Teaching Little Ones the Bible

Sharon, our Children, Youth and Families Minister, has gathered lots of information and suggestions for you to use with your children and grandchildren.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to Sharon on a Sunday morning at church or contact her here.

Children's Bibles: 

There are many children’s Bibles and story books but these are just a few that I use regularly and can recommend. I have copies of all of these so please do ask if you would like to look at one before you order for yourself and your grandchildren.   


The Jesus Storybook Bible is a full colour, illustrated collection of 44 best loved Bible stories to introduce your children to a lifelong love of the wonders of the Bible. Suggested ages 4-7yrs but excellent for reading to little ones. 

Available on Eden : The Jesus Storybook Bible - Sally Lloyd-Jones 9780310729945 | Eden (also on Amazon) 


Young children will love taking part in acting out favourite Bible stories from both Old and New Testaments with movement, sounds and actions. Suggested ages 3-5yrs but good fun to read together and join in actions with little ones!

Available on Amazon: The Play-Along Bible: Imagining God's Story through Motion and Play : Hartman, Bob, Poole, Susie: Amazon.co.uk: Books


This Bible integrates more than 70 Bible story retellings from the Old and New Testaments and also includes a useful appendix of Bob Hartman’s hints and tips for storytelling. 

Suggested reading ages 5-9yrs.

Available on Eden Christian Books The Lion Storyteller Bible 25th anniversary | 9780745979090 (eden.co.uk) (Also on Amazon)


Join in the rhyming fun with all your favourite characters in over 40 classic Bible stories told in rhyme. Suggested reading ages 5-9yrs but great to read together with younger children - also available is a CD of accompanying songs!

Available on Eden Christian Books: Bob Hartman's Rhyming Bible by Bob Hartman | Free Delivery at Eden | 9780281077946 (Also on Amazon)


An authentic Bible translated from the original texts specifically for children aged 6 to 12. Unlike many 'children's Bibles' this is not an adult Bible repackaged for children. Written with British English spellings and grammar, it is a new translation that uses words and phrases the children use and understand in English that can be read and the meaning grasped by children reading for themselves but also easy to read to and with younger children.

Available on Eden Christian Books: ICB International Children's Bible | Free Delivery at Eden | 9780850099010 (Also on Amazon)

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Prayer is talking to God but if you are unsure about praying with little ones, here a few tips:

  Keep it very simple - just one sentence is good!

  Children will learn from you - set them an example such as saying thank you to God for the food at meal times

  Use resources - don’t be afraid to use what someone else has written

  Make them interactive with repetition or a special way to say Amen

  Remember there is no set way to pray - whatever works for you and your grandchildren!

Suggested resources:

Prayer 1 Prayer 2 prayer 3 prayer 4 prayer 5<br> prayer 6 prayer 7

 All available from Eden Christian Books: https://www.eden.co.uk/

Activity Ideas

Here are a few ideas for activities with your little ones. Click on the links to take you to external websites with craft ideas/resources. 

(We are not responsible for the content of external websites. All links were correct at time of publishing this webpage.)


Bible Passage

Craft Ideas

Song Ideas




Genesis 1-2

Playdough Animals

Paint a butterfly (symmetry)

Make a flower - link

Make a paper person - link

Row, row, row your boat

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, once I caught a fish alive

Sleeping Bunnies

Zoom, zoom, zoom

Thank you for any aspect of creation.

Asking for help in looking after creation

1God's Very Colourful Creation by Tim Thornborough | Eden.co.uk £5.64

David and Goliath

1 Samuel 17

Make a crown

Make a lolly-stick catapult and paper stones - link

Small cardboard tube David and large cardboard tube Goliath - link

If you're happy and you know it (David was happy to defeat Goliath)

We are marching in the light of God

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (armies have to be fit!)

Asking God to help us make good decisions

Help us to do the right thing

Thank you for helping us

2David and the Very Big Giant by Tim Thornborough; Jennifer Davison | 9781784983819 (eden.co.uk) £5.64


Any account from the Gospels

Paper palm leaves

Decorate an empty cross - Link

Make a chick - link

Easter nests

Sleeping bunnies

My God is so big

Humpty Dumpty

I'm an Easter Bunny (See below)

Thankfulness that Jesus died for us and rose again, and because of this Jesus will always be our friend.

3A Very Happy Easter by Tim Thornborough | Fast Delivery at Eden | 9781784983666 £3.28

Thank God for...


Preparing food/cooking - thank you for food and all involved in distribution and cooking

Whatever crafts you like - we can say thank you to God for anything!

Anything - we can thank God for everything!

Thank you for the world so sweet

If I were a Butterfly - link

Thank you God for... (everything and anything)

4My Thank-you Bible Storybook - LifeSource Christian Bookshop (lifesourcebookshop.co.uk) £6.95

Jesus and his Disciples

Matthew 4:18-22

Mark 1:16-20

Luke 5:1-11

John 1:35-51

Decorate a fish - 'I will make you fishers of men'

Paper chain people - link

Playdough people - disciples or friends

Row, Row, Row your boat

12 Disciples song - link

Help me to be a good follower of Jesus

5Jesus and His Disciples by Katherine Sully | Fast Delivery at Eden | 9781788930888 £2.75


Exodus 14 

Decorate a blank heart

Make/paint a picture of the sea, cut it in half and stick onto a new sheet of paper, leaving a gap showing the parting of the Red Sea.

Other crafts relating to Moses - link

My God is so Big

I'm a Little Vessel - see below

How did Moses cross the Red Sea? - link

Help us to be obedient like Moses

Thank you for Moses and rescuing God's people

6Moses and the Very Big Rescue by Tim Thornborough | Fast Delivery (eden.co.uk) £5.64

Daniel and the Lions

Daniel 6

Make a lion - link

Decorate lion biscuits or cupcakes - link

Row, Row, Row your boat

Sleeping Lions (instead of bunnies)

Daniel in the Lions' Den - link

Thank you for saving Daniel

Asking for help when we or others are scared or frightened 

7Daniel and the Very Hungry Lions by Tim Thornborough; Jennifer Davison | 9781784983321 (eden.co.uk) £5.64


Genesis 6

Any animal craft

Make an ark - link

Noah lolly-stick - link

Row, Row, Row your boat

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive

Change, The Wheels on the Bus to ark...

Mister Noah had an ark (Old MacDonald tune)

Any other animal song

Thank you God for Noah and his family

Thank you God for animals

8Noah and the Very Big Boat by Tim Thornborough ;Jennifer Davison | 9781784983802 (eden.co.uk) £5.64

Miracles of Jesus

Any miracle story from the Gospels

Nets of fishes - link

Sad face/happy face lolly-stick figure

Water painting books (something special happens when you don't expect it)

Link to other activities

Jesus could do miracles (see below)

Jesus healed the sick (see below)

Jesus fed 5000 (see below)

Thank you that Jesus helped lots of people

Thank you that Jesus helps us today

9The Miracles of Jesus by Katherine Sully | Fast Delivery at Eden | 9781788930895 £2.75


Jonah 1-4

Make a paper whale - link 

Make junk model sea creatures

Do some bubble painting

Make a paper boat - link

Jonah and the Whale - link

Jonah song (to the tune London Bridge is falling down) - link

Row, Row, Row your boat

Thank you God that you saved Jonah

Thank you that Jonah went on to tell lots of people about God

10Jonah and the Very Big Fish by Tim Thornborough ; Jennifer Davison | 9781784983796 (eden.co.uk) £5.64


Any account from the four Gospels

Lolly-stick manger - link

Mary and Joseph Nativity craft - link

When Christ was Born (to the tune Oh When the Saints) - link

Jingle Bells (see below)

Away in a Manger

Any other Christmas song

Thank you the Jesus was born at Christmas

Help us to remember that Christmas is because of Jesus

11My Very First Christmas by Juliet David | Fast Delivery at Eden £2.97

For further craft ideas just search Google! You will be amazed with how much comes up when you put a theme in!


I’m An Easter Bunny - to the tune I’m a Little Teapot

I’m an Easter bunny, watch me hop (hop around), 

Here are my two ears, see how they flop (hold hands at side of head and flop them)

Here is my cottontail, here is my nose (wiggle hips then point to nose), 

I’m all furry from my head to my toes (Point to head and then toes)

I’m a Little Vessel - to the tune I’m a Little Teapot

I’m a little vessel for the Lord, 

God is my light, His Word is my sword

Whenever He needs me, hear me Shout, 

Tip me up and pour me out.

Jesus Could Do Miracles - to the tune Mary Had a Little Lamb

Jesus could do miracles, miracles, miracles.

Jesus could do miracles, because He was God’s Son.

He stopped the storm and healed the sick, healed the sick, healed the sick

He stopped the storm and healed the sick, and made a dead girl live!


Jesus Healed the Sick - to the tune Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Jesus healed the sick,

He healed the blind and deaf.

Jesus is the Son of God,

He is a special friend.


Jesus Fed 5000 - to the tune Jesus Loves Me

Five little loaves and two small fish, Grew and grew at Jesus’ wish!

Fed 5,000, every one! All because He is God’s Son.

Yes, Jesus fed them. Yes, Jesus fed them.

Yes, Jesus fed them. He fed 5,000 men.


Jesus Jingle Bells - to the tune Jingle Bells


Jingle bells, Jingle bells,

Jingle all the way.

Oh what fun to sing and praise

Our Savior born today-ay!


Jingle bells, Jingle bells,

Listen while we say,

Jesus came into my heart

And washed my sins away!

To shepherds in the field,

An angel came to say,

That Jesus Christ is born,

In Bethlehem today!


The shepherds ran to town,

They hurried down the street,

And when they found the Son of God

They worshipped at his feet!

Oh '


There came the wise men three,

A following a star,

On camel back they rode,

A trav'lin from afar,


The baby king was found,

Just like the Bible told,

And bowing down they gave him myrrh

And frankin'cence and gold!