5 Exciting Bible Studies for Kids

Just as it is important for adults to do more than just read the Bible, so kids need to study the Bible as well.

I'll admit, one of the struggles I had in having family quiet time is that I wasn't quite sure how much my children were retaining.




The fact is, by listening we don't really retain very much.

Younger kids who can't read, or who can't read well, need extra resources in helping them understand God's Word. Furthermore, the Bible isn't always easy for them to understand.

While I think books that tell Bible stories are great - and we read those books to our kids, I firmly believe that they should not be a replacement for reading God's Word to our kids, regardless of whether or not they understand what they hear.

God's Word has power. Children's books don't.

When we plan a family vacation we plan the destination, the journey, the food, the budget, the entertainment - all down to every itty-bitty detail.

But when it comes to our children's spiritual journey, we often leave it up to chance.

Perhaps you feel as I did: all thumbs, two-left-feet....clumsy.

In this case, we need to learn.

Don't just throw your hands in the air and "leave it to God", because God left them in your care to provide for them physically, emotionally and spiritually!

He gave you a responsibility....

and the joy is that He also gifted people with incredible creativity to provide us resources to help us learn this dance, so we can learn the steps and become graceful at something that doesn't always come to us so naturally!

I want my kids to do more than just passively sit at the table while I read the Bible to them, so I use other resources during our school day to reinforce what we are reading.

Here are 5 Exciting Bible study resources for younger kids.


1. Proverbial Homemaker

I absolutely love using Proverbial Homemaker's Bible studies. They are fun, yet deep - but not too deep for kids to understand.

She is really serious about kids learning God's Word. Not just the stories, but the theology behind it...on their level, of course.

She offers family Bible studies, as well as "Brick Challenges" - using Legos to build scenes from the Bible, and then she has this entire catechism curriculum that I'm using right now.



2. Not Consumed 

If you haven't visited the Not Consumed store, you really should! One of the best books I've seen there is a 4-week Bible study for kids on how to develop a quiet time.

Seriously - I cannot wait to have my kids do this!

A biblical study for kids

Additionally, there is a whole study on the foundations of our faith - what we believe and why. There is a kids and youth version, plus a parent guide. All very affordable!

3. Busy Books - Sermon Notes for Kids

I totally love Busy Books by Darlene Schacht of Time Warp Wife and wish they'd had something like this for me when I was a kid.

My parents taught us from the time we could write to take notes during the sermon.

Because our church does "Family Sunday" on the first Sunday of every month - which requires the grade school kids to sit in on the sermon - I am going to be ordering one of these for each of my kids for this year.


Busy Books not only have a list of keywords to listen for in the sermon, but it has a place to take a few notes, to doodle pictures about the sermon...as well as a point system.

I can see this as a great reward system for parents to use with their kids!

Plus, be sure to check out the Busy Books and More website where you can find more resources and freebies!

4. The Dig

Talk about digging in deeper to God's Word! Patrick Schwenk has created a series of Bible studies for kids that help them dig below the surface of what we normally read in the Bible to examine the treasures you can find in God's Word


He has studies on Luke (volume 1 and volume 2), James and Proverbs

5. Year Round Homeschooling

I absolutely love these Bible resources by Year Round Homeschooling. They are a great for supplementing with your family devotions to reinforce what you are learning.

A lot of the resources she offers are free, which is even better!!

I can't wait to begin using these with my kids as they grow older.


Here is a one more resource to help your children get into God's Word! The Bible Study Toolkit for Kids by Faith Along the Way

I love this and am using it for my kids' personal Bible study time.





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