If you have followed me for long, you know that I am a Tommy Nelson Mommy Blogger. Every month I get to choose from a few resources that I get to review and giveaway on my blog. I love doing this because I have 3 kids of my own who I am always looking for new ways to teach about who God is and how much he loves them. I quickly realized that all 3 of my kids learn differently so anytime we get a new resource I explore it 3 different ways.
Our most recent devotional we received from Tommy Nelson is called “I Am: 100 Devotions About the Names of God”. This devotional covers 40 of the most common names of God. We are all learning more about God and his character. For children and adults alike, to know who God is in his fullness, helps our faith to grow. It’s much like a friend or spouse, the more we hang out with them and get to know their character, the more we trust them.
Because each of my kids learns differently I make sure we get all three ways of learning tied into our devotional time.
Here are 3 simple ways to teach your kids about God:
Both of my girls love to read. So much, in fact, that we have to force them to put down their books for family dinner time. I let both of my girls take turns reading the devotional or Bible out loud to our family. This is obviously the most simple way but one that can’t be overlooked since reading is such an important part of life and education!
My oldest daughter loves to act and my son is a visual learner. He doesn’t do too well listening to stories but if you can bring them to life, you have his attention. I have started having them all get creative in speaking or acting out motions to different bible verses or bible stories. They love this so much that I often catch them writing their own plays and acting them out! They also have hand motions to Christian songs that reinforce what we talked about in our Bible reading time. Win!
Our middle child is an artist. When she was just a few years old, I used to wake up to her sitting quietly at our kitchen table coloring a picture. She isn’t much of a talker but when I have her write a bible verse and then illustrate it, she comes to life. My girls especially love when I pull out our art supplies and let them write their verse and decorate it.
What are your favorite ways to teach your kids about God? Please share with us below by leaving a comment!
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