10 Marvelous Devotionals to Engage your Children with their Faith 

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compiled by author Brock Eastman

Devotionals are a great way to engage your kids with the Bible as well as character-building traits. They allow kids to explore topics they may be experiencing at school or at home, and unpack them through an outside viewpoint. While connecting kids back to sound Biblical principles these devotionals go one step further in engaging your kids in exciting ways. Several of the devotionals on this list provide active ways for kids to experience and engage with their faith. All of these devotionals are sure to draw your kids closer to God and away from the screen.

Below you’ll find a must-have selection of ten devotionals sure to engage your kids with their faith.

Faith and Science with Dr. Fizzlebop: 52 Fizztastically Fun Experiments and Devotions for Families (Tyndale Kids) written by Brock Eastman
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Faith and Science with Dr. Fizzlebop features 52 easy experiments kids and parents can do together once a week or at their convenience. Each experiment will have a how-to video featured in the free Fizzlebop Labs web series. Building on Dr. Fizzlebop’s desire to show kids how faith and science connect, each experiment connects to a devotional that allows kids to go deeper and learn about God’s amazing design for everything around them. On average, each experiment takes 5 to 10 minutes and the devotional is an additional 5 minutes. Our expert and guide, Dr. Phineas Einstein Fizzlebop, is a bit quirky and maybe a little cheesy at times, but he is passionate about three things: God, science, and fizz―and all come together wonderfully at Fizzlebop Labs. Guest scientists (families) will journey through the Bible in an extravaganza of experiments and Bible studies full of fun, facts, and fizz.

Made to Create with All My Heart and Soul: 60 Worship-through-Art Devotions for Girls (Tyndale Kids) written by Lauren Duncan
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For girls who like to draw, sketch, imagine, explore, paint, smudge, color, write, and bring ideas to life!

You are a wonderful work of art, a unique creation put together by a loving God who has big plans in mind for you!

Paint, doodle, and craft your way to a better understanding of who God created you to be! You’ll learn art concepts and do fun projects with Lauren, an art teacher who wants to show you how to use your God-given talents to worship Him! Each day, you’ll read a Bible verse and a short devotion from Lauren, and then you’ll make a work of art that will encourage your creativity and teach you something about your Creator!

Fruit Full: 100 Family Experiences for Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit (Kregel Publications) written by Christie Thomas
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A fun family devotional inspiring children to understand the fruit of the Spirit

It’s common for kids to memorize the fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, goodness, self-control, and all the rest. But that doesn’t mean they understand what it means. Is peace just not fighting with your siblings? Does self-control mean resisting a second dessert? Christie Thomas is skilled at taking complex ideas and making them accessible to kids . . . and adults learn a lot along the way too. Each of her devotions is designed to help parents connect their children with the Holy Spirit through a Scripture passage, thought-provoking questions, ways to apply each verse, and a prayer. And for each fruit, parents can use the optional hands-on activities when there’s extra time.

God Is in Nature!: A Kids Devotional About His Awesome Creations (Z Kids) written by Jessica Doebler
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The only kids’ nature devotional featuring Scripture, Bible studies, and prayers that collectively teach children to praise God by appreciating nature and His awesome creations   

In this exciting and inspiring kid devotional, children will learn firsthand about God’s fascinating world and amazing creations. From reading God’s words in the Bible to getting outside and being captivated by the highest mountain and the tiniest fish, kids will connect with God in fun and engaging ways.

The Wonder of Creation: 100 More Devotions About God and Science (Indescribable Kids) (Thomas Nelson) written by Louie Giglio  (Author), Tama Fortner, and Nicola Anderson (Illustrator)
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In this captivating devotional readers discover mind-blowing, faith-building scientific facts and biblical truths about the wonder of God’s creation from author, speaker, and founder of the Passion movement Louie Giglio. Well-known for his powerful and highly visual messages about science and the Bible, Louie Giglio has a passion for inspiring kids to notice, enjoy, and marvel at God’s creation. 

As kids explore this awe-inspiring devotional, they’ll be amazed at the many wonders God has made!

The Action Bible Anytime Devotions: 90 Ways to Help Kids Connect with God Anytime, Anywhere (Action Bible Series) (David C Cook) illustrated by Sergio Cariello
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As today’s kids face a culture of comparison, temptation, and bullying, they need to know God is with them and for them, and He has already proven His power to help them overcome. The Action Bible Anytime Devotions invites kids to connect with God by exploring Bible truth and applying it to their real-world struggles—anytime, anywhere, and as often as they need encouragement.

Families who love The Action Bible will perfectly relate to The Action Bible Anytime Devotions as they dig deeper into God’s Word and experience the confidence that can only come from knowing and following Him.

90 Devotions for Kids (Adventures in Odyssey Books) (Focus on the Family) written by Adventures in Odyssey
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Written by the Adventures in Odyssey team, 90 Devotions for Kids provides fun, Bible-based devotions for families and will encourage children to spend time learning more about God. There are no better mentors than Whit and the folks from Odyssey to partner with parents as they teach their children about God’s Word and make the truths of the Bible accessible to their kids.

Roar Like a Lion: 90 Devotions to a Courageous Faith (Thomas Nelson) by Levi Lusko  (Author), Tama Fortner  (Author), Catherine Pearson (Illustrator)
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Kids are wrestling with tough issues these days—peer pressure, purpose, unexpected change or loss, and wondering where their faith fits in with it all. Roar Like a Lion encourages your kids to “run toward the roar” as they face their fears, knowing that God is with them every step of the way. 

Seekers: An Interactive Family Adventure in Following Jesus (NavPress) by C.S. Fritz  (Author)
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Discover the Truth of Ancient Scripture Together! 20 Incredible Puzzles for Your Family to Solve.

Looking for an exciting, compelling way to teach children about God and the Bible? Explore this extraordinary resource full of puzzles, art, and clues about the mysteries of the Christian faith. Families with children will love solving cases together in this fantastical, escape-room style book. Seekers: An Interactive Family Adventure in Following Jesus is sure to become your favorite family discipleship resource.

Devotions for Super Average Kids (Focus on the Family) by Jesse Florea (Author), Bob Smiley (Author)
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These thirty fun-filled devotional readings for kids will encourage them to tell others about Jesus. Boys and girls alike will be inspired through the antics and adventures of “Average Boy,” who is Super Average when it comes to loving God and showing others how to do the same!

Addressing real-life situations, the lessons cover topics like making friends, dealing with backstabbing classmates, getting along with parents and siblings, understanding your changing body, and most importantly, growing your relationship with God.

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About Brock Eastman

Brock Eastman

Brock Eastman was a producer and podcast host for Adventures in Odyssey. He is the author of The Quest for Truth series, Daddy’s Favorite Sound, Mommy’s Favorite Smell, Bedtime on Noah’s Ark, and Imagination Station series; Showdown with the Shepherd, and Faith and Science with Dr. Fizzlebop: 52 Fizztastically Fun Experiments and Devotions for Families He writes feature stories and the Dr. Fizzlebop recurring column for Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. Magazines. He loves reading stories to his four kids each night.

Bibliography

  • Taken (P&R Publishing & Focus on the Family 2011)
  • HowlSage (Destiny Image 2011)
  • Imagination Station: Showdown with the Shepherd (Tyndale & Focus on the Family 2011)
  • Risk (P&R Publishing & Focus on the Family 2012)
  • Unleash (P&R Publishing & Focus on the Family 2013)
  • Tangle (P&R Publishing & Focus on the Family 2015)
  • Hope (P&R Publishing & Focus on the Family 2019)
  • Daddy’s Favorite Sound (Harvest House Kids 2019)
  • Mommy’s Favorite Smell (Harvest House Kids 2019)
  • Bedtime on Noah’s Ark (Harvest House Kids 2020)
  • Faith and Science with Dr. Fizzlebop (Tyndale Kids 2021)
  • Edge of the Galaxy (Focus on the Family 2022)

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