Activities Considered Appropriate for Grade Schoolers (Readers)

Kids vary in their abilities to do certain types of activities as well as in their interests. We've tried to identify activities based on a child's reading ability. The activities below should be appropriate for readers or children typically in grade school. Keep in mind that many activities for non-readers (preschool) will also be usable for readers (grade schoolers).

Mary’s Story Match Game

Luke 1:26-56 tells us the Angel Gabriel appeared to a young woman named Mary. Gabriel announced that she would have a special baby—Jesus, the Messiah! This happened before Mary and Joseph were married and teaches that Jesus was special, not just because He was the Messiah, but because He was conceived miraculously by the power…

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Shepherds Told About Jesus Coded Words

It was just another night in the fields for the shepherds we read about in Luke chapter 2, until the angels appeared and told them the Messiah had come as a baby and was nearby in Bethlehem. Like many Jews at that time, the shepherds were waiting for the Messiah and hoping He would come…

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Gabriel Told About Jesus Word Search

The Gospels of Luke and Matthew are the only two Gospels that tell us anything about Jesus’ birth. Each of these two books give us a unique perspective on the Christmas events and help us understand important things that took place. In Luke 1:26-38, we read about the Angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary, the young…

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Abraham Shared With Lot Word Search

The Old Testament story of Abraham is filled with ups and downs. Abraham and his nephew, Lot, had journeyed together from their ancestral home and made their way to Palestine. In Genesis 13, we learn that it became necessary for Lot and Abraham to go their separate ways. Even though Abraham was older than Lot…

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Joseph Helped the King Jigsaw Puzzle

The story of Joseph in Genesis is significant both for its message(s) and length. The story helps us understand how the people of Israel got to Egypt, but also gives us insight into the life of this incredible man. Even though he’d been mistreated by his brothers and by others, Joseph acted with integrity and…

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The Wise Men’s Story Match Game

The story of the wise men, or Magi, traveling to visit the child Jesus is a familiar story found in Matthew chapter 2. The story is filled with drama and intrigue and reveals how evil the world was (and is) into which Jesus was born. What a study in contrasts! One the one hand, it…

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God Guided Noah Large Jigsaw Puzzle

In Genesis 6, God gave Noah some very specific instructions about preparing for a coming flood. God had a plan for dealing with sin and evil. Noah was part of that plan. And while Noah didn’t understand everything God wanted him to do, Noah trusted and obeyed God anyway. This God Guided Noah Large Jigsaw…

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Joseph Told About Jesus Large Jigsaw Puzzle

In Matthew 1, we find the story of Joseph and how he reacted to the news of Mary’s pregnancy. When Joseph, who was betrothed (similar to an engagement) to Mary, learned that Mary was pregnant, he was bewildered and hurt, believing she had been unfaithful to him. But, Joseph was a good man and didn’t…

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Mary’s Story Large Jigsaw Puzzle

God had been orchestrating the events leading up to the birth of Jesus, the Messiah, since Genesis 3:15. Like other characters in the story of Jesus’ birth, John the Baptist was part of God’s great plan of redemption and restoration. When Mary, the Mother of Jesus, learned that she would be the mother of the…

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