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).

Spot the Differences in Jesus Fed the People

At one point in His ministry (John 6:1-15), Jesus was followed by a large crowd because of His miracles of healing the sick. The crowd needed to be feed, but they had only five barley loaves and two fish that belonged to a boy. Jesus gave thanks for the food and then had the disciples…

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Joseph’s Story Large Jigsaw Puzzle

Matthew wanted his readers to believe that Jesus was the promised Messiah of the Old Testament. So, in Matthew 1:18-25, Matthew recorded the true story of an angel appearing to Joseph to reassure him and tell him to take Mary as his wife. The angel told Joseph that the baby Mary was carrying was conceived…

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Coded Words for Jesus Walked on Water

Jesus did many amazing things during His ministry. One of these amazing actions was walking on water! In Mark 6, we read that Jesus performed a breathtaking miracle when He walked upon the water to reach His disciples who were in a boat crossing the Sea of Galilee. Water plays an important role in both…

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David Was A Shepherd Boy Hidden Pictures

In 1 Samuel 16, we are introduced to one of the greatest characters of the Old Testament, king David. In these verses we learn that before David was a giant-slaying king over the nation of Israel, he was a brave, obedient shepherd boy who worked for his father. It was in the sheep fields that David…

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Word Scramble For Jesus Helped A Little Girl

In Mark 5:21-43 we read that Jesus restored a little girl who had died. Of course, her parents were amazed and overjoyed. It was still relatively early in Jesus’ ministry, so he had to be careful about how quickly His fame would spread. Jesus was concerned about caring for people like this little girl and…

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Peter Recognized Jesus Word Search 2

The story we call Peter Recognized Jesus, found in Luke 5, is a wonderful example of how Jesus will build our faith. Peter, the simple, self-sufficient fisherman who often thought he knew what was best for Jesus, didn’t know just how much his life was about to change when he encountered Jesus on the shores…

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Match Game for God Helped Ruth and Naomi

The cherished love story of Ruth and Boaz, found in Ruth 4, is a wonderful example of God’s providence and a picture of God’s redemptive love. It’s also a story about how God helped Ruth and Naomi, Ruth’s mother-in-law. After several tragedies left Ruth and Naomi at risk, Ruth, a non-Israelite, committed herself to stay…

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Mary’s Story Large Jigsaw Puzzle (2)

God had been orchestrating the events leading up to the birth of Jesus, the Messiah, since Genesis 3:15. All of history had been moving this direction. Luke 1:26-56 tells us the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary before she and Joseph were married and announced that she would have a special baby—Jesus, the Messiah! Meanwhile, Mary’s…

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Coded Words for God Gave Moses His Laws

After God delivered Israel from Egyptian slavery, He brought His people to Mt. Sinai where He entered into a covenant relationship with the people and gave them a rather large set of laws that would govern how they were to live before Him and one another, including other people. God gave these laws or commandments…

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