Bible Study Tools for Kids | FREE Bible Study Resources for Your Family
FREE Bible Study Lessons for Kids...
Jesus once taught a short story (Matthew 7:24-27) about a wise man who built his house on a rock. Another man--a foolish man--built his house on sand. During an intense storm, the house on rock stood--but the house built on sand fell.
I live on the coast and I've seen houses slide off of hills or fall down cliffs to the beach below. Jesus said, "and great was the fall of it." (Mt 7:27b, ESV) It's true. A house collapsing as its foundation slides from beneath it is devastating. Not just property, but lives are at stake.
Jesus told the people listening to him--and now us--that the one who hears his words and does them is like the wise man who built his house on a solid foundation. The house on sand? It's built by the foolish man who doesn't do God's words. We find the inspired words of God in the Bible.
You want to teach the Bible to your kids. It's so important our kids are like the wise man, building their house on the Rock!
...to Help Your Kids Learn & Love the Bible
My book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible (Bethany House, 2021), is your guide to teaching the Bible to your kids in a way that's fun, memorable, and effective. By the end of this crash course in everything you need to know to study and read the Bible as a family, you'll be equipped to lead your kids through Scripture--helping them build their houses on rock rather than on sand.
To celebrate Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible and to help your family apply what you learn, I've created this printable FREE Bible study tool kit is filled with fun, hands-on resources you’re going to love! Not only will these tools help your family apply some of the things you learn in Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, your kids will better understand God’s Word!
Bible Study Tools for Kids
You’ll find seven fabulous Bible study tools in your Bible study tool kit. Each one is intended to coordinate with and enhance your implementation of your guide through family Bible study, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible.
The Truth about the Bible Banner
You love the Lord--and you want your kids to love him, too. Where will your kids meet Jesus? In his Word! You also want your kids to know what the Bible says about itself, right? Scripture testifies to the truth about the Bible. In fact, through God’s Word your kids can learn at least 24 truths about the Bible!
For instance, God’s Word tells us the Bible: is God’s Word, is true, is encouraging, transforms, equips us, and is clear.
With 24 short daily devotions, your kids will learn the truth about God’s Word. They’ll understand the importance of studying the Bible.
Facts about the Bible | I Am Generation Bible Lapbook
Your family is embarking on an important and worthwhile journey through the whole Word of God. With the I am Generation Bible lapbook, you’ll have a fun, hands-on way to share some of the important truths you’ve learned in Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible about how to rightly handle the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15).
Fun minibooks will help your kids become excited about learning and applying God’s Word as they understand how the Bible is structured and how we received the Scripture we have today.
Bible Reading Cheat Sheet
In chapter 5 of Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, I share the primary themes of the Bible and how to discuss Scripture with your kids in light of those themes, keeping the message of God’s Word in context.
Pages 92-94 have a Bible reading cheat sheet project for you to work on with your kids. This is a fun template for your family to use to create their cheat sheet!
Bible Character Stick Puppets
In chapter 8 of Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, we explore the benefits of creative narration.
This fun Bible character stick puppet pack will be a project your kids can work on over a number of days. They’ll create Bible character (and biblical animal and scenery) puppets they can use to retell Bible stories. And, your kids can use the stick puppet templates to create as many puppets as they’d like!
Bible Comic Book Pages
Bible comic book illustration is another tool for creative narration, as discussed in chapter 8 of Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible.
Sixteen fun Bible comic book layouts will give your kids a ready-made palette to illustrate their retold Bible stories. Not only will this help children think through what they’ve learned, they’ll remember your family’s Bible reading through the time and effort they put into illustrating the story.
In chapter 9 of Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, I talk about the value of Scripture memory for your kids. The chapter is an in-depth exploration of ways kids learn, age-appropriate memorization ideas, and tips and tricks for memory work. One of the tools I discuss is Bible copywork.
You want your kids to know what God says about his Word in the Bible, and with this fun Write, Color, and Memorize set, your kids will learn several important verses about Scripture.
Through the Bible Reading Chart
As you read through the Bible with your kids, they’ll love keeping track of their journey with this fun map-in-a-folder.
Bonus: Family Prayer Box Project
Have you downloaded the Family Prayer Box project? The project is discussed in chapter 10 of Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible
You want your kids to learn and love the Bible.
You want to teach the Bible...
As parents, we deeply desire the best for our kids. We look for the right schools, we make them eat right and exercise, and we get them involved in extracurricular activities. We take our job as parents seriously.
But are we also putting our time and energy into teaching them the Bible? Giving them the life-changing, soul-nourishing words of Scripture is not only doable, it’s an essential part of parenting kids for Jesus. And the good news is, studying God’s Word as a family doesn’t have to be difficult!
2 Timothy 2:15, ESV, says:
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Our job, as parents who love Jesus, is to help our kids become approved workers, unashamed and rightly handling the word of truth.
The good news? Teaching the Bible isn’t hard. Your family can learn the Bible together.
...and you can!
A Crash Course in Teaching the Bible to Your Kids
Danika Cooley’s book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, will give you the tools and confidence to study the Bible as a family. It will help you identify and overcome your objections and fears, give you a crash course in what the Bible is all about and how to teach it, and provide the guidance you need to set up a family Bible study habit.
You will finish this book feeling encouraged and empowered to initiate and strengthen your child’s relationship with the Lord through His Word.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible will equip you with everything you need to know to teach the Bible to your kids!