Preschool Bible Games

Use these preschool bible games as an add on to reinforce your bible lessons.

1.Memory Verse:Psalm 139:14
Simplified for preschoolers:
"I praise you because Iam... wonderfully made."

Ask your preschoolers: What does someone look like who is happy? Sad? Sleepy? Grumpy? Hold up a mirror so that each child can have a turn to show their facial expression.

Play some children's gospel music. Have the kids walk in a circle as the music plays. After about 10 seconds, stop the music. Children stop walking. Count down from 3 and then say, Show me a (happy) face. Children respond. Continue as time and interest allow, asking children to make a variety of expressions(happy faces, sleepy faces, goofy faces, etc.).
Then talk with your preschoolers about what makes them happy or sad and then tell them God knows how they feel and no matter how they feel, God loves them.

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2.Memory verse: Psalm 145:13
Simplified for preschoolers:
"The Lord is faithful to all His promises."

Lead your children in saying the folowing sentence, clapping once for each word:"Thank You, God for keeping Your promises." Repeat the sentence several times, each time doing a different motion(stomping, tapping knees, etc.) while saying each word of the sentence.

Then have the kids sit in a circle. One child walks around the outside of the circle, tapping each child's head while the group says, "Thank You God for keeping Your promises to," completing the sentence by saying the name of the child whose head is tapped last. Repeat with different children doing the tapping, until each child's name has been said.

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3.Memory verse: Philippians4:6
Simplified for preschoolers:
"Do not worry about anything but pray to God."

Read the bible story from Mark 4:35-41 about Jesus and His disciples in the boat in the storm.

Get prepared by using masking tape to outline a square, a circle, and a triangle on the floor-each large enough, so that if you have a group of kids, 4 or 5 children can stand inside each one.(Note: Remove masking tape immediately after you're done the game).

Tell your kids that we're pretending that these shapes on the floor are boats. Children make swimming motions as they move randomly around the room. When you call out, "Find you boat," each child"swims" to the nearest boat and stands inside it.

A volunteer in each boat tells the shape of his or her boat. Give the kids in each boat a different motion to perform. For example, say to the kids:"Everyone in the square boat touch your toes. Everyone in the circle boat put your hands on your head. Everyone in the triangle boat put your hands on your ears." Repeat the game as interest allows.
Talk about with the kids after the game when have they been in a storm? Talk about how Jesus loved and cared for his friends in the storm and that we can ask God for help whenever we feel afraid. Repeat the memory verse.

4.Spinning the Bottle

Material: empty 2 L plastic bottle
Invite your preschoolers to sit in a circle. Place the bottle in the center. Begin by spinning the bottle. When it stops, the child the top points to will say a simplified bible verse. Take time for everybody to have a turn.

Here are some simplified paraphrases of Bible verses, specifically for use with preschoolers.

Knock knock. Who’s there? Yule. Yule who? Yule never know unless you open the door.

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