Bible Scavenger Hunt

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Here’s a great activity to do if you have several kids at home or if you’re working in kids’ ministry at church – a Bible Scavenger Hunt.

The difference with this scavenger hunt and other scavenger hunts is that the clues are all found in Scripture. Each clue has the reference and a phrase from a verse with a word blanked out. (The reason the phrase is written out is because some verses contain lists and kids wouldn’t know which one was the right one.) Kids need to look up the verse to find the missing word – and then search for the next clue. For instance, if the clue is “door,” they look around the doors. Good practice in looking up Scripture.

The last clue leads them to some small prizes, a treat or a promise of the next activity, whatever works for your situation.

I wrote out 11 verse clues for you – but these are just examples. Look for verses that mention items, places, etc. within the space where your kids play.

And have fun!


*Clues, however many you need for your hunt.

*Bibles (I used ESV. The teams will each need Bibles in the same version you used in your clues.)

*Treasure at the end – treat, small prizes, announcement of the next fun activity!


Proverbs 26:14 – As a _____ turns on its hinges


Job 30:7 – Among the _____they bray.

Pots and Pans

2 Kings 4:41 – He said, “Then bring flour.” And he threw it into the ______ and said, “Pour some out for the men, that they may eat.” 


Psalm 18:28 – For it is you who light my ______ ; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.

Gold (something predominantly gold colored)

Genesis 2:12 – And the ____ of that land is good


Ecclesiastes 12:12 – Of making many ______ there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.


Proverbs 21:9 – It is better to live in a __________


Genesis 8:6 – At the end of forty days Noah opened the _____ of the ark.


Luke 14:15 – When one of those who reclined at ______with him heard these things, he said to him.


Isaiah 38:20 – We will play my music on _________ _____________




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