Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Bible Reading Plan for Little Ones {February Edition: Love}

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Every month of this year, Lord willing, I intend to provide you with a free printable Bible Reading Plan you can use with your toddlers and preschoolers (though older kids could definitely benefit from it too!). I'm picking one theme or topic for the month, and culling relevant passages from both the Old and New Testaments, just to give our kids broad exposure to Scripture as a whole. 

Some of the passages may be a bit intense or over their heads. But I do believe that God always blesses His Word and works through it, and if we sow that Word in our children's hearts, He can and will use it for whatever purpose He chooses. This is a tool that will hopefully make it easier for you as a parent to do the sowing. 

I've marked four verses- one for every Monday- that would also make great memory verses. You can recite and review them over the course of the week with your little people- or not!- but they are available if you'd like to make Scripture memory a part of your family's life. We personally aren't using the memory verses, because we're working to memorize scriptures in a children's catechism

February's topic is The Love of God. The plan begins with passages that specifically outline God's love for His people, and moves on to passages teaching about Christ's love for us. I try to include a bit of context with each passage, but I trust that you as parents will set it up as best as you can for your kids, explaining and teaching as you go through it. 

I changed things up a little bit this month in that there isn't a passage for every single day. Our family only got 3/4's of the way through last month's plan, and from the feedback I've gotten from other parents this seems to be a common issue. There is a passage for each weekday, Monday through Friday. You can use weekends to catch up, or just to take a break if you're on track. 

Songs and hymns that would be good for accompanying the plan include: O The Deep Deep Love of Jesus, Beloved Let Us Love One Another, This is My Commandment, and Jesus Loves Me. With a passage to read, a weekly verse to memorize, and corresponding songs, you have an entire family worship program in a nutshell (don't forget to pray). P.S: This is how I teach hymns to my preschoolers

You can access this month's free printable Bible Reading Plan here





If you like this plan, I think you would like my new ebook! It's called Read the Bible to Your Kids: A Year of Simple Plans to get into the Word Together

I've created 13 topical, month long plans with passages from both the Old and New Testament. The passages are short {for short attention spans!}, and the PDF file can easily be printed off for you to check off boxes as you read.

It's a great, simple solution for families who want to build Word-centered homes. You can find out what people are saying about it, the topics the plans cover, and download your copy for only $4.99 right here.

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