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.

The Prodigal Son Word Search

The prodigal son had a tough time, but his difficulties were of his own making. When he came to his senses and returned home, his father forgave him and welcomed him as his son. This word search puzzle challenges children to find 10 words associated with 10 elements in Jesus’ parable. This is a fun and educational activity!

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Jesus Taught Forgiveness Spot the Differences

Let your children try to find all 12 differences between these two pictures, both of which show a loving father running to welcome his wayward son home. Can you spot all the differences? Can your children? See who can find them all first!

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The Prodigal Son Jigsaw Puzzle

This jigsaw puzzle highlighting the parable of the prodigal son is a great reminder of the joy God has when a sinful individual repents and comes to Him in humility. God forgives! God loves! How to the 14 triangles fit together? In a way that reminds us of how wonderful God is!

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The Prodigal Son Word Tiles

These word tiles, properly placed, communicate an important truth highlighted in Jesus’ parable of the lost son: “The Father forgave his son.” God will forgive us as well when we come to him and are sorry for our sins. Use this activity to help your children learn about God’s love and forgiveness.

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Word Tiles

This word tiles puzzle gives children the opportunity to place tiles in the proper order to spell a sentence. The sentence featured here conveys an important lesson: Jesus is no ordinary man!

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Jesus Calmed the Storm Crossword Puzzle

This crossword puzzle highlights ten elements of the event that took place in Luke 8:22-25. Jesus calmed a violent storm with mere words. Jesus certainly was no mere man! He was and is God!

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John the Baptist Jigsaw Puzzle

John the Baptist spoke boldly and with conviction about the coming Messiah. In this 10-piece jigsaw puzzle, he is talking to a crowd of adults and children. Your children will have a great deal of fun putting this puzzle together as you talk to them about John’s ministry.

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God Took Care of Paul and Silas Puzzle

When put together, this 16-piece jigsaw puzzle depicts Paul and Silas in the Philippian jail where they sang and prayed—and where a jailer saw that they had something he didn’t have. Before the night was over the jailer and his entire household put their faith in Jesus for salvation. As your children work this puzzle, review the story with them. You can read it in Acts 16:16-40.

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Philip and the Ethiopian Official Jigsaw Puzzle

This fun jigsaw puzzle is a great activity for your children to do as you talk to them about the importance of telling others about Jesus.

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