Do you want your family to spend some time knowing about the stories and events in the Bible? Are you looking for an exciting and super engaging way to do that? How about a Bible charade?
It’s a great and fun way to know about the Bible. And did I tell you that you can include your children in this game too?
You know, when you engage in family devotions and learn about the religion, you may feel a little stagnant most of the time. And sometimes, it can even make you bored. You may lack the urge to know more. And I’m not judging you for that. This is common in most families, including mine!
As you have been doing it every single day for years, it may seem like a routine. You may do it because you have to do it, not because you are genuinely interested in it and really want to know about the Bible.
So, how about making your time enjoyable with your family? How about reliving God’s Word that is there in the Bible? How about getting everyone involved, engaged, and curious to learn more and seek His Word? How about spending some personal time with God where you really want to know everything that is there in the Bible?
Well, that is exactly where the Bible charades come into the picture!
It’s a lovely way to reengage your family, including your kids, with the Bible. All they need is to take part in it, and they will get to know a lot about the happening in Jesus’ life. So, with this game, you get to have fun and learn about the Word of God – all at the same time!
In this post, I have discussed the best Bible charades that you can play with your family.
Use Bible Charades to Teach Your Family
Yes, I have said multiple times that it’s a fun game. But did you know that you can use this opportunity to teach your family about the Bible?
I do that every time I play Bible charades.
So, when I play the game with my family, and they guess it correctly once someone acts out what is there on the card, I always take a pause for a minute or two.
I use this time to teach, discuss and learn about that specific incident in the Bible. We discuss where exactly in the Bible it is written, what happened before and after the incident, and what lesson do we get to learn from it.
You know, this has helped our family a lot in knowing, learning, and gathering more knowledge about the Bible.
You can try this too! And you won’t be disappointed. Trust me.
How to Play Bible Charades?
Now, before I move on to the charades, let me first tell you how you can play this fun game!
Don’t stress seeing the name “Bible charades.” It’s just like normal charades. The only difference between your regular charades and Bible charades is that you use events, stories, and other things from the Bible in Bible charades.
So, get the words and topics ready for the game. Use scissors and cut them into the shape of cards. Now take a basket and put those cards in it.
Once you are ready with the cards, you need to do the following:
- Gather all your family members and form some teams
- Now choose one member from any one team and ask them to pick a card from the basket to start the game. You can choose this person randomly or use any other ways to decide which team gets to play first.
- Once they pick the card, they see what is written on it and act it out to the other members of the team. Of course, their team members will have to guess what they are trying to say. Remember, they can’t say it out loud. And they have to do it within a specific time frame. You can decide the time frame before you start the game.
- If the first team can guess what is written on the card correctly, they will get one point. What if they fail to do so? In that case, the members of the other teams will try to guess. And the team that succeeds in doing so will get the point.
- All the teams that have taken part in the game will have to take a turn and follow the same process. The team that gets the highest point at the end of the game wins.
Tips and Tricks for Playing the Game
How about some tips and tricks for playing this super fun game of Bible charades?
- Do you want to make the cards you have prepared for the game last long so that you can use them not once or twice but for a long period of time?
Then the best thing you can do is get them printed. You can also choose to laminate them. The choice is yours!
- Don’t want the teams to have a disagreement regarding the time period for guessing the act?
Get a timer! Yes, I use this too, and it helps me to play the game fairly. Once you get the timer, set it to a time limit of one or two minutes when someone picks and cards and starts acting it out.
Best Bible Charades
I have covered some notable topics in my list of the best Bible charades – from the Old Testament and famous characters to the New Testament and more. So, what are you waiting for? Read on.
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Events Taken from the New Testament for the Best Bible Charades
The Bible is full of significant incidents and lessons, isn’t it?
And the New Testament is no exception to it! You get to know a lot about the time when our beloved Jesus walked the earth. And with the Bible charades, you get to share the knowledge with the other members of the family too!
Isn’t it amazing?
- The resurrected Christ appears to Mary and others
- Jesus has risen again
- The tomb is empty
- Peter denies knowing Christ three times
- Jesus cleanses the leper
- Parable of the talents
- Parable of the ten virgins
- The angel tells Zacharias that he will have a son and he should name him John
- Story of the widow’s mite
- Jesus counsels the rich, young man
- Parable of the candle under a bushel
- Jesus curses the fig tree
- Jesus cleanses the temple
- Jesus rides the donkey into Jerusalem
- Jesus heals the man who could not walk
- Jesus opens the eyes of the blind man
- A woman touches Jesus’ clothes and is healed
- Parable of the laborers in the vineyard
- Jesus walks on the water
- Jesus feeds five thousand with five loaves and two fish
- Parable of the sower
- John the Baptist baptizes Jesus
- Joseph flees with Mary and Jesus to Egypt
- Wise men follow the star to find the child Jesus
- A crown of thorns is put on Jesus’s head
- Jesus washes the feet of his disciples
- Christ teaches that the second commandment is to love others
- Christ teaches that the first commandment is to love God
- Parable of the rich man and Lazarus
- Parable of the sheep and the goats
- The angel tells Mary she will have a baby and he will be Jesus Christ
- Young Jesus is found teaching at the temple in Jerusalem
- Angels appear to the shepherds to tell of baby Jesus’s birth
- Thomas feels the wounds in Jesus’s hands, feet, and side
- Shepherds come to the stable to see the baby Jesus
- An angel delivers Peter and John from prison
- The devil tempts Jesus to turn a stone into bread
- Paul is shipwrecked
- Joseph and Mary try to find an inn to stay the night
- Judas agrees to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver
- Baby Jesus is wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger
- Parable of the lost sheep
- The soldiers cast lots to see who gets Jesus’s clothing
- Parable of the good Samaritan
- Stephen is stoned to death
- Jesus appears to Paul on the road to Damascus
- Parable of the prodigal son
Events Taken From the Old Testament for the Best Bible Charades
There are so many incidents and stories in the Old Testament! You get to learn so many things from them. How about making this process of learning a little fun by playing Bible charades with your family?
You can choose any events or stories to add to your cards. And when your family members try guessing what exactly is there on the card, you will have a time full of laughter and, of course, gaining knowledge about the Bible.
So, let’s get the game started. Shall we?
- Jonah is swallowed by a great fish
- Daniel is cast into the Lion’s den
- Daniel prays in spite of the law and is caught
- Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego refuse to worship the idol and are thrown in the furnace
- Daniel chooses not to eat the King’s rich food
- Honor your father and your mother
- Do not steal
- Do not make any graven images (idols)
- Do not covet
- Do not kill
- Moses receives the Ten Commandments
- Noah builds the ark
- Adam/Eve eats the forbidden fruit
- The Garden of Eden
- God creates the fish
- God creates the trees
- God creates the sun, moon, and stars
- Moses holds up his arms and the Israelite army wins
- Moses hits the rock and water comes out
- Samson pulls down the building walls
- Samson has his hair cut and loses his strength
- Esther invites the king and Hammond to a banquet
- Naaman dips himself in the River Jordan 7 times to be healed
- Building the tower of Babel
- King Solomon decides who is the mother of a baby
- David slays Goliath
- The Lord calls to the young boy Samuel
- Ruth harvests the left-over corn in the fields
- Ruth stays with her mother-in-law, Naomi
- Pharaoh has a dream of 7 years of plenty and 7 years of famine
- Joseph is sold into Egypt
- Joseph has a coat of many colors
- Abraham sacrifices Isaac Jacob sees a vision of a ladder
- The donkey talks to Balaam
- Israelites march around Jericho, then blow their horns and the walls fall down
- Aaron makes a golden calf to worship
- Moses parting the water
- Gideon’s fleece
- Moses tells the people to look at the staff with the snake to be healed
- The Lord sends manna (bread) from heaven
- Israel passes through the Red Sea on dry ground
- Plague of flies in Egypt
- Plague of frogs in Egypt
- Poisonous snakes bite the Israelites
- The Lord sends quail to the Israelites
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People From the Bible for the Best Charades
There are so many strong, admirable and complex characters in the Bible. How many of them can you remember?
It’s time to get your knowledge tested!
- Samson and Delilah
- Abraham and Sarah
- Mary Magdalene
- Cain and Abel
- Jacob and Esau
- The Three Kings
- Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
- Adam and Eve
Passages From the Bible for Charades
Do you want to play the best Bible charades?
Then don’t forget to include the passages from the Bible. They are fun, exciting, some sad, and all will give you a lot of knowledge about the Word of God!
- God is love
- And God said, let there be light
- Ask and it shall be given, seek and ye shall find
- Seek ye first the kingdom of God
- You are the light of the world
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
- Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved
- For God so loved the world
- Love is patient, love is kind
- The Ark of the Covenant
- Depart from evil and do good
- True saints give to the poor
- I am the vine, you are the branches
- God loves and rewards a cheerful giver
- No man can serve two masters
- Bear one another’s burdens
- Do not speak evil of any man
- Jesus wept
- Put on the whole armor of God
Some More Events From the Bible for Charades
Here are some more incidents from the Bible so that you can have the best time with your family playing the Bible charades.
- Paul meeting Jesus on the road to Damascus
- Zacchaeus climbing a tree to see Jesus
- Apostles trembling with fear in the storm
- Peter hearing the cock crowing
- Wise men giving gifts to Jesus
- Jonah being swallowed by a great fish
- Esther inviting the king and Haman to a banquet
- Goliath threatening the Israelites
- Moses seeing the burning bush
- Moses reading the Ten Commandments
- Pharaoh chasing the Israelites
- Joseph explaining Pharaoh’s dream
- Joseph wearing a coat of many colors
- Adam and Eve leaving the Garden of Eden
- Noah sending out a dove
- Noah’s ark floating in the storm
In my family, we love the game of charades. And the Bible charades are no exception to it. So add these events, passages, and people to your cards and get to play the best Bible charades with your close ones.