I’ve been teaching kids to study the Bible for years, and I’ve seen over and over that kids really can study the Bible. They just have to be shown how to do it, and given the chance to practice.
Sure, kids are ready at different times, but they can do it. Start them slow, put the dots really close together, and just get them started. This blog exists to help you do just that. Once they see themselves doing it, they feel accomplished. Which means they usually want to keep going. It is absolutely thrilling! And I can hardly think of anything more encouraging when I think about the next generation.
Pint-Sized Bible Teacher
On that note, I’ve got to show you something. Check that- I can’t wait to show you something! In my Starter Kit, there’s a Bible study on the Good Samaritan. It’s leveled for three different age groups, so you can do it with almost any kid. You can also do the study with the kids in your home, even different ages. It’s an inductive Bible study, and kids tend to like it.
A friend of mine took her kids through the study and then sent me a video of her middle child. He’s 8 in this video. She had him tell the story back to her. Look for three things:
See how much of the story he retained, and how comfortable he is telling it to his mother. Even when he has trouble remembering something, he isn’t discouraged.
Listen to how his mom helps him out when he needs it, but just enough to keep him going. She also tells him he’s doing a good job.
See how he moves around a lot while he’s talking? That’s okay. Kids can be wiggly, but as long as they are keeping up with the material, let them wiggle.
Do you love it? I do! I’m proud of him…and of his mom!
If you send me videos like this of your kiddos working through any of my materials, I would be over the moon to see them. And with your permission, I’d love to post them for other moms and dads to see!