Bible Scattergories

Last Updated on April 28, 2023 by Michele Tripple

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Bible Scattergories is perfect for your next family game night or a fun church activity! You’ll love how much fun it is to learn more about the Bible with this exciting game! Grab this fun printable game and start playing!

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I am always looking for new, fun ways to teach my family more about the Bible! 

There are so many great stories and lessons to be learned, but sometimes it can be challenging to make it interesting and exciting for my kids. 

We’ve had so much fun playing Bible Charades and Bible Trivia, so I couldn’t wait to make a fun Bible Scattergories game! 

My kids were thrilled to show off what they know as they came up with answers for each category, and then shared their answers with each other at the end. 

I know your family will love it as much as mine does! Be sure to scroll down and grab your Bible Scattergories game!

We are big fans of scattergories at our house, so we are always looking for new scattergories games to play. Some of our favorites are Scattergories for Kids, Thanksgiving Scattergories, Christmas Scattergories, Valentine’s Day Scattergories, and of course, Bible Scattergories! 

With 26 letters of the alphabet and 5 different lists, it’s a different game every time! 

Why not try this fun family game? 

You’ll have a blast playing together as you challenge your knowledge of the Bible!

What Is Scattergories?

Scattergories is a fun, fast-paced word game that exercises your brain and sparks your creativity. 

Each round begins by choosing a letter and then filling out your list with answers that begin with that letter within a certain amount of time, usually 3 minutes. 

When the time is up you reveal your answers for each phrase. 

For every answer you come up with that no one else has, you get a point. If you write down the same word as someone else you both cross it out and receive no points. At the end of the round you add up your points and see who got the most. This is sure to become your family’s new favorite game!

What You Need To Play Scattergories

  • Printed Bible Scattergories lists for each player
  • A timer
  • An alphabet die or our printed letter squares
  • Pens or pencils for each player
  • Your family and friends! 

How To Play Bible Scattergories

  • Hand out answer sheets to each player, and choose one of the 5 lists: Old Testament Stories, Stories About Jesus, People, Places and Things, and Lessons Learned. You can also create your own list using the blank one we’ve included! 
  • One player chooses a letter. You can do this by picking one of our printed alphabet letter cards from a bowl or hat, or you can roll an alphabet die. If you already own the traditional scattergories game, you can use the die that comes with it. 
  • Start the timer and start writing down your answers for each category until the time runs out. Answers must match the category and start with the chosen letter for that round. Each round is usually 3 minutes.
  • Once the round is over, it’s fun to hear everyone’s answers! If you are keeping score, circle any answers that no one else gave, and cross them out if they match someone’s answer. Each circled word is worth a point! 
  • You can play as many rounds as you want! Just pick a new letter and use the same list or try a different one! 
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  • The first word of your answer must begin with the letter chosen for that round.
  • You can’t use the same word for more than one question per round.
  • If you roll a letter that’s already been chosen, roll again.
  • If your answer has more than one word that starts with the chosen letter, you get a bonus point. For example, if your answer is Cookie Crisp for a breakfast cereal, you get two points!

Tips For Playing Bible Scattergories

If you are playing with young children, you may want to allow more time for each round. Or, you can pair younger kids with an older kid or adult to work as a team. 

If your category list seems difficult, consider using the blank list to make up your own list that is easier for young kids. 

They can use their own list while playing right along with everyone else! 

It’s always a good idea to print enough lists for everyone to have their own. 

Bible Scattergories

Round 1: Old Testament Stories

  1. One of God’s creations
  2. An animal on the ark
  3. A color on Joseph’s coat
  4. A plant that might have been in the Garden of Eden
  5. A plague in Egypt
  6. A commandment 
  7. A word that rhymes with “ark”
  8. Something red
  9. An Old Testament prophet
  10. A language that might have been spoken at the Tower of Babel

Round 2: Stories About Jesus

  1. Another name for Jesus
  2. Someone who was healed
  3. A follower of Jesus
  4. A miracle Jesus performed
  5. Something white
  6. A commandment that Jesus gave
  7. A place Jesus visited
  8. A parable Jesus taught
  9. A word that rhymes with “fish”
  10. A way that Jesus helped others

Round 3: People

  1. A woman in the Bible
  2. Prophets in the Bible
  3. Mothers in the Bible
  4. Tribes of Israel
  5. Angels
  6. A man in the bible
  7. Fathers in the Bible
  8. Food they ate
  9. Jobs/trades mentioned in the Bible
  10. Warriors in the Bible

Round 4: Places and Things

  1. A city mentioned in the Bible
  2. A body of water
  3. Things used to build the temple
  4. Places Christ walked
  5. Things associated with Egypt
  6. Places where people were in prison
  7. Places where missionaries visited
  8. A place where Jesus taught people
  9. Things that were counted
  10. Weapons

Round 5: Lessons Learned

  1. Fruits of the Spirit
  2. Things to forgive
  3. Promises of God
  4. Sins 
  5. Things that bring blessings
  6. Commandments
  7. Curses
  8. Ways God blesses us
  9. Ways we can help others
  10. A word that rhymes with “grace”

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