Inside: How to play Bible charades with ideas & the ultimate printable word list.

Cultivating a deep relationship with God can be done in many ways. I know that your mind may have instantly imagined studying the good book for hours on end or spending time in church. Both are ways to achieve this, sure. But they aren’t the only way. This path is something completely unique to you, and it will look different for everyone.

So if you’ve been looking to find a way to add a little extra fun to your bible study sessions then you have come to the right place.

Today we are talking all about Bible charades!

Yes, you’ve heard me correctly. Bible charades are something we used to play in my Sunday school to help us incorporate the lessons that we’ve learned from the bible in a fun and playful way. I highly recommend this to anyone who hosts their own bible study, because it’s so fun.

Biblical Charade Ideas

More than this, it helps you to retain the information you’ve read in a hands-on and fun environment. Studies show that people are more likely to remember what they are taught when they are engaged, and this is definitely an awesome way to get your minds ready to absorb in a way that doesn’t feel like work but play.

To help you get started, I’ve compiled the master list of over 145 Bible charades ideas & Wordlist.

To save your hand muscles, I’ve also made sure to include printable pre-made cards at the bottom. If you are really trying to learn though, I recommend making your own.

It’ll help you to remember not only for your own good but for the good of the team that you’ll be playing with. Seeing as it will help you to get a jump start on miming ideas. Take a look!

People From The Bible Charades List

To start, I thought we’d keep it simple with people from the good book. This is a list of the most well-known figures to appear in the bible. It’s a wonderful jumping-off point for the game before we get into full sentences. 

1. Jesus Christ

2. Mother Mary

3. Noah’s Ark

4. Judas

5. Adam & Eve

6. Abraham

7. Moses

8. David

9. Elijah 

10. Isaiah 

11. Peter

12. Paul

13. Cain & Abel

14. Isaac

15. Joseph

16. Solomon

17. Joel

18. Jebediah

19. Jonah

20. Job

21. Obidiah

22. Malachai

23. Samson

24. Solomon

25. Asa

26. Xerxes

27. Darius

28. Cyrus

29. Jeremiah

30. Zephaniah

31. Micah

32. Amos

33. Saul

34. Gideon

35. Joshua

Charade list For Bible study & family night

Bible Themed Charades

This next list is slightly harder seeing as you’ll have more words to use. But I know you got this in the bag! Here are some of the most well-known bible phrases and sayings.

Remember to not overthink, you know these, and so does your study group!

36. Praise the Lord

37. The joy of the lord is your grace

38. Garden Of Eden

39. Parting the Red Sea

40. John the Baptist

41. For God so loved the world

42. Honor Your Mother Your Father

43. The prodigal son

44. Holy Spirit

45. God Is good

46. Jesus Calms the Storm

47. You shall have no other god before me

48. Jordan River

49. Love One Another

50. Samson & Delilah

51. You Shall Not Murder

52. The Good Samaritan

53. Love is patient, Love is kind

54. Jesus’ 12 Disciples

55. Jesus Rose From The Dead

56. The last supper

57. In your anger, do not sin

58. 5 Loaves and 2 Fish

59. The Lost Sheep

60. 10 Plagues of Egypt

Bible Verse Charades Ideas

Bible Verses

Bumping it up a notch, this section is full of bible verses. Extra points to the teams that can name what section each come out of. 

61. I can do everything through him who gives me strength

62. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

63. Be still, and know that I am god

64. For we walk by faith, not by sight

65. For nothing is impossible with God

66. And with Christ, hope springs eternal.

67. Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

68. My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.

69. You did not choose me but I chose you.

70. Let all that you do be done in love.

71. Our faith can move mountains.

72. Let all that you do be done in love.

73. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

74. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

75. Jesus Wept.

76. Rejoice always

77. Pray without ceasing

78. For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

79. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

80. Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, and be strong.

81. The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

82. The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

83. Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life.

84. A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

85. Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.

86. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

87. The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

88. So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

89. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

90. I love you, LORD; you are my strength.

91. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.

92. And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.

93. Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

94. Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

95. Through love we serve one another.

96. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

97. My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed.

98. It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

99. You are my friends if you do what I command.

100. Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”

Bible Charades

More Bible Charades Ideas

These are not exactly straight out of the bible, but they are phrases that you should be able to mime pretty easily. They’re in more of a modern word style. I thought we’d finish it out a little easier. 

101. God Creates All

102. Noah builds the ark

103. Noah saves the animals

104. Moses witnessed the bush burning

105. Flies Plague Egypt

106.  Frogs Plague Egypt

107. Thou shall not kill

108. Balaam talks to the donkeys

109. The building walls are pulled down by Samson

110. Goliath is slain by David

111. The leper is healed 

112. The tomb lays empty

113. Parable of the lost sheep

114. You should not speak evil

115. Jesus cleans his disciple’s feet

116. Paul wrecks his ship

117. The shepherds pay a visit to baby Jesus

118. The virgin mary

119. Parable of the ten virgins 

120. Joseph gets sold into Egypt

121. You cannot steal

122. Your parents deserve the honor

123. A large fish swallows Jonah

124. Daniel in the lion’s den

125. The blind man can see

126. Stephen gets stoned

127. Judas betrays Jesus

128. The first commandment is to love god

129. The story of the widows might

130. I love the lord

131. God is good

132. Baptism

133. Frankincense & myrrh

134. Immaculate conception

135. Love is an expression of god

 Printable Cards

As promised, here are some printable cards to save your hand muscles.

136. Free Bible Charades Cards

137. 100 Bible Cards

138. Charades with photos

139. Simple Printable Cards

140. Cute Charades Cards

141. Charade Cards in Color

142. Bible Verses for Children

143. Brown Charade Cards

144. Charades Cards Old & New Testament

145. 60 Bible Cards

Fun Additions

146. Have everyone come dressed like someone from the bible! This will help make things extra fun.

147. Have classic foods to eat, like food from the bible. Bread, and whatnot.

148. Set the scene with scent as well, perhaps by using incense with frankincense.

149. Have a brand new cool bible for whoever is the winning group.

What are you waiting for?! Print these out and let’s get playing.

PS. Free printable bible study games & printable games for woman’s ministry at church.