This free, printable match game, based on the story of Nehemiah, will encourage kids to serve the Lord and work for Him. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.
Matching Game Bible Activities for Children
Here's how the match game works. Shuffle eight pairs of tiles and lay them facedown in a four by four square. Turn over two tiles, and 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. The match game activities below highlight various Bible situations and themes. Click on the title of an activity to be taken to a web page where you can download it.
When the Israelites disobeyed God there were severe consequences. For forty years they wandered in the wilderness before reaching their new home. This match game will help children remember the importance of trusting in the Lord.
After Joseph died, the Hebrew people were enslaved by the new king of Egypt. This match game activity will help children remember that God was with the Israelites even during this sad time in their history. Sad times will come in our lives as well, but God is always with us.
When mankind became corrupted in Genesis 7, God sent a great flood as judgment. Of all the people, only Noah found grace in God’s eyes. This match game will help children remember that evil is punished but God is gracious.
God made an important promise in Genesis 9 when He set His rainbow in the sky as a sign of His promise to Noah that He would never again destroy the world with a flood. This match game will help kids remember that God always keeps His promises.
In Genesis 27 Jacob makes a bad choice to deceive his father. This choice affects Jacob’s entire family for years to come. This match game activity will help children understand the importance of honesty.
Abraham loved God and wanted to please him, but he also loved his son very much. In Genesis 22, God tested Abraham. This match game will help children remember the important story of Abraham’s devotion to God.
The story of baby Moses is one of Divine protection. This match game will help children remember that God is always in control and is always protecting us.
When God spoke to Moses in Exodus 3 it was because He had important instructions for Moses to help free the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt. This match game will help children remember to listen to God when He speaks.
The story of Joseph helping the King of Egypt reveals how God can have bigger plans for us than we have for ourselves. Joseph was placed in Egypt for a certain purpose that only God could know. This match game will help children remember that God always has a plan for our life.