Use this simple Bible reading plan for kids to help your children get in the Word this summer.
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We’re about to come to the end of the school year and our oldest is finishing up first grade. It’s been amazing to see her progress in reading. . .from stumbling over words at the beginning of the year to reading proficiently and diving into chapter books. I have big hopes to guide her through completing and comprehending several chapter books this summer.
Even more than being excited she can finally get lost in a great story, I’m thrilled she can begin to read the Bible on her own. While I love a good Bible story book, I know it’s important to help our children begin the practice and discipline of true Bible reading. I’m glad we’ll have the NKJV Early Readers Bible this summer to help us.
This Bible is a great first readers Bible. With colorful maps, charts and summaries, the NKJV Early Readers Bible engages young readers with tools to help them discover the Word. Here is a summer Bible reading plan we hope to follow. (If you don’t have the Early Readers Bible, you can grab it here or use another full text Bible or children’s storybook Bible to adapt this plan.)
Summer Bible Reading Plan for Kids
- Read Genesis 6:5-Genesis 8:22 and discuss the story of Noah and his family (If you have the ERB, use the chart and summary on page A3)
- Read 1 + 2 Samuel, study the life of David (If you have the ERB, use the outline + map on page C7)
- Use the 1 month (daily) reading plan: Famous Men and Women of the New Testament on page 53
- OR (if you don’t have the ERB) choose 2 men and 2 women of the Bible and read one of their stories each week this month
- Journey through the gospels to study the life of Jesus. Choose one key part of his story to read each week (If you have the ERB, use the outline + map on page E6)
The most important thing to teach our children about Bible reading is that it’s not about checking off a list of verses read. It’s about digging in until we understand the stories and truths the Bible holds. If that means reading less and thinking about it for a while, that is OKAY. For a simple outline to follow, use our 5 & Thrive Bible study method.
The NKJV Early Readers Bible includes detailed reading plans, an illustrated word list, a list of verses to remember + many other engaging tools for our young Bible readers.
The NKJV Early Readers Bible would be a great book to grab for summer reading. I definitely recommend it to parents of children ages 6-12.
Have your children started the practice and discipline of Bible reading? What has helped you in guiding them to read the Word?