Activities Considered Appropriate for Non-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 non-readers or children typically in preschool. Keep in mind that many of these activities will also be appropriate for readers. Some activities, like Bible story summaries, assume the parent is able to read the story to the child.

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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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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Prophets Told About God’s Son Large Jigsaw Puzzle

In Isaiah 9 and Micah 5, we find two of the most important prophesies concerning the coming of Jesus, the Messiah. These prophecies were an important part of what the Jewish people (the Hebrews) believed and how they looked at life and the future. Many Jewish scholars of that time had spent their entire lives studying…

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An Angel Spoke to Joseph Large Jigsaw Puzzle

Matthew 1 tells us that an angel appeared to Joseph while he was trying to decide what to do about Mary, the woman he was planning to marry. According to Matthew 1:18, “it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.” Joseph didn’t know yet that the child was…

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Gabriel Spoke to Mary Large Jigsaw Puzzle

The story of the Angel Gabriel’s visit to the young Mary is familiar to many of us and is an endearing part of the larger Christmas story. It’s not difficult to imagine the fear Mary felt as a young woman when Gabriel suddenly appeared to her. The visible presence of God, or His messenger, is…

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