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!