Bible Memory Verse Game: Unwrap the Ball

19 Sep


Supplies: Leftover gift wrap, index cards, marker, tape


1. Write the verse on index cards, one word or phrase per card.

2. Make a fist sized ball with gift wrap. Tape together.

3. Tape one index card to the ball. Wrap the ball in another piece of gift wrap.


4. Tape another index card to the wrapped ball. Wrap in another piece of gift wrap.


5. Continue until all index cards are wrapped inside the ball.


To play:

Stand or sit in a circle. Throw the ball back and forth until the teacher says time. The person with the ball unwraps a layer and finds the card. They place it in the middle of the circle. Play continues until all the cards are found. Players should be rearranging the cards in the correct order as each new card is found.

Competitive play:

Make two balls and have teams compete to get the verse put together first. Pass the ball around the circle with each person unwrapping a card before passing to the next person.

Other ways to use this game:

*Wrap small toys/trinkets inside the ball.

*Wrap review questions from a Bible story inside. Each person getting the card must answer the question.

*Use as an icebreaker with fun questions to answer such as “What kind of animal would you be?” and “Where is the coldest place you have ever gone?”

What other ways can you think of to use this game?

One Response to “Bible Memory Verse Game: Unwrap the Ball”


  1. Armor of God: Helmet of Salvation - October 12, 2016

    […] In this activity, children will pass a ball of wrapping paper around a circle. When the leader says “stop”, the child with the ball unwraps the first layer to find an index card. They then put the card in the middle and pass the ball around the circle until the leader says “stop” again. This will continue until the ball is totally unwrapped and all the cards are revealed. Then the kids will work as a team to put the verse together.  (I found this activity from Riversedge Curriculum.)  […]

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