Learning the order of the books in the Bible is challenging for most children.  Here is a Bible Memory game that will help them learn in a fun way.  This game is geared for ages 8-12 but check out the variations that are also offered.

Bible Memory Game – Books of the Bible Button Box

Needed: Box of buttons (or bottle caps or pennies or paper circles)

Object: To be able to name as many books of the Bible as possible, in order.

Play: Have everyone in the room stand in a circle. Pass the button box to the first person, who names the first book of the Bible, takes a button, then passes the box to the next person.
That person names the next book, takes a button, and passes the button box. People only get a button if they get the book right. The person with the most buttons at the end of the game wins.

You can do this in sections, maybe adding ten books at a time.

Variation: Write the name of each Bible Book on the back of an index card. Lay them face up on a table, scrambled and out of order. Allow the students to come forward one at a time and pick the one that comes next. A student who guesses wrongly does not take the card. The student with the most cards at the end wins.

Variation for Older Kids: Ask the child the spelling as well as the name of the book. If using cards, turn it over after he picks the right one and ask him to spell it blindly.


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