Teach [God’s words] to your children. Talk about them all the time—whether you’re at home or walking along the road or going to bed at night, or getting up in the morning.
It can be hard to explain your faith to your children in ways they can understand. Fortunately, you don’t have to know everything or have it all figured out. In fact, when you explore your faith together with your kids, you’re giving them something more valuable than just information: your time and attention.
Experience the Big Stories of the Bible, Together.
Of course, you could just open Bible App for Kids on your phone and hand it to your child (maybe so you can get some chores done). But, consider trying this: sit with your child in your lap and ask them to show you a story. Let your child show you how the app works. (Ask lots of questions!) Sharing the app together will create natural opportunities for you to talk… and you’ll learn what’s on your child’s mind.
Explore These Free Resources, Together.
BibleAppForKids.com is the companion website to Bible App for Kids. It has coloring pages for them, parent guides for you, activities for you both, streaming video episodes, and more. Consider watching a video together and talking about it. Or print some coloring sheets, then color them together. All of these are completely free. And, just as with the app, exploring the website together will give you plenty to talk about.
Find Your People.
While you could share your family’s values with your kids (and you should), they’ll actually absorb much more from what they see your family living out every day. It’s a great idea to surround your family with other families that share similar values. And if you don’t have a church home yet, the Events feature in the Bible App can help you find gatherings taking place near you.
Take Some Pictures, Together
Do your kids understand that they live in a world that God made for them? Use Bible Lens to take some selfies together, then talk about the Bible verses it suggests for your pictures. (Experiment with different Bible versions to find one that’s easy for your children to understand.) Let your kids take pictures of things they like, like birds, trees, pets, and toys, and then talk about what Bible Lens says about them. Introduce them to the wonder of God’s world that’s all around them.
You’re Already Leading Your Family Spiritually
Everything we’ve offered here are just suggestions. We hope they’ll spark even more ideas for ways you can invest in your family. Whether or not you choose to try any of them, realize this: you’re already leading your family. Whatever you choose to do each day, your children are learning from you that those are the things you value. Be intentional about the direction you choose to go as a family… and do it together.