Have you ever found yourself sitting in church embarrassedly fumbling your way through your Bible trying to remember where to find Habakkuk, thinking, ‘I know it’s in here somewhere’. :) In this post you will find some free printable colouring pages, puzzles, games, activities and paper gifts to help your child memorise the books of the Bible and at the same time, also give them a brief overview of the Bible.
THINK SPOT: The great discovery is that the Bible is a message system. It’s not simply 66 books penned by 40 different authors over thousands of years. The Bible is an integrated whole which bears evidence of supernatural engineering in every detail. Dr Chuck Missler
BOOKS OF THE BIBLE ~ OVERVIEW
Old Testament Overview ~ The Secrets of the Missing Scrolls (Paper Gifts for Estefany) A mystery / adventure theme with free colouring pages, puzzles, articles, crafts and creative ideas for kids, describing the ultimate treasure hunt to teach them that God’s Word CAN be trusted. They will go deep into the desert on a very special and dangerous mission travelling backwards and forwards through time; boldly helping others to escape from Roman soldiers; witnessing dangerous and secret meetings at the highly volatile Jerusalem border; preparing the Great Isaiah scroll for the coming Messiah; being part of an exciting archaeological expedition; and actually discovering the archaeological treasure find of the century… real eternal treasure… the very famous Dead Sea Scrolls which include the Old Testament.
New Testament Overview (Paper Gifts for Estefany) free colouring pages, puzzles, article, crafts and creative ideas for kids to teach them that God’s Word CAN be trusted.
Books of the Bible ~ Q&A (creation.com) Topics include: The authority of Scripture (also available in Spanish); Should we trust the Bible; Jesus Christ on the infallibility of Scripture; Gospel dates and reliability; Does the Bible contain information that was ‘ahead of its day’; When were the biblical books written? Does archaeology confirm the Bible’s historical record? How did we get our Bible?… and more
Where did we get our Bible – for kids (Answers in Genesis; scroll down to lesson 13 and 14) Because it is the Word of the Creator, we accept the Bible as our final authority in every area it touches on; the Bible claims to be the Word of God over 3,000 times; free printable
History of the Bible (Creation Museum) Forty authors writing over 2,000 years, spoke the same message. Scrolls discovered in the last century confirm that the original words have been preserved. Archaeology has repeatedly confirmed that the Bible’s historical details are accurate. Above all, the God of truth, the Creator of heaven and earth, inspired the men who penned the words for us to learn of Him. God’s Word offers hope; the Bible endures attack; share this information with your child
What makes the Bible so amazing, special and important? (ChristianAnswersKids) There has never been a book like the Bible. It was written by over 40 authors who wrote from 3 different continents: Asia, Africa and Europe in many different places: wilderness, prison, travelling, islands at different times; covering a span of 1,500 years; who did different kinds of jobs: fishermen, kings, shepherd, a herdsman, a politician, a doctor, a tax collector, a rabbinical scholar. They all wrote about the same thing… without any contradictions! (and click on the lizard for more); share this information with your child and let them know they CAN trust the Bible as being the Word of God
Museum of the Bible share some information about this brand new world class museum with your child, showing the history of the Bible, walk through Bible narrative stories; impact of the Bible; courage is the overriding theme of the kid’s area, packed with Biblical stories of people who dug deep and did what they believed was right, even in the face of fear or opposition
Genesis to Revelation – poem (abdaacts; scroll down) Another review of the Bible books from cover to cover, beginning with: “In Genesis, the story of creation and the flood are told, In Exodus, by the hand of God the plagues and waters unfold. Leviticus records The Law, While in Numbers, the increase of Israel the neighbours saw, But in Deuteronomy once again God’s commandments are known, So absolute allegiance must be kept to Him alone…”
Bible-history.com (click on Bible books on the left hand side) Learn about different books of the Bible and their periods in history
Bible Tools browse to any chapter in the Bible instantly by hovering over it with your mouse; explore various words used in the Bible and their frequency; search for cross references
BOOKS OF THE BIBLE ~ COLOURING FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Books of the Bible – Pentateuch steamboat colouring (whatsinthebible) a fun way to learn the names of the first 5 books of the Bible; free printable
Books of the Bible – Hot Air Balloon colouring (whatsinthebible) a fun way to learn the names of the books of the Bible from Joshua to Esther as different hot air balloons; free printable
Books of the Bible – colouring pages (ministry-to-children) one page for each book of the Bible; the Old Testament books of the Bible are also available as one single poster to colour; this would make a fun activity to learn the names of the books of the Bible: shrink them down, colour them in, then use it as a jigsaw puzzle activity for kids to put them in order; free printable
Anatomy of the Bible – colouring a quick fact sheet of Bible trivia to colour (e.g. 66 books; Old & New Testaments; 40 people wrote it, etc); but if you use this, make sure you correct the error – the number of books in the Old and New Testaments should be switched around (or turn it into a puzzle and ask your child to find the error); free printable
Bible Bookshelf – colouring 66 books by 40 different authors shown as books in a bookshelf; this is a fun idea or use the idea to make up your own
Books of the Bible – colouring pages this would also make a fun activity to learn the order of the books of the Bible: shrink them down, colour them in, then use it as a jigsaw puzzle activity for kids to put them in order; free printable
List of New Testament books – colouring (MrAdron) free printable
BOOKS OF THE BIBLE ~ PUZZLES / GAMES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Memorise the books of the New Testament in less than 10 minutes using a fun story called ‘My Very Strange Day’ that can be adapted using the name of your child. Here is an excerpt: ‘Next, I walked up to the children’s church room and saw the strangest thing. There in the corner of the room stood Goliath eating potato chips! This day was getting stranger by the minute, but Goliath got me thinking. Goliath eats potato chips…That can help me remember the next few books of the New Testament: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians’; and scroll down for more ideas
Where did we get our Bible – puzzle (Answers in Genesis; scroll down to lesson 13) match the words with the meanings; free printable
Books of the Bible – puzzles and activities (ministry-to-children) maze; word search; bingo; board game; tic tac toe game; puzzle worksheets; memory match games; and more fun ideas to help children understand how Bible history fits together to make the whole story of the Bible; free printable
Books of the Bible – Bingo (Living Waters) Each player receives a different bingo card containing 24 Bible book names. The first person to get a full row wins; free printable
Books of the Bible – Bingo includes instructions, call cards, and 12 Bingo cards to learn the books of the Bible; using visual cue cards to help younger students who will be able to match the image, even if they cannot read yet; Books of the Bible – Flash Cards; also available in Spanish; free printable
Bible – word search to learn a bit about the books of the Bible and the people God used to write it; “The Bible is truly a miracle. There are a total of 66 books, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. The Bible was written by over 35 different people, and over a period of about 1,500 years. The authors came from many different backgrounds and professions. There were fishermen, farmers, politicians, teachers, doctors, tent makers and even kings. It would be mathematically impossible for so many different people over so many years to write with such harmony and accuracy, if it were not for the Holy Spirit. God told these people what to write. The Bible is the Word of God”; free printable
Books of the Bible – puzzles and activities for kids (Biblewise) like these: Find the hidden 25 Bible book names in this short story; Old Testament Books – unscramble puzzle; New Testament – unscramble puzzle; Old Testament – word search; Where will you find this statement in the Bible; Where in the Bible would you find this character; Which Book would you find this story; Who am I? (older children); Who am I? (younger children); free printable
Find the hidden 16 Bible book names in this paragraph
Find the hidden 25 Bible book names in this paragraph
Books of the Bible – board game (Heart of Wisdom) fun idea to learn the books of the Bible and a little Bible trivia; small cost
Books of the Bible – lapbook (click on ‘members print free here’) with activities for younger children; free printable for subscribers (although when testing this link, I was able to download it without being a member)
Pretend to be Scribes – activity for kids (Danielle’s Place) by using sticks that have been sharpened at one end (It’s basically painting with a stick). Use a long piece of paper that they can write their memory verse on. Talk about Bible scrolls and how they were made. When their verse is dry, roll up the ends to make a scroll
Bible Twister – game using a Twister game mat (or make your own from paper or material); Bible Wheels using pizza trays, pegs and permanent markers; Mini Muffin Scramble using a muffin tin and ping pong balls or this version using arm extender grabbers; Tic Tac Flip; New Testament Tower using stacking blocks; Ping Pong Golf; Chopstick / CD sort; Bible Drill Splash using noodles and a swimming pool; New Testament pyramid using disposable cups; more hands on games for your homeschool or Sunday school students to make Bible learning fun
BOOKS OF THE BIBLE ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Books of the Bible – poster presented like a tiled periodic elements table; nicely coloured – olive, green, blue, plum, mauve, yellow, orange, dark peach; Books of the Bible – wall display (tiled); also available in Spanish and here is a list version in Spanish; Bible Reading Chart in colour; and there is also a comparison of English Bible translations – poster; free printable
Books of the Bible – poster presented like a periodic elements table; choice of black or white background (different colours from the one above); free printable
Books of the Bible – poster colourful typography word art; free printable (may need to log in)
Books of the Bible – bookmarks sword shaped bookmarks with the books of the Bible on it as word art; fun; free printable
Books of the Bible – bookmarks (kidssundayschool) 4 per page on a pale blue background; free printable
Award Certificate for memorising the books of the Bible; free printable
Award Certificate (kidssundayschool) with the books of the Bible printed on it; for memorising the books of the Bible; free printable
Award Certificate (scroll down) for memorising the books of the Bible; free printable
How did we get our Bible – Booklet (creation.com) No book has impacted humanity like the Bible. Every Christian should be able to defend why they trust the Bible to be the Word of God. This booklet shows how the books we have today came to be the Bible—the biggest-selling and most read book in human history. Also learn the ultimate reason why God chose to communicate with His creation; booklet in English or Spanish; for purchase; small cost.
Mary Jones and her Bible – real life story (Bible Society UK) free printable 2 page inspirational true story (pdf) about a young girl who saved her money for 6 years and then walked 40 km (25 miles) to buy her own Bible, inspiring the formation of the Bible Society and the widespread availability of the Scriptures today. Follow Mary Jones’ walk (pdf; scroll down to page 25 to read it in English) and she also has her own museum.
FREE Bible colouring pages: Psalms – Old Testament – Gospels – New Testament – Other Languages – Part 6 (Relax while you colour your way through the Bible) fun Scripture doodles of individual Bible verses to colour; free printable
Bible Treasure Theme Ahoy me hearties! Arrr! Yar ha arrr! One of my favourite themes that I have done for my kids was a fun Bible Treasure theme full of pirates, treasure chests and swashbuckling adventure to encourage them to dig into eternal treasure and the promises of God.
The Secrets of the Missing Scrolls Another favourite package for my kids was a mystery / adventure theme describing the ultimate treasure hunt to teach them that God’s Word CAN be trusted. I sent them deep into the desert on a very special and dangerous mission travelling backwards and forwards through time; boldly helping others to escape from Roman soldiers; witnessing dangerous and secret meetings at the highly volatile Jerusalem border; preparing the Great Isaiah scroll for the coming Messiah; being part of an exciting archaeological expedition; and actually discovering the archaeological treasure find of the century… real eternal treasure… the very famous Dead Sea Scrolls.
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