Kids Sunday School Treasure Hunt Ideas

August 12, 2012
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If you teach kids Sunday school, you know they love to play and what better way to teach kids about the bible than with new Sunday school games. Take a look at the new game we used just this week in our class. The kids loved it and asked to play it over and over.

Treasure Hunt Ideas

Looking for treasure hunt ideas that will help your Sunday school kids learn bible verses or for answering questions to the bible story? Below are two treasure hunt ideas that are similar, but each can be adjusted to help you teach your class the way you want.

First, here is a treasure hunt game for all ages. Depending on what your Sunday school class likes to do, you can either let the kids help make the ‘golden coins’ for the game or you can make them up in advance.

To make the ‘golden coins’ for the treasure hunt bible verse game – print or write each word of the bible verse on pieces of paper with plenty of space in between each word to allow you to draw a circle around each word.

Let the kids cut out the circles, trace the words, and color the ‘coins’ yellow or gold. Using tape, hide the coins along walls, under chairs, and any place else you can think of (outside, in the class room, hallways, etc.).  Tell the kids how many ‘coins’ they need to find (which will be one coin for each word). Once they find all the coins, let the kids lay them out on the floor or a table. See if they can figure out the bible verse from the  jumbled up words. Have them read the verse. Play again.

For younger kids, put a number on top of each word in order starting with number one. When the kids find the coins, they can put the words in order by using the numbers. Then, help the kids say the verse.

Kids Sunday School Bible Story Game

In advance, know what questions you will be asking. Using the same technique above, write the answers to the questions on each coin. By letting the kids trace the words before the game, they will have the words in their heads and it will help them answer the questions during the game. You can even go over the words (answers) before hiding them.

When you begin the game, ask one question at a time and let the kids find one answer at a time. Or, if you would rather, let the kids find all the ‘coins’, then have the kids sit down while you ask the questions. The child who has the correct answer can put the coin inside a treasure box.

Note: The bottom treasure hunt game may not be suited for younger kids Sunday school classes as reading is required. You can add numbers like the first game and after asking each question, call out the number of the correct answer so the kids will know who has the right coin.

 

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