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).

Zacchaeus Crossword Puzzle

As children work a crossword puzzle in which the words highlight key themes in the story of Zacchaeus, they will learn that Jesus makes a huge difference in the life of anyone who receives Him warmly.

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Zacchaeus Met Jesus Spot the Differences

What are some of the differences between two images of Jesus looking up at Zacchaeus as he sat in a sycamore tree? A total of 11 exist in this activity, which, by the way, is a fun way to learn about how Jesus came to seek and save the lost (see Luke 19:10).

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Zacchaeus Word Scramble

Working this word scramble, children become acquainted with key elements of Zacchaeus’s encounter with Jesus and the difference that encounter made in Zacchaeus’s life.

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Zacchaeus Met Jesus Word Search

In this fun word search relating to Zacchaeus’s encounter with Jesus, children are encouraged to find ten terms that reflect key elements of the story.

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Peter Recognized Jesus Word Search 1

This word search is for middle and older children and reinforces what the child has learned in the story of the miraculous catch of fish.

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Peter Recognized Jesus Word Search 2

This word search is for older children and reinforces what the child has learned in the story of the miraculous catch of fish involving Peter and Jesus.

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Peter Catches a Big Fish Connect the Dots

For younger children or older preschoolers who can count, this connect the dot color sheet will entertain your child as you teach about the miraculous catch of fish.

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Fish in the Net Bible Story Coloring Page

Peter and some other disciples caught so many fish in their nets they couldn’t haul them all in. Color the fish caught in this net!

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Help Peter Find Andrew Fishing Maze

Help Peter find his way through the fishing village to Andrew. Middle and older children will have fun with the maze as you teach them the story from Luke 5:1-11.

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