“No matter what fun games I come up with, the kids still just want to play Four Corners.” This is a conversation that I had with a teacher at my church, talking about our Children’s Church kiddos. It’s true– no matter what, they just want to play Four Corners. For good reason– the game is so much fun. But… It’s not exactly helping me teach Biblical principles. That is what inspired me to turn Four Corners into a Bible review game.
This is a super simple Bible review game that you can use in Children’s Church, Sunday School, Bible class, Youth Group…. anywhere.
The best part? It can be used to review any concept.
Yup. I said it.
Easy and versatile? The best.
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How to Play 4 Corners
First off, how do you play 4 Corners?
Four Corners is not originally a Bible review game. But it is super fun.
All you do is label the four corners of a room with the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Then, one student comes to the middle. They close their eyes, or are blindfolded. They count to ten.
While that student counts to ten, the other students go to one of the corners of the room.
After getting to ten, the student in the middle calls out one of the four corners. Whichever one they say is now out. So if they say corner 2, then anyone in corner 2 is now out.
Then they count again, and the game continues until only one person is left.
Pro tip: When you get down to only a 3-4 people, have them all go to separate corners.
How to use Four Corners as a Bible Review Game
If you’re think, “Becca, this has nothing to do with a Bible review game,” then don’t worry. I’ve got you.
To make the game into a Bible review game, you need to come up with four categories to put in the four corners. This can go along with whatever you are learning about in class– it could be four people, four books of the Bible, four stories, etc.
For this example, let’s say you are learning about Esther. Your four corners could be Esther, King Xerxes, Hayman, and Mordecai.
The other thing that you need is a list of trivia questions that goes along with the story. The answers to these questions should be the labels of the four corners.
In this example, questions could include:
- What was the name of Esther’s husband?
- Who is trying to get rid of the Israelites?
- Who warned Esther about the plan to get rid of the Isrealites?
And lots of others.
Now, there are two ways to play.
Bible Review Game Option #1
The first option is better for making sure the students understand what you are talking about.
In this option, you read the question, and then students go to one of the four corners.
This shows which students understand the content, and definitely helps them to get the wiggles out.
The downside to this way of playing is that it is easy to follow the crowd to the (hopefully!) right answer.
Bible Review Game Option #2
The second option is more like the original way to play.
In this option, a student counts to ten, everyone goes to a corner. Then you read the question out loud, and whoever happens to be in the corner that is the right answer sits down.
So you would ask the question, the students would answer, and those students would sit down.
No matter which option you choose, this game is super fun and super versatile. It is so much fun– your kids will ask for it over and over again.
What are your favorite Bible review games? Let us know in the comments or on Instagram– just tag me @beccasbibleclass