Early Childhood and Elementary Devotionals (Part 4 of 4)…
This is our final post in a series on devotionals for your kids and the family. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to post a your comments under any of these posts. Enjoy some suggested resources for Bible reading and devotions from Beth Fontana our Early Elementary Coordinator at First Free.
My First Book of Bible Prayers by Philip Ross
Description: Learning to pray the text of Scripture and to apply its truth to our lives is vital for our spiritual growth. This book enables children to do both. My First Book of Bible Prayers helps children of all ages to take the first steps towards the Heavenly Father. Give your children this outstanding little book, and use it with them. It might well be one of the most important things you could ever do as a parent.” ~ Sinclair Ferguson
My First Book of Questions and Answers by Carine MacKenzie
Description: Children always have questions about what it means to be a Christian. Do they need a long, philosophical answer? Not usually! Here’s a book that features short, simple answers to some of their deep questions. If you have ever wanted help explaining the Christian faith to young children in bite-sized pieces this is an excellent source.
I Love My Bible! by Debby Anderson
Description: This is a picture book for children, 6 and under. The Bible is the best book in the whole world! It’s full of wonderful and true stories. Best of all, it is the book where God gives us so much help about how to live! Debby Anderson is a kindergarten teacher and mother of four children. She and her husband serve with AMF (American Missionary Fellowship). Illustrations are on every page.
My First Book of Christian Values by Carine MacKenzie
Description: Children want to know what to do. They want to know why we do the things we do. They are full of questions and they need answers. As well as having amazingly teachable minds, they have souls that need direction and care. The foundations that are laid in their young lives will stand firm in their adult lives. With the work of the Holy Spirit these Christian principles will become their own eternal, life-changing values.
In this book are 31 different values that show us what Jesus Christ is like and how we should behave. Each has a scripture verse to learn and a brief explanation.
Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids By Sarah Young
Description: This devotional book for kids is filled with a year’s worth of devotions–one each day! They are dated with the day of the year, but not the day of the week–so it can be used year after year. The devotions contain a short scripture printed at the top and a one page message taken from the theme verse. Scripture references follow for further study–a great thing for older children, especially!
Five-Minute Devotions for Children: Celebrating God’s World as a Family by Pamela Kennedy
Description: This delightful devotional is perfect for bedtime, dinnertime, or anytime. Each short devotion includes a story about an animal illustrating its dominant trait as created by God. That trait is then related to a child. Questions at the end are fun for the young child to answer, such as picking out something in the picture, asking what the animal is doing, and asking what God wants us to do. Each devotional concludes with a short bible verse.
The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers (Little Blessings Line) by Crystal Bowman , & Elena Kucharik
Description: In the One year devotional the readings pairs a Little Blessings illustration with a short Bible verse and devotional thought that gets you and your child talking about the simple truths of Scripture. A fun, rhyming prayer completes each devotional.
The Kids’ Devotional Bible by Zondervan
Description: The Kid’s Devotional Bible is a year’s worth of devotions written for kids ages 6-10. It has been updated with a new fun design and new features that encourages Bible study. A Bible kids can read themselves which is in the New International Reader’s Version, with all new eye-catching illustrations and design.