These free Childrens Bible Lessons and ideas can help you impart the truth of God's Word in creative, meaningful ways to the youngsters in your life - whether you are a parent, grandparent, Sunday school teacher, or friend!
Begin with the basics especially with younger children and those that may not have any church background and new to the Bible itself. Make sure to clarify the accuracy and validity of the Bible; it is NOT just another storybook!
There are many children's Bibles now available for any age child and written in language so that kids are able to both read and understand God's Word.
One of my favorites that was released in the past few years is
|The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
By Sally Lloyd-Jones
It presents the Bible as one story...the story of Jesus; it proclaims, "Every story whispers His name." Zondervan also offers a complete Children's Bible curriculum based upon this little Bible storybook.
No matter which Bible you may use, the following Bible lessons for kids ideas will help you draw out truths that are applicable to life and growing closer to God.
When you stop to think about the most well known Bible stories of the Old Testament, you will realize most of them actually come from the first book of the Bible - Genesis!
Genesis 1-2 Creation Bible Lesson
Abraham - Called by God
Exodus - Moses
Shepherd Boy Becomes King
David & Goliath
Daniel in the Lions' Den
Shadrach, Meshack & Abednego
Elijah & the Prophets of Baal
In reality, television and movies have nothing on the Bible when it comes to interesting stories! Capture kids' attention with Bible stories about:
A Talking Donkey! - Numbers 22:21-39
The "Super" Fat King! - Judges 3:12-20
Men that Lapped Like Dogs - Judges 7
Beware of the Bears! - 2 Kings 2:23-24
The Invisible Army - 2 Kings 6:8-23
The Queen Eaten by Dogs - 2 Kings 9 - Jezebel's death
The Guy called "Pain" - 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
When teaching any type of Bible story, sensational or well-known, may we always make sure to point out what it teaches us about God. Bible lessons for kids should always go beyond just "another" story to point to His Story that their lives may be changed by our King Jesus!
Calvary Curriculum offers 325 Children's Bible lessons from both the Old & New Testaments and also offered in both English and Spanish! I know I have missionary friends that are always looking for free quality Spanish Bible lessons for kids!
Jesus used parables at all times of the day and in a variety of circumstances and locations. His teaching was ongoing. Let's be like Him as we share God's truth with those around us!
If you're in a hurry though, try using our quick Object Lesson Index.
There are certain basic Bible truths that are key in leading a child to Christ and beginning their walk with Him.
Who is God?
What is sin?
Why did Jesus come & die?
What's the big deal about baptism?
Who is the Holy Spirit?
Themed Childrens Bible lessons are sometimes needed for Vacation Bible School , Children's Church Camp, or other similar events. These also can be used as a series of lessons in Children's Church or Sunday School.
Another fun activity to go along with them is to have themed kid snacks. Children's Ministry Magazine offers some really great creative ideas for quality childrens Bible lessons for kids including edible Bible lessons!
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to focus on giving God thanks and praise. Developing and attitude of gratitude takes practice and positive examples. Thanksgiving Bible lessons, crafts, games, object lessons, etc. can help us teach children & youth this most important lifestyle while also reminding ourselves!
During this Christmas season use Christian Christmas activities including Christmas traditions and object lessons to keep Christ at the center of CHRISTmas.
Or for creative additions for childrens Bible lessons for your Christian Easter celebration try these great Easter activities and object lessons. Even Halloween can become a time for us to teach about the light of Christ using this pumpkin Gospel lesson and other creative Christian Halloween alternatives.
Teaching children the importance of learning Bible memory verses is yet another important aspect. We have attempted to bring you several creative Bible activities, games, and coloring sheets that will help change the "work" into fun! The childhood years are a great opportunity to fill those little minds and hearts with good things!
This is also a great time for young ones to learn the books of the Bible! We've included the "famous" Books of the Bible song along with Books of the Bible flash cards which are great for teaching preschoolers too. While they are young is the prime time to take advantage of their amazing ability to memorize.
If you need further ideas for childrens Bible lessons, we are an affiliate for Christianbook.com, and they have a wonderful selection of books that may be purchased at great prices: Childrens Bible Lessons
|Super Simple Bible Lessons - Older Children Edition
By Abingdon Press
Have you ever needed a Bible lesson quickly? This resource solves your problem. Super Simple Bible Lessons contains sixty Bible lessons covering both the Old and New Testament. Each lesson includes a story, a Bible verse, and a super simple craft activity that will reinforce the story. Each craft activity is reproducible. Make as many copies as you need for your class of two or twenty. An easy-to-use index helps you locate specific stories for the children.