This series of studies is for families who want to do Bible lessons every day and gradually progress through the Bible in a year. At the end of a year, your child will have read something out of each book of the Bible. They are easily adaptable for group study, but can also be assigned to older children for independent study. Many of these studies are the same ones I have posted individually on this site.
The files are categorized by month. However, each study is also numbered. So you can start the studies any time of the year, just start with Month 1, Day 1 (January 1st).
Download each lesson by clicking on the link. These are PDF files, so you’ll need Adobe Reader.
January / Month 1 ~ Genesis – Numbers ; last updated 12/08/2009
February / Month 2 ~ Numbers – 1 Samuel ; updated 04/02/2009
March/ Month 3 ~ 1 Samuel – 2 Chronicles ; updated 11/15/08
April/ Month 4 ~ 2 Chronicles – Psalms; updated 11/15/09
May / Month 5 ~ Psalms; updated 12/23/09
June/ Month 6 ~ Psalms – Proverbs* ; updated 11/15/08
*One study in this month references the song, “Be Careful Little Eyes,” which can be found here.
July/ Month 7 ~ Proverbs – Jeremiah; updated 12/27/08
August/ Month 8 ~ Jeremiah – Malachi; updated 03/11/2009
September/ Month 9 ~ Life of Christ and His parables; updated 7/1/2009
October/Month 10 ~Life of Christ and His parables; updated 9/15/09
November/ Month 11 ~ Acts – 1 Timothy; updated 10/29/09
December/ Month 12 ~ 2 Timothy – Revelation; updated 11/24/09
Each study has a reading, questions for further study, memory verses, and journal prompts. I didn’t leave extra room or make extra lines for journaling because it would be a waste of ink and paper if you weren’t going to use it, not to mention that these files would be very big. The kids will need their own paper for answers, journaling or narrating.
I encourage you to be flexible with the use of these studies and see what fits best with your family. You may want to read my tips on using them with children of multiple ages, adding activities, and scheduling time for Bible studies.
- At the time I started writing these lessons, my children were 7 years old and younger. We did the Bible reading and discussion section of each lesson, and that was all.
- When my eldest, who enjoys writing, is 9-10 years old, she’ll probably start doing the “Journal” exercises that are included at the end of each lesson. These don’t require looking up any verses, but focus on thoughtful application of the lesson. She’ll probably do these on her own time, though she might enjoy sharing her thoughts with us. My boys are left-handed and do not like writing as much, but by the time they are this age they might be better at it, or they can narrate their journal responses to me.
- At 10-11 years old, the kids will probably start doing the “For Further Study” questions on their own or with their father. It just depends on what we feel they are ready to do at that point.
These studies assume your children already have knowledge of “basic” Bible stories, like Noah & the Ark. If your children are not at that level yet, please look at the page for ages 0-6; there are some suggestions there for beginner students.
Unless otherwise noted, these studies quote from the New American Standard Bible.