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!

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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Woman At The Well Coded Words

Also known as the story of the Samaritan woman, this familiar story, found in John 4:1-42, points to the global scope of Jesus’ ministry. He didn’t just come for the Jews. Jesus came to save all people who believe in Him regardless of their past and regardless of their race. This was extremely radical, and…

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Sodom and Gomorrah Coded Words

We learn about the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19. The angels had told Abraham of their intention to judge the cities in the prior chapter. Abraham had interceded on behalf of the cities, but their sin had gone too far. Judgment would be needed to keep sin and evil in check. Only…

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Paul Preached In Athens Coded Words

On Paul’s second missionary journey, he traveled to an important city in Greece called Athens and waited there for Silas and Timothy to join him from Berea. While Paul was waiting, he talked to people in the city about Jesus. He was soon invited to speak to the intellectual leaders at a place called the…

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Thanksgiving For God’s Person Coded Words Activity

Children love coded words activities and this one, based on Jeremiah 32:17, will remind kids that “God is Creator and, therefore, powerful.” We do not proclaim a weak or powerless god who cannot help us.

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Thanksgiving for God’s Presence Coded Words Activity

Children love coded words activities and this one reinforces the promise of God’s presence and will encourage gratitude in kids as a result. Based on Matthew 28:20 (the Great Commission), this activity will remind kids that “Jesus is always with us.”

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Thanksgiving for God’s Provision Coded Words Activity

Children love coded words activities and this one will reinforce the fact of God’s provision and encourage gratitude as a result. Based on Deuteronomy 11:13-15, this activity will remind kids that “He provides when we are obedient.”

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