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11 Bible verses to teach kids with printables

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One of our summer activities is going to be memorizing scripture as a family. I designed 11 free printables to color and help teach kids Bible verses. Each week, after they color them, they can hang them in their room and we can recite them together before bed at night.

My hope is to give them these treasures while they’re young, to hide in their hearts for later in life. I have such a hard time memorizing, always have, so I’d love to take advantage this time in their youth when they retain things and will still listen to Mama. I know that these truths will help them one day.

I have some other goals for these 11 weeks we have of summer too that will hopefully happen. Maybe you’ll find something to try with your crew too!

Vintage Heidi novel

Summer goals with the kids

  • We are seriously going to work on being kind to one another with this kindness chart and a treasure box. No summer of bickering this year!
  • Do one activity a day for a month from this get outside calendar.
  • I want to play more with the kids while they’re out of school. I’m alway talking to them and connecting with them, but have gotten away from getting down on the floor and really becoming a part of their world.
  • Potty train Clara? Maybe? This makes me excited and nervous at the same time. This is how I potty train.
  • Read “Heidi” to the boys. (What’s crazy is that my friend Sasha just gave me a beautiful copy of it and she didn’t know it was on my summer bucket list! That’s a good sign.)
  • And as I said before, we are going to try to memorize these 11 Bible verses together as a family.

P.S. A little trick I use for the inevitable “I’m bored” comment is to make them clean! If they’re bored, I have plenty of work or them to do. I’ll hand them a spray bottle and tell them I’d love it if they’d clean the glass doors, you know, since they have the time. Suddenly they’re not bored anymore! The boys even stop themselves saying it mid-sentence now and laugh.

Teach kids to memorize scripture with these coloring pages

Bible verse pages to color

Ok, back to the color pages. A year or so ago the boys memorized the Lord’s Prayer and still say it frequently before bed. I thought we could go over these verses before bed in the same way. This works because they’re quieting down for the day and they’ll do anything to stay up a few minutes later! Ha!

So the plan is that on Sundays we’ll color them, read them and repeat them. Then they can hang them in their rooms and we’ll recite them in the evening. I want to pray for the opportunities to say the verse to them during the day, too. For example, if someone were frightened of something we could recite the verse, “Don’t be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you where ever you go.” I want them to see how these truths and promises can apply to their everyday life.

These are the verses we’re going to learn.

  1. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
  2. Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
  3. Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances. Thessalonians 5:16-18 
  4. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
  5. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians 3:20
  6. Do everything without complaining and arguing. Philippians 2:14
  7. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22-23
  8. Do to others as you would like them to do to you. Luke 6:31
  9. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
  10. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud. Corinthians 13:4
  11. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

Summer activities for kids - memorize 11 Bible verses

Activities to teach kids scripture

Activities to teach kids the bible and memorize verses

Scripture to teach kids to memorize

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I had fun designing all the pages. I hope you like them!

Here are the downloadable printables. To print an individual page, click the image. To download and print a PDF with all the pages go here.

How to teach kids to memorize scripture with these coloring pages.


At the beginning of the summer I created a set of 11 coloring pages to help kids memorize Bible verses over break. Since then, two little boys in my house have strongly suggested the need for a sticker chart. So to keep the motivation going, I designed a little sticker chart for their memorized verses. I thought I’d share it with you too!

Hope you’re having a great summer. Take a second and leave me a note if you’ve found a use for these. It makes my day!

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23 thoughts on “11 Bible verses to teach kids with printables

  1. This is such a beautiful and inspired and generous ‘gift’ from you, Kate. I hope many parents and families and teachers and child carers will take this opportunity to ‘make a difference’ or enhance what children absolutely need to know now and always. Blessings and gratitude for sharing.

  2. Wow, Charmaine! Your comment makes my day. Thank you SO very much for your sweet words. I am encouraged and blessed by you. xo

  3. Love it! We did this last year and it went well. I was planning on looking into it again this year and here it is – all ready for me! Thanks so much! And great job on the blog, you can tell you put a lot of effort into it. I really enjoying coming back each week to read. Keep on encouraging!

  4. Oh, I’m so glad to hear you did it last year and it went well! And thank you for your sweet words. It truly means a lot to me and keeps me going!

  5. Thank you so much for this study, Kate! I was searching for ideas for our next unit for our Wednesday night children’s group and found this on Pinterest. THANK YOU for your ideas and devotion to the Lord.

  6. Hi! I found these on Pinterest while looking for printables for my two children. We’re leaving in 2 days to go on a road trip through several states, and I wanted something more meaningful to color. These are perfect! I’m adding them to their travel binders tomorrow. Blessings~

  7. I hope they like them! We’ve only memorized 6 now, but my kids actually do bring them up! Especially the no arguing or complaining and God being with us wherever we go :)

  8. Oh my goodness! I didn’t realized that I listed 12 and only designed 11! No, I’m sorry I don’t have Ephesians 6:7 designed at this time, but I do plan to do another series of color pages and will include it then. Thanks for catching my mistake! I’ll have to fix it in the post.

  9. These are just amazing! Beautiful! Wonderful! I’m so, so excited to use them with my son. Thank you so much for sharing them and making them available to us. So kind of you!

  10. These are perfect! We are getting ready to start school and these pages will be great for our bible time! Just love the scriptures you picked as well. Very important ones to teach our little ones early on. Thank you so much for sharing them.

  11. Wow!!! thank you so much for taking the time to do this I teach 1st graders at the church of Christ and I know this will be very helpful. mMy kids love to colored.
    Again thanks and God bless you!!!

  12. You’re so welcome, Maria! I’m just so happy to think of other children coloring and learning the verses! :)

  13. Hello Kate, I am so grateful for your blessed drawing skill! I don’t have that, but I do have many church and school children that can use your wonderful pictures in various classes so I have gratefully downloaded and printed them and they will be used here in New Zealand to help children memorise God’s precious Word. Thanks for using your gift from “downunder”.

  14. Oh that’s wonderful! God bless you for what you are doing, Bethney. It’s a very special thing you’re doing, teaching the children. So very happy to hear from you!

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