Building our children’s faith is our responsibility as Christian parents. Teaching them the importance of reading their Bible, praying, and trusting in the Lord are extremely important. Today I have some free resources for implementing a Bible study into your kids’ curriculum!
Reading our Bible as a family often has mixed results. The older ones enjoy it, and learn a lot from asking questions and looking up terms and reference verses. For the younger ones, however, it is a boring and frustrating time. Boring because they don’t always understand what the verses mean, and they don’t like sitting still that long, and frustrating because they have a hard time following along, since we have different versions of the Bible.
Daily Devotionals for Teens
Have your teen read a daily devotional. Devotionals will build his or her faith in God by allowing him or her to apply Biblical truth to every day life. Include an “assignment” to read the suggested verse, and meditate on how the devotional can be applied to life in our society.
Another option is to have teen devotionals emailed to you. I haven’t tried this service, so I can only tell you what their website says: that the devotionals are holy spirit inspired. If you have experience with Prayer for Youth, or try it out, please let me know what you think!
I really like the free teen Bible lessons that UBDavid offers. They have great character & faith building lessons that focus on scripture. Each lesson even has a quiz to see how well the teens absorbed the information presented!
Free Bible Curriculum for Kids
The free Calvary Bible curriculum is awesome. There you’ll find some PDF files that include coloring pages, memory verses and questions to reinforce the learning topics. The lessons are split by Old and New Testament, and then by subject. They are also available in both English and Spanish.
UBDavid, which I mentioned above in the teen section, also has free Bible curriculum for kids. The lessons are geared towards children aged 12 and under, and like the teen section, each lesson has its own quiz.
If you’re looking for a daily devotional for kids to add to your kids’ Bible Curriculum, Bible for Children is a great resource. In addition, they have coloring pages, Bible stories and actual verses from the Bible telling those stories. I hope that makes sense…;-)
Garden of Praise has some great children’s Bible lessons. One thing I think is neat about Garden of Praise is that they use “memory pegs” on some of their lessons, so they are easier for kids to remember. As an example, kids can use “One, Run” with an image of a running light bulb to remember that God created light on the first day. Pretty neat, huh?
Free Fun Bible Activities
If you’d like to check out Bible Study Printables, they have a wide selection of fun Bible activities for kids, including coloring pages, bulletin boards sets, worksheets, and even images you can use to create stick puppets. That’s fun, and would be a great addition to your Bible Curriculum!
Sunday school sources has so much fun activities on their site, that I highly recommend that you check them out! You’ll find bingo games, and even some creative “collector Bible character” cards. What a great alternative to the typical Magic cards or Pokemon cards!
Heart of Wisdom has some awesome Bible worksheets that help kids remember Biblical characters and Biblical events. Scroll down that page to find the download link to the PDF files.
These are all some of my favorites. What resources do you use for your kids’ Bible curriculum? Have you used any of the suggested resources above? Share your experiences in the comments below!
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