Here’s a mash-up of the classic icebreaker game, “Ninja”, with a Bible trivia twist.

This high-energy game can be used year-round and doesn’t require any prep.

Your preteens are going to have lots of fun.


– Nick Diliberto, Ministry to Preteens


This fun  game requires students to be quick, use a little bit of strategy, and display their amazing ninja skills.

The goal of the Bible Trivia Ninja game is to be the last ninja standing.


Have all of your students stand in a circle, facing each other, in the middle of the room.

To begin, have everyone say together, “Bible. Trivia. Ninja!”

Then, everyone will freeze in a ninja pose.

Choose a student to go first.

Going clockwise, the person whose turn it is must try and hit someone’s hand in a ninja-life motion, either to the left or the right of them.

On a player’s turn, he or she is allowed one motion: one smooth motion to attack another player, or one smooth motion to move somewhere (to jump or take a large step in any direction).

After you strike a pose, you must hold this new position.

You are not allowed to move from your ninja pose unless: someone is trying to hit your hand or it is your turn.

To stay in the game, you must not let anyone hit your hand.

If someone hits your hand, you will have the opportunity to answer a Bible Trivia question correctly, or you must leave the game.

Use the below questions for the students to answer if they are struck by another “ninja” during the game. You might have to come up with more questions of your own. The question is their life-line to stay in. If they get it correct, they continue to play. If not, they’re out. Continue playing until only one player remains.

Questions to ask:

    1. In what city was Jesus born?  Bethlehem
    2. What is the shortest book in the New Testament? 2 John
    3. What was the first thing that God created? Light
    4. What was the boat Noah built called? An ark
    5. What food do we ask God to give us in the Lord’s prayer? Bread
    6. What young boy defeated a giant? David
    7. What prophet was swallowed by a fish? Jonah
    8. What was the name of Jesus’ mother? Mary
    9. What did Jesus’ father do for a job? Carpenter
    10. Which of the apostles betrayed Jesus? Judas
    11. What is the last book of the New Testament? Revelation
    12. Who wore the coat of many colors? Joseph
    13. How many times did Peter deny Jesus? Three
    14. Who was David’s great friend? Jonathan
    15. Who was the first murderer? Cain
    16. How many chapters are in the Book of Psalms? 150
    17. What is the first book in the Bible? Genesis
    18. What was Ruth’s husband called? Boas
    19. Who was the king of Israel when David killed Goliath? Saul
    20. Who was the father of David? Jesse
    21. Who ate honey out of a lion’s carcass? Samson
    22. Who were the parents of Cain and Abel? Adam and Eve
    23. What sign did God give Noah that He would not destroy the earth with a flood again? Rainbow
    24. What did King Solomon ask God to give him? Wisdom
    25. What kind of work did Zacchaeus do? Tax Collector

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