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Kid Friendly Bible Reading Plan

Finish out the summer strong with a Bible reading challenge for the month of August! 

One of my goals this summer has been to build fundamental bible knowledge and navigation with my children.  We still read together but I want them to have a strong foundation and desire to read daily for themselves. 

To do that though, they need to understand the Bible as a whole and how the story is broken down.  The entire Book is the story of Jesus.  The Old Testament points to our need for a savior, our imperfection and human struggle with sin.  The New Testament is the life and ministry of Jesus and the fulfillment of the free gift of grace "so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life," -John 3:16.

So where do you start?  If you just start at the beginning of Genesis like a typical book, you would be lost by Leviticus.  I recommend starting with the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John), Psalms and Proverbs. 

There are several songs to memorize the books of the Bible to make looking up scripture easier.  To practice, we have races.  I call out a book, chapter and verse and my kids race to find it first!

Here is a reading plan for the month of August.  Just break it down into about 3 verses a day and decide before beginning when your Bible reading time will be (wake up, after dinner, bedtime...)  You could even help your child break it down on a calendar and mark off as you go.  Help your child stay on track with reminders or even completing the plan too!  Then you can discuss what they are reading with them.  After completing the challenge, celebrate with a snow cone, new Bible or another type of reward!

  • Psalms: 1 3 4 8
  • Jesus Calls His Disciples (Mark 1:14-20)
  • Peter's Mother-in-Law Healed (Mark 1:29-34)
  • Jesus Calls Matthew (Mark 2:13-17)
  • Jesus, Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:23-28)
  • Jesus Heals a Withered Hand (Mark 3:1-6)
  • Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:1-9)
  • Jesus Calms the Sea (Mark 4:35-41)
  • Jesus in His Own Country (Mark 6:1-6)
  • Jesus Sends His Disciples (Mark 6:7-13)

For an entire years worth of reading plans broken down by months, visit The Character Corner.
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