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.

Joseph’s Story Match Game

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 (who was engaged to Mary) to reassure him and tell him to take Mary as his wife. The angel told Joseph that the baby…

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Match Game for God Answered Hannah’s Prayer

During the period of the Judges, Hannah desired to have a child. We learn about Hannah in 1 Samuel 1:10-20. She and her husband, Elkanah, went to worship and there Hannah prayed that God would give her a son. She promised that he would be dedicated to the Lord. God answered her prayer and she…

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Match Game for Where Was Jesus

We don’t know much about Jesus’ childhood. We do know that when Jesus was 12, He and His family went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. On the way home, Mary and Joseph noticed Jesus was missing and returned to look for Him. They found Jesus in the temple complex talking with the teachers there.…

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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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