Using Bible Trading Cards
Use the cards as incentives
completing lessons or attending class. Review
them as Flash Cards for memorizing characters.
Lay out the cards graphic-side up. Read facts from the back
and have students pick out the person you describe.
Give students cards of a character in the story. Tell them
to hold up the card when their character’s name is
Matching: Print the fronts on different pages that the
backs. Have the students match the correct front to the
back. (contributed by Cynthia)
Who Has...And I Have? contributed by reader Paula.
out the cards. Tell students that have the info. cards to
say, 'Who has the person that (said, did something, etc.)'
The student that has the person says, 'I have (name the
person).' The student who had the character can give info.
if he/she has another card. If not, then go around until
everyone is done. You can name things from easy to hard
according to ages.
For additional review activities, visit the Sunday School
Using Multiple Sets
- Have students sort the characters by when they lived using
the time line.
- Have students sort the packs into categories, such as
apostles, prophets, etc.
- Have students sort the people into their influence (for good
or bad) on others
Help students keep track of the cards by getting them clear plastic storage
pages like they use for PokemonTM cards.
If you come up with a great way to use the cards,
and I'll share it here!
Students love to collect and will happily meet goals to obtain
missing cards. Here's how a fellow teacher uses this desire to
enhance her classes.
"You may have noticed this is my second recent order of
some of the Old Testament cards. I teach a sixth grade
School of Religion class in my Catholic parish. This
year I have challenged my class to "Collect all
36". The students need to complete one of a list of
activities during the week to earn a card. These are
things like read the related chapter in the Bible, or
read a column in the Parish weekly, or bring in
donations for the food kitchen. All the reading
activities must be done with a parent!
"The response has been phenomenal, hence the order for
more cards! I've been teaching this grade for four
years, but this is the first year I've been able to get
outside class things happening. Thanks for the wonderful
resources you provide and you will be seeing card orders
from me as long as I'm teaching this class."
What age groups are the cards for?
The cards include a good deal of text, and readers get the most
benefit from them. Grade school and lower middle school seem the
most enthralled with the cards. But the preschoolers and early
readers memorize the images on the front, and grow into the
cards. We have had success with grades K-8. We've been thrilled
with the enthusiasm that our grade school boys have shown for
How are these cards different from the
These are printed and laminated physical cards rather than
computer files. Some new cards are available exclusively in the
printed sets. Some original cards have been split into separate
cards. The layout of all cards has been improved, with some
corrections made. Layout, graphic and font changes have been
made to improve the overall quality of the cards. Each set comes
with cover cards that provide a list of the set's cards, and
tips on using the cards.
How are the cards numbered?
The cards are numbered so that students can track which cards
they have. Not all numbers are currently in use; we left room
for future additions. 0-100 is reserved for Old Testament cards.
101-200 is reserved for New Testament cards. See the card chart
for all currently available cards.
How many sets are you going to make?
There are several small sets covering both the New and Old
Testament. The full New and Old Testament sets are now
available. Future expansions will probably include additional
sets based on Biblical events, places, parables, etc.
How did you make the cards?
to format and alter the clip art from Logos
Bible Clips, a terrific clip art program featuring the art
work of Gary Glover, who has graciously contributed his art to
How often are new sets released?
New sets are released as they are available. To
receive updates when new sets are released, join the Sunday
School Sources announcement list.
What will happen to the
There are no plans to remove the free files from the site. They
are still available for teachers who would like to make the
These cards are provided "as is" and may contain unintentional