Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Christian Video Games for Young Children

Camping the Bug-A-Boo Way (Excellent)


Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2006

Based on the series by Max Lucado, this is a very educational game for young children with Christian teaching woven into the gameplay.

+ + +

Charlie the Church Mouse 3D Adventures (Excellent)


Platforms: PC
Publisher: Left Behind Games, 2015

This massively underrated game combines both 3D platforming and educational mini-games, all while telling 9 Bible stories. 

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Charlie Church Mouse 
Preschool, Kindergarten, and Early Elementary (Excellent)
(Also known as Charlie Church Mouse Bible Adventures)

Platforms: PC
Publisher: Inspired Media, Left Behind Games, 2005

These games came out in a number of editions. They were even briefly called Charlie Church Mouse Bible Adventures 1, 2, and 3. No matter which edition you buy, the games are essentially the same within their different volumes.

Each of these games tells 6 Bible stories along with offering educational mini-games. The graphics are still up to par with today's standards, and the games are fun and engaging for young kids. Because they include different Bible stories and activities within such a close age range, it would definitely be worth buying all three and letting your kids explore each one.

Preschool Bible stories: Creation, Noah’s Ark, Jonah, 3 Wisemen, Parable of the Lost Coin, Fishes and Loaves

Kindergarten Bible stories: Elisha & the Jars of Oil, Nehemiah Rebuilds the Wall, The Story of Queen Esther, The Birth of a Savior, The Prodigal Son, Zaccheus & the Big Tree

Early Elementary Bible stories: Walls of Jericho, Ruth, David & Goliath, Daniel, Pearl of Great Price, Paul’s Journey to Rome.

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The Story of Noah's Ark  (Good)


Platform: Nintendo DS
Publisher: SouthPeak Games, 2011

Listen to the story of and play a variety of mini and educational games based on Noah's Ark.

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VeggieTales Dance, Dance, Dance (Excellent)
Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Digital Praise, 2006

Dance to all your favorite VeggieTales songs! This game comes with its own dance pad and a CD to play on any computer.

+ + +

Zippy the Circle (Fair)
Purchase for Kindle or visit the website to purchase for PC
Platforms: PC, Kindle
Publisher: Breakthrough Gaming, 2006

This is a cute, fun story-based game with Christian principles. It's not particularly challenging to progress in the game, but it does offer you a challenge if you want to get the most points that you can. Children do need to be able to read to play this game, though, as it's not voice-acted.

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