String A Bead Game

Kids love games! Games are fun! Games can be exciting! Games can be memorable! Using games to review Bible knowledge is always a great idea. Here is an idea I used recently for the first time. It was a big hit. It is called “String-A-Bead”. Kids have 2 choices of bead colors to put on their string based on the answer they choose.

How is the game played? Give each child a shoelace or string they can place a bead on.  Beads and string of any kind may be used. I happened to have some of the Perler beads, so that is what we used. Ask the kids a question giving them 2 answers to choose from. If the answer is _________, string a blue bead. If the answer is ________, string a yellow bead.  Insist that they wait until both choices have been given. That way, no one will give away the correct answer. Always make sure kids understand that it is okay to get an incorrect answer. After all, we are all still learning.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS – Answers in bold type are correct.

Who was the 1st king of Israel?

  • Green – Saul 
  • Yellow – Samuel 

Saul was a mighty warrior in battle.

  • Yellow – True  
  • Black – False 

How long was Saul supposed to wait before he went to battle against his enemies?

  • Red – 7 days 
  • Brown – 6 days


  1. Teresa Elaine Rigney Hinkle on January 20, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    Great idea! Will give it a try in my class soon!

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