3rd - 6th Grade
Take a look at these resources!
Please Note: Some 3rd and 4th graders may still enjoy the printables on the K-2nd Grade section of this site. Older students may enjoy some of the teen materials as well, depending on ability levels.
Bible Lesson Plans
Please note: you must read and agree to the usage rights section of this site before using any lesson plans! If you see any material that appears to be copied from any other source, please let me know so it can be removed promptly. Please do not change the lessons. Remember, a lesson plan is a guide, but most of the ones included here require studying on your own to better explain the points. Please contact me if you would like to share how these lessons have helped your ministry.
Each group of lessons was written by a different author and vary in teaching styles slightly. I hope to add more in the future.
Obedience Vs. Disobedience
Heather D., thank you for these lesson plans that help teach kids about people in the Bible that were obedient or disobedient. They're great!
People in the Bible (For Juniors)
Laura C., thank you so much for these great, easy to teach, Bible lesson plans!
The Miracles of Jesus (12 Week Curriculum)
Thank you, Meichel A. for these wonderful lessons, suitable for primaries or juniors. These lessons contain activity ideas, lesson outlines, and ideas for student evaluation.
Sermon on the Mount (13 Lessons for Juniors)
Thank you, Brooke P., for providing these great, easy to follow, lesson plans.
Note: Lesson 8 is currently unavailable.
Random Bible Lessons
Note: Not all of these lessons are in the same format. Use lots of Scripture verses, even though most of these plans provide word-for-word content.
KJV Bible Worksheets
"App Style" Activity Pages
*If you have suggestions for new styles of activity pages, please contact Teach Kids Bible.
New!!! Crack The Code
(Students will use the "Code Key" to help them figure out the hidden message.)
Coming Soon: (Technology symbols used to crack the code) discover a Bible phrase in French.
Coming Soon: What Can I Give Jesus?
Coming Soon: Bible Who Am I?
Missing Numbers Note: The following activities must be printed in color to be completed properly.
Paul's Missionary Journey's
Christmas Activities for older children
These are great for time fillers when teaching elementary age kids. A grab bag game uses game cards in a tote bag or shoe box. Students that answer a review question correctly get to pick a card to earn points for their team. Each game is slightly different. Files are located at the bottom of this page. Laminate the cards for durability if possible. Disclaimer: to the best of my knowledge, the games themselves are original work. Clipart or drawings used in these files were either drawn exclusively for this site or were taken from the public domain. If you happen to see anything that appears to be copyrighted from another source, please contact me so I can immediately remove it, as this was NOT intentional.
Some cards to print may be blurry. This will be fixed soon!
When a child answers the review question correctly, he gets to pick one card. If he gets a balloon card, his team is rewarded those points. If he gets a "balloon burst" card, his team loses all their points. After the card is picked and points are adjusted, the card should be placed back into the grab bag.
When a child answers correctly, he gets to pick one card. (Treasure Chest-double your team's next card OR you can save the card to rescue a team member in a "shark attack"; numbers-points for your team; Shark-lose all points for your team!). After points are added or subtracted, put the card back in the bag. Play as desired. The team with the most points wins.
Blast off!!! (reach for the stars game file)
As children answer questions, they will enjoy reaching for the stars and even seeing some planets along the way! Watch out though, because the rocket is about to blast off and you don't want to miss it! When a child answers correctly, he gets to pick one card. (Numbers-points; Rocket-lose all your teams points; planet-double your team's score) Play as desired. The team with the most points wins.
Pick the Apples
See Pre-K games
When a child answers correctly, he gets to pick one card. (Tree-points; Bear-lose your points; tent-rest peacefully by marking every point already earned by your team as safe from ever being lost!) Play as desired. The team with the most points wins.
Wall Board Games
Kids of all ages love games! These games are designed to be attached to a classroom wall, also making them a prop or decoration. If you wish to make a large game (preferred), use pieces of colored construction paper to make a game board path.
1.Print as many game pieces as you want and cut them out. You can add the print outs provided here, or make your own to fit with your class decorating theme. Attach them to the wall in stripes of three, connecting the stripes to make a path.
2.Designate a starting square. Have one game piece for each student with their name on it.
3.Each time a child does a certain achievement (such as attendance, memory verse, bringing a friends, etc), allow them to move their piece to the next square. Set "mile" markers (such as the "star" piece) where students earn an incentive (small prize, class party or event, etc.) for reaching it.
Laminate pieces for durability. (The "board game squares" file contains just multicolored squares (6 per page) if you want to add your own theme. More games coming soon! Be sure to find something to attach the game to the wall that will not pull off the paint! Some tapes can damage walls!
Here are several presentations I created to use to answer important questions for large groups of children. These are to be a help, but not entire lessons.
Have you ever struggled to think of fun activity ideas to do with your class? Activities are some of the best ways to get to know the kids and a chance for them to open up to you. Here are a few that I have tried or seen done. Most of these are just fun, not made to be in place of a church or class time. It is a good idea to have parents fill out permission slips and to be made aware of what the activity will involve. Always have good supervision.
Bible Times Picnic Set up a blanket on the ground outside in the grass or in the classroom. Ahead of time, assign each student to bring one food item that would have been served during Biblical times (olives, bread, crackers, grape juice, water, fruits, vegetables, white fish (no shell fish for allergy risk), food made with grains, nuts (no peanuts), or figs, etc). Be sure to check ahead to be sure kids are not allergic the food items. Encourage children to dress in robes and take off their shoes. Go all out to make the event fun! Have children sit on the floor or on pillows. Teach a lesson on Jesus feeding the five thousand, or another fitting lesson.
Messy Game Day This takes some preparation and supplies. The messier the game the better. You could have kids use only their mouths to dig through a bowl of pudding to find gummy worms (each kid with their own bowl). You could do a spaghetti eating race with fingers, or digging in chocolate sauce to pick up pennies. You could have a race crawling through mud, or finger painting with jello on plastic wrap covered tables. You could let kids make some kind of goo to take home(look for "oobleck" or "gak" recipies online). Ask kids for ideas ahead of time! I saw this done with teens, but younger kids like to get dirty, too.Have a hose available if possible to rinse off after activities! Have kids wear old clothes!Be sure to find out about any allergies kids might have before beginning this fun activity.
Bible Costume Day Have all of your students come to class or activity dressed as their favorite Bible character. Explain that children should not buy costumes, but use their imaginations and supplies they have at home. (You could provide scrap materials if you have them.)If you wanted, you could give prizes for "most identifiable," "most unique," "Most creative use of materials," and "ugly costume."
Everybody's Birthday Bash Have a huge birthday party, complete with tons of kid-friendly decorations (you could do a jungle, animal, water, or tie dye theme). Have large cookies or cupcake (not frosted)and supply frosting (each tub made a different color with food coloring). Let students "paint" the frosting on themselves to make cool designs. You could either do a hot dog bar (kids get to pile whatever ingredients they want on top) or build-your-own pizza stations. For gifts, have each student bring a wrapped gift-girls bring a girl gift ($5 limit) and boys bring a boy gift. (examples could be nail polish, stuffed animals, candy, fuzzy socks, balls, journals, or glow in the dark toys). Make sure if you have older kids, they bring appropriate gifts. Do a gift exchange.
Clean-a-Park Game Day This does not sound like a fun idea, but kids usually enjoy themselves. Start with a picnic style lunch. Teach them that serving is fun. Take lots of trash bags and rubber gloves. Go to a dirty area and have a race who can fill their bags first. Bring disinfectant wipes or buckets of soap and water that kids can clean themselves with if desired. You could even make a motivation, such as having water or messy games after the work is done.
Manicure Party/Sleepover (Girls only) Have several adult volunteers to supervise and plenty of space. Also, plan activities and a devotional so they can stay up late and have fun! You could do a Christian, pre-approved movie to watch. Don't forget the food! Play an approved Christian music cd as they go to bed to calm them for the night.
Trash Sculptures Provide kids with lots of trash (newspapers, bottles, cans, paper, aluminum foil, or anything you can think of to add). Divide into teams of about 3-4 kids. In the allotted time, kids should make a creative sculpture with whatever materials they want to fit an assigned theme (such as western, trains, animals, real buildings, or whatever). Have several judges to determine winning sculptures and offer small rewards. End the activity with some food or other games.
Movie Night Pre-approve an age-appropriate movie that is Christian based (such as Pilgrim's Progress, Courageous, Adventures in Odyssey, etc.). Have soda, buttered popcorn, or other finger foods. If it is all girls or all boys, you could let them each bring a pillow and sit on the floor. You could end the night with a fun game in the dark (supplying glow sticks or flashlights if desired.) Make sure parents sign a permission slip and have lots of adult supervision.
Dollar Origami Class Have each student bring five $1 bills. After some food and simple games (such as a board game or table sports tournament), have a crafty person in your church teach kids how to make origami shapes or cards using dollar bills. Perhaps each kid could make a shape and put it with a card to give to the pastor as a thank you for all he does, or to their father for Father's Day (October is Pastor Appreciation Month).
Where's That Bible Story?
There have been many times when I arrived at church and the teacher for a class did not show up unexpectedly. During those times, I needed to find a lesson fast! It is very important when teaching to have prepared lessons that you have spent a great amount of time studying ahead, but in some instances, that may not be possible. Here is a list of references for different stories are in the Bible that I have used in such times. You may find it helpful to keep a written lesson plan with your Bible so if you are ever needed to teach on the spur of the moment, you can be ready! This is not a complete list, just a few that are relatively well known or easy to teach and apply.
Old Testament Stories
God Creates the World. (Genesis 1:1-25) Create means to make something out of nothing. Only God could do that! Mankind is the special creation of God, different than all other parts. God formed man of the dust of the ground, with His own hands. Because of that, man is responsible to God. We will answer to Him someday. Do you take time to thank God for the things He has made?
Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:26-31, 2:15-25, & 3:1-24) Adam and Eve were the first man and woman on earth. Because of their wrong choice, sin entered a once perfect world.
Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-15) Note: Hatred and greed can cause people to do terrible things! How will you respond in such circumstances?
The Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-14)
Hannah (1 Samuel 1:1-20)
God Calls Samuel (1 Samuel 3:1-21)
David's Sin with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:1-27) Note: You must choose now to stay pure and clean in your relationships!
The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) People tried to build a tower to reach God in Heaven. The Bible says Jesus is the only way to get to Heaven. We cannot get there by our own works!
Top the Giants...David & Goliath (1 Samuel 17:1-58) David trusted God and God helped Him to win the battle.
Elisha and the Widow (2 Kings 4:1-7)
An Upright Man (Job 1:1-22) Note: read the whole book of Job and you will see how God helps during times when you lose everything.
Esther is Chosen as Queen (Esther 2:1-23)
The Fiery Furnace (Daniel 3:1-30)
God kept the three men safe because they obeyed God. When we obey, God blesses that.
God's Thoughts of Me (Psalm 139)
God made us wonderfully. He knows our thoughts and His thoughts of us are precious. God also knows our sins.
Jonah Runs from God (The book of Jonah)
Jonah tried to run away and get on a ship to go away from where God wanted him to go. His choice resulted in him getting swallowed by a fish. God heard his prayer of repentance and gave Jonah another chance.
New Testament Stories (More will be listed soon)
Jesus Heals the Leper (Matthew 8:1-4)
Walking on the Sea (Matthew 14:22-33)
The Blind Man Healed (Mark 8:22-26)
Jesus and the Samaritan Woman (John 4:1-42)
Jesus Stills the Storm (Matthew 8:23-27)
A Widows Son Raised (Luke 7:11-16)
Lost Sheep (Luke 15:3-7)
The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)
The Vine (John 15:1-17)
Good Shepherd (John 10:1-16)
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