Daniel ~ Links

Daniel Wallet card

Who’s your favourite Bible hero? Daniel would have to be one of mine. When I get to Heaven, I am definitely going to join the long queue to meet him… along with his three courageous friends who chose the fiery furnace over offending God. If you are doing a Daniel or Fiery Furnace theme for your child, check out these FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas…




Daniel ~ Read the real-life story of this incredible Bible hero. Taken from his royal family when only a teenager, through integrity he rose to the top of 3 different empires, survived being thrown into a den of lions for his faith, was able to interpret a very strange handwriting that mysteriously appeared on the wall at a king’s banquet, witnessed amazing historial events – like the rise and fall of empires – and wrote about them, met an angel and was given incredible prophecies of the future, and all this is in his own book of the Bible.





  1. Daniel in the Lions’ Den ~ FREE Article for kids  |  also available in French
  2. Daniel’s Three Friends in the Fiery Furnace ~ FREE Article for kids  |  also available in French

Daniel ArticleDaniel and Friends ~ Article 2

Dare to be a Daniel   Billy Graham evangelism training and devotional for kids 9-14 years old; as they journey through 5 powerful themes in the life of the outstanding young prophet, Daniel, they are equipped to stand strong, live courageous Christian lives and boldly share Christ with their friends; for purchase

  1. DARE to be different for God;
  2. DARE to be disciplined and know Jesus better;
  3. DARE to be discerning with choices and friends;
  4. DARE to be His disciple through self-sacrifice and humility;
  5. DARE to share and be prepared to tell the good news of God’s love through Jesus Christ.

The book of Daniel  (Dr Chuck Missler) The first six chapters are historical. In those chapters we read that Daniel is deported from Israel after the Babylonian conquest. He encounters King Nebuchadnezzar, correctly interprets his dream, and is promoted as a result. Then we see Daniel’s rivals trying to “undo” his three friends in the fiery furnace episode. Nebuchadnezzar, the king of the world at that time, writes chapter four of Daniel in which he recounts his lesson from God about pride. That makes Nebuchadnezzar the only Gentile writer in the Old Testament. Next, the fall of Babylon to Darius leads us into the Persian Empire period…

Daniel (Dr Chuck Missler) was given a mathematical formula about the arrival of the Messiah. The Book of Daniel is actually one of the most authenticated books of the Old Testament, historically and archaeologically… It is critical to realize that the Book of Daniel existed in documented form almost three centuries before Christ was born.

Three things historians said didn’t exist – until they did  The biblical character King Belshazzar is described in the book of Daniel (chapter 5) as the last king of Babylon, killed when the city fell to the Persian Empire. Historians insisted this “Belshazzar” never existed. The Bible was the only known document to mention him. Every historian worth his salt knew that King Nabonidus was the final king of Babylon and that he was not killed, but rather taken prisoner. Other historical documents clearly supported this… In 1854, British Consul John Taylor was excavating an ancient ziggurat, or temple, located in the area of ancient Ur, an area ruled by Babylon, in what is now Iraq. There, he discovered what became known as the Nabonidus Cylinders. On these cylindrical clay documents, King Nabonidus recorded the history of the ziggurat…

The Cylinder of Nabonidus, now located inside the British Museum, talks about how Nabonidus, king of the Babylonian Empire, spent several of the years of his reign in northwest Arabia, leaving his son, Belshazzar, to rule in his place. Belshazzar is discussed in Daniel 5. For many years leading up to the discovery of this cylinder, a lot of scholars didn’t believe that Belshazzar existed. The cylinder explains that while Nabonidus was off on his expeditions, his son was back home in Babylon, ruling in his stead… The Cyrus Cylinder, also in the British Museum, discusses King Cyrus of Persia’s conquest of Babylon in 539 B.C. [after the handwriting on the wall incident.]

Cyrus the Great  (Dr Chuck Missler) In 539 BC, Cyrus took Babylon without a struggle. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, Cyrus diverted the course of the Euphrates River, making the river level drop and giving the invading forces the ability to enter into the city that night through the river bed. Nobody noticed them coming in [they were too busy partying – up until the handwriting on the wall incident] and the city gates that opened up onto the river were not closed; the Persians were able to just walk into town. Within a year, Cyrus declared that all the Jews captive in Babylon were free to return home to Jerusalem, as described in Ezra 1. These two events—the taking of Babylon the Great without a battle and the magnanimous freeing of the Jews soon after—are both remarkable historical events in themselves. What makes them even more notable is the fact that God told about them in Isaiah, appointing Cyrus by name 100 years before this son of Cambyses was born.





Daniel – colouring, trace over and complete the details  (practicalpages) 2 page minibook ready to download; this is a fun trace over plus some cool cartoon strips to colour from the Picture Smart Bible that kids of all ages will enjoy. Here is a free sample Daniel lesson to go with it, giving an overview of the book of Daniel; trendy format; free printable

Daniel in the Lions’ Den – colouring (theactionBible) a magnificent colouring page showing an older Daniel (because he was probably somewhere around 80 years old when this incident happened) with 5 lions around him and someone peering down into the lions’ den from above; free printable

Daniel and his people are taken into exile – colouring  (abdaacts) The royal tribe of Judah is taken into exile to Babylon for disobeying God; Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego – colouring (scroll down) brave friends walking around in the fire, as the heat of the furnace is so strong it kills the guards; Daniel in the Lions’ Den – colouring; The hand writing on the Wall – colouring  (scroll down) Belshazzar invites his officials to a feast and uses the sacred vessels taken from Jerusalem to praise his false gods; the mysterious hand of the real God appears on the wall of the banquet, writing, telling the king that he had been weighed and found wanting – his number was up; the kingdom of Babylon was finished that very night; free printable

Daniel in the Lions’ Den – colouring (applesaucekids) and The hand writing on the wall – colouring; free printable

Daniel in the Lions’ Den – colouring  (answersingenesis) Daniel surrounded by 5 lions sitting on rocks; free printable

Daniel standing between two lions – colouring  (Jesusandkidz) free printable

Deuteronomy 31:6 – colouring  (link now broken, but the idea is too good to remove) Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified of them; this is a fun one with the words written inside a roaring lion’s mouth and perfect to go with your Daniel package; free printable


Daniel refuses the King’s food – colouring  (craftingthewordofGod) Daniel takes a stand and makes up his mind to please God; Daniel prays – colouring  even as his enemies are ready to inform on him; Daniel in the Lions’ Den – colouring with 3 lions; Fiery Furnace – colouring 4 sequence panels; Fiery Furnace – colouring; The Hand Writing on the Wall – colouring; free printable

Daniel in the Lions’ Den – colouring  (bigBiblechallenge; scroll down to ‘challenge 10’) free printable

Daniel in the Lions’ Den – colouring  (ministryark) showing Daniel with 3 lions and the king peering down; free printable

Joshua 1:9 – colouring (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid for the Lord is with you; free printable

FREE Bible Scripture colouring page doodles for kids Joshua 1:9

Jazz up your colouring pages combine or shrink colouring pages to make a unique scene; add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial.

See also: Lions




325 Puzzle / Colouring Bible booklets for kids  (Calvary Curriculum Original) each workbook is about 7 pages and has one colouring page and several puzzle pages, including word searches, fill-in-blanks, crosswords, true or false, circle correct words, mazes. The Daniel related items are numbers 155 to 160. Also available in Spanish (also scroll down to number 155 to 160); free printable

Daniel – word search; fill-in sheet; colouring; draw a picture  (religiousdoodles) in a fun doodle style; this is a good recap sheet where your child can combine some facts about Daniel with a drawing; Shadrach Meshach Abednego – colouring; word search; acrostic  in a doodle style; free printable

Daniel in the Lions’ Den / Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego  (Biblewise) colouring pages, puzzles, game ideas; free printable

Daniel – puzzle  (kidssundayschool) a word search with a hidden message; find out what it took for Daniel to survive when he was in Babylon; Fire Escape – maze  help Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego get to safety; free printable

Daniel – maze  (sundayschoolresources; scroll down to numbers 22 and 23); here is another Daniel & the Lions’ Den – maze (scroll down to ‘Daniel & the Lions’ Den); free printable

Daniel in the Lions’ Den – crossword  (crosswords.ochristian) 17 clues; free printable

Daniel refused the king’s food – jigsaw puzzle  (craftingthewordofGod) to colour and cut out;
King Nebuchadnezzar’s Gold Statue – jigsaw puzzle; Fiery Furnace – jigsaw puzzle; Daniel Prayed – jigsaw puzzle; Daniel in the Lions Den – jigsaw puzzle; The Writing on the Wall – jigsaw puzzle; free printable

Daniel and the Lions Den – printable pack  (simplelivingcreativelearning) 104 pages – colour sorting; size sequencing; finish the pattern; number cards; writing practice; word search; sentence builidng; dominoes; tic tac toe; vocabulary cards; flashcards; circle the odd one out; reading comprehension; free printable

Trust in the Lord – dot to dot Bible puzzle  (max7) featuring a variety of kids in national costumes with a very important message that Daniel and his friends knew well; free printable

See also: Lions

DIY Make your own Bible Puzzles  specifically suited to your child. Choose from several puzzle styles and use words your child will know to create a personal puzzle just for them… wherever your creativity leads you.





Daniel – 3D craft  (mylittlehouse; scroll down to ‘Prophet Daniel’) Daniel speaks to King Nebuchadnezzar of ancient Babylon and interprets his strange dream after none of his other advisors could and God gave Daniel the meaning; free printable

Daniel in the Lion’s den – bingo game  (livingwaters) free printable

Daniel – crafts  (daniellsplace) and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – crafts  cool ideas; templates available for purchase

Fiery Furnace – paper bag craft  (123homeschool4me) make paper ‘flames’ coming out of the top of the paper bag, cut a round hole in the side of the paper bag for the furnace; with paper puppets for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; not only fun to make, but they could retell the story with the puppets; free printable

Daniel – crafts and lesson ideas  (Biblefunforkids); Fiery Furnace – crafts and lesson ideas; Daniel in the Lions’ Den – crafts and lesson ideas; free printable

Daniel refuses the king’s food – craft  (craftingthewordofGod); I Will Not Defile Myself – craft; King Nebuchadnezzar’s Gold Statue – craft; Fiery Furnace – Hand Spinner; Fiery Furnace Sun Catcher; Lion – face mask; Daniel in the Lions Den – puppet 1; Daniel In The Lions Den Puppet 2; The Writing On The Wall – craft; free printable

Daniel – lesson ideas for kids  (ministryark) ‘living like Jesus in my school’ theme based on Daniel’s refusal to eat the king’s food; and Stand Strong – lesson ideas for kids – crafts, games, songs, skits; free printable

Daniel in the Lions’ Den – story cards  (flamecreativekids) cut out the cards, then put them in the correct order; in colour; free printable

Daniel in the Lions’ Den – decorate your classroom  (applesaucekids) turn your classroom into a lion’s den or cave; add pictures of lions on the walls; play sounds of lions roaring (they have one you can download and play on loop); turn out the lights and paint the eyes of the lions so they will glint in the dark; Lion – memory verse cards 8 lion cards to colour and cut out, then arrange in the correct order to read Daniel 6:22 – My God has sent His angel and has shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me.

Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego – Bible board game  (sundayschoolsources) the guards escort the 3 friends into the fiery furnace; in colour; and here are the review questions to go with it or make up your own; free printable

Daniel  (activity-mom) your child will love these cool Bible free printable figures to cut out and play with; free printable

Cuneiform – craft  (answersingenesis) hands-on writing activity with recipe for salt dough clay so students can make a historical cylinder similar to that written by Nabonidus; free printable

See also: Lions




Dare to be a Daniel ~ paper gifts / stationery for kids  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with super cool majestic lion – Bible verse card; bookmark; secret club ID card; note cards; stationery; photo frame (add your child’s photo) and more; also available in French and Spanish; free printable

Daniel Secret ID / Wallet card

Stand Strong – poster for kids  (ministryark; scroll down to the end of the post) Integrity = standing strong for what is right; 3 kids standing behind a firey flame on a green background; free printable

Daniel – cartoon booklets (Bibleforchildren; scroll down to numbers 31-34) in colour or to colour (CB); big (story – 24 pages) or small (tract – 2 page); in very bright primary colours; also available in other languages – e.g. Spanish; French; Portuguese; Hindi; Kinyarwanda; Swahili; Amharic; Tagalog; and more; free printable

See also: Lions




Add a Bible verse to your favourite ‘Dare to be a Daniel’ image and make your own:

Bible Bookmark ~ add your child’s name
Bible Wallet cards
Bible Poster/Bible Verse Card
Bible Stickers
Bible Board Game
Bible Note Cards/Bible Notepaper ~ use the same tutorial, but just space out your initial four rectangles.
Jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like stickers (e.g. lions). Sticker sheets are fine for your sponsored child.





Daniel in the Lions’ Den – FREE Article for kids
Daniel’s 3 Friends – FREE Article for kids
Dare to be a Daniel – Freebies  with super cool majestic lion

Daniel Verse Card 4x6

Lions ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

Armour of God ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

PGFE Armour of God free printables

Bible Treasure theme ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

Bible Treasure Award Certificate for kids; free printable Bible Treasure Theme for kids; colourful pirate bookmark corners to cut out and fold over your page; free printable

The Secret of the Missing Scrolls ~ an exciting and dangerous time travel adventure for kids

The Secret of the Missing Scrolls article; fun Bible adventure theme for kids about the Dead Sea Scrolls; free printable The Secret of the Missing Scrolls; fun Bible adventure theme for kids

Warrior or Wimp? King David / King Saul ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

David & Saul wallet card - Luke 10:27

Moses and God’s Top 10 ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

Gods Top 10 Poster A4 -SAMPLE

Older boysJoshua | Jonah | Noah | Joseph ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

Dinosaurs ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids

Dinosaur free printable Poster for kids A4

Bible Timeline Game and Bible history timeline. It consists of 24 Bible event cards and 9 action cards. As children (ages 7+) play with their friends (2 – 6 players) they place the cards in order to learn the overall flow of Biblical history; 2 different levels of difficulty; Includes blank cards so you can add extra Bible events; free printable. While you are there, you may like to check out their other free printable games.



And when you write to your sponsored child, don’t forget to them about our awesome Creator who is always with them in their scary situations and the love He has for them…

Tell them about Jesus!




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