Occasionally I find myself searching for a new Bible skill game to use with my kids at church. I have around 25 games at varying skill levels but it’s fun to create something new. So, off I go in search of the perfect game. Recently I landed at our local thrift store and found a game, pretty much all there, that turned out to be a great Bible skill game to add to my collection and the kids loved it.
Here’s what I did and here’s how we play:
Tic-Tac-Flip is a simple game of tic-tac-toe but with a bit of a “flip.” Players use the “launcher” to flip chips on to the game board with hopes that three chips will land “three in a row.” There’s a little skill required (so that you don’t send your chips sailing across the room) but it’s pretty simple and a lot of fun. Simply print on both sides of the chips various books of the Bible and start flipping.
Here are the rules we use:
- Determine who will go first and take turns “flipping” a Bible book chip.
- When a chip lands in the board the player is to name the book of the Bible before the book printed on the chip, the book printed on the chip, and the book after the flipped chip. If the player chip can successfully state the sequence, the chip remains on the board. If the player is not able to name the sequence, the chip must be removed from play.
- The first player to get three chips to land in a row (and is able to say the book sequences) wins!
I’ve played with one child (playing against me), two kids playing against each other, or teams of kids taking turns for their team. It’s fun either way.
Teaching Bible skills should be fun and using familiar games helps and creates a lot of excitement. Head out to your local thrift store and go wild thinking about Bible skills!
Since 2003 Bill Emeott has served as a Kids Ministry Specialist for Lifeway. His passions include childhood ministry leadership training and development, leading children’s Bible Study, and being an uncle! Bill has been teaching children at First Baptist Nashville for thirteen years.
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