The Preparation of Christmas—Bible Standoff Review Game

on December 13, 2017

To read the lesson before playing this game, please see Christmas Lesson Two: The Preparation of Christmas.


  • Review Questions (download below)
  • Deck of numbered cards or numbers (1–9, 10, 20) written on four sets of index cards to use for scoring
  • Optional: small prizes or treats


Print one copy of the Review Questions. Divide the class into two teams. Arrange two rows of chairs facing each other. Have Team 1 sit in one row of chairs across from Team 2.

Ask the first review question to the two students in the first seats. The first student to stand and answer correctly will draw a card. If the first student to stand answers incorrectly, the other student may answer and draw a card if correct. Students will keep their cards until the end of the game. The card value represents points. If using playing cards, face cards are 10 and jokers are 20.

After the first question has been answered, tell both players to move to the end seat in their row. All the other players will scoot one seat up. Ask the two new players in the first seats the next question. Repeat the same as before, until all questions have been asked. Keep the game moving by having students switch seats quickly. Ask the questions as the previous players walk back to the end of their row.

At the end of the game, each team will add up their cards to see who wins. Award prizes or treats to the winning team or the whole class, if desired.

The Preparation of Christmas Review Questions Download PDF

ABC 2017 Christmas Lessons (Excerpt)

This Christmas season, learn how God promised to send a Savior, how God prepared for Jesus’ birth, and how Jesus’ coming brings joy.

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