If you’re looking for a fun scripture-based game for church, these 15 Bible scavenger hunt questions are just what you need!
They’re perfect for using with people of any age:
- Your own kids
- Kids at Sunday school
- Christian youth group
- Adult small group
There’s also a free printable worksheet to make it even easier for you to organize – keep reading to download your copy.
Here’s how to plan it:
- Bibles (ideally NIV)
- Worksheet with questions on (see below)
None, other than ensuring you have all the resources listed above.
This Bible scavenger hunt will be most fun played in small teams of 3-5.
If you only have a handful of people in your group though, it can be played individually or in pairs.
Give each team / player a copy of the scavenger hunt questions worksheet and a pen.
You’ll also need to make sure that they have a Bible and camera available – either you could provide this or this is something that the players might have with them, especially because cell phone cameras are fine to use.
Advise them that this activity consists of two tasks:
- First, they have to use their Bible to look up answers to the 15 questions and write those down on the worksheet
- Once they know all the answers, it turns into a photo scavenger hunt – they have to go and take photos of the 15 different items
Arrange a time that they have to be completed by and then set them answering and hunting!
These questions have been created based on the NIV translation, so it’s best to try and have teams get their answers from that version, otherwise they may end up looking for different items to the ones you have on the list.
There are three sets of points available:
- 1 point for each photo they manage to take
- 1 bonus point for the best photo of each item
- 2 bonus points for the team that took the 15 photos first (if any team actually managed this within the time limit)
As mentioned above, there’s a total of 15 bonus points available based on the best photo for each item. This can be decided however you like, but here are some suggestions:
- For how artistic a picture is
- For how funny it is
- For getting random members of the public involved
Let the players know beforehand how you’re planning on awarding the bonus points so that they can bear this in mind when taking their pictures.
Bible Scavenger Hunt Questions
Here’s the list of 15 questions you can use for this game.
Beneath the list is a link to download the free printable worksheet – please feel free to print as many copies as you need when playing this game.
** Please note that the answers are on the second of the two pages, so only print off the first page for the players. **
- 1 Samuel 20:38 What did the boy pick up? Arrow
- Deuteronomy 6:9 Commandments should be written on the doorframes of houses and what else? Gates
- Song of Songs 5:12 What are like doves? Eyes
- Luke 23:31 What’s green? Tree
- James 2:2 What is the ring made of? Gold
- Matthew 21:33 What did the landowner put around the vineyard? Wall
- Genesis 4: 21 Jubal played pipes and what else? Stringed instruments
- Zechariah 11:1 What should be opened? Doors
- Mark 11:15 What was overturned? Tables
- Joel 3:18 The hills would flow with what? Milk
- Proverbs 18:15 What body part of the wise seeks knowledge? Ears
- Genesis 22:6 Abraham carried the fire and what else? Knife
- Exodus 28:36 What was made of pure gold? Plate
- Revelation 4:6 In front of the throne was something that looked like a sea of what? Glass
- Ezekiel 31:7 What was sent down to abundant waters? Roots
For another similar activity to this, check out our 15 Bible scavenger hunt clues that also includes a free worksheet.