Fall is finally here, and it’s time to start planning for Halloween!
As we all know, this holiday is often associated with scary things, Halloween candy, and costumes.
However, it can be challenging to find Halloween activities that are both fun and appropriate to teach children Christian values at home or in Sunday School.
That’s why we’ve created free Halloween Bible lessons that share the best of October 31st with Christian parents while focusing on the light of Christ and his gospel.
So, get ready to celebrate this time of year in a fun and meaningful way with our free kids Sunday school lessons!
Free Kids Halloween Bible Lesson For Sunday School
- Activity #1: Trick or Treat Baskets
- Activity #2: Facing Fear with Faith: The Story of David and Goliath
- Activity #3: Turning Darkness into Light: The Story of Esther
- Activity #4: The Power of Transformation: The Story of Zacchaeus
- Activity #5: Overcoming Temptation: The Story of Jesus’ Temptation in the Wilderness
- Activity #6: God’s Protection: The Story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den
- Activity #7: God’s Unconditional Love: The Parable of the Prodigal Son
- Activity #8: Putting on the Armor of God: Spiritual Protection
Now, some children love dressing up in costumes, eating candy, and the vibrant color changes that come with the fall season.
But as Christian parents, we also want to instill good values in our children, even during Halloween.
This is where you’ll find your next favorite free Sunday School lesson!
We’ve designed these lessons to be both fun and educational, so you can keep God’s word alive while teaching your little ones about the light of Christ and his gospel.
You’ll find each of these activities include different ways to teach these lessons on Sunday morning, at home, or in your homeschool group.
You will have a great time bringing the holy Bible to life in your kids ministry.
So, find your perfect Christian object lesson and get ready to carve out some meaningful memories.
Activity #1: Trick or Treat Baskets
Each child will recognize blessings in their lives from the most high God.
They can draw or write things like the gift of the holy spirit, their parents, grandparents, or even a few Halloween ideas like pumpkins and leaves.
This lesson would make a perfect preschool lesson to strengthen the Christian faith of your children.
Ages 3-7 (younger children may need help writing their blessings or preparing their bags)
Brown paper bags
Construction paper – cut out in circles, leaves, or pumpkins.
Matthew 7:11 “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
1 What is something you want to thank God for today?
2 How does Jesus show love for you?
3 How did you show your love for Jesus today?
4 How will you bless your family this week?
5 How has someone been a blessing to you?
Each child will create their own “trick or treat basket” by decorating a brown paper bag.
Then, have them write the words “Treats From Jesus” on the front of their bags.
Your goal is to help them recognize blessings from a loving Father in Heaven and His son, Jesus Christ.
Dear God, we thank you for all your blessings.
This Halloween, help us remember to show love and kindness towards others.
Guide us in our thoughts and actions so that we may reflect your light on those around us.
May this Halloween be filled with lasting memories as we celebrate Jesus’ victory over death and eternal life! We love you and say these things in Jesus name, amen.
Activity #2: Facing Fear with Faith: The Story of David and Goliath
Share the story of David and Goliath from 1 Samuel 17.
Highlight how David faced his fear of the giant Goliath by placing his faith in God.
The children of Israel were afraid of Goliath because he was bigger than they were.
Share how we can trust God to help us overcome our own fears.
Have a child hold a sign that reads “the spirit of fear” (or if you feel comfortable, they can dress as a “ghost/spirit”)
Encourage the children to say, “I will not be afraid because God is with me.”
If time permits, have them draw or list all the ways God is with them in the small and big things in their lives.
This verse makes a great memory verse and you can incorporate a fall festival theme with cut out leaves and pumpkins.
1 Where does fear come from?
2 Why do we feel afraid?
3 What does it mean to feel fear and why wasn’t David afraid?
4 How can we build our trust in God, like David trusted God?
5 What would having complete trust in God’s plan for your life look like to you?
1 Samuel 17
“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield:
but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.”
Dear Lord, we thank you for the safety and friendships of this day.
Please bless us to have the spirit of faith and love, so we may overcome the spirit of fear in our hearts and in our lives.
Help us share the love of Christ with others, so the forces of darkness can become weaker.
We love you and say these things in your sons name, amen.
Activity #3: Turning Darkness into Light: The Story of Esther
Explore the story of Esther and how she bravely stood up for her people in the face of darkness.
Relate this to Halloween’s spooky themes of fear and feeling alone.
Talk about how God can help us shine His light in challenging situations.
You can invite a little girl to play the role of Esther the first time you read the verses from the Bible.
Enjoy one of the many Christian Halloween crafts and help your children to create their own crown or headband.
Encourage them to decorate it with symbols of courage and light, such as stars, suns, or words like “brave” and “light.”
As they create their crowns, discuss how they can wear them as a reminder to bring light and positivity to the world, just as Esther did.
If you find you need more time than the activity takes to finish, use these fall table talk cards.
They are a great way to ask your children questions and keep a conversation going.
1 How do you think Esther felt when she heard about Haman’s plan?
2 Can you think of a time when you were scared or felt like you were in a dark situation?
3 Esther had a choice to make – to stay quiet and safe or to speak up for her people. Why do you think she chose to speak up?
4 How can we show bravery in our own lives?
5 Just as Esther shone a light on the truth, how can we bring light to dark situations around us?
6 What are some ways we can make a positive impact?
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish.
And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
Dear God, we thank you for the story of Esther and her bravery.
Just as she turned darkness into light, help us to bring your light and love to the world around us.
Give us the courage to stand up for what is right and to be a source of kindness and hope. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Activity #4: The Power of Transformation: The Story of Zacchaeus
Discuss the story of Zacchaeus from Luke 19.
Emphasize how Zacchaeus transformed from a selfish tax collector to a generous follower of Jesus.
Relate this transformation to the idea of putting off old habits and becoming new in Christ.
The important thing to remember is to teach simplicity.
Children are like sponges and soak up everything they learn.
But when you keep the principles and doctrines of the gospel simple, they will likely remember the lesson in their hearts.
A pumpkin seed, a little dirt or fertilizer, and a paper cup.
As a creative activity, have the children plant their pumpkin seed into the paper cup and talk about how Jesus changes us.
Encourage them to think about how Jesus makes us into something better and he wants us to make good choices, so we can live with him again.
1 How do you think Zacchaeus felt when Jesus called him by name?
2 Why do you think Zacchaeus wanted to give to the poor and repay those he had cheated?
3 How do you think Zacchaeus’ heart changed after meeting Jesus?
4 How can meeting Jesus transform our hearts and actions?
5 Have you ever felt inspired to change your behavior after learning about Jesus’ teachings?
“And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
“And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.”
Dear God, we thank you for the story of Zacchaeus and how he changed after meeting Jesus.
Help us remember that we can always change for the better with your love and guidance.
Just as Zacchaeus turned from his old ways, help us make choices that reflect your teachings and show kindness to others.
In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.
Activity #5: Overcoming Temptation: The Story of Jesus’ Temptation in the Wilderness
Explore the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11) and discuss the ways in which Jesus resisted temptation from the evil spirits of the devil.
This would be the perfect time to talk about how we can apply similar principles to overcome our own temptations.
“Temptation Tower” Craft:
This craft is so much fun!
Provide building blocks or cardboard cutouts for kids to create a castle wall or tower representing their resistance to temptation.
As they build their towers, discuss the strategies they learned from Jesus’ story and how those strategies can help them stand strong against temptation.
1 Why did Jesus respond to temptation by quoting scripture and standing firm in his faith?
2 How did Jesus rely on his relationship with God to resist temptation?
3 Why is it important to spend time reading the scriptures?
4 Do you pray and speak with God about the temptations, struggles, and trials you are experiencing in your life?
5 Do you believe God will help you overcome your temptations, just as he helped Jesus?
“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
“And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
“And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
“Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
“And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
“Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
“And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
“Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.”
Dear God, just as Jesus showed us how to overcome temptation, help us when we’re faced with choices that might lead us away from you.
Give us the strength to rely on your Word, to pray for guidance, and to seek support from those who care about us.
May we grow closer to you and learn to make choices that honor you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Activity #6: God’s Protection: The Story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den
Share the story of Daniel in the lion’s den from the book of Daniel, chapter 6.
Explain how Daniel was a faithful servant of God and was thrown into a den of hungry lions because he continued to pray to God despite a royal decree against it.
Emphasize that God protected Daniel throughout the night, and in the morning, he was found unharmed.
Relate this to Halloween’s themes of bravery and facing challenges.
Set up a few “lion’s dens” around the room using small blankets or fabric pieces.
These dens will serve as hiding spots for the stuffed animal lions.
Have the children close their eyes while you hide the stuffed animal lions in the lion’s dens around the room.
You can use as many lions as you have dens or hide just a few, depending on the number of children participating.
Once the lions are hidden, invite the children to play a game of hide and seek.
They will take turns searching for the lions and placing them back in the dens.
After the game, gather the children and discuss the activity in relation to the story.
1 How did it feel to search for the lions in the dens?
2 What did Daniel feel like when he was in the lion’s den?
3 How do you think Daniel must have felt when he realized God protected him from the lions?
4 How does God watch over us and keep up safe?
5 Can we trust God even when we face challenging or scary situations?
Daniel 6:20, 22-23
“And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel,
O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
“My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me:
forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
“Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den.
“So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.”
Dear God, we thank you for your protection and love.
Just like you watched over Daniel in the lion’s den, we know you watch over us too.
Help us to trust you and not be afraid, even in challenging situations.
Thank you for your constant care. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.
Activity #7: God’s Unconditional Love: The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Just like the father in the parable, God loves us no matter what we do.
He forgives us when we make mistakes and welcomes us back with open arms.
We can learn from this parable to show love and forgiveness to others, even when they make mistakes.
Brown paper bags
As the children decorate their trick or treat bags, encourage them to write or draw ways in which they have been blessed by God’s love.
This can include things they are thankful for, talents they have, and ways they have experienced God’s forgiveness.
In addition to the blessings, have the children write or draw ways they can show love and forgiveness to others, even when they make mistakes.
This can include being kind to siblings, helping a friend, or saying sorry when they’ve done something wrong.
1 How do you feel knowing that God’s love for us is like the father’s love for his prodigal son?
2 What are some things you can do to show love to others, just like the father in the story?
3 Have you ever experienced God’s forgiveness when you made a mistake? How did it make you feel?
4 How can we remember to show love and forgiveness to others, especially during Halloween?
“And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
:But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
“And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
“For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.”
Dear God, we thank you for your amazing love that never gives up on us.
Just like the father in the parable, you love us no matter what.
Help us to remember your love when we make mistakes and to show that same love to others, even when they mess up.
Guide us to be forgiving and kind, just as you are to us. We pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.
Activity #8: Putting on the Armor of God: Spiritual Protection
Teach about the spiritual armor from Ephesians 6:10-18.
Relate each piece of armor (such as the helmet of salvation and the shield of faith) to costumes and accessories kids might wear on Halloween.
Visual aids representing the pieces of the Armor of God (e.g., paper cutouts, simple drawings, or real costume accessories like a toy shield or helmet).
Optional: Actual costumes or costume accessories for the children to try on and wear would bring this lesson to life for them in a big way.
Belt of Truth: Show a visual aid of a belt and talk about how it holds things together.
Explain that truth holds our lives together, and we should always tell the truth.
Breastplate of Righteousness: Show a visual aid of a breastplate or use a toy shield.
Explain that just like a breastplate protects a soldier’s heart, righteousness protects our hearts.
Doing what is right is like wearing a shield against bad choices.
Shoes of Peace: Show a visual aid of shoes or use actual shoes if available.
Explain that just like shoes help us walk comfortably, having peace with God helps us move through life without worry.
Shield of Faith: Show a visual aid of a shield or use a toy shield.
Explain that faith is like a shield that protects us from things that might hurt us spiritually.
Helmet of Salvation: Show a visual aid of a helmet or use a hat.
Explain that a helmet protects our heads, and knowing we are saved and loved by God protects our minds.
Sword of the Spirit: Explain that the Word of God, the Bible, is like a sword that helps us make good choices and fight against wrong ideas.
1 Have you ever worn a costume for Halloween? What do costumes do?
2 Why do you think the Bible talks about putting on armor?
3 What do you think the Armor of God is?
4 Why does God want to protect us spiritually?
5 Which piece of the Armor of God do you think is the most important? Why?
6 How can you use the Armor of God in your daily life?
7 Can you think of a situation where one of the pieces of the Armor of God might be helpful?
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
“Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
“And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
Dear God, thank you for giving us the Armor of God to protect us spiritually.
Just like we wear costumes and accessories for Halloween, help us remember to put on the Armor of God every day.
Guide us to make good choices and follow you. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.
Halloween can be an exciting time for children of all ages, and these bible verses and lessons are a great way to incorporate the celebration into your faith.
Through Jesus, we learn how fear sometimes needs to be conquered by a higher power, something that is especially meaningful around this dark holiday.
As an added bonus, introducing scripture into a lesson takes this holiday from just candy collecting to a holy evening filled with purpose.
So put on your costumes (even if it’s the armor of God), grab your Bible, and share the stories of Jesus with the children in your life.
These fun and easy activities are the perfect way to get kids engaged in learning about Christian values while having a good time on Halloween night.
After all, for Christians of all ages there’s nothing better than connecting with God through the amazes stories in The Bible!
Have fun and happy Halloween!
Micah Klug is a wife, homeschooling mother to five children, and author. She teaches time-tested solutions to help parents remember what matters most in life, including strengthening their home, faith, and family relationships. To learn how a child who grew up in an authoritarian home is now creating an environment of peace and joy in her own home visit this page. If you want to contact Micah, send her an email here or email [email protected].