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 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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Shepherds Told About Jesus Coded Words

It was just another night in the fields for the shepherds we read about in Luke chapter 2, until the angels appeared and told them the Messiah had come as a baby and was nearby in Bethlehem. Like many Jews at that time, the shepherds were waiting for the Messiah and hoping He would come…

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Three In the Fire Coded Words Activity

The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace is as familiar to many as it is dramatic. These were young Hebrew men living as exiles in Babylon after Judah was conquered by King Nebuchadnezzar. They had risen to positions of power in the Babylonian court, but when the king asked them to…

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Jesus Raised Lazarus Coded Words

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. In addition to underscoring Jesus’ great power over all things, including death, some of the puzzling…

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Exile Is Coming! Coded Words

The Babylonian Exile was a hugely important season in the life of God’s people in the Old Testament. After King Solomon, the nation of Israel fell into a civil war and divided into the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah (where Jerusalem was located). Israel (the Northern Kingdom) finally fell to…

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