • Healing the paralytic at Bethesda in John 5:1-15.
  • Feeding the 5000 in John 6:5-14.
  • Jesus walking on water in John 6:16-24.
  • Healing the man blind from birth in John 9:1-7.
  • The raising of Lazarus in John 11:1-45.
May 5, 2019

Where 2 or 3 are in my name I Jesus am? ›

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them" (Matthew 18:20).

How many miracles did Jesus perform? ›

In the Gospel of John, Jesus is said to have performed seven miraculous signs that characterize his ministry, from changing water into wine at the start of his ministry to raising Lazarus from the dead at the end. For many Christians and Muslims, the miracles are actual historical events.

How do you play the challenge Bible game? ›

To win, a player or team must correctly answer at least one question from each of seven categories and then make it to the center of the board to answer one final question. This game will put your knowledge of the Bible to the test, while having fun at the same time.

How do you play 20 questions in the Bible? ›

Have everyone sit in a circle. Place the Bible 20 Questions Board in the middle of the playing area. Place the Bible 20 Questions Cards on the Board according to the categories indicated. For each round, 1 player will be the Answerer, and all other players will take turns to ask questions.

What are some good Bible questions? ›

Easy
  • In what city was Jesus born? ...
  • Who brought Jesus gifts when he was born? ...
  • What is the eighth commandment? ...
  • Name two out of the nine Fruits of the Spirit. ...
  • Who is the angel who told Mary she would give birth to Jesus? ...
  • On which day did Jesus rise from the dead? ...
  • What was Jesus' crown made of?

How do you organize a Bible quiz competition? ›

Prepare a list of Bible trivia questions either from a passage or from general Bible knowledge (you can use Bible trivia books, the internet, etc.
...
Schedule & host the competition.
  1. 100 Study Questions.
  2. Competition Questions arranged into 4 games (for up to 8 teams)
  3. Complete explanations, rules, and instructions.

What is Bible ladder game? ›

Bible Ladder is about climbing to the top, and about putting things in order. Each team will get a stack of Bible topics, and they will have to put them in order of how they happen in the Bible. So it could be a list of Bible characters or events.

How do you play the challenge bucket list? ›

1) The facilitator will read one Bucket List Participation Sheet and ask “the Guesser” to identify which player best matches the three items mentioned. 2) If your name is called upon and the three items are not yours, then you are the Guesser and you must guess who best matches the three items.

How do you play Bible trivia? ›

Object of the game is to win by successfully answering questions and moving "up the rainbow" as each category is completed. First player to complete three trips up the rainbow wins. For 2-12 players Ages 7 and up. (Actually any number can play if players divide themselves into pairs or teams).

What is the hardest phrase to guess in hangman? ›

The hardest word to guess in hangman, according to science, is: Jazz. Composed of 75 percent uncommon letters (J and Z) and allowing only three chances at picking correctly, jazz is the perfect storm of Hangman trickery. It's kind of fitting, really. They say jazz is all about the notes they don't play.

Is there a kid friendly version of hangman? ›

Snowman is a game that should be played in schools. Kids love it, and it's a great sponge activity that takes up those interminable three or four minutes before recess. Additionally, you can play games of Snowman "for points." If the class guesses the word, or phrase, they earn points.

How do you play praying man? ›

Have one student guess one letter at a time - or he or she can use a turn to guess the entire word or words. Fill in the letter (everywhere it appears) on the appropriate dash (or dashes) each time the person guesses correctly. Add one body part to the drawing each time a letter chosen is not in the word.

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