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.

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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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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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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Prophets’ Story Large Jigsaw Puzzle (2)

Long before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah told of a time when a special child would be born. Isaiah said “the government will be on His shoulders” (Isaiah 9:6). Micah prophesied about Bethlehem and said, “One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me” (Micah 5:2). Other prophecies announced the birth…

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Jigsaw Puzzle

It was not uncommon for bad storms to come up quickly on the Sea of Galilee. Encountering one such violent storm while crossing the sea, the disciples called on Jesus to help them even though they were experienced fishermen. He had been sleeping, but He calmed the storm instantly and asked, “Where is your faith?”…

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Puppets For Samuel Followed God

In 1 Samuel 8:1-9 and 10:1&9, we read a significant story about the time when the elders in Israel complained to Samuel and asked that they be given a king. This was during the time when Israel was a loose confederation of tribes. God gave them “Judges” when they were needed, but there was no…

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Puppets 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 Old…

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