How to Make a Bible Story Book for Kids

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How to Make a Bible Story Book for Kids
Simple stories help kids understand the Bible easier. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

The Bible is a long and complex book with language that most children do not understand. Young children benefit from large pictures and simplified versions of Bible stories. The age group you are making the story book for plays an important role in image versus text story creation. Children under five need help reading simple words while kids six and over can read longer sentences.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Printer
  • Printer paper
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Crayons or markers

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Instructions

    Ready-Made Bible Stories

  1. 1

    Think about what message you want the book to convey to your kids. The Bible contains numerous stories and parables that translate into kid-friendly lessons. If you want to teach your kids about the great flood, concentrate on the Bible story about Noah's ark.

  2. 2

    Print a pre-made booklet with Bible stories in it. Christian Preschool Printables offers a variety of pre-printed Bible stories that you can print and let your kids colour while reading the story. These mini books are suitable for preschool and younger children.

  3. 3

    Fold the mini books along the lines to complete the Bible story book.

    Make-it-Yourself Bible Stories

  1. 1

    Concentrate on one area of the Bible or one lesson for your Bible story. Combining too many stories gets confusing and individual lessons are lost.

  2. 2

    Open your computer's word processor. Select the font and letter size for your story.

  3. 3

    Type in the story, parable or lesson you want to use. Leave an area at the bottom or top blank for kids to draw in pictures of the lesson they are reading.

  4. 4

    Print out the Bible story pages.

  5. 5

    Ask your kids to draw a picture below the text describing what the Bible story signifies to them. Use a hole-punch to make three holes on the left side of the pages. Use ribbon to tie the pages together. As you teach different lessons, untie the ribbon and add the extra pages to your Bible story book.

Tips and warnings

  • When you make a Bible story book for your kids, read the lesson to them first so they understand what the story means. Encourage questions and answer them while the children are working on their books.
  • Keep pages fresh and sturdy longer by printing your Bible stories on card stock. After colouring the pictures, slip the pages into individual plastic sleeve protectors. Place the protected pages into a small 3-ring binder.

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