Make Your Own Bible or Nature Game

These are good quality, printable PDF files. Click on the Game Name with your Mouse; Save the Picture PDF where you want it on your computer. Then you can print it. These Games need to be printed on heavy card stock and work much better if they can be laminated before cutting out the cards.

Regarding Games: It is important that the emphasis when playing games is on learning and having a Happy Time together--NOT on winning the game! In the Lotto Games especially, it is a good idea that when one player has filled his or her card, to continue to play until all the players have filled their cards. This way you can have first, second and so on. Always emphasize the Happy Fun Together rather than a Competitive Attitude!

Bible Lotto Game

How to Make the Game: Use card stock for both boards and cards. Print one set of pages 1-6 for the Playing Boards. Then print a second set of pages 1-6  and with this set you turn the printed sheets over and print page 7 on the back of each one, being careful to get it right side up. The boards and cards can be laminated if this is available to you to make them nicer and more durable. Then cut carefully on the lines of the card set to make the cards.

How to Play the Game: Up to 6 players can play. Each person is given one of the playing boards with the 8 pictures on it. The cards are mixed and placed face down in a stack on the table. Each player, taking turns, draws one card, and, if it matches one of the pictures on their board, they place it face up on the picture. If it does not, they place it face up in a second pile beside the drawing pile. If the drawing pile gets used up before anyone gets their board filled, turn the discard pile over and continue the game. The first person to fill their board, matching all 8 pictures, is the winner. Talk about the pictures and the stories as they are matched up.

Bible Matching Game

How to Make the Game: Use card stock for the cards. Print one set of pages 1-7.Then turn the printed sheets over and print page 8 on the back of each one, being careful to get it right side up. The cards can be laminated if this is available to you to make them nicer and more durable. Then cut carefully on the lines of the card set to make the cards.

How to Play the Game: The cards are arranged in rows face down on the table. Each person's turn consists in turning over two of the cards; if the pictures match, the player keeps tem as a 'set'. If not , the two cards are turned back face down and the next person tries. The idea is that as cards are exposed and returned, the players learn to remember where they are. When all sets are captured, the player with the most sets is the winner, but emphasis should not be so much on winning as developing a good memory.

Animal Sets Card Game

How to Make the Game: Use card stock for the cards. Print one set of pages 1-7.Then turn the printed sheets over and print page 8 on the back of each one, being careful to get it right side up. The cards can be laminated if this is available to you to make them nicer and more durable. Then cut carefully on the lines of the card set to make the cards.

How to Play the Game: The cards are in sets of 4, the name in capitals at the top, is the animal on the card, the other three names are the animals that make up that set.  Each player is given 6 cards. They need to hold them so other players don't see which ones they have. The rest of the pile is placed face down on the table.

Each person, when it is their turn, asks one of the other players for one of the animals he needs to make up his set. He must ask the person by name, not just ask, "Does anyone have..." If the person has the card, they give it to the player asking for it, and the asking player can ask someone again for another card. If they don't have it, the player draws a card from the pile, and the turn passes to the next player.

When anyone gets a set of four, they place it face up on the table near them. Younger children will need help to match the cards into sets. When all sets are made up, the player with the most sets is the winner. If a player has made a set and then has no cards left in their hand to play with, they can draw a card from the pile to continue to play.

Bird Sets Card Game

How to Make the Game: Use card stock for the cards. Print one set of pages 1-10.Then turn the printed sheets over and print page 11 on the back of each one, being careful to get it right side up. The cards can be laminated if this is available to you to make them nicer and more durable. Then cut carefully on the lines of the card set to make the cards.

How to Play the Game: The cards are in sets of 4, the name in capitals at the top, is the animal on the card, the other three names are the animals that make up that set.  Each player is given 6 cards. They need to hold them so other players don't see which ones they have. The rest of the pile is placed face down on the table.

Each person, when it is their turn, asks one of the other players for one of the animals he needs to make up his set. He must ask the person by name, not just ask, "Does anyone have..." If the person has the card, they give it to the player asking for it, and the asking player can ask someone again for another card. If they don't have it, the player draws a card from the pile, and the turn passes to the next player.

When anyone gets a set of four, they place it face up on the table near them. Younger children will need help to match the cards into sets. When all sets are made up, the player with the most sets is the winner. If a player has made a set and then has no cards left in their hand to play with, they can draw a card from the pile to continue to play.

Animal Lotto Game

A challenging Lotto game can be made with these cards by printing an extra set  of 1-7 and not printing the backs or cutting them out; but using them as playing boards for the Lotto game. Because there is no duplicates this matching game is challenging! The same rules apply as for Bible Lotto.

Daily Walk: Bible Game

How to Make the Game: Use card stock for the cards. Print one set of pages 1-13.Then turn the printed sheets over and print page 14 on the back of each one, being careful to get it right side up. The cards can be laminated if this is available to you to make them nicer and more durable. Then cut carefully on the lines of the card set to make the cards.

How to Play the Game: This game is somewhat more involved but can be soon mastered and helps in memorizing the Bible Texts used in the game.

TYPES OF CARDS: There are 4 types of cards in the game set, Daily Walk cards, Prayer Promises cards, Satan's Pitfalls cards, and 5 types of category cards. Each player is dealt 5 cards, then the remainder of the pile is placed face down on the table. A turn consists of drawing one card from the pile and then either playing a card or discarding a card onto a face up pile beside the drawing pile.

THE FIVE CATEGORIES are, 'SALVATION', 'LAWS OF LIFE', HEALTH & HAPPINESS', 'CHRISTIAN SERVICE', and 'FELLOWSHIP & FAMILY'.

The OBJECT OF THE GAME is to get one card from each of the five category cards placed in a row before the player. The first player who does this is the winner. Before any category playing can occur however, a 'Daily Walk with Jesus' card has to be placed right side up on the table before the player. Cards can only be placed when it is your turn. If you do not have a 'Daily Walk' card played, you cannot play any category cards.

The 'SATAN'S PITFALL' cards can be played by placing them on top of another player's 'Daily Walk' card. When this is done, that player cannot continue to place category cards until he first plays a 'Prayer Promise' card and then a new 'Daily Walk' card. Players can only play one card per turn. If the drawing pile gets used up before anyone gets their 5 categories, turn the discard pile over and continue the game. We highly recommend that each text be read out loud when the card is played, whether it is a category card, Satan's Pitfall card played on the other player, or a Prayer Promise card. By doing this, the texts become familiar and soon are memorized. 

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