Great Resources for Teaching Kids about God
If you are a parent working on raising up your children in a way that teaches the truth about God, I want to provide you with a few of our family favorite resources. (affiliate links) Jesus Storybook Bible – This is my favorite. I tear up throughout the story, and I am amazed at how beautifully they tell the gospel story and weave Jesus into each story from the creation of the world to the end of the New Testament. I even buy this book for friends who are wanting to learn more about the Christian faith. It tells God’s story in a way that makes so much sense. Long Story Short – Ten Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God – This is the Bible Study we are currently doing as a family, and I love it. I love that it ties the Old Testament stories to Jesus, like the “Jesus Storybook Bible.” It is an engaging way to interact with your kids, with questions geared for great discussion. My oldest (age 7) is especially loving it, and it always the one who goes and grabs the book to make sure we get our devotion done. There are 5 lessons a week that take about 10 minutes. It is super manageable and brings a lot of intention into your Christian parenting journey. Even today, my daughter was whining about not getting something her sister was able to get. They had learned about the story of Cain and the word “envy.” It was a great tie in to discussion about her current feelings. Although I haven’t read them, the same author has two other books – Old Story New and The Gospel Bible Story. Seeds Worship CDs – These are my favorite kid music CD’s to play in the car. They are not annoying! The music is well composed but straight scripture. My kids have easily memorized scriptures since we have these playing in the car. Here are some of their CD’s: Seeds of Courage, Seeds of Praise, Seeds of Character, Seeds Family Worship Grace for the Moment – I haven’t actually gone through this one with my kids, but I have heard great things. It is full of 365 different devotions to last throughout the year. It’s written by Max Lucado, and I tend to love all of his work, so I look forward to doing this one in the future.
100 Best Bible Crafts and Activities for Kids
It’s now time to present my round-up, which I worked really hard on for you. This is my BIGGEST round up ever, with 100 ideas for teaching your kids the truths from God’s word – whether you are a parent, Sunday School teacher, AWANA leader, childcare worker or babysitter. I’ve broken up the giveaway into categories so that you will be able to easily navigate the post to find what you need quickly. I am a visual person, so I tried to include as many pictures as possible to help you pick out your craft, activity or Bible snack idea by eye. I hope this equips you to raise up our children to know the hope found in knowing God and his son, Jesus Christ.
Creation Crafts and Activities
God Created the Heavens and the Earth by Meaningful Mama Sun, Moon and Stars by Meaningful Mama God Created Plants and Flowers by Meaningful Mama Toilet Paper Roll Fish by Meaningful Mama Creation of Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 and Day 7 by I Can Teach My Child (there is a separate post for each one) God Creator Sustainer by Crafting the Word of God In the Beginning Bookmark by Crafting the Word of God Creation Son Catcher by Crafting the Word of God He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands by I Can Teach My Chil
Noah’s Ark Crafts
Noah’s Ark Paper Plate Purse with Animal Crackers by Meaningful Mama Noah’s Ark Paper Plate Rainbow by Meaningful Mama Noah’s Ark with Popsicle Stick Animals by Reading Confetti Noah’s Ark with Spaghetti Noodles by Meaningful Mama Noah’s Ark Yarn Rainbow by Raising my Two Girls Free Noah’s Ark Coloring Pack by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Red Sea Crafts
David and Goliath
The Stone Game by Meaningful Mama Marshmallows at Goliath’s Head by Meaningful Mama Marshmallow Sling by Living in Lilliput Big Foot Goliath Feet by Flame Creative Kids David & Goliath Finger Puppets by Jesus Without Language 5 Stones and 1 Mighty God by I Can Teach my Child Jonah and the Whale
Jonah and the Whale by Meaningful Mama Paper Jonah and the Whale by Apples and ABC’s Jonah and the Big Fish by Joyful Jewish In the Belly of the Fish by Mum in the Making Jonah Ballon by Children’s Ministry Vault
Fiery Furnace with Shadrach, Meschack and Abednego Crafts
Courage Under Fire by Meaningful Mama Fiery Furnace Paper Bag (link now broken) by Farm Fresh Adventures Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego Cup Craft by Hands On Bible Teacher Fiery Furnace Gets Hotter Craft by Bible Craft Creations Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego Candle by onChapter Fiery Furnace with Tissue Paper by Professional Mommy Best Job Ever
Daniel and the Lion’s Den Crafts
Daniel and the Lion’s Den Paper Plate Lion with String Hair by Meaningful mama Daniel and the Lion’s Den Paper Bag Lion Puppet by Meaningful Mama Daniel and the Lion’s Den Paper & Paper Plate by One Artsy Mama Daniel and the Lion’s Den Pasta Hair by Adventures-in-Mommy-Land Daniel and the Lion’s Den Snack by Creative Kid Snacks Daniel and the Lion’s Den with Handprint Heart by His Treasure Seekers
More Old Testament Crafts
Courage Nature Crowns with Esther by Meaningful Mama Bible Centered Quiet Book by Laura Thoughts 81 Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors by PreKinders Tower of Babel Craft by Homeschooling Mom to Mags David and Jonathan Craft by Adventures in Mommydom Baby Moses Craft by Adventures in Mommydom Boaz and Ruth Sun Catcher by Crayons and Freckles Joshua and Caleb Cotton Ball Grapes by Crayons and Freckles
Crafts About Jesus
Wise Men Follow the Star by Meaningful Mama Angels Visit the Shepherd by Meaningful Mama Nativity Craft by Meaningful Mama Stained Glass Nativity Craft by Meaningful Mama Nativity Snack by True Aim Education Jesus Feeds 5000 by Meaningful Mama Jesus Calms the Storm by Meaningful Mama Parable of the Lost Son by Meaningful Mama He Has Risen by Meaningful Mama Resurrection Craft by True Aim Eduation Parable of the Vine and the Branches by Meaningful Mama Mary and Martha Diorama by Meaningful Mama Feeding the Multitude by Crafting the Word of God Jesus the “I Am” by Crafting the Word of God Resurrection Activity by True Aim Education A Net Full of Fish by I Can Teach My Child Jesus Heals a Blind Man by I Can Teach My Child The Miracle of the Coin and the Fish by Crafting the Word of God Healing of the Paralytic by Meaningful Mama
More New Testament Crafts
Paul & Silas Craft by Meaningful Mama Love One Another by Meaningful Mama “All Scripture is God Breathed” by Meaningful Mama The Rocks Cry Out by Meaningful Mama We Love Because He First Loved Us Hearts by True Aim Education Easter Play Dough Sets by Life Over C’s Teaching Kids About Grace by Meaningful Mama Spirit of God Dove by Crafting the Word of God Day of Pentecost by Crafting the Word of God Armor of God by Crafting the Word of God Serpent and Dove by Meaningful Mama Prayer by Crafting the Word of God
Mosaic Cross Craft by Meaningful Mama Fingerprint Cross by Meaningful Mama Turn Your Christmas Tree into an Easter Cross by Meaningful Mama Grace Paid on the Cross by Meaningful Mama Color Blocked Cross Craft by True Aim Education Colorful Light Ray Cross by Housing a Forest Sand Art Craft by True Aim Education
ABC Scripture Memorization by I Can Teach My Child A to Z Bible Memorizing by Wildflower Ramblings Top 5 Bible Verses for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Teachers of Good Things Valentine Bible Verse Search by Meaningful Mama Mega List of Bible Printables by A Moment in Our World Bible Memory Verses by The Imagination Tree Scripture Cookies by I Can Teach My Child
My Favorite Books for Teaching Character to Kids
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NOTE: I’m not convinced these books are going to be around forever. I believe, unfortunately, that they are out of print. I have snatched up all of them I can. If you are interested, I wouldn’t wait.