Help your children hide God’s Word in their hearts using our Printable Bible Reading Plans for Kids in PDF form. Your child’s faith is strengthened and nurtured when they develop a consistent Bible study time!
When I was a kid, my mom used to read us a Bible storybook before bedtime and pray with us too.
But as I got older and more self-directed, I never developed a devotional habit for myself. It wasn’t until I was in college that I learned how to read the Bible daily!
Now as a mom, I don’t want my kids to make the same mistake. Not only do I want to read the Bible to them, but I want my children to learn to love the Bible for themselves and have a strong relationship with Jesus Christ.
Do you feel the same way as a mom?
Whether you have younger kids or older kids, they can ALL benefit from time spent in the Word of God.
A great way to start a daily habit of reading the Bible is to use a kid-friendly Bible reading plan!
Bible Reading Plan for Kids
Here are three of the best Bible reading plans for kids to get your child started reading God’s Word in a simple and easy to understand way. There are plans for both Old Testament and New Testament verses and books of the Bible.
Maybe your child has started a daily bible reading plan in the past but got discouraged and never finished.
My 10-year-old son wanted to do a one-year Bible reading plan. I love his heart for God’s Word! But I knew that he might get bogged down and give up if he tried to read the entire Bible with no guidance.
To help him, as well as my other kids, to develop a simple habit of reading the Bible each day, I put together a Proverbs Bible reading plan that they could do as a summer Bible reading plan.
Later I created a children’s Bible reading plan using five books of the Bible (adding on to the Proverbs plan). He liked it so much that I shared it with others and they loved it too.
Once he was done going through that one, I developed two more separate plans with daily Scripture readings. Each of the daily readings had one (and sometimes two) Bible verses to read and learn.
You can get these printable Bible reading plans for kids for your own family!
They are a terrific way to spend time in the Bible with your whole family.
Your older children can read and learn from them on their own. They can use the devotional notes after each day’s reading to reflect on what they’ve read.
I used to think my kids had to be older to understand a “real Bible”. But I realized quickly that even at a young age, they could remember a lot of what we read to them from the Bible.
That’s the best part about using these Bible reading plans: seeing your children’s progress and spiritual growth as they read the Bible passages, either on their own or with you.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
We have THREE sets of kids’ Bible reading plans right now!
These printable Bible reading plans are:
- Simple and easy to follow
- Won’t overwhelm your child with too many bible verses each day – have one to two verses each day
- Are created for kids of all ages
- Can be used with any translation of the Bible
- Are available in a PDF version so you can easily print them out at home
- Are a great option for family devotions with young children
- Can be used as a summer Bible reading challenge
Best for kids ages 5-14 (you can read them with your younger children)! Read and write devotional notes daily with manageable portions of Scripture. Your child can work through a book of the Bible at a time or you can use them for family devotions.
Kids Bible Reading Plans (Books of the Bible)
These plans include verses each day that walk your child through an entire book of the Bible from both the Old and New Testament (five plans).
This set includes printable items:
- Book of Proverbs (42 day reading plan)
- Book of Psalms (90 day reading plan)
- Book of John (60 days)
- Book of James (14 days)
- Book of Ephesians (14 days)
- “Devotion Notes” to use as Journaling Pages
- BONUS: Sermon Notes and Prayer List
- Color AND Black and White Copies
Download instantly in pdf form, print out, and get your kids started reading the Word daily! You can print these plans out as often as you’d like for your immediate family members.
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Kids Bible Reading Plans: Strong Faith Series
This is designed to be a topical Bible reading plan. I believe there is value in both reading through whole books of the Bible and learning what Scripture says about different topics that are relevant to our childrens’ lives.
The Strong Faith Series download includes five themed printable reading plans:
- Be Amazed about God
- Be Reminded (Names of Jesus)
- Be Secure in Jesus
- Be Courageous in the Lord
- Be Confident in Christ
- “Devotion Notes” for Bible Journaling!
- BONUS: Sermon Notes
- You can print these plans out as often as you’d like for your immediate family members
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Kids Bible Reading Plans: Fruits of the Spirit
This set of plans is a simple way for your children to learn what the scriptures say about different character qualities that are based on Galatians 5:22-23. It includes nine themed printable reading plans with a thirty day Bible reading plan on each of the fruits of the spirit:
This download includes nine themed printable reading plans with thirty verses each on the fruits of the spirit:
Also included are printable Bible verse cards and a “reading path”, where your child can cross off each day they read a verse from their plan, for up to 60 days. This is a fun way to help them form a daily habit. Then they can start over with a new path :)
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FAQ: Where should kids start reading in the Bible?
A great place for your child to start reading the Bible is the gospels. The story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection is the foundation of our faith. The gospel account I recommend kids should start reading the Bible is in the book of John.
This is because it lays out the entirety of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection as well as providing a strong gospel and salvation message. Think about the worldwide impact of John 3:16, even for those who don’t know the Bible! John’s gospel also focuses on the divine nature of Christ, which is of great importance, because we want our kids to know that Jesus is God’s Son, and not just a good person.
While it’s tempting to start your child off reading through the entire 66 books in chronological order, that can be overwhelming. That’s why in our Books of the Bible reading plans, we include the five key books of the Bible that your child should read when they’re first getting started.
Any day is a great day to start teaching your kids how to read the Bible.
Help your kids develop a daily devotional and lifelong habit of learning God’s Word with our kid-friendly Bible reading plans!
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