Teaching Bible stories to my children is one of my favorite memories of homeschooling. We like to do Bible first thing in the morning before we do any of our other school work. It has become a special time for our whole family as we wake up and take on the day with the holy Bible. I love watching Bible stories for kids come to life in their little eyes as we are reading and going over them together. So today I’m sharing some free Bible Story printables for kids.
Free Bible Printables
I love all the free resources that are available to us that we can use to teach our children important Bible stories. Like anything we do as homeschoolers, we really enjoy putting an educational twist on what we are learning by incorporating Bible activities. If you are wanting to teach Bible stories for kids as part of your Bible homeschool subject, there are lots of free printables to help you get started.
These printables are cute and memorable for your children. They will help make the beloved bible stories come alive. They are also educational and help with writing and reading. There is even some math thrown into some of them!
Why Teach Stories of the Bible
Bible stories for kids are a great way to teach children about God’s love, god’s commands, the story of Jesus, and God’s word. And what children learn when they’re young lays the foundation stones for the Holy Spirit to act in their lives as they grow older.
However, I know it’s intimidating to think about reading from the family Bible with toddlers. Toddlers have a very short attention span. So you’ll want to look for a beginner’s Bible or a children’s Bible that’s designed for toddlers when you start.
There are several beautiful toddler Bibles and Bible story books available. Choose one of the age-appropriate Bibles that you like. Make sure that the stories are short as toddlers have short attention spans. You can even find a cute Bible board book that tells individual Bible stories.
Free Bible Story Printable Packs
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to download three Bible Story Printable Packs for: Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, and David and Goliath.
Free Bible Story Printable Packs
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to download three Bible Story Printable Packs for: Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, and David and Goliath.
How to Study the Bible with Young Children
When you’re introducing the Bible to your younger children, keep in mind that you want fun Bible lessons for your children. You want your children to look forward to spending time with you reading the Bible so as they grow older, they’ll desire more Bible study.
The best way to teach children’s Bible stories is to always Start with a short prayer with your children. This sets the tone for what you want them to experience as they discover the wonderful things about the son of God and God’s promise of salvation to all who believe.
Use a Picture Bible for Toddlers
Read to your toddlers from a picture Bible, or The Action Bible. The Complete Illustrated Children’s Bible is also a good choice. Remember, you’ll want to use a children’s Bible that has very short stories. Younger kids do not sit still for any length of time.
It also helps to curl up with your small children to read the short Bible stories. Your goal should be to make Bible story time as cozy and fun as possible. You might pull out hot chocolate and cookies when you curl up together. Another good choice is to read a short Bible story at snack time. The idea is to make your Bible story time pleasant so your children look forward to reading the Bible with you.
Discuss the Bible Story
At the end of each story, discuss it gently with your children. Ask them to tell you the story in their own words. Ask a couple of simple questions and see if they can answer them. Don’t worry if you don’t get a good response at first. Listening to a story, retelling it, and answering questions about the story is a skill that takes time to develop. If your children struggle, gently guide them towards the answers you’re looking for and move on.
Again, it takes children a while to learn how to listen to a story and answer questions about it. So, don’t be upset if your children are in elementary school before they’re able to give you good answers to the questions you ask.
What to Do After You Discuss the Bible Story
After you’ve read and discussed the Biblical story, give your young children an activity page or coloring sheet. Young toddlers will likely scribble over the page, but even scribbling helps to develop their fine motor skills. You can also re-enact the Bible stories with your children.
Read the stories of the Bible often and don’t be afraid to read popular stories many times. Toddlers adore repetition and will happily listen to their favorite stories again and again.
Best Bible Stories for Toddlers
The goal of reading the great Bible stories to your children is to give your children a solid foundation in the Word of God.
So, the best Bible stories, to begin with, are the Creation story, Noah’s Ark, the story of David, Jonah and the Whale, and the story of Ruth.
As you read the stories, be sure to help your children relate the stories to their own lives. Also, these stories make a great way to start having family devotions.
Best Bible Storybooks
Some of our favorite Bible stories for kids are found in Bible Story Books that we have had in our home since our first child was born.
- The Beginner’s Bible
- The Jesus Storybook Bible there’s also the companion The Jesus Storybook Bible Coloring Book for Kids
- The Action Bible
- The Child’s Story Bible
Free Bible Story Printables
These printables and freebies come from Old Testament stories like the story of Creation, Noah’s Ark, the story of David, and the story of Jonah and the Whale.
These stories teach children important lessons about friendship, obedience, and courage. They also teach children about God’s love, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Reading the stories of the Bible is a great gift to give your children. We are going to share a list of Bible stories below with some printables you can use with your kids.
Creation Bible Story Printables
The Creation story covers the seven days of creation and the Story of Adam and Eve. On the first day, God creates light, on the second day the sky was created, then proceeds over the next few days to create plants, the sun, the moon, and the stars. On the sixth day, God creates man and rests on the seventh day.
Creation Coloring Pages | You can download a free creation story page for your children to color. If you scroll to the bottom of the post, there is a free creation printable pack available.
Creation Mini Book | The creation mini-book gives you the option of printing the pages in color or in black and white. It retells the story of creation in simple language that’s perfect for keeping kids’ attention.
Creation Preschool Printables | This creation story pack covers the seven days of creation and has a lovely selection of pages for children.
Adam and Eve Printable Pack
Be sure not to miss our free Adam and Eve Printable Pack found at the bottom of this post, along with two others.
My Creation Book Printable | Use this great resource to help your children make their own creation book. On the page for the third day, children can add green thumbprints to show that plants were created. The creation book also shows the first humans being created on the sixth day. It’s perfect for little minds to learn the creation story.
Adam and Eve Felt Story Set | Help your children learn the story of Adam with these interactive printables and activity pages. You can cut the pieces out of felt to create felt storyboards, which are a great way to bring Bible stories to life.
Creation Crafts and Activities | If you’re looking for fun activities, then these creation crafts and activities are a great choice. You’ll create a Days of Creation Envelop Book Craft to keep your kids engaged.
Garden of Eden Coloring Pages, Readers and More | This Garden of Eden pack includes coloring pages designed for toddlers. It’s a great way to round out your study of Creation.
Noah’s Ark Bible Story Printables
Noah’s Ark is a favorite lesson to teach in Sunday schools. Noah’s Ark tells the story of how God told Noah to build an ark for him and his family. Then Noah was to bring animals onto the ark so they would not drown in the great flood. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights.
Eventually, the water receded. Noah, his family, and the animals were able to leave the ark. The story of Noah is always a favorite amongst children and shows the magnificent work of God.
Noah’s Ark Mega Printable Pack | This fun Noah’s Ark printable pack has over 50 fun-filled pages for toddlers and older children.
Noah’s Ark Bible Printables | You’ll love this collection of Noah’s Ark Printables. It includes story sticks, coloring pages, a mini-book, and more!
Noah’s Ark Bible Preschool Printables | You’ll find a wonderful selection of printables for top Bible stories for younger kids at this website. These pages include printables for Noah’s Ark, the baby Jesus, and the Resurrection of Jesus.
Noah’s Ark Printable Pack
Be sure not to miss our free Noah’s Ark Printable Pack found at the bottom of this post, along with two others.
Noah’s Ark Coloring Pages | These Noah’s Ark coloring pages include simple coloring pages appropriate for younger children as well as easy handwriting practice for older kids.
Noah’s Ark Story Printables | The printables are a good choice for re-enacting Noah’s Ark with your kids. Print the pieces, cut them out, and you’re ready to tell your children the story of Noah’s Ark.
Noah’s Ark Crafts and Games | You’ll find a delightful selection of crafts and games to supplement your study of Noah’s Ark.
Jonah and the Whale Bible Story Printables
Children love the story of Jonah and the Whale. In the story, God told Jonah to preach at Nineveh but Jonah didn’t want to go. So, he took a ship traveling in the opposite direction. A big storm came up causing the sailors to toss Jonah overboard where he was swallowed by a big fish. Eventually, Jonah was freed – on the beach near Nineveh!
Jonah and the Whale | You’ll find 3-part cards, story cards, sequencing cards, writing practice, and more to help you teach your children the story of Jonah and the Whale.
Jonah and the Whale Free Felt Story Printables | These printables are a fun way to discuss the story of Jonah and the Whale. You can turn the figures into magnets or stick puppets for hours of fun.
Jonah Coloring Pages | Your kids will love these free coloring pages that feature Jonah and the Whale.
Jonah and the Whale Crafts and Games | You’ll find several fun crafts and games to enjoy with your kids that are based on the story of Jonah.
David and Goliath Bible Story Printables
The story of David and Goliath is another favorite with young readers. David, a child during the reign of King Saul, answers Goliath’s challenge and fights the giant armed only with a sling.
Facing the Giant: David vs. Goliath Printables and Activities | You’ll find several fun printables and activities to complete with your children from making a slingshot to creating a mini-book.
David and Goliath Lesson and Activities | There are several fun activities to go with the story of David and Goliath. You’ll also find a couple of worksheets to print and complete with your children.
David and Goliath Printable Pack
Be sure not to miss our free David and Goliath Printable Pack found at the bottom of this post, along with two others.
David and Goliath Printable Pack | This printable pack is aimed at kids ages 3-9. It also contains over 100 pages for you to download and print. You’ll find counting pages, matching, I Spy, and more in this fun pack of worksheets.
Story of David – Life Lessons and Printable | Are you looking to discuss life lessons from the Story of David with your children? Then you’ve found what you’re looking for! You’ll find a list of different lessons to discuss with your children along with a Life of David printable.
Ruth and Naomi Bible Story Printables
The story of Ruth and Naomi is a beautiful tale. Ruth refuses to leave her mother-in-law, Naomi, when Naomi decided to return to Judah. You’ll find that Ruth provides an excellent example of love and loyalty for your children.
Ruth and Naomi Printable Pack | This printable pack includes 84 pages of educational activities for young children. Your kids can work on counting, writing, and more. You’ll also find math puzzles, story writing pages, and memory cards.
Ruth and Naomi Printables | You’ll find 119 pages of educational worksheets in this printable pack. The worksheets include tracing, I Spy, counting, naming shapes, and other fun activities.
Ruth and Naomi Lesson Plans and Crafts | You’ll find some stick puppets of Ruth, Naomi, Orpah, Boaz, and Baby Obed on this webpage. You’ll also find an activity that teaches children about gleaning wheat. There are several other activities to help you teach your children that friends stick together.
Ruth Printable Word Search | This is a great worksheet to print out if you have older kids in your house. They can complete the word search while you work with your toddler.
Ruth Bible Lesson | This page walks you through teaching the story of Ruth to a group of children. While this is perfect for Sunday School teachers, it’s also useful for a mom teaching her children.
Free Bible Story Printables for Early Learners
I have picked some of my favorite Bible stories to highlight, but you can find even more Bible Story Printables Here:
Bible Story Mini Books | You’ll find a wonderful selection of Bible story mini-books on this page. The stories include Creation, The Tower of Babel, and some New Testament stories such as the Parable of the Sower.
Bible Story Print and Fold Books | Here’s a great selection of free Bible stories for you to turn into small books for your children. You’ll find stories such as the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Daniel and the Lions, and Queen Esther.
Printable Bible Story Coloring Pages | These Bible story sheets come from the Old Testament and the New Testament. They’re designed to help you teach your children and to help kids remember what happens in each Bible story. You’ll also find some beautiful modern stories that include lessons and morals for children.
Tons of free Bible printables, Bible story printables, craft ideas and more | You’ll find a huge selection of Bible printables. These printables include coloring pages, handwriting practice, and story board tools. You’ll also find ideas for crafts, printable ornaments, and printable bookmarks. In addition, there are file folder games, Bible verse copywork, and art projects.
More Free Bible Story Printables & Character Resources
Free Miracles of Jesus Coloring Pages – This 14 page Bible story unit focuses on the time Jesus healed the blind man by putting mud on his eyes and when Jesus healed the centurion’s servant. Your children will be kept busy coloring while learning the story.
Free Old Testament Bible Stories Reading Comprehension Unit – This free 30 page reading comprehension unit study will help your children learn about two Bible stories and help you gauge what your children are learning.
Good Manners Worksheets
Good Manners Worksheets and Lessons – Are you looking for resources that you can use to teach your children how to mind their manners? Use these free printable good manners worksheets to help establish the basic principles of manners and proper behavior.
Printable Bible Lessons
Free Printable Bible Lessons for Children – Check out this big list of free Bible Studies that you can use in your homeschool with your children. These are great to do together as a family or to have your children use individually to practice having their own quiet time each day.
Books of the Bible Printable
Free Books of the Bible List Printable – Could you or your students use some help navigating the books of the Bible? These Books of the Bible Fact Cards and Cheat Sheets can help you review the order plus learn and remember other key facts about each book.
Printable Bible Charades Cards (Old & New Testament) – Are you looking for a fun family night activity to do with all your kids? Then you need to bring the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah’s ark, Joseph, Zacchaeus, and more to life with these fun Free Bible Story Charades! All you need are these fun printable Bible Charades Cards to get started.
Women of the Bible Notebooking Unit – This Women of the Bible Notebooking unit helps students look at the lives of 50 women mentioned in the Bible.
Old Testament Kings – A Biblical Notebooking Adventure – this notebooking adventure will have your children researching and learning about the Old Testament Kings of the Bible. They will learn about the Kings of Judah and Israel and much more!
Guided Drawing Bible Activity – Do you have a child who likes to draw while you read aloud? This FREE Guided Drawing Bible Activity is the perfect addition to your family Bible time.
Free Bible Story Printables PDF
Download our free Bible Story Printable Packs for Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, and David and Goliath. Each printable pack includes the printable bible story, discussion questions, lessons learned from the story, activities and craft or coloring pages.
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The good news is that Jesus makes it possible for everyone who repents and believes on Him to have eternal life. This is the most important concept for your children to grasp.
Sara Dennis is a veteran homeschool mom of six who’s still homeschooling her two youngest kids after the older four have graduated, entered college, and moved on to adult life. She blogs at Classically Homeschooling.