Fun Scripture Puzzles for the Classroom

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Are you looking for something that you can do in your class that is fun but also still on topic? Scripture Puzzlers by Mary Alice Wallace and Charlotte Lindstrom is the perfect answer. I was recently given the opportunity to review this great book. 


How can you use this book in the classroom? 

  • Need to set the board up before you get started? Hand out copies of a puzzle for the class to do- keeps them busy and quieter
  • Set the lesson up- begin class with one of these related scripture puzzles- includes puzzles for the  Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants
  • Doing individual work? If some members of the class finish early, have these puzzles ready for them so they won't distract the others
  • Need to switch gears? Make the transition easier with a puzzle
  • Give fun and educational homework- they are more likely to do it and it is fun to talk about the answers the next week (plus it's a great review)
  • Class end too early? Do one of these puzzles as a class

You can buy the book on Amazon here. While it is geared towards seminary classes, my 10 year old could definitely do some of these. The book would be great throughout the older Primary classes curriculum. The really nice things is you are allowed to make copies of the puzzles for personal and educational use which means you can use the book over and over again. Other nice things in the book:

  • Tips for solving puzzles
  • Hints for each puzzle
  • Answers in the back

I love that there are hints first. They make it easier to adapt to younger classes and helps you know you are on the right track. 

Scripture Puzzlers has several different types of word puzzles to keep you entertained.

Your Turn- What kind of scripture puzzles do you like?