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Lesson Review Game for Kids – African Safari Bean Bag Toss

By Anna Joy

May 17, 2024

Are you looking for a super fun Bible lesson review game for your kids? Look no further! This African Safari Bean Bag Toss Bible Lesson Review Game is sure to become one of your kids’ favorites!

Bible Lesson Review Game - African Safari Bean Bag Toss image of boy tossing bean bag and targets hanging on line between two chairs

When I was teaching Sunday School to active 3rd and 4rth graders, I was always looking for fun Bible lesson review games. Why? I wanted to encourage my kids to listen to the Bible lesson so that they could answer questions when the lesson was finished.

My kids loved this African Safari Lesson Review Game and asked to play it over and over again.

I love that this game is easy to set up and that it can be played with any Bible lesson – simply add your own lesson review questions! It is great for preschool to 6th grade and can be played with two kids or a large group of kids.

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PLUS, if you laminate the African Safari Animal Targets, you can play this game over and over again for years to come. (Sign up below to get your FREE copy of the printable targets!)

African Safari Bible Lesson Review Game:

Ages: Preschool and Up

Materials Needed:

  • A List of Questions that pertain to your lesson
  • Three Bean Bags
  • Masking Tape
  • String or Twine
  • 2 Chairs
  • 1 Copy of the African Safari Animal Targets, cut out (
  • Binder Clips, Clothes Pins, or “S” hooks
  • Something to Record Points (Dry Erase Board, Paper and Pencil, etc.)
Picture of Bible lesson review game African Safari Bean Bag Toss Printables

Set Up:

Set the two chairs about two to four feet apart, backs facing each other. The farther apart the chairs, the more challenging this game will be. Tie the twine or string between the two chairs, in two levels. Hang the Animal Targets from the twine or string using the the binder clips, clothes pins, or “S” hooks. Hang four or five targets in each row.

Place a piece of masking tape a good distance from the “targets” so that it will be a bit of a challenge for your kids to hit the targets with a bean bag, but not too hard. (This will vary by age group.)

Picture of Bible lesson review game African Safari Bean Bag Toss Printables

To Play:

Divide your students into two teams.

Ask team “A” a question. If they answer correctly, they get three shots at hitting the targets. Add up the number of targets that they hit and record it on a dry erase board, chalkboard, or a piece of paper.

Then, ask team “B” a question and give them three shots at the targets. You may have one student answer a question and throw three times to get up to three points, OR you many ask a team a question and allow three students from that team to each throw once if the team answers correctly.

Continue alternating questions and adding points to the score.

Note: This game should be fun and most students should be able to score points. If your students are having a hard time scoring points and seem frustrated, move the start line closer to the targets. You could also have the students throw a few shots before the game starts to make sure that your targets and the start line are reasonable.

Variation: If you have older kids and enough nerf guns, this game would be super fun to play with nerf guns instead of bean bags.

I hope you and your kids love this Bible lesson review game as much as I do! Please comment below and let me know if you plan to use it, or if you have any additional genius ideas on how to use it. I love hearing from you!

May God bless you.

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