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11 Bible verses to teach kids with printables

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.

Teach kids to memorize scripture with these coloring pages

Bible verse pages to color

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

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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.

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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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91 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!

  15. Hi Kate just discovered your site on pin interest…am so excited I have downloaded the kids planner and the Bible verses to colour cant wait to share them with my children…will keep you updated…no promises though…a little ‘technologically shy’

  16. Hi Hope! I’m so glad you like the printables. I hope you find good use for them! And I’m not going to lie, for someone who has a blog, I’m not very technologically savvy either! I have to google how to do everything, haha!

  17. Thank you so much for offering your memory verse printable coloring pages… they’re JUST what I needed for our kids program tonight!! You create beautifully!!

  18. Hi from Indonesia Kate! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR ALL THOSE PRETTY PRINTABLE. Thank God i found your post here. God blesss you more n more Kate.

  19. Hi Kate! From Indonesia here :)
    Thank God I found these. GOD BLESS YOU MORE AND MOREEE

  20. Please send the link for the printable Bible verses to my email. These are great! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents.

  21. Thanks these are beautiful and artistic. We all need them now not just kids. Going through a bad time. My dad committed suicide. It is hard to face each day so I search online for art like these to lift my spirit. Thanks again. Bless you. Monique

  22. I’m so sorry, Monique. I can’t imagine your sorrow. This summer I read a book called “Grace for the Afflicted,” and it has a profound section on suicide. I thought I’d share an excerpt with you.

    “We can learn a number o important principles from the reports of suicidal behavior in the Bible. First, having faith, even strong faith, does not guarantee that during times of extreme distress and individual will not consider suicide as a way out. Moses, Elijah, and Job are some of the most reveed heroes of faith, yet they became hopeless and longed for death.

    “Second, God promises to comfort those in distress who feel hopeless. God drew near to each individual in the Bible who considered suicide when they called out to him in their distress. He did not rebuke them for their suicidal thoughts but offered them physical and spiritual comfort and support.

    “Third, the Bible does not condemn those who commit suicide, but in many instances it reports that the individual was shown honor after their death. Suicide does not appear to have been an event that would tarnish a righteous individual’s legacy in biblical times.

    “Finally, suicide does not disqualify an individual from eternal life with God. Samson is our best example for this principle. Although he struggled staying true to his faith and ultimately took his own life, Bible records him in the Hebrews 11 “roll call of faith.”

    “The gospel is a message of forgiveness, redemption, and hope. When psychological distress overwhelms an individual and the person takes their life, our response should be one of grace toward their legacy while showing sympathy and compassion toward their family. The gospel makes no room for fear, shame, and condemnation; we must do the same in the church when we lose a brother or sister to mental illness.”

    I’m praying right now for your broken heart, Monique. I know Jesus is drawing you near. I pray he sends angels to minister and comfort you. God bless, Kate xo

  23. I’m a religious education teachers aid and was looking for some creative inspiration for my lil ones. I think i found what i was looking for! I can’t wait to use these adorable coloring sheet this week!!! Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us!!!!

  24. hello from Singapore! :) been looking around for printables for my Sunday school kids & these are perfect! thank you for sharing & so looking forward to use them with my kids!

  25. I was looking for bible verses for my kindergarten girl and somehow your page pops up in our Singapore web search. Your printables are beautiful.
    Thank you.

  26. Thank you for making and sharing these! We will use them as our morning coloring pages. God bless you and your family!

  27. Hola! I am currently serving as a missionary in Colombia and God has placed me in a position to teach and build relationships with children in an impoverished pueblo (side note: never worked with kids before and never taught before so you can imagine my nerves lol). However, I am desiring to be a good teacher and I am loving this new journey because I know it’s the Holy Spirit who’s leading me. I also love art so these pages are such a great idea for our precious kiddos! Thank you so much for sharing! It makes my heart glad that God is still using your gifts on a blog years later for another sister in Christ =) Thank you, and God bless you and your family. <3

  28. Thank you for sharing! These are perfect, and just what we need for getting started. Such beautiful details in your artwork. I’m so excited to share your gift with my children.

  29. This makes my day, Jackie! I’m so happy you can use the coloring pages and thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment! What beautiful work you are doing! I’m sure it’s not glamorous and at times frustrating, but I pray God blesses you for loving his children and listening to his call. That reminds me of the saying “God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the chosen.”

  30. Hi ! I just wanted to say a huge thank you and send a virtual hug for the gift of these coloring pages! 🤗Summer is around the corner and I have been searching for ways to keep my family on top of being in The Word! These are a most wonderful help! Bless you for sharing these with other mamas!!

  31. Thank you, Stephanie! Yes, I’m thinking the same thing. I think this summer, now that my boys are getting older, we’re going to memorize the books of the new testament.

  32. Beautiful! Love these! Can’t wait to color these with the kiddos! Love your ideas for memorizing and your sticker chart idea! So creative! Wish I was as artistic! ;)

  33. I just want to say thank you ! i have 3 girls and was looking for the ways to teach the bible verses, and these are perfect. May God bless you for sharing heart!

  34. Thank you for these beautiful coloring pages. We printed off two of the pages to color and to write a letter of thanks and encouragement to President Trump today. My older kiddos just wrote letters, but I wanted something for my littles to send too. Thank you.

  35. These are wonderful. My daughter wanted to give Valentine’s Day cards to her friends, and we are using several of these to make a coloring packet as a gift. Spreading love and God’s Word, in a fun and enjoyable way. Thanks so much!

  36. Thank you for these free colouring in pages, your art is fresh and fun and modern enough to be attractive to a wide variety of ages in my (now virtual) Sunday school class here in Germany. It is most generous of you to make them free too – much appreciated.
    God Bless you!

  37. These are wonderful! I have one suggestion. The scripture in Joshua – …God is with you… you put the name of God in all small letters. I know you are not intentionally dishonoring Him. Our children need to know God (in writing is always with a capital) is the only true God. When people who don’t know or believe in God write about Him, many times they don’t capitalize His name because they don’t honor Him and they group Him with pagan gods. Thank you for considering my thoughts.

  38. Hi Cynthia, agree with your kindly-put suggestion, however, I used a font to have letters to color and that’s how the artist made it the capital G. I’m not sure how I would make one in the traditional G shape.

  39. Thank you so much for sharing your printable pages! During this COVID 19 pandemic, I am caring for my granddaughters (age 6) for the summer. I started them making their own devotional/prayer journal, your pages will take me through the summer and beyond! I am so grateful!

  40. I just ran across this idea and I love it! I want to do it for myself/with my future-children someday. Thank you!

    (PS I am using one or more of them for my congregation’s church bulletin. I hope that’s okay!)


  41. Help! I’m trying to print your verse printables and for some reason, on my phone and tablet it’s enlarged and wants to print it out on 3 pages. Not at all like you’re pictures. I don’t know what’s happening.

  42. Hi Star. I usually recommend downloading images to your desktop before printing. For a phone or tablet, try: 1) clicking on the image you want, 2) save the hi-res version to your camera roll, 3) print from your camera roll

  43. I am a Sunday School teacher and have been mailing my kids lessons during this time. So these pages & chart will be a perfect addition to help memorize Bible verses also. Plan to use them for my granddaughters also. Thank you for sharing!! Vicki

  44. What a sweetheart you are to mail your kids lessons! God bless you for how you serve God and His little ones. Give me tears. So happy I could help in some small way. 💗

  45. I absolutely love these! Its hard to find cute (not cheesy) coloring sheets. I wish we could have these for all the verses we are learning. Would you consider selling the font you made?

  46. Covid has scared my grand daughter so much, I wqs sending litle cars with verses on them but the coloring pages are an excellent ideas for her to grasp scripture to comfor her better, i think. We’ll see I’ve only sent one so far but not from this site.

  47. Hey! I just found your site a couple weeks ago, and printed off the 52 bible verse cards. Gorgeous, by the way, and so super cute. I am an 8th grader and they have really helped me gain more courage and strength these last couple of weeks. Thanks!!

  48. I’m glad to hear that, Ella! I’m so impressed by you. I WISH I would have been memorizing scripture at your age. Amazing.

  49. Love these! So glad to have stumbled upon this post and your many free printables. Just wanted too say THANK YOU!

  50. Thank you so very much! I have a little boy who will be 5 in July and this is exactly the type of thing we are working on currently! I really appreciate it and know he will enjoy this! ❤

  51. Hello Kate, I saved this page a few years ago on Pinterest and just now came across it again. So beautiful! Would you mind if I used a some of these in my church’s VBS this summer? Specifically John 3:16, Josh 1:9 and Phil 4:13. They would be used in a class on missions and prayer.

  52. Hi Leigh! Yes, of course, I would love for you to use whatever you need. Thank you so much for you work in God’s kingdom for these little ones :)

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