As part of our homeschool Morning Time, we like to use Bible resources that appeal to the younger crowd. We have used everything from story Bibles to programs that teach the Bible using art. Here are some of our favorites!
Before I share our favorite resources, let’s talk briefly about WHEN to have Bible Time with little ones because that can be just as important as WHAT you use for Bible Time!
How to Have Bible Time with Little Children
There are a few ways you can incorporate Bible Time into your day with your little ones. Currently, we do Bible at the beginning of our homeschool day during something we call Morning Time.
Years ago, our Morning Time was only Bible and a Read-Aloud. You can learn more about this simple way to do Morning Time from the post linked below of this podcast:
READ MORE >> Making Morning Time Easy
Another nice way to do Bible Time with littles is to do something we used to call Breakfast & Bible. You can choose to eat before your kids and then call them to the breakfast table and read while they eat, or you can linger around the breakfast table together and read after everyone is finished with their food.
READ MORE >> Breakfast and Bible Time
And finally, if you are having trouble incorporating Bible Time into your morning, or you’d like to involve Daddy in your reading, try a simple Family Worship Time. Read from the Bible, sing a song, offer a prayer. You can do this!
READ MORE >> A Simple Family Worship Time (includes a FREE Family Worship Guide!)
Story Bibles for Young Children
One of our favorite Story Bibles, is the first edition of Hurlbut’s Story Bible. This lovely book is so meaty, yet still appealing to little ones!
Be sure you get the original edition – it is much better than the “updated” one! If you can’t find it on Amazon, try Thriftbooks – our favorite place to find deals on homeschool books!
Another favorite that is equally meaty and ties together the entire story of the promised Messiah from Old Testament to New Testament is Mighty Acts of God.
Another resources we used years ago is Leading Little Ones to God. This simple book has a Bible story, discussion questions, a song, and a prayer. It’s a classic favorite of homeschooling families everywhere!
And finally, a Story Bible we have not personally used, but have heard wonderful things about – The Jesus Storybook Bible.
Bible Art for Young Children
My kids love to draw and create, so Bible resources that involve art are always favorites here! Here are a few we have used and enjoyed:
This study uses simple stick figures drawn on worksheets to explain Bible stories and concepts. Our entire family enjoyed these lessons! You can read my review below:
READ MORE >> GrapeVine Bible Study Review
Another great Bible resource that includes a lot of crafts is Bible Road Trip. This curriculum can be as meaty or as simple as you like, and can also be used with multiple ages!
And finally, our family really enjoyed the year we went through the PictureSmart Bible. They have revamped their materials recently, but they still look very meaty and fun!
Fun Bible Resources for Toddlers and Preschoolers
You can play a Bible Trivia game online with your kiddos at AlltheTrivia.com. It’s always fun to see how much we know!
DLTK’s list of Bible activities includes coloring pages like the one shown below and quite a few Bible crafts.
We also enjoy the crafts and ideas from Old Testament Days Activity Guide!
Holiday Bible Resources
I’ve written extensively about Bible resources for Christmas and Easter (many of them FREE!), so rather than share those in this post, I’ll just point you to the appropriate post and you can check those out if that’s more what you are looking for!
By the way, if you are curious about our current Preschool and Kindergarten homeschool curriculum choices, you can click on the graphic below to see everything we are using this year:
Have a great idea or link for Bible resources for toddlers and preschoolers? Add it in the comments sections! I’m always looking for new ideas!
And if you are looking for more resources for homeschooling your little ones? Check out my Preschool & Kindergarten Homeschooling Pinterest board!
Originally posted July 2011. Updated and republished May 2022.