Hi! Future Ticia 2023 here, I’m updating this with my new logo and realized I never really updated with the many children’s Bible studies I’ve found since I first wrote this post, so I’m changing that now. As always, if you know of any good suggestions for children’s Bible studies, I love to hear more ideas.
Children’s Bible Studies I found in 2012
Well, there are several children’s Bible studies on the market. I’ll go through a couple of the ones I know of, but I DON’T KNOW THEM ALL. I’m always looking for more resources to tell people about.
This is broken down into three categories: beginner (preschool/early elementary), Intermediate (middle elementary about 2-4 grades) and Advanced (5-8 grades).
There are some parts of it I really liked, it goes through ALL of the Bible. What I struggled with is it’s rather Type A, there’s fill in the blanks, or coloring it this way, and do this thing. My kids were struggling with it. They wanted to just be able to color it however they wanted, so eventually, we quit using it. I still think it’s a good system and refer to it when I’m planning my lesson (I bought the whole set to look at for ideas occasionally), but it doesn’t work for my family.
This is an overview study. It’d take a year with one lesson a week to go through the whole Bible. Each lesson covers one book of the Bible. I think it does a great idea of giving you the big picture of the Bible.
Ultimately though I want more detail in our studies, so we use this to introduce the book of the Bible we’re about to study. Or for some of the prophets, we’ll just use this because it explains pretty well.
Stick figuring through the Bible
I have to admit I haven’t looked into this too much. I’m personally not a fan of stick figures, and so I have a prejudice against it in that regard, but everything I’ve read on it, and the sample lessons I’ve seen have some great things in it.
Another great resource that just came out (like in the last month), so far all they have out is the book of Luke, but it looks quite intriguing. I wish it had come out a few years ago. It might have saved me a LOT of time and effort. Future Ticia 2023 says, I have since picked it up, and I need to sit down and give you a good review of it.
I have to admit none of the Bible studies I found quite fit what I wanted, so for the past year and a half I’ve been working on a plan to go through the Bible in 2 years as a family. I’ve created questions for preschool/early elementary, Upper Elementary, and “Older guys” (aka junior high and up), with activity ideas, and links to any related ideas I’ve found online. You’ve seen hints of it in my Bible posts so far.
If your kids are ready to read the Bible on their own I suggest How to Study the Bible for Kids. Of course, I’m prejudiced because I wrote it, but I think it’s pretty awesome.
So, that’s the Bible studies for kids that I know of. It’s only a handful at this time. Three years ago there wasn’t much in the way of children’s Bible studies. In the past year, I’ve seen a sudden explosion in content in this area. This excites me because that means there are many other parents eager and hungry to teach their kids about the Bible from a young age.
Children’s Bible Studies I’ve tried over the years
Future Ticia 2023 (almost 2024) loves to find Bible studies, and I’ve got an entire section tag on my blog called Bible Study, so I guess this is my opportunity to organize what I’ve found. I will add an age range I think the study should be used with
- Lydia Bible study (8-10 years old)
- Discernment and purity Bible study (high school, maybe some middle school)
- Bible study for creative people (middle school or high school)
- Sword Study (multi-aged, can be bought for different age groups)
- My Brother’s Keeper Bible study (elementary)
- Bible Road Trip (multi-aged, but best for elementary or middle school)
- Generosity Bible Study (claims for multi-ages, but strongest for upper elementary)
- Around Home Children’s Devotional (preschool and elementary)
- Growing Up Wild Missions curriculum (multi-age)
- Deceived Bible Study (teens, intended for adults, but great for high school)
Children’s Bible Study methods
I also have individual posts on different Bible Study methods (part of my How to Study the Bible ebook) or how to establish one.
Individual study styles
- How to walk like Jesus (gospel study)
- Teach your child how to study the Bible (SPACE)
- Character study
Tips and Tricks
- How to have a consistent Bible study for kids
- How to have a consistent Bible study (acknowledging it changes as kids get older, but also aimed for adults)
- You can know how to have a Bible study
- How I study the Bible
- How to study your Bible
- A week in our Bible Study (early elementary)
- Starting a Precept Bible Study
- Day 1: Choosing your Bible
- Day 2: Finding the right Bible study for you
- Day 3: Choosing a children’s Bible
- Day 4: Choosing a children’s Bible study
- Day 5: What to do when you’re spiritually empty
- Day 6: Digging Deeper
- Day 7: Live it Out
- Day 8: Sing it Loud
- Day 9: Act it Out
- Day 10: A week in our Bible Study