Games and activities are a fun way to teach teens about the Bible and to reinforce what they already know. Some teens participate in youth groups at their church where games are common. Others might attend Sunday School and play games occasionally. Creating a list of games to play with teens each week helps make organised meetings something to look forward to.
Games to Memorize Names and Titles
Learning all of the biblical names and places isn't an easy feat. Games can help teens retain the information. One game is to pin the name of a biblical person onto each person's back. Since other people know the name, it's up to each person to ask questions and find out who they are. Make Bingo cards with the names of people from the Bible. The books of the Bible can also be challenging to memorise. Ask the teens to recite all of the names of the Bible and give small prizes, such as candy, to anyone that can name them all.
Puzzles and Crosswords
A quiet activity for teens is a Bible word search. You can print one off of the Internet or make one up yourself to hand out. You can give a small prize to the first person to find all the words or play just for fun. Other word puzzles and activities can also take on a Biblical theme. A crossword with clues from the Bible makes for a good learning activity. Split the teens into groups to solve the puzzles.
Play a Proverb guessing game by telling one teen to leave the room then tell the other teams the Proverb. When the teen returns, it's his job to guess the Proverb. He does this by asking all of the other teens questions about the Proverb. Have the teens sit in a circle and ask them to spell words from the Bible, individually, letter by letter. For example, one teen starts the word "Ecclesiastes" with "E," then the next teen adds a "C" and so on.
Ask The Pastor
Hold an "Ask the Pastor" meeting. Have each teen write down a question for the Pastor about the Bible anonymously on a note card and let the Pastor draw a card and answer each question. Another idea is to let teens write down questions about personal issues that could find resolution in scripture.