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.

God Gave Strength to Samson Match Game

In Judges 13–16, we learn that God had given Samson great strength which Samson used to defeat Israel’s enemies. If the Old Testament had a super hero, it would be Samson. But Samson’s strength came from the Lord, not his suit, or a specially evolved ability, or something from another planet. When Samson acted foolishly,…

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Jesus Washed the Disciples’ Feet Match Game

The story of Jesus washing His disciples’ feet is found in John 13:4-5, 12-15. This story is a wonderful example of how Jesus showed humility and served others. It is actually intended to demonstrate how real power operates in the Kingdom of God. Unlike the political and military power of the Romans, real power finds…

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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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Jesus Healed A Woman With A Crooked Back Match Game

In Luke 13:10-17, Jesus healed a woman who had been bent over due to a problem in her back for over for 18 years. A synagogue leader was upset that Jesus performed the miracle on the Sabbath. Healing or performing a miracle was considered “working” and wasn’t, therefore, allowed on the Sabbath. But Jesus corrected…

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Jesus Healed a Man Who Could Not Walk Match Game

Jesus performed many miracles during His earthly ministry. These acts of compassion demonstrated that He was the promised Messiah of the Old Testament and was launching the long-awaited Kingdom of God in the world. Many were expecting the Kingdom of God to be simply a physical kingdom that offered physical prosperity and well-being. But God’s…

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Joshua Explored the Promised Land Match Game

The time had come for the people of Israel to enter the promised land. God had delivered them from Egypt, given them His law at Sinai, and then brought them to the edge of the Promised Land. In Numbers 13, we learn that Moses appointed Joshua to head up an expedition of 12 scouts, including…

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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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