Instilling a love for God’s Word from even the youngest age is one of the most beneficial things that we can do as parents. As a parent and children’s minister, I’ve found that The Big Picture Interactive line is just what I need to provide age-appropriate resources for all kids, from birth to my 5th graders who are preparing to move on to the youth group in the coming months. Also, the art is the same art that is used with The Gospel Project curriculum (first scope and sequence) for all of these resources, so if your kids are seeing it at church, it is a great way to reinforce learning! Also included in each resource is a QR code to scan that will launch an app. This app is interactive, and as you scan a picture in the book, the character will come to life and tell the story! Check out these 8 fantastic resources:
For Ages 0-4:
What better way to introduce your toddler to Old Testament and New Testament stories than through a board book with age-appropriate words. We read from this book frequently to our infant. Of course, he doesn’t understand the stories yet, but we pray in faith that one day he will! These little board books hold up to lots of chewing and uncoordinated page turning, and are a favorite in our household.
For Ages 4-8:
These brand new flip-over books include two stories in each book. They help younger kids digest each Bible story one at a time, while also shedding light on the story God has written since the beginning of time to send Jesus as Savior. These are unbelievably affordable, and are great for preschool classrooms at church!
The Big Picture Interactive Bible Stories in 5 Minutes is a great bridge between the board books and the storybook or a full-text Bible for kids. The stories are the perfect length for this age group’s short attention span!
This resource is a great first Bible for kids to begin reading on their own. Read it at bedtime with those too young to read, and encourage those who are little older to begin their quiet time using this age-appropriate resource.
This resource is so versatile. Designed to be an evangelistic tool in churches and on mission trips, the entire book can be read in one sitting to paint a picture of the Gospel, from creation to Jesus’ resurrection! It includes details about how to become a Christian and asks questions throughout to help kids process God’s love for them and His plan that was in place from the very beginning to send Jesus as the Messiah. There’s even space in the back for kids to write how they can respond to this story that they have read.
The Big Picture Interactive Bible is a full-text Bible with vibrant art and reader helps throughout. It’s a great first full-text Bible for kids, and continues to help kids make connections throughout each story to what it means for them today in light of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and resurrection.
As kids continue to grow in their relationship with Christ, helping them develop a daily quiet time is pivotal. This great resource will have familiar art and content, but will help kids to really apply the teaching to their lives. This resource contains 52 devotionals that you can use with your family or as a resource for older kids to walk through on their own.
We hope you’ll incorporate these resources into your home, as you seek to help your kids grow in Christ. Let us know how you use these resources and how God uses them!