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BIBLE

Recommended for ages 7+

Open God's Word to Your Child

 

 

One of the greatest joys and responsibilities you have as a parent is to teach your child to love God’s Word in order to build a solid foundation based upon truth. Psalm 119:11 says, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

 

 

 

Raising Your Child in a God- Honoring Home

 

GIVING

Help your child discover the importance of God’s Word using these suggestions:

CHOOSE A BIBLE
Find a translation that is easy for your child to read and understand. The New International Readers Version (NIrV) and New International Versions are a great place to start. The NIrV is written at a 3rd grade reading level the NIV 7th grade reading level.

MODEL IT
You cannot pass to your child something that you don’t have. Schedule a regular time of reading the Bible where your kids can see you.

USE AS A GUIDE
Show your child how the Bible can be used as an everyday guide for life by helping him or her search and learn how to use the Bible. This is a great opportunity, especially when your child might be struggling with a particular issue or looking for wisdom on a particular topic.

KEEP IT SIMPLE
Choose one simple Bible truth or verse and repeat it often such as “God is love.”

BE CREATIVE
Don’t just read the story, become the Bible character or use games and crafts to engage all five senses in the learning experience.

DON'T BLUFF
It’s okay to not know the answer to a question your child might have. Use the opportunity to show your child how to search in God’s Word for wisdom. Be authentic by admitting that none of us understand everything. Only God is God and we must learn to trust what He says in the Bible. You can also tell your child you will get back to them within a certain period of time so that you can investigate and/or ask for guidance from someone you trust.

 

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES

  • Write verses on index cards to put in your child’s Bible, backpack, or lunchbox or tape them to the mirror or refrigerator.
  • Write out Bible verses using colorful pens or markers, then cut each word out and mix them up on the floor. Play a game as you put the verse back in order or make into a memory match game.
  • Try teaching your child memory verses using sign language or making up your own hand signals.
  • Play a memory game by passing a ball or beanbag as each person says the next word in the verse.
  • Allow your child to pick a book of the Bible, book, or devotional to read with you at breakfast or bedtime.
  • Have your child memorize the books of the Bible by writing them in order.

 

YOUR CHILD'S NEXT STEP

As children get older, they become ready for additional steps along Milestones. Set a calendar reminder for your child’s next birthday to return to this page to select their next step. Thank you for becoming intentional about guiding your child’s faith journey!