7 Devotionals Kids Will Love

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7 devotionals kids will love

After reviewing the Shine Your Light Devotional on Tuesday, I thought it would be cool to have a list of devotionals kids will love and share it with you. To encourage my children to have their own individual quiet times, I’ve found devotionals really provide guidance and focus for talking and listening time with God. In no particular order, here are 7 devotionals my kids love. Enjoy!

1. Grace for the Moment: 365 Devotions for Kidsby Max Lucado

This beautiful devotional is bright and fun in color and content. My 9 yr old is reading it at bedtime and she often reads more than one because: “I’m learning a lot.” Grace is a beautiful concept for children to discover and this devotional contains a practical activity with each devo, as well as Scripture, for hands-on guidance. I love that this is truly a full year devotional and that alone teaches consistency in quiet time.

2. Hide and Seek Devotional by Stephen Elkins

My son read through this devotional when he was 7 years old and he truly loved it. Providing 26 verse from the Old Testament and 26 verses from the New Testament, this book is fun and energetic while applying sensory learning. By listening to the audio CD, singing the songs, reading the devotionals, and praying the prayers, my kiddos learned that God is active and living- quiet time doesn’t always have to be, well, completely quiet. :) For a 7 year old boy, this is good news. :)

3. Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids by Sarah Young

Our family loves this devotional- this is our third year reading it through in the mornings. While I have to admit we’ve been a bit lax recently, I’m determined to get back on track with this morning reading. Such a great way to begin the day! We typically look up the verses on the Bible app and take turns reading it from there. Another FAVORITE- especially since it is a full 365 devotional.

4. My First Devotional (My First Study Bible) by Andy Holmes

I don’t have anyone in my house reading this devotional currently, but two of my children have completed it. With 65 entries, each devotion includes a Bible story told by the character, a key Bible verse, a few fun facts and mysteries, and a suggestion for applying the devotion in your life. Suggested for ages 5 to 10, an older child could do it on their own; five and six year olds will most likely need assistance. :)

5. Read and Share Bedtime Bible and Devotional by Gwen Ellis

I personally think my name for this devotional is much better than the actual title. I call it the “Big Whopper” Devo. :)This book contains more than 200 Bible stories and 50 devotionals. Jam packed full of Bible goodness, I love this devo and so do the kiddos. The illustrations in this book capture the attention of children because they are bold and bright. I think my favorite part of this book is the “Read and Share Together” section. The questions in this section really stimulate conversation between the kiddos and me.

6. God’s Little Angel: Shine Your Light Devotional by Sheila Walsh

You can find the full review for this devotional here, but my girlie girl really loves this devotional. Pink, purple, and sparkle- what’s not to love? And I love that God’s Word is shining light into her life as she is learning to reflect it to others, gradually, day by day.

7. 100 Devotions, 100 Bible Songs (Read & Sing) by Stephen Elkins

If you have a singer in the family, this devotional is sure to be a winner! Two CD’s with 100 Bible songs accompany this sweet devotional. Singing God’s Word is an easy and wonderful way for children to begin memorizing. Each devotional includes Bible teaching, memory verses, prayer and devotional thoughts. This devotional is an excellent beginning resource to establish family devotions.

What devotionals do you and your children read? I’d love to read about them in the comments below!

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Comments

  1. Heather P says

    My daughter loves to read. :) For morning devotions we read a magazine called MORE. It is distributed by LifeWay. It has short daily devotions for 1st and 2nd graders. Even though Carol is in 6th grade she is only on a 2nd grade reading level. Mostly because of her Down Syndrome.
    Still reading daily.

  2. Angie says

    We have used “Step Into the Bible” by Ruth Bell Graham at the dinner table and it’s been fun for my boys ages 4-9.

  3. Susan says

    Hi Rachel! Thanks for a great list! I stumbled over from Pinterest and I was wondering if you have any recommendations for how to start daily devotions with a two, three, and four-year old and if any of the books on this list would work? Thank you so much!

    • says

      Hi Susan! I think the beginner devotional would work well for your age range of children. Obviously, the 2 yr old won’t get quite as much, but I’ve found that my little one who is 2 now is much better about following along with sitting and listening because she sees the pattern of the older kids doing it. :) I have a post coming up next month on The Better Mom about establishing a bedtime routine- so if you feel that bedtime is a good wind-down time to do devotionals, when my kids were more the age ranges of yours, that’s when we did them. I think choosing the time that works well for your little ones schedule is the important thing. Maybe for you that is right before naptime? If they are not accustomed to listening, start small and work your way up by a minute or two over the course of a few weeks. I hope this helps!! Blessings to you for your commitment to the Lord and your family.

      • Susan says

        Thank you Rachel! Bedtime is sometimes stressful for us but that’s probably when we need to hear a devotional the most! I am headed to our Christian bookstore later this week to pick up supplies for our church’s Easter celebration and will be sure to look through the titles you suggested. Thank you again!

  4. Nicole Scott says

    I have a 2yr old & we recently stumbled upon Roma Downey’s Little Angels Bible Storybook. Love, love, love it! The stories are short enough to keep her attention & it has several extras. Includes an “I learned that..” section , an “I can” section to help them put the passage to use, a prayer & bible verse. I highly recommend!

  5. Vicki B. says

    These sound wonderful but I was wondering if there were any good free devotionals as we cannot purchase any. I have checked our library and brought one home today to check out.