We all want to teach our kids how much they are loved by God, right?
Here’s the big secret: We must teach kids about God’s love in whatever stage they’re in, and then model the importance of having a growing relationship with God (so they can experience God’s love first hand).
But how does that happen in everyday life? How can we layer the simple message “God is love” over and over again in our kids’ hearts?
Thankfully, there are so many amazing ways to communicate God’s love to our kids!
And I’m excited to show this ultimate list of activities, games, books and fun crafts that bring the simple truth “God loves you” to life for kids of all ages.
I want to share with you some incredible resources (our family’s tried-and-true ultimate ideas) that will make sharing about God’s love with your kids easy and fun!
With games, coloring books, bibles, printables, crafts, activities and more, you’ll find great ideas that will be a perfect fit for each of your kids!
NOTE: Some of these are Valentine Day themed, and some aren’t. Of course Valentine’s is a great day to teach about God’s love, but so many of these tips and ideas are wonderful for year-round use too!
I can’t wait to share these with you:
- 8 Books That Teach Kids About God’s Love
- Our Favorite Movie to Teach About God’s Love
- 7 Coloring Books and Speciality Bibles that Teach About God’s Love
- 7 Games That Teach God Is Love
- 7 Crafts That Share with Kids About God’s Love
- 6 Printable Activities About God’s Love
8 Books that Teach Kids That God Is Love
There are obviously many, many books that help kids know more about God’s love, but these are my favorite for each stage of parenting.
The Jesus Storybook Bible is a must-have. I have read this to all my kids, and it is worn and threadbare from all the use! The deluxe edition includes the audio CD retelling of the book (which is perfect for long car rides or just running errands around town).
Love Letters from God is also a wonderful tool for helping elementary-aged kids understand that God really does want to have a beautiful, personal relationship with them!
His Little Princess: Treasured Letters from Your King reminds young girls that they truly are princesses loved by God; and His Princess: Love Letters From Your King by the same author also reminds teen girls of how special and loved they are by God.
Lastly, I also recommend The Search for Significance as a book for older teens that teaches about God’s love and purpose in their lives. There’s a devotional and workbook that goes with the main book. This book changed my life dramatically, and it is something I’ll be sharing with my teens as they get older.
The Search For Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s EyesThe Search for Significance – Workbook: Build Your Self-Worth on God’s TruthThe Search for Significance Devotional Journal: A 60-day Journey to Discovering Your True Worth
Our Favorite Movie to Teach Kids About God’s Love
The Story of Jesus for Children may been an older film, but it’s a treasured classic in our home, specifically because the actor who plays Jesus really captures Jesus’ gentle, loving nature.
My kids ask to watch this movie over and over, and I think it’s because it showcases Jesus’ personal care for his people while he was on earth (and of course, the special love relationship he longs to have with each of us now). This is a must-have for your family movie library!
4 Coloring Books About God’s Love
Coloring and art can also be a fun way to teach kids about God’s love. Here are some cute Bible-themed coloring books for kids of all ages.
3 Beautiful Journaling Bibles that Teach Teens About God’s Love
And have you seen these awesome journaling Bibles? What a great way to literally bring God’s Word to life in full color! This would be a unique way for teens or older kids to memorize and learn key verses about love.
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