I don’t know about your kids, but my kids are very kinesthetic learners. They have to move and do things to truly learn something, so I’ve been obsessively collecting ideas for teaching them about the Bible, and in this post I’m sharing 100 ideas to teach kids the Old Testament.
Blogs that write only about the Bible
To start off I want to share with you a few blogs I follow and websites I consult fairly regularly.
- Auntie’s Bible Lessons– She shares a story and a printable for their lesson that week
- Explore and Express– This blog is about Godly Play and the hows and whys behind the philosophy of teaching. It gives me inspiration.
- Sunday School Craft Corner– I do not think it’s being updated any more, but there are some wonderful crafts there for many stories.
- Church House Crafts– a well organized site with many different styles of crafts
- Bible Class Creations– this is probably my go to site for getting ideas. She is designing some wonderful stuff for her Sunday School class
- Faith Kids Sunday School Bible Bytes– more ideas and crafts
- Bible Fun for Kids– story reference, visuals she used and ideas all in one place
- Catholic Toolbox– tons of wonderful ideas, especially if you’re Catholic
- Flame Creative Children’s Ministry– so many printable crafts
- Thinking Kids Blog– Not solely Bible ideas, but it’s amazing
- Bible Creation Eggs– put the days of creation in order in an egg carton
- Adam and Eve file folder game– in the shape of a snake, how cute is that?
- Cain and Abel– forgiveness craft
- Noah’s Family tree– a great way to make Genesis 5 relevant to kids
- Noah’s Ark– make a boat to act it out
- Tower of Babel– retell it with blocks and toys
- Calling of Abraham– number the stars ring
- Abraham and Lot-how to teach Sodom and Gomorrah to kids
- Sacrifice of Isaac– scroll down a little so MANY other ideas
- Marriage of Isaac and Rebekah– because puppets are fun
- Jacob and Esau– make dolls of them to compare
- Jacob’s Ladder dream– fun craft with printable
- Jacob’s 12 sons- I love the costumes
- Joseph’s dreams– a wonderful way to retell the story
- Joseph’s coat ideas-one of my all time top posts
- Baby Moses– Baby moses in a walnut craft
- Baby Moses lesson– because I love to retell this story
- Moses and the Burning Bush– pop up mixed media craft
- Burning Bush lesson-so much fun here
- Aaron’s staff becomes a snake– popsicle stick craft
- Ten Plagues lesson– I love the locust craft
- Ten Plagues craft– oh my goodness are these puppets cute
- Ten Plagues snack– because food always helps kids remember
- Ten Plagues lesson– seriously you could spend 2 months just on this with all the ideas
- Crossing the Red Sea– easy and fun craft to remember
- Israelites complain– Because that’s what they do best in Exodus
- Mana from heaven– my kids LOVE this game
- Moses gets water from a rock- I love the dimension in this craft
- 10 Commandments– printable with activity
- A priest’s garments– paper doll
- Construction of the tabernacle– the kids loved playing with the model
- How does the tabernacle point to Jesus-I never realized all the parallels until we did this lesson
- Moses and the Amalekites– a fun visual to use with your kids
- Cloud by day and fire by night– great visual for telling the story
- Moses sends the 12 spies– my kids loved acting this out
- Battle of Jericho– who wouldn’t love building it with Legos?
- Joshua and the Battle of Jericho-the song is in my head now, how about yours?
- Memorial stones– remember what God has done
- Gibeonites trick Joshua– activities, background info, it makes my teacher heart happy
- Taking the land of Israel– why do we care who got what land?
- Samson activity– are you the strongest?
- Gideon review game– I love any games I can bring in
- Deborah under the tree– must be nice to sit in the shade
- Cycle of Apostasy– the danger of sin and how it pulls you in
- different Cycle of Apostasy lesson-such a helpful lesson for kids and adults
- Gideon crafts and ideas– I wish she still posted, but I haven’t seen one in a while
- Deborah lesson-my daughter loved this lesson
- Ruth activities– someday I will find the fake wheat to do this activity
- Gideon lesson– Gideon is such an odd man
- Ruth lesson– because my kids loved these activities
- Call of Samuel-great lesson on obedience
- Goliath feet– I’d get a kick out of wearing these
- David man after God’s own heart– my kids had fun making these
- David and Jonathan craft– who doesn’t love a good bow and arrow?
- King Saul’s good start– Saul started off as a good king
- David and Saul– fun activities to try
- Hannah prays for a child– coloring sheets are always popular with my kids
- David is finally king lesson– because it needs to be “finally”
- David crowned king– post it note crowns
- David is anointed king– I had never thought of this before seeing it
- David the good shepherd– such a cute play set to make
- David and Goliath– how tall is Goliath?
- David and Bathsheba-yes, you can teach this lesson to kids
- David and Goliath activities– because kids never tire of these
- King Saul lesson-poor Saul really doesn’t do well, does he?
- Kings of Northern Israel– trading card game
- Elijah– following God in hard times
- Elisha helps a widow– some great activities and ideas involving oil
- Elijah rides a whirlwind– just the name alone is exciting
- King Josiah lesson– I love the example Josiah sets
- Kings of Judah– another set of trading cards
- Solomon builds a temple– build a mini temple
- Rehoboam and Jeroboam, Israel splits– try saying that 10 times fast
- Rehoboam’s folly– really those kings were foolish
- Josiah, good king of Judah– young king who does well
- Solomon shares his wisdom through Proverbs– Proverbs is a hard one to teach to kids
- Elijah heals Namaan– pop-up type of craft
- Solomon builds the temple– it is so much fun to build a model temple
- Solomon asks for wisdom– I always like the start of Solomon’s story
- Good King Hezekiah– a great lesson and reminder for me
- Esther, Purim food– it looks so yummy
- Rebuild Jerusalem’s walls for Nehemiah– My kids LOVED this
- Nehemiah coloring page– love the What’s in the Bible visuals
- Ezra and Nehemiah lesson– I really like Nehemiah, it’s a fun book
- Esther, God’s provision in our lives
- Daniel lapbook– I love lapbooks
- Daniel and the lion’s den– fun lion mask
- Draw Ezekiel’s monsters– I love the look on my kids’ faces as they pose here
- Fiery Furnace craft– paper bag crafts are so easy
- Daniel mini books– cutting AND pasting in one!
- Fiery Furnace craft 2– there’s dozens of fiery furnace crafts for some reason
- Jonah printables- I love the game here
- Big fish eating Jonah toy- paper plate craft
- Jonah and the Big Fish suncatcher– I love how colorful it is
- Minor prophets lesson– great set of notebooking pages
- Daniel 1 lesson (eat your veggies)– why don’t more people teach this?
- Jeremiah lesson for kids– Jeremiah has all sorts of fun visuals
- Ezekiel lesson for kids– Ezekiel, another prophet who God gave weird visions to
- Isaiah lesson for kids– Great book to study during Christmas
- Jonah lesson– the milk carton whale is cute
- Daniel’s dreams lesson– seriously such weird visions
And 3 more that don’t quite fit anywhere, but I really like them
- How does the Old Testament point to Jesus
- What happened between the Old and New Testament
- How did we get the Bible?
If you have a Bible section on your blog can you leave it below in the comments. I’d love to go through and pin all of your ideas. Or if you pin ideas let me know and I’ll follow you on pinterest.
In the meantime, check out some of the other posts from this series, and see what all of the OTHER brilliant ladies are doing.
Day 1: Choosing your Bible
Day 3: Choosing a children’s Bible
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
This post is part of iHomeschool Network’s 100 Things link up. There are 99 different lists of 100 things, I can guarantee you there is something for you there if you’re at all interested in parenting/homeschooling/life/reading then there is something for you. I’m now also going to point you over to 100 Things at Kid Minds.