Children's ministry word puzzles are a fun way to become familiar with important messages from your lesson. Look for Crosswords, Cross-outs, Fill-in, Scrambles, Word searches, mazes and more. Use these special activities for a particular theme, or just for fun. Always a hit with the kids. More information

A Promised Helper

(Word Search) The children will complete a word search that teaches about Jesus’ promised helper.

Abba Repeats

(Word Search) The children will search for the word “Abba.”

Abram And Lot Part Company

(Word Search) Children search for words found in the story of when Abram & Lot had to part company due to the size of their flocks.

According To His Purpose

(Cross-out) Children cross out words that are the names of animals, colors, and numbers to reveal the encouraging message of Romans 8:28

Ahab And Jezebel

(Word Search) Children search for words found in the story about Elijah's confrontation with Ahab and Jezibel.

All Sins Forgiven

(Cross-out) Children cross out certain words in this puzzle to reveal the message of 1 Peter 3:18, that Jesus died for our sins to bring us to God.

Amazing Patience

(Maze) Job patiently endured many twists and turns in his life, struggling through what appeared to be dead-ends. Likewise, our lives can seem like a confusing maze of events, but thankfully, we know God has the answer key.

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

(Cryptogram) People tend to look at other's outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.

Attributes Of God

(Word Scramble) Kids unscramble words that describe some of God’s attributes.

Bible Word Search

(Word Search) The Word of God, the Bible, was written by over 35 people, each coming from a different background. This word search lets the kids find key words about the people who wrote the Bible.

Blessed Is He

(Word Fill-in) Children find key words from the story about Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Characters Of Easter - The Crowd

(Crossword) The children will complete a puzzle, using their Bibles, to learn about the crowd's conflicting opinions of Jesus.

Christian Suffering

(Word Search) Children search for words related to Christian suffering and victory through Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3

(Crossword) The children complete a crossword to learn about Christian maturity.

Cross Puzzle

(Jigsaw) "All we like sheep have gone astray," Isaiah 53:6: A cross-shaped puzzle to help the kids memorize.

Dangers Of Covetousness

(Word Search) Kids search for words related to the dangers of coveting.

Daniel And The Den Of Lions

(Maze) Help Daniel avoid the lions and find his way out of this tricky maze.

Depend On Jesus

(Word Search) The children will review and find words that relate to Christian maturity.

Do Not Worry

(Word Search) Jesus tells us not to worry about our lives and to consider how God feeds the birds and dresses the lilies. (Matthew 6:25-34)

Father Of Nations

(Cross-out) Students complete this puzzle to see what God promised to Abraham. (Genesis 22:17a)

Find Your Focus

(Maze) A fun puzzle that will challenge students to recognize some of the distractions that can be demanding during the Christmas season and remind them of the true reason to celebrate Christmas.

Fire Escape

(Maze) Children help Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego find their way to safety in this maze. Taken from Daniel 3:12-30

First Miraculous Sign

(Word Scamble) Jesus comes to the rescue and performs His first miracle. Kids unscramble key words associated with John 2:1-11.

Forgive Others

(Maze) Kids try to find which cartoon character leads to the topic of the day, which is to forgive others.

Gifts From Above

(Word Search) Spiritual Gifts used to build up the Body of Christ from Romans 12:4-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 can be found in this Word Search

God Is Loving

(Word Scramble) Children unscramble words to learn more about God's love for them.

God Knows Everything

(Word Search) God knows the secrets of our hearts, our thoughts, how we were made; He knows everything. In this word search, children find words from key verses about God's knowledge.

God The Creator

(Cryptogram) When children finish decoding the puzzle, they learn that God is the creator of all things.

God The Father

(Crossword) All the answers to this crossword puzzle deal with the attributes of God or His interaction with Biblical leaders.

God's Promise

(Word Fill-in) God promises to give those who love Him the "crown of life" if they do something important. Find out what it is!

God's Wrath Revealed

(Crossword) "The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men." (Romans 1:18) Kids look up different Bible verses to solve this crossword puzzle about God's wrath.

Hannah Dedicates Samuel To The Lord

(Cross-out) Children cross out words that are the names of planets, colors of the rainbow, and names of animals to reveal why Hannah dedicated her son Samuel to the Lord.

He Has Risen

(Word Search) Children search for words related to Jesus rising from the dead.

Heavenly Treasures

(Crossword) We should store treasures in Heaven, not on earth. All of the answers to this crossword puzzle about where our treasures should be stored can be found in Matthew 6:19-21.

Help Lazarus Unwind

(Maze) It is amazing; Jesus has raised Lazarus from the dead!

How Noah Did It

(Word Fill-in) A word puzzle to help the kids discover what it really took for Noah to build the ark.

How To Be Ready For Jesus

(Crossword) A puzzle based on 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 that describes how to be prepared for the return of our Lord, Jesus.

How To Live A Godly Life

(Cross-out) Children cross out words that are the names of animals, colors, and numbers to reveal the encouraging message of 2 Peter 1:3

In The Light

(Cross-out) While walking along the path, the Word of the Lord will be our guiding light. (Psalm 119:105)

Jairus' Daughter Is Alive

(Word Search) The children will learn the details of one of Jesus’ miracles.

Jesus And The Soldiers

(Maze) The children will complete a maze and learn about Jesus’ crucifixion.

Jesus Depended On God

(Crossword) Jesus depended on God, and He asks us to depend on Him and His power as a branch depends on the vine. John 15:4,5

Jesus Was Humble

(Word Search) Jesus was humble, and he shows us how to become humble servants with words found in John 13: 1-17

Job's Afflictions

(Word Search) Children search for words found in the story of Job, when Satan afflicted Job with many sorrows in an attempt to get him to curse God.

Joseph's Jealous Brothers

(Crossword) An easy crossword puzzle using key words from the story of Joseph and his jealous brothers.

King Herod Is Troubled

(Crossword) In this puzzle, students will use the story from Matthew 2:1-20 to answer questions about King Herod and his opposition to Jesus.

King Joash

(Crossword) A puzzle based on the reign of King Joash.

Lazarus Come Forth

(Word Scramble) Unscramble the words found in the story about the resurrection of Lazarus.

Leave Her Alone

(Crossword) A puzzle about the story of Mary when she poured perfume onto Jesus' feet and then wiped them with her hair.

Let Your Light Shine

(Cross-out) After crossing out certain words, a bright message from Matthew 5:16 appears.

Lost And Found

(Maze) A round and round you go maze where the children help the shepherd find his beloved little lost sheep.

Love Is...

(Word Search) We express love in many ways. Children will find words of love suggested in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 hidden in this puzzle.

Me And My House

"But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." (Joshua 25:15b) This verse is written on a Tangram, an ancient baffling puzzle kids can solve.

Miracle Scramble

(Word Scramble) We can believe Jesus is the Son of God by the many miracles He performed.

Mixed Up Emotions

(Word Scramble) Kids unscramble words and use happy and sad faces to identify emotions they may have during the week.

Names Of God

(Word Search) The children will complete a word search and review the names of God.

Nehemiah Repairs The Walls

(Word Search) Children search for words found in the story of Nehemiah, who let neither opposition nor mockers stand in his way of rebuilding Jerusalem's walls for God.

Nehemiah's Jerusalem

(Word Scramble) Students unscramble the names of the city gates that Nehemiah and his friends repaired.

No Gift Is Too Small

(Word Search) Even as children, we can give to the church in many meaningful ways to help the body of Christ grow.

Paul And Silas In Prison

(Word Search) Kids search for words from the story about Paul and Silas when they continued to glorify God and share the Good News of Jesus while in prison. (Acts 16:16-30)

Pentecost Word Scramble

(Word Scramble) The children will unscramble the words pertaining to Pentecost found in Acts 2.

Perfect Gifts

(Cross-out) After crossing out certain words, a message from James 1:17 is revealed about perfect gifts coming from the Father.

Power Of The Cross

(Cross-out) As Jesus died on the cross between two criminals, He asked His Father to do something very special for all of us. What He asked is found in Luke 23:24.

Pslam 23

(Crossword) Kids can find all of the answers to this crossword puzzle by reading Psalm 23.

Puzzled Over Jealousy

(Word Search) After completing this word search, the children will not be puzzled as to why God's jealousy is holy and just while theirs is not.

Rahab Hides The Spies

(Word Search) By hiding the spies Rahab took action and displayed outward evidence of where her loyalties lay. (Joshua 2:1-24)

Run The Good Race

(Maze) Kids help the jogger finish the race in this maze of perseverance

Saul Is Anointed King

(Word Search) Children search for words related to Saul becoming king.

Search For God's Armor

(Word Search) We are told to put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, we may be able to stand our ground. Kids become familiar with the different pieces of God's armor in this word search.

Search For Wisdom

(Word Search) A word search puzzle that describes what we need to do to gain wisdom.

Secret Message: Joseph Of Arimathea

(Word Fill-in) The children will use their bibles to discover a secret message about helping others.

Shepherds Spread The Good News

(Word Search) Students will complete a puzzle about the shepherds that spread the good news of Jesus' birth.

Shipwreck Island

(Maze) Kids help Paul find his way to the Island of Malta by stepping on the debris from the ship.

Silas Is A Helper

(Crossword) The children will identify key words about Silas’ service to the Lord.

Spiritual Battle

(Cross-out) The message revealed in this puzzle will help the children understand the spiritual battle occurring between good and evil as described in Ephesians 6:12.

Tangled Up In Pride

(Maze) Pride can easily entangle us if we are not careful.

Tangram Verse Puzzle

"I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5). This verse is written on a Tangram, an ancient baffling puzzle kids can solve.

Teachings From Proverbs

(Crossword) A quick walk through Proverbs to discover the benefits of heeding instruction.

The Final Hours

(Crossword) A search of the scriptures focusing on the betrayal and crucifixion of Jesus.

The Holy Spirit

(Crossword) The children will complete a puzzle to learn about the Holy Spirit.

The Last Supper

(Crossword) Children discover things they might have seen or heard had they been present during the Lord's Supper.

The Magi Search For Jesus

(Word Search) After Jesus was born, some very special people paid him a visit. Words from the story are hidden in this word search.

The Pool Of Bethesda

(Crossword) Kids learn about Jesus' power to heal while doing a crossword puzzle based on John 5:1-15.

The Power Of Prayer

(Cryptogram) Children decode the verse to find out what happens when they pray.

The Prophet Daniel

(Word Winder) What did it take for Daniel to survive when he was in Babylon? This word winder provides the answer.

The Rich Man And Lazarus

(Word Scramble) Children unscramble words found in the story about the rich man and a beggar named Lazarus. Luke 16:19-31

The Story Of Ruth

(Word Search) Key words from the story of Ruth are hidden in this word search.

The Tongue Is Like...

(Maze) Kids choose the correct path to finish the maze by only encountering the objects James compares the tongue to in the Bible.

The Twelve Apostles

(Word Winder) Children complete a Word Winder puzzle to find out why the Apostles followed Jesus.

Tower Maze

(Maze) Kids race to see who can get through the maze and to the top of the tower first.

Tower Of Babel

(Word Search) Children search for words from the Biblical account of the Tower of Babel.

Trust In The Lord

(Cross-out) After crossing out certain words, the remaining message will help kids know how to trust in the Lord. Proverbs 3:5-6

Twelve Minor Prophets

(Word Winder) Children complete a Word Winder puzzle to uncover the name of one of the twelve minor prophets from the Old Testament who had a special message from God. The name of this prophet is Micah.

Twleve Brothers

(Word Search) Joseph was one of twelve brothers, who became the twelve tribes of Israel. All twelve names are hidden in this word search.

Unlikely Bible Heroes

(Word Scramble) God often uses ordinary people to accomplish great things for His purpose. In this puzzle, children unscramble the names of some unlikely Bible heroes.

Wall Of Jericho

(Word Scramble) Children unscramble words found in the story about the fall of Jericho.

What Am I?

(Riddle) Children are given eight questions to try and slove a riddle. Which student will answer the riddle with the fewest clues?

What Can You See?

Find out if the kids can see the name of Jesus and a picture of Him when they close their eyes with these optical puzzles. Also a great object lesson to introduce prayer and quiet time.

What Crowns The Righteous?

(Cross-out) Children discover that "blessings" crown the head of the righteous in this special word cross-out puzzle from Proverbs 10:6a.

What Is A Covenant?

(Word Search) Kids will have fun searching for words while learning about covenants.

What Is Justification?

(Word Search) What is Justification?

What We Are Called To Be

(Word Fill-in) Children find out what they can become according to Romans 12:1 when they have Godly attitudes.

Where Is God?

(Word Fill-in) Children discover that God is everywhere' He is all around us. Words from Psalm 139:7-12.

Where Is Jonah?

(Word Search) A search to find out what happened to Jonah when he disobeyed God.

Who Is Jesus?

(Word Search) Many names are given to Jesus. Find some of them hidden in this word search.

Who Is John The Baptist?

(Word Scramble) Children look up verses and unscramble words to discover other names and descriptions given to John the Baptist.

Who Watches Over Us?

(Cryptogram) Children decode the verse to find out who watches over us.

Whom Shall We Follow?

(Cryptogram) Kids decode the words to find out whom we should be following. Psalm 25:5

Wise Men Search

(Word Search) Students will complete the following puzzle about the wise men who search for Jesus so that they could worship Him.

Word Jumble Of Kings And Queens

Students unscramble words that name seven of the kings and queens found in the Bible.

Words Of Love

Kids discover what love is and what love is not using 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

Words That Describe Dad

(Word Scramble) Kids unscramble words that describe dads.