Elementary Ages

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

**There is an error on Day 2: the Memory Verse should read “Psalm 119:9”

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

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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.

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7 Responses to “Elementary Ages”

  1. Susan Says:

    Thank you for sharing these great Bible studies. I’ve been using the ones for ages 6-12 with my 8yo-ds, and have found them to be meaningful and clear. I really love the way you meld New Testament related scripture to the Old Testament lesson. (We’re still in Genesis.) This really makes clear the application for us 🙂 I enjoy your blog, too. I first learned about the Daily Bible Studies on one of the homeschool yahoo groups — may have been BasicallyBeechick? Thanks again for generously sharing, and great job! -Susan

  2. lisa Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these. I just found your website and am looking forward to using this study with my dc. It is wonderful. Lisa

  3. Michele Says:

    I downloaded these files when you first mentioned them on one of the yahoo groups. I just came to see if you’d done any more and realized that you updated most of them. Can you tell me what changes you’ve made? I like what you have done and want to tell you again that I am thankful.

    God bless you!

  4. Janice Says:

    Regarding the updates: I have added more stories and poems to my studies. I’ve also tried to fix all the typos. Looking back on these studies, and my own children’s reactions to them, I can see where some more editing needs to be done. I guess it will always be a “work in progress,” but I hope that the changes I’ve made will be an improvement and make the studies more enjoyable for the younger ages. The assigned readings have remained the same. There are no new studies; it’s just a general “tweaking” of what I already have.

    Right now I’m working on the September studies, where the children will be studying out of the gospels. I’m really excited to see how these studies are developing.

  5. Dusti Says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to put this site together. I plan to use the above lessons with my older two in our homeschool Bible time. We have Bible time each morning which feels great but, I am needing some instruction/helps….just like this. 🙂
    Again thank you and God Bless

  6. Melissa Says:

    I just discovered this via a discussion on Ambleside Online. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together. My question: Should I start at the beginning (January) regardless of where we are in the year, or should I start with the month, June, for example, if I was starting next month?
    Thanks again.
    Melissa

  7. Nikolaj Says:

    Same here. Thank you a lot.


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