Daniel Bible Reading Challenge


Use this challenge sheet filled with a variety of activities and Bible reading extensions.  Some activities may be particularly suited for children and families, while others may be suited for adults and teens – there is something for everyone.  Each activity collects a certain number of points with a goal of 1000 points.  (Activity details are below.)

One of the best parts of a challenge is doing it together.  Find another family to do it with, or involve your Sunday School or CYC.  You can also share your thoughts, favourite verses, quotes, reviews, etc in “Sisters Bible Study” on Facebook or “readthebiblechallenge” on Instagram with the hashtag #psalmstomalachi and #2021readthebiblechallenge!

Read - 400 Points

Read all the chapters of Daniel for 400 points!  Print off one of these templates can help track your reading.

Bible Journal - 500 Points

Use a notebook or a Bible Reading Journal to take notes while you read.  You can order this one on Amazon or use your own notebook.  You can also download and print this set of Bible Journal suggestion pages to paste in your notebook, if you wish.  Share your thoughts or favourite verses.

Bible Marking - 100 Points

As you read through Daniel, use coloured pencils to mark all the occurrences of the following phrases: “kingdom”, “dominion”, “power”, “end”.  These words are from the King James Version and may not be the same in other translations.

Bible Art - 500 Points

Find a verse that encourages or exhorts you in Ezekiel. Maybe you want to draw pictures to illustrate them and put them where you can see them.  Share your creations here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1393428964180459

Literature - 200 Points

Read through the following book and share a quote or two.

Daniel’s Last Prophecy by Tony Benson

Daniel Study Guide by Michael Lewis.

Media - 300 Points

Listen and write a summary!

Search for this talk on Christadelphian Bible Talks and Exhortations: The Life of Daniel by Matt Norton. Write a short review to share what you learn.

Dig Deeper - 150 Points

Read about a connection between Alexander the Great and the book of Daniel:

When Alexander the Great came to Jerusalem

Food - 300 Points

Daniel fast recipesCould you eat like Daniel for ten days? There are a few ideas about how to do a “Daniel Fast” on the internet. Perhaps try one out. For example: Daniel Fast Guide & Recipes. Remember that it is not really about what is eaten, but a determination to not participate in the indulgent lifestyle he was surrounded with. 

Memory Verse - 250 Points

Learn these two verses by heart: Daniel 4:17 and Daniel 6:22. You can print out the above bookmarks to help you memorize them.  (You can also colour them, or use them as a template to journal into your Bible margin.)

Language - 150 Points

Do a word study on the word “vision.”  You can use the above Word Study template.  Share what you learn!

Hymn Study - 100 Points

Learn to play and sing hymn 180!  This website provides piano music for each of the hymns that you can sing along with.

Write out the hymn (using the above template), and list Bible passages that relate to the different lines from the hymns along the side.

Geography - 100 Points

Make a map from Daniel 2.  Click the photo above for the map PDF.  Click here for the instructions and answer key:  Instructions and Answer Key PDF

Journey - 100 points

Coming soon!

Bible Study - 200 Points

Overview - 300 Points

Use the Overview of Daniel to get a big picture of the book!  The completed version is great for teaching, review or coloring, and the worksheet version has blanks to use as an activity page!

Art Project - 150 Points

The Heart - 150 Points

Dare to be a Daniel!

Dare to stand alone!

Dare to have a purpose firm!

Dare to make it known!

  • P.P. Bliss

Thank you to Julie S, Karen P, Bailey M, Tanya W, Sarah W, Sheva B, Lindsay B for the contributions to the Jeremiah/Lamentations Challenge!

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