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Teaching children the Bible can be a challenge.
Finding quality bible object lessons for kids that are hands-on, creative, fun, and easy to teach can be a challenge as well.
If you teach children in a multi-age setting, or desire to “go deeper” with some of your older students…If you want simple Bible lessons that you can practice the night before church (we’ve all been there!) then this is a resource you will return to over and over again.
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Below you will find an index of chronological (Old Testament to New Testament) Bible object lessons that are easy to prepare and simple to implement, but bring about practical discussions with your children.
Adapt each lesson to fit the needs of your home or church.
Salvation Object Lessons for Kids
As a Bible Teacher, you want to be sure to focus on Jesus and some aspect of the Gospel in each lesson you teach. But then there are times when sharing the gospel is your main intention. Below, you will find a group of fun, engaging lessons that focus on evangelism.
Lessons from the Pentateuch (Gen. through Deut.)
The Pentateuch includes the first 5 books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books, probably written by Moses, show children how God created the world, the fall of that world, and the beginning of God’s plan to redeem the world back to Himself.
Teaching these first Bible events are paramount in creating a strong foundation of Biblical worldview in our children. Click on the images below for lessons that will help you to explain the Promise of Abraham through the creation of Israel as a nation.
Books of History (Joshua through Esther)
After the nation of Israel is created…what happens next? Why should we care?
Children need to understand that God works through imperfect people. They also need to understand that Israel is the catalyst for salvation. When learning about Joshua and the tribes of Israel, the Judges, Kings, and Prophets, you can display God’s plan for salvation and why humanity needs it.
Click on the images below for hands-on, creative Bible lessons for kids that will help them to see the world through God’s eyes and why they need Jesus.
The Gospels (Matthew through John)
Once children see the big picture of God using Israel to prepare the world for redemption, you can teach children about the means God uses for that redemption: JESUS!
The gospels are filled with the wonderful works of Jesus and His wonderful words. Use the Bible lessons below to teach children about their perfect Savior and why He took their place on the cross.
The Acts of the Apostles
After Jesus rose from the grave, what happened? What does this have to do with us and the church today?
Use the lessons below to teach your children about the early church, how the apostles learned to tell others about Jesus, and why we should do the same.
Letters to the Church
During the book of Acts, letters were sent to beginning churches throughout the Roman Empire. These letters were used to teach the people about God, Jesus, and how they should respond with their changed life through the Holy Spirit.
You can teach children these same lessons using the Bible lessons for kids below.