Matching Game Bible Activities for Children

Matching games are great for developing memory recall while also reviewing key elements of the relevant Bible story. Here's how the match game works. Shuffle eight pairs of tiles and lay them facedown on a table or solid surface. Explain that each child will take turns to turn over two tiles. If you have a match, you get to remove it from the "board" and try again. If you don't have a match, your turn is over. Whoever has the most tiles at the end of the game wins. These match game activities highlight various Bible situations and themes. Click on the picture or title of an activity in the list below to be taken to a web page where you can download it.

Jesus Taught About Forgiveness Match Game

In the story of the lost son (the Prodigal Son) Jesus taught about God’s forgiveness and the abundant love of our heavenly Father. The Father’s great forgiveness was born of His great love for His son, even though His son had been unfaithful and irresponsible. It’s really a story about God’s love for Israel even…

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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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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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Three In the Fire Match Game

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were young Hebrew men living as exiles in Babylon after Judah was conquered by Babylon. They had risen to positions of power in the Babylonian court, but when the king asked them to worship an idol, they refused. King Nebuchadnezzar then had them thrown into a fiery furnace, but God delivered…

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Jesus Raised Lazarus Matching Game

The story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead found in John chapter 11 is a lengthy but important story. And while it is packed with heavy theological insights, it is also an important story for children to learn about. In addition to underscoring Jesus’ great power over all things, including death, some of the…

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Woman At The Well Matching Game

Also known as the story of the Samaritan woman, this familiar story, found in John 4:1-42, points to the global scope of Jesus’ ministry. He didn’t just come for the Jews. Jesus came to save all people who believe in Him regardless of their past or race. And while that’s the main point of the…

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Sodom and Gomorrah Match Game

We learn about the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis chapter 19. Just prior to this, in chapter 18, the angels told Abraham of their intention to judge the cities. This grieved Abraham so he interceded on behalf of the cities, but their sin had gone too far. Judgment would be needed to keep…

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Peter and Cornelius Matching Game

The early church was made up almost exclusively of Jews. This Peter and Cornelius story illustration can be used to help kids learn this important story and discover that God sees all people the same regardless of race.

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Armor of God Match Game

This free Armor of God Match Game will help children learn about and identify the pieces of God’s armor found in Ephesians 6. As children play the game, remind them that God provides the armor and weapons we need to live our Christian lives as He desires.

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