Names of God Bingo


Time

30 minutes

Description

This game reinforces learning about the names of God through repetition and a fun activity.

Materials

  • Copies of the six different bingo cards (See the “Names of God Bingo Cards” on the “Lesson and Material Downloads” page.) Each card has all the same names of God, but they have different placements. You can choose whether or not you reveal this information to the children.
  • Something to act as blotters. You can use coins, torn pieces of paper, poker chips… You will need enough for all the children to use.
  • One copy of the Names of God Call-Out Sheet” (at the end of this lesson plan).
  • Scissors
  • Bowl
  • Optional – Prizes for getting bingos.
  • Optional – Copies of “Names of God Chart” for each child. (See “Lesson and Material Downloads” page

Preparation

· Print the “Names of God Call-Out Sheet” at the end of this lesson plan, and cut it into strips.

· Place the strips in a bowl, and mix them up.

· Practice the script.

· Print copies of the six different bingo cards.

· Distribute them randomly to the children so that each child has one.

Procedure

Use the following script (or modify to suit your needs):

  • “We’re going to play a game to help us remember the different names of God from the Bible.”
  • “Each of you has received a “Names of God” bingo sheet. On it, you will see some of the names of God from the Bible and what they mean. These aren’t all the names of God, but it’s a good list to start with.”
  • “I’m going to draw names from this bowl and call them out loud.”
  • “You have also received some blotters that you can use to mark the names of God that I call out loud.”
  • “Whenever I call out a name of God, search your bingo sheet to see if you have it. If you do, put a blotter on top of that name.”
  • “If you get five boxes in a row, in a column or in a diagonal marked, you have a bingo!”
  • “The center space is marked, ‘Grace Space.” This one is free; you can put a blotter on it now. It’s to remind you of God’s grace to us. Grace is something that you get but didn’t earn.”
  • “When you get a bingo, jump up and yell, “BINGO!” and I’ll come by to check what you have marked.”
  • “Does anyone have any questions about how to play?” (Answer questions.)
  • “Okay, let’s play!” (Draw a name of God from the bowl, and announce it twice slowly. Be sure to read off both the name of God and its meaning each time. Then draw the next name. Continue this process until someone calls, “BINGO!”)
  • (For a variation, you can play Blackout. In this version, all boxes must be covered in order to win.)


Names of God Call-Out Sheet

Abba

(Father)

Jehovah-Sabaoth

(The Lord of Hosts)

Jehovah-Tsidkenu

(The Lord Our Righteous-ness)

El Chuwl

(The God Who Gave You Birth)

Yahweh-Shammah

(The Lord is Present)

Adonay

(Lord, Master)

Christ

(The Annointed One)

Yahweh

(The Self-Existent One)

Jehovah-Hoseenu

(The Lord Our Maker)

Ancient of Days

Jehovah-Nissi

(The Lord My Banner)

Elohim

(The Creator)

Alpha and Omega

(First and Last)

El Deah

(God of Knowledge)

Jehovah-Rohi

(The Lord Our Shepherd)

El Roi

(The God Who Sees)

Jehovah-Shalom

(The Lord is Peace)

Jehovah-Jireh

(The Lord Will Provide)

El Elyon

(The God Most High)

El Shaddai

(God Almighty)

Jehovah-Rapha

(The Lord That Heals)

Jehovah-Elohim

(The Eternal Creator)

El Olam

(The Everlasting God)

Yahweh-Bore

(The Lord Creator)

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Names of God Bingo

  1. Dude,
    Thank you so much for filling a half hour of my class time with this game! My lesson this week is to review a long list of the names of God that they’ve been learning about over the last few months … a long review is not something that keeps the attention of 4th graders too well.

    —-

    Yeah, I’ve done lessons like that before, where you’ve lost their attention five minutes into the lesson. Misery. Anyway…Glad I could help.

    Blessings…Michael

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  3. Linda

    Great idea! I have been teaching my Children’s Church about the different names and titles of Jesus, and this post is great inspiration for a review game substituting those names. Thanks for sharing!!!

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