As a kid, Bible study often felt more like a chore rather an enjoyment to be had.
I remember sitting reluctantly on Sunday evenings for family Bible study time. My parents would read old English passages of Scripture: “Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come thither.” (Genesis 19:22) Honestly, what is a thither?
I felt confused, bored, and sadly couldn’t wait for Bible study time to be over. I also remember thinking, I will never put my kids through this!
Today, as a parent I feel the need to teach my kids Gods Word. But, because of my experiences as a child, the thought of long, draining, monotonous, formal “Bible study” makes me cringe. Even if I was willing to try, my kids are easily distracted and those crafty Pinterest perfect Bible study activities gives me the hives just thinking about the mess and time-prep involved. Add to this, trying to find age-appropriate material to keep it fun and engaging for each child creates quite the challenge. Or maybe it’s just me?
Is there a way to make it easier and more fun to study the Bible with your kids, and perhaps not so formal?
Big and Little Coloring Devotional was designed with these issues in mind. It helps engage both adult and child through the fun activity of coloring, while inspiring spiritual growth as you process Scripture through short devotions, together! Each verse is carefully selected and each devotion thoughtfully crafted to provide enough spiritual nourishment for the “Big” and “Little” at really any age or stage. Additionally, coloring is scientifically proven to de-stress the mind, thereby making it easier to engage in learning.
Studying the Bible with our kids doesn’t need to be lengthy or time consuming. Why not take a few minutes in the evening coloring together with Big and Little Coloring Devotional while reading a small sound bite of Scripture provided with just enough devotional insight to go with it? You get one-on-one time with each child, or go ahead and grab a few books for the entire family to enjoy at the same time! Through this time—whether 5 minutes or more—you get to enjoy the perfect de-stressing activity as a busy, overwhelmed parent while they get fun-filled activity they crave, without the added mess!
Studying the Bible doesn’t have to be boring, exhausting, or overly complicated. It doesn’t need to be a messy plethora of crafts and activities to bring the Bible concepts to life in a fun, but albeit stressful way. It simply needs crayons or colored pencils, Big and Little Coloring Devotional, two or more willing hearts to connect and voila! You get a fun, stress-free way to study the Bible together.
Perhaps the formal Bible study method of engaging in longer, detailed passages of Scripture isn’t the right season for you right now. Let’s embrace the idea that a little bit of spiritual nourishment through short verses and devotions while coloring may be the perfect fit to achieve the two things you want most when doing a “Bible study” with your kids: connection and spiritual growth.
Big and Little Coloring Devotional isn’t just another coloring book. It’s a unique way to engage with your kids in Bible study without it feeling like a formal Bible study. This book is great for children of any age, but ideally between the ages of 2 to 12 years old.