Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Zacchaeus, Come Down





This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.








Zacchaeus, Come Down! Place your markers on “START”. Roll the die and follow the directions. Who ever gets to Zacchaeus first to help him down, wins. Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, fourth, etc. place.


Zacchaeus Come Down! Game- Directions, Game Board









Monday, June 18, 2018

Xerxes (file folder game)



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Purim is a Jewish holiday celebrating the salvation of the Persian Jews from Haman’s evil plot to have them all killed. It is tradition to use noise makers (gragger as they are called in Hebrew) to make as much noise as possible whenever Haman’s name is mentioned when you read the story. The purpose is to stamp down or blot out Haman’s name which comes from the book of Deuteronomy which says, “You shall blot out the memory of the Amalekites (Haman’s people) from under the heavens.” Encourage the children to boo or hiss when the name of Haman is mentioned and cheer when Esther and Mordecai are mentioned.


Xerxes: Be the first player to collect 4 Xerxes cards and win!




Directions: Place the Xerxes cards near the game board. Each player places a marker on START. Players take turns rolling the die and moving clockwise the number of spaces rolled on the die. Players follow the directions on the space they land on. If a player lands on a picture of a crown that player takes a Xerxes card. If a player lands on LOSE A CARD, they must put one of their Xerxes cards back into the pile. If a player lands on a picture of Haman all players boo and hiss. The player that landed on Haman gets to take a Xerxes card from any player they choose. If you land on LOSE A TURN you lose your next turn. When a player has collected four Xerxes cards, that player is the winner.

Optional: Play may continue until every player collects the four Xerxes cards.

Xerxes Game- Directions, Game Board, Xerxes Cards









Sunday, June 17, 2018

Who Gave Thanks To God (card game)






This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Who Gave Thanks To God: (card game) Are you thankful to God? Here is a fun game about Biblical characters that are thankful to God.


The object of the game is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player(s). On each turn, the player will turn over two cards (one at a time) and will read them out loud (or someone else can read the cards for them). The player keeps them if they match (the question card is answered correctly by matching it with the proper picture card). The cards are color coded to avoid confusion of which pair of cards match (each matching pair shares the same text box color). If the player successfully match a pair of cards, that player also gets to take another turn. When a player turns over two cards that do not go together, those cards are turned face down again where they were found and it becomes the next player’s turn.



Who Game Thanks To God Game- Directions, Game Cards







Saturday, June 16, 2018

Which came first? (file folder game)





This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.



Which Came First?



Which Came First? When this question is asked, most people think of the chicken or the egg. Here is a game that wants to know which Bible story came first.

Directions: Place your markers on START. Players take turns by rolling the die and moving that many spaces on the game board. Players must follow the directions on the space they land on. If the space has a picture of a chicken/egg on it, the player to their left draws a card and asks them a question about which story came first in the Bible. (If they cannot read it someone else can read it for them.) If the player answers correctly, they stay where they are. If they are incorrect, they must move back 2. If the player lands on a broken egg, they lose a turn. Play continues clockwise. The first player to reach FINISH wins. (You can also use this game to review what happened in the correct order of a certain Bible story or several of your own choosing. Just write up questions about key events in the story and play the game.)




Which Came First Game- Directions, Game Board, Question Cards



Friday, June 15, 2018

The Wedding At Cana File Folder Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.






The Wedding At Cana File Folder Game: Answer questions about the story and receive a jar token. The first player to collect 6 jars wins. (Younger students do not have to answer a question and can just collect a jar token.)


Wedding at Cana File Folder Game- Directions, Game Board, Question Cards, Tokens



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Walls of Jericho (file folder game)





This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Walls of Jericho: The first player to go around Jericho 7 times and receive 7 tokens wins.


Preparation: Print out black and white pages of gospelhall.org-The Walls of Jericho (page 2) for the children to color or print out the color version on page 3 and cut out. Make into a 3D model and put in the center of the game board (you might have to tape the two pieces together smaller so it can fit inside the game board). You can make the 3D model in a circle or in a rectangle, which ever you prefer.





Place Question Cards in a small basket near game board. Use another basket for discards. (Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.)

Directions: Place your markers on GO. Players take turns by rolling dice and moving that many spaces on the game board. Players must follow the directions on the space they land on. When a player lands on or passes GO the person to their right draws a card and asks them a question about the Walls of Jericho (if they cannot read it someone else can read it for them). If the player answers correctly, they receive a token. If they are incorrect, the player must go back to where they were. Land on a picture of dice, the player rolls again. Land on +2, +3, +4, etc., the player moves ahead that many spaces. If a player lands on a ram’s horn, they proceed directly to GO and can answer a question to receive a token. If they are incorrect, they stay on GO and try to answer a question on their next turn. Land on the Ark of the Covenant you can change your position with any player (if one is in front of you), but you cannot pass GO. Play continues counter clockwise. The first player to go around Jericho 7 times and receive 7 tokens wins. (Younger students do not have to answer a question. They receive a token every time they land on or pass GO.)





Walls of Jericho Game- Directions, Game Board, Question Cards, Tokens



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Virtues Game






This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Virtues Game: The objective of the game is to get the most points by answering questions about theological and cardinal virtues.

Set a timer for a specified time. Have a player roll the die on the floor in front of the class. If the die lands on a blank space, they do not answer a question. If the die lands on "?", they are asked a question by the teacher about theological and cardinal virtues. If the player answers correctly, they receive a point (you can use tokens, write it on the board, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive a point. Players must collect as many points as they can. The game is over when the timer goes off. Whoever has the most points, wins. You can play this game individually or in teams. For an added challenge, you can also have "Lose 1 Point" and "Take 1 Point" on one or a couple of the sides of the die. When a player rolls "Lose 1 Point", they must lose 1 point. If a player rolls "Take 1 Point", they may take a point from any player they choose.


Virtues Game- Directions, Questions



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Unforgiving Servant File Folder Game






This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.






The Unforgiving Servant File Folder Game: Players move around the board by apologizing correctly for things they have done wrong while other players forgive their transgressions. The players must say what they should do to correct their mistake and/or what consequences should happen to them so they will learn to take responsibility of their actions. Players must also answer questions about the story “The Unforgiving Servant” to receive a token. The player who reaches FINISH and has the most tokens wins the game.



Unforgiving Servant Game- Directions, Game Board, 70 x 7 Cards, I’m Sorry Cards, Tokens






Monday, June 11, 2018

Tower of Babel Jenga Game






This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Tower of Babel Jenga Game:


Preparation: Stack tower according to Jenga directions. Put question cards in a small basket nearby. Use another basket for discards. (Use only the cards that reflect your student's abilities.)

Directions: Players take turns by drawing a card and asking the player to their left a question about the Tower of Babel. If the player does not answer the question correctly, they must carefully remove a block with one hand (you can switch hands whenever you wish) from anywhere BELOW the highest completed story. Then stack it on top of the tower, at right angles to the blocks just below it. If the player answers the question correctly, the player that asked the question must remove one block from the tower. Play continues clockwise. As the game proceeds and the weight of the tower shifts, some blocks become looser than others and are easier to remove. You can touch other blocks to find a loose one - but if you move a block out of place, you must fix it (using one hand only) before touching another block. While stacking, always complete one 3 - block story before starting a higher one. Your turn ends 10 seconds after you stack your block-or as soon as the player to your left touches a block. The last player to take a turn without making the Tower of Babel fall wins the game.



Tower of Babel Jenga Game- Directions, Game Cards



Sunday, June 10, 2018

How much do you tithe? (file folder game)



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


How much do you tithe?- Try to figure out how much you should tithe as you move around the board.


Directions- Place your marker on START. Roll the die and move that many spaces. Follow the directions on the space. If you land on a space with the picture of Tithing on it, the player to your left draws a card and reads it out loud. The player is asked "What is 10% of ___?" If the player answers correctly they stay where they are. If they are incorrect, they move back 2 spaces. If you land on the piggy bank that is hungry, you did not put God first and spent all your money. You did not leave any money to do tithing and therefore lose your next turn. If you land on Tightwad, all other players say “TIGHTWAD!” because you refuse to give any money so you must change places with the player that is closest to START. Players roll the die and continue to move around the board. The first player to FINISH wins.



How Much Do You Tithe? Game- Directions, Game Board, Game Cards






Saturday, June 9, 2018

Christianopoly File Folder Game





Everyone has played Monopoly. Here is a twist to the Monopoly game that I made that helps teach the concept of tithing and managing your money.


This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.





Christianopoly File Folder Game: The object of the game is to learn the responsibility of good financial stewardship; making the right decisions about the money we have and managing it wisely. This includes being able to pay necessary bills at home, putting aside for the things you want, and taking care of your family. Not only do you have bills to pay, mortgages, insurance, etc. you must pay taxes, make donations and do tithing as well.


Christianopoly File Folder Game- Rules, Game Board, Community Chest Cards, Chance Cards



Friday, June 8, 2018

Tithing (file folder game)



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Tithing: A simple game to help reinforce tithing to young children.


Introduction: Tithing is our contribution to the support of the Church; formerly one tenth of one’s yearly income given to the Church. The Church uses that money to help pay for the Church expenses and contributions for the community and around the world.

Directions: Give each player 5 tokens (play money, poker chips, milk caps, etc.) to represent their tithing (money that they have put aside to give to the Church). Put one small basket on the table to put the donations in. Place your marker on any space on the game board. Each player in turn rolls the die and moves their marker along the board. They may go forward or backwards or follow any branch of the board they wish, as long as they only go one direction within a turn. This means that you can go forward or backward, but only forward or only backward in a single turn. When a player lands on a space that has a basket on it, they pick up a Game Card and read it out loud (if they cannot read it, someone else can read it for them). Then they put their donation (1 token) into the basket and their turn is over. The first player to donate all their tithing money wins.



Tithing File Folder Game- Directions, Game Board, Game Cards



Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Ten Talents File Folder Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.





The Ten Talents Game- Collect the most tokens by answering questions about the parable and win.



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Thief! (file folder game)





7th Commandment: You shall not steal. (Catholic version of the 10 Commandments.)

Introduction: Stealing is taking something that does not belong to you without asking. It is not borrowing, or finding something, or owning something, or having something with permission. It is taking something from someone else. Besides stealing, the seventh commandment forbids cheating, keeping things that are not ours, and accepting bribes by public officials.

We are commanded by the seventh commandment to respect what belongs to others, to live up to our business agreements, to pay our just debts and to not charge an exorbitant rate of interest when lending to another. We must also use the things we have wisely and treat our things with respect. In addition, this commandment includes that we do not keep others from having what they deserve or borrow things and not returning them.


Thief!: Players are given situations and they must identify whether or not they are breaking the 7th Commandment. They also must state what they are obliged to do for their sin.


This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.



Directions- Put each set of cards including the token cards in small baskets near the game board. Place your markers on START. Roll the die and move that many spaces. Follow the directions on the space you land on. If the space has a picture of a “Thief” on it, the player to your right draws a card and reads it out loud (if they cannot read, someone else will read it for them). On each card is a situation that the player must identify whether or not it is breaking the 7th commandment. If they player is correct, they move ahead 1 space. If the player is incorrect, they stay where they are and receive a “Thief” token. When a player lands on a “Do Not Steal” space, the player to your right draws a card and reads it out loud. On each card is a situation where you broke the 7th commandment and the player must state what they are obliged to do. (Example: You stole candy from a store- I would go back to the store and apologize and pay for the candy that I took.) When his/her answer states what they are obliged to do for their sin correctly the player may lose one of their tokens and place it back into the basket. Players will feel good knowing that they did the right thing which leads to getting rid of a “Thief” token. If the player cannot state what they are obliged to do for their sin, they move back one space. Players move around the board to FINISH. The player with the fewest “Thief” tokens at the end of the game is the winner.


Thief! Game- Directions, Game Board, Game Cards, Do Not Steal Cards, Tokens



Tuesday, June 5, 2018

What ever happened to good manners at church? (file folder game)






This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


What ever happened to good manners in church? Find out if you know how to behave in church.






For younger children: Have the children look at the large picture of the woman on the game board. Ask them: “How do you think she feels? Why do you think she feels this way? What is she saying? Why are good manners important at church?” (Because you should respect God's house.) Etc. Discuss. Have the children look at the other pictures on the board and ask them these questions: “How do you think he/she feels? Why do you think he/she feels this way?” Etc.

“How should you behave at church? What should you not do in church? Can you run in church? Why should we not run in church?” (It does not show respect to God and it is not good manners.) “God doesn't come to your house and run around. You shouldn't run around in his.” Discuss. “If you ran in church, what would other people do? Which picture on the board looks like how the person would feel if they saw you run in church?” Discuss other bad behaviors and manners that kids do in church. Have the students point to the picture on the board of how someone in church would react if they saw them do or say the bad behavior.

For older children: Good manners and how we treat others in every day life has changed over the years. This laid back attitude in life and being casual has affected how we live today and how we behave. Unfortunately, lack of manners is also in our churches and we should not condone this behavior or lower ourselves to it. This kind of behavior is not acceptable and does not belong in church at any time.

Introduction: While "Come as You Are" sounds relaxed and friendly, too relaxed is not necessarily a good thing when it comes to showing respect to God. We certainly would not behave this way in front of the Queen of England or the President of the United States. We behave and have good manners at church because it is God’s house.

When you are at Mass, CCD classroom, Fellowship Hall, VBS, etc. or at any church function, good manners need to be used at all times. Manners, whether at Mass or in other situations, reveal the value we place on each other and God. Why do we need to use good manners at church? Good manners show honor and respect towards others. We need to honor and respect God and everyone. So how do we respect the Church and use good manners?

Put the Game Cards in a small basket and set near the game board. Place your markers on START. Roll the die and move that many spaces. Follow the directions on the space you land on. If the space has a Roll Play activity on it, perform it to the best of your ability. If needed, the teacher will help you understand what to do and coach you how to do it correctly. If the space has a picture of person reacting to bad behavior that they had just seen in church, draw a Game Card and read it out loud (if the student cannot read, the teacher or someone can read it for them). Answer the question to the best of your ability (the teacher can coach the student if necessary).



What ever happened to good manners at church? Game- Directions, Game Board, Game Cards, Game Card List With Answers



Monday, June 4, 2018

Ten Commandments (Catholic) game





This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.



Introduction: What are sins? Breaking God’s law. What are God’s laws? The Ten Commandments. So what are the Ten Commandments? They are laws from God that we must always keep.

Directions: Players place their marker on START. The players roll the dice and follow the directions on the space they land on. If they land on a “?”, the player to their right draws a card and reads the question out loud (only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students). On each card is a question about sins and the player must tell which commandment the sin broke (they may say the commandment number or the commandment). Younger students can say whether or not it is a sin and why. If they answer correctly, they receive 1 token (milk caps, poker chips, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive one. When a player gets to the end of one game board, they keep going on the second game board and continue to FINISH. All players must land on FINISH with the exact number. When the player reaches FINISH they will count their tokens. After all players have made it to FINISH, the player with the most tokens wins.




Ten Commandments File Folder Game- Directions, Game Board, Question Cards



Ten Commandments In Order Game (Catholic)



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.




Ten Commandments In Order Game

Directions- Mix up cards and place them on a table face up. Students then put the commandments in the proper order lining them up from top to bottom. The first student that can put the commandment cards in the correct order wins. This game can be played individually or in teams.


Ten Commandments In Order Game- Directions and Cards



Sunday, June 3, 2018

Ten Commandments Memory Game






This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Ten Commandments Memory Game (Catholic)


Directions: Cards are laid out in a grid face down, and players take turns flipping pairs of cards over. On each turn, the player will first turn one card over, then a second. If the two cards match, the player scores one point, the two cards are removed from the game, and the player gets another turn. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over.

The object is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player. (One point is scored for each matched pair, and the player with the highest score after all cards have been matched wins.) When cards are turned over, it is important to remember where they are for when the matching card is turned up later in the game.


Ten Commandments Memory Game- Directions and Cards









Friday, June 1, 2018

The Seven Sacraments Game






This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


The Seven Sacraments: The object of the game is to collect 7 sacrament cards by answering questions about each sacrament. (For 2nd grade on up).


Directions: Place your marker on the START square. The player rolls the die and moves that many spaces on the board. If the player lands on a ? space, the teacher asks them a question from the list about one of the sacraments that the person does not have a sacrament card of. If the player is correct, they collect the corresponding sacrament card that the question was about (the players place their sacrament cards face up in front of them so the teacher knows what kind of sacrament question to ask). If the player is not correct, they do not collect a card. If the player lands on “Return a Card” they must return a sacrament card. Players must collect a sacrament card for each sacrament as they move around the board. Note that the board is set up so you can move around it many times. The first player to collect all 7 sacrament cards, wins. Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, fourth, etc. place. *You can play this game individually or as teams.


The Seven Sacraments Game- Directions, Game Board, Game Cards, Questions