15 Bible Scavenger Hunt Questions

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:

Resources

  • Bibles (ideally NIV)
  • Cameras
  • Worksheet with questions on (see below)
  • Pens

Preparation

None, other than ensuring you have all the resources listed above.

Teams

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.

Instructions

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:

  1. First, they have to use their Bible to look up answers to the 15 questions and write those down on the worksheet
  2. 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!

Bible Translation

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.

Points

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)

Best Photo

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. 1 Samuel 20:38 What did the boy pick up? Arrow
  2. Deuteronomy 6:9 Commandments should be written on the doorframes of houses and what else? Gates
  3. Song of Songs 5:12 What are like doves? Eyes
  4. Luke 23:31 What’s green? Tree
  5. James 2:2 What is the ring made of? Gold
  6. Matthew 21:33 What did the landowner put around the vineyard? Wall
  7. Genesis 4: 21 Jubal played pipes and what else? Stringed instruments
  8. Zechariah 11:1 What should be opened? Doors
  9. Mark 11:15 What was overturned? Tables
  10. Joel 3:18 The hills would flow with what? Milk
  11. Proverbs 18:15 What body part of the wise seeks knowledge? Ears
  12. Genesis 22:6 Abraham carried the fire and what else? Knife
  13. Exodus 28:36 What was made of pure gold? Plate
  14. Revelation 4:6 In front of the throne was something that looked like a sea of what? Glass
  15. Ezekiel 31:7 What was sent down to abundant waters? Roots

Printable Bible Scavenger Hunt Questions

For another similar activity to this, check out our 15 Bible scavenger hunt clues that also includes a free worksheet.

Bible Scavenger Hunt For Youth – Fruits Of The Spirit

If you work with young people in a youth group at church, there’s a good chance that you’re always on the lookout for ideas of fun activities to do with them.

To help you out, here’s a Bible scavenger hunt idea to help them explore the passage of scripture about the Fruits Of The Spirit (Galatians 5: 22-23).

Resources

  • List of the Fruits Of The Spirit
  • Pens
  • Cameras (students’ cellphone cameras are fine)

Preparation

None, other than getting permission slips signed by parents if you’re planning on going offsite, as well as transportation if that’s the case. Check out Youth Workin’ It for details on how to create permission slips.

Location

This photo scavenger hunt can be played wherever your youth group usually meets, although you could always go somewhere like a shopping mall.

Idea

Give the youth a copy of the list of Fruits Of The Spirit:

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Goodness
  • Faithfulness
  • Gentleness
  • Self-Control

Their task is to take photos of all of the fruits in action in real life. You can give them a few ideas as to what you’re looking for, but encourage them to use their creativity to interpret the fruits.

For example, patience could be represented by a photo of a long line of people in a store, while joy might be a toddler on a swing in a playground.

Alternatively, you could have your youth act out various scenes representing the fruits and take photos of them.

Video Scavenger Hunt

Another option would be to have the young people taking video footage rather than photos, either of members of the public (with their permission or being discreet!) or of themselves acting out scenes.

If you liked these ideas, we also have even more Fruits Of The Spirit activities over at Youth Workin’ It. They were suggestions for a youth retreat theme, but can just as easily be used during regular youth group meetings – you can check them out here.

We also have loads more Bible scavenger hunt ideas that are great for using with youth groups.