Coded Word Bible Activities for Children

A coded word puzzle or activity is one in which symbols, typically numbers, are used to represent letters. Working the puzzle involves replacing the symbols with appropriate letters to determine the intended words or the message the symbols represent. Such activities help kids develop reading and writing skills in a fun and entertaining way. On Sunday School Zone, our free, printable Coded Word activities are generally related to one of the many Bible stories we cover. Check out our list of coded word Bible activities for children below!

Coded Words for the Story of the Lost Sheep

If one sheep out of a hundred wanders off from the rest of the flock, a good shepherd will go out in search of the one until he finds it and brings it back to the fold. Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep in Luke 15:3-7 highlights the love of God for every sinner and…

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Coded Words for The People Honored Jesus

Palm Sunday is the Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ “Triumphal Entry” into Jerusalem. As Jesus rode into the city on the Sunday before His crucifixion, the people honored Jesus and shouted, “Hosanna! He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One — the King of Israel” (John 12:13b). “Hosanna” had come to…

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Coded Words for The Fall of Jericho

After Moses died, Joshua became the new leader of the Israelite people. Would God be with Joshua and bless him as He had with Moses? Yes! God had promised to be with Joshua, the new leader (see Joshua chapter 1). The battle of Jericho would be the first test of Joshua’s leadership. But, as it…

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Coded Words for David Was Called as King

David was called as King of Israel long before the people of Israel even knew who he was. David was still a shepherd boy when he was anointed to be the king by Samuel. This was part of God’s plan because He knew David’s heart and wanted a king who would follow Him. The story…

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Coded Words for Jesus Walked on Water

Jesus did many amazing things during His ministry. One of these amazing actions was walking on water! In Mark 6, we read that Jesus performed a breathtaking miracle when He walked upon the water to reach His disciples who were in a boat crossing the Sea of Galilee. Water plays an important role in both…

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Coded Words for God Gave Moses His Laws

After God delivered Israel from Egyptian slavery, He brought His people to Mt. Sinai where He entered into a covenant relationship with the people and gave them a rather large set of laws that would govern how they were to live before Him and one another, including other people. God gave these laws or commandments…

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Joseph’s Special Coat Coded Words

The story of Joseph, found in Genesis 37, tells how Israel (formerly Jacob, Abraham’s Grandson) gave his favorite son, Joseph, a special coat. This obvious favoritism angered his brothers and began an important chain of events in Joseph’s life. Apart from revealing the obvious negative implications of favoritism within a family, the story also sets…

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Jesus Taught About Prayer Coded Words

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus took time to teach his disciples many things. One of the most important things he shared was a model prayer for them (and us) to follow in Matthew 6. Jesus did not want his followers to pray like the Pharisees prayed, showing off in order to be seen…

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God Made a Promise to Abraham Coded Words

Abraham and Sarah were getting quite old and did not have any children of their own. But, like many husbands and wives, they wanted children! By this time, however, they were simply too old. “There’s no way Sarah could get pregnant at this point,” we might think. Nonetheless, God had a plan to raise up…

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