5 Books to Change Up Devotions for Your Kids This Summer

Are you looking to change things up with your kids this summer? Maybe you’re like us and you’ve read through your children’s Bibles several times over this year already. When I feel like my kids are starting to approach our devotional time at night bored with the same stories, I’ve found it can be really helpful to try something new a few times a week!

Here are 5 books I highly recommend as a way to change up your summer devotions with your kids! 

  1. Everything a Child Should Know About God

This book is simple enough to read to a toddler and yet deep enough to start building systematic theology with your 7 year old. It has sections on who God is, the problem of sin, Jesus coming to help us, salvation, the Holy Spirit, why we go to church, and more. I love the questions on every page, colorful illustrations, additional reading suggestions, and all of the topics this book tackles. 

Recommended for children 3-8 yrs

  1. What Every Child Should Know about Prayer

I know what you’re thinking. An entire children’s book on prayer? If you think about it, your children learn what prayer looks like and sounds like from watching you. If I think long and hard about that, I quickly realize there’s probably a lot to prayer that I’m NOT teaching them. 

Recommended for children 3-8 yrs

  1. Everyone a Child Should Know

Looking for ways to inspire your children towards kingdom work for Jesus someday? Your children need to read and hear the missionary stories of others. One of the most powerful tools you can give your kids is to show them the faithful lives of others who have given it all to follow Christ. 

Recommended for children 3-8 yrs

  1. Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science

Are your kids elementary age or even junior high? This devotional by Louie Giglio is highly interactive and you’ll find yourself learning science facts right alongside your kids! 

Recommended for children 5-12 yrs

  1. Little Pilgrim’s Big Journey

It might be the last one on the list, but it’s actually my favorite. This children’s version of Pilgrim’s Progress is phenomenal. Not only is the artwork incredible and the storyline well done, but they’ve included helpful discussion questions for each chapter you can do with your children.  

Recommended for children 5-10 yrs

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