Children’s Bible Stories: 10 To Teach Kids with Questions

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Bible stories are great to teach children. They establish biblical principles and help children understand some of the larger concepts that are introduced in more complicated stories. Here are 10 Bible stories with questions that you can use to teach your own children or kids in a Sunday school class.

Each of these stories are listed with the location of where you can find them in the Bible. As you read through each of these stories in preparation for the class you can pull out many more questions than what I have included. These questions are intended to get you started in building your own list of questions. Most are easy questions, but I also included some harder ones. Make up your list of questions based on the familiarity your students have with these stories.

Creation – Genesis 1

God created the world in 6 days. On the 7th day He rested from His work. The foundation for God, His authority, and the creation of the world rests in Genesis 1. While you may be tempted to skip over this story because of the commonality of it, remember that much of what shapes people’s ultimate belief in God and His Word is how they view this single chapter. Don’t miss the importance of teaching creation.

On what day did God create the sun, moon, and stars? 4th day

What was the name of the man God created on the 6th day? Adam

What else was made on the same day as man? Woman, land animals

Who named all the animals? Adam

What did God use from the man’s body to make the woman? A rib

Noah and the Flood – Genesis 6-9

From what kind of wood did Noah build the ark?

From what kind of wood did Noah build the ark?

Humankind did not spread out and cover the earth like God intended. The result was an increasing wickedness. God eventually destroyed the earth with a flood. He preserved mankind through the family of Noah.

From what kind of wood did Noah build the ark? Gopher

How many people were saved in the ark? 8

What 2 types of birds did Noah release? Raven, Dove

What did God give as a sign he would not destroy the world in a flood again? Rainbow

Who closed the door to the ark? God

Baby Moses – Exodus 2

The leader of the Israelites from Egypt was himself born in Egypt. Through God’s divine leading and protection, Moses grew to be a great leader of his people. Part of the process was his adoption and education as a child of Egypt’s ruling family.

Though Moses’ parents and family were Israelites, where did they live? Egypt

What did Pharaoh want to happen to the baby Israelite boys? He wanted them killed

What did Moses’ mother put him in to hide him? A basket in the river

Who found Moses in the river? Pharaoh’s daughter

Who cared for Moses for Pharaoh’s daughter? Moses’ birth mother

David and Goliath – 1 Samuel 17

Young David followed God’s leading by being obedient to his father and learning from his daily experiences. When David was faced with a greater challenge he was not completely caught off guard. He rose to the challenge as a young man and continued with that pattern of leadership.

Why did David go to the battlefield? To take bread and cheese to his brothers

Why did David get mad with the giant named Goliath? Goliath said that God could not take care of His people

How tall was Goliath? 6 cubits and a span, about 9 foot 6 inches tall

What type of weapon did David use to shoot Goliath? A sling and a rock

What did David use to kill Goliath? Goliath’s own sword

Jonah – Jonah 1-4

Jonah is called the reluctant prophet. He did not always obey God immediately, but he eventually accomplished God’s purposes. Unfortunately his story ends with him still upset with the way God was leading and working.

Where did God tell Jonah to go? Nineveh

Jonah got on a ship to travel to what city? Tarshish

Who threw Jonah into the water? The sailors

How many days was Jonah in the whale? 3

After Jonah preached in the city of Nineveh he went to the mountain to wait for God’s judgment. Two things happened that made him sad. What were they? God did not destroy Nineveh and the plant he used for shade dried up and died.

Shadrach, Meschach and Abed-nego – Daniel 1, 3

The stories of Daniel and his friends Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego are told in the book of Daniel. These two great stories (the fiery furnace and the lion’s den) are just a couple of chapters from an important prophetical book.

What were Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego’s Hebrew names? Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), and Azariah (Abed-nego)

Who was the king who threw them into the fiery furnace? Nebuchadnezzar

How much hotter than normal did they make the furnace for Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego? 7 times hotter

How many people did the king see in the fire? 4

Who did the king say was the other person in the fire? The Son of God

Daniel – Daniel 1, 6

What was Daniel’s Babylonian name? Belteshazzar

What was the name of the king when Daniel and his friends were taken from Judah? Nebuchadnezzar

What was the law that Daniel broke which caused him to be put in the lion’s den? He prayed to God

What was the king’s name when Daniel went to the lion’s den? Dairus

Did the king want Daniel to be eaten by the lions? No, the king and Daniel were friends

Jesus’ Birth – Matthew 1, 2; Luke 2

We remember Jesus’ birth each year at Christmas. We don’t know the date that Jesus was born, but it is great that in many cultures around the world there is time set aside to remember this most important event. You will probably teach this story leading up to the Christmas holiday. Take the opportunity to share with the children why Christmas is so important to us as Christians.

Where was Jesus born? Bethlehem

What does Jesus’ name Emmanuel mean? God with us

To whom did the angels first announce the birth of Christ? Shepherds

How many wise men were there? This is a trick question because the Bible does not say. The Bible only tells us that there were 3 gifts. Therefore, people say there were three wise men. But it is just as likely that there were many more.

After the wise men left, where did Joseph take his family? Egypt, to escape from Herod

Transfiguration – Matthew 17

The story of the transfiguration of Christ is very brief in the Bible. Yet, we can pull out several good lessons. The fact that Jesus and God should not be worshiped with idols or things made by man is strongly emphasized in this story. God also gives a verbal testimony to the authority and deity of Christ.

What were the names of the three disciples with Jesus when He was transfigured? Peter, James and John

Two other men appeared with Jesus. Who were they? Moses and Elias (or Elijah is the name we know him by)

What did Peter say he wanted to make for Jesus and the two other men? Tabernacles, or tents

God spoke to the disciples from the cloud. What did He say to them? “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”

What was the reaction of the disciples to God’s command? They fell down and worshiped because they were afraid

Zacchaeus – Luke 19

Though Zacchaeus was a mean and inconsiderate man, he understood his need before the Lord. When confronted with his sin and his need for a Savior, he gladly accepted Jesus’ invitation to eat with Zacchaeus and his family. Jesus was willing to accept the persecution of others for the sake of Zacchaeus.

What kind of job did Zacchaeus have? Publican, or tax collector

What kind of tree did Zacchaeus climb to see Jesus? Sycamore

What did Jesus first say to Zacchaeus? Come down from the tree

Jesus went home with Zacchaeus to eat with him. Why were the people upset with Jesus for doing this? Because Zacchaeus was not a nice man. He had stolen from people and they did not think he deserved to have Jesus go to his house.

How much did Zacchaeus say he would give back to the people from whom he stole? Four times as much as he stole

I trust these questions will be a help to you as you study these stories and prepare to teach them to your own children or children in your church and ministry. Don’t let your own familiarity with the stories keep you from teaching them well. Sometimes we forget how unfamiliar these stories can be to children and we make the assumption that they know the story as well as we do. Use questions such as these to see how much they understand about the stories you are teaching.

Here is another great kid’s Sunday school lesson for you to use: 5 kids Sunday school lessons about love

Resource – The Holy Bible, King James Version

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Patricia Schneider November 12, 2013 at 3:46 pm

This was one delightful guide to teach children about the stories in God’s Word, David!! Printed a copy for our youth group at Church.
Thank you for being such a faithful instrument of our wonderful Father God!!
Always, your Sis in Christ Jesus ~ Patty

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