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Think about the new device you just can’t wait to use. These devices can make our lives easier and help us stay connected to the people we love. But your devices can also help you stay connected to God and His Word.

Get the tools you need to grow spiritually in 2022 by installing the apps that help you and your family seek God every day.

Bible App

Read or listen to the Bible, discover daily devotionals, share prayer requests with Friends, and more.

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Bible App for Kids Jesus

Help children engage with 41 Bible stories through fun animations and immersive activities.

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3 Kid-Friendly Christmas Resources

Bible App for Kids Christmas

Help your family understand the true meaning behind the holiday.

“What’s a census?”

“Why did the wise men bring myrrh?”

“Is God a baby?”

Chances are your kids have a lot of questions about Christmas.

Help them learn the answers with Bible App for Kids—the free app designed to engage your family in God’s Word.

Keep reading for three ways you can use Bible App for Kids this Christmas.

Open The First Christmas Gift

Help kids experience the story of Jesus’ birth through fun, interactive animations, narration, and activities in The First Christmas Gift. Find this story icon in Bible App for Kids to get started:

The First Christmas Gift

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Watch the Jesus is Born Video

Watch this 30-minute video about the story of Jesus’ birth as a family. As you watch, let your child’s questions guide the conversation.

Create a Colorful Christmas Scene

Nurture kids’ creativity and encourage focus with coloring sheets designed to help them learn about the greatest gift of all.

Coloring Sheet

Interested in more resources from Bible App for Kids? Find parent guides, adventure books, and more on our website.

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Teach Kids How to Love Like Jesus

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How to Help Kids Build Healthy Relationships

… in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus …

PHILIPPIANS 2:3-5

Healthy relationships are fundamental for kids’ development. Meaningful connections help them learn how to communicate, develop emotional intelligence, and set healthy boundaries. So, how can you help the kids in your life build a connection with the people around them?

Teaching children what the Bible says about how to treat others is a great place to start. The Bible App for Kids offers fun, interactive activities that illustrate concepts like empathy and forgiveness. Use the stories below to teach kids about relationships in ways they can easily understand.

Find these 3 story icons in the app to get started:

Wherever You Go

In Wherever You Go—the story of Ruth and Naomi—kids learn about loyalty and integrity.

Through the Roof

Kids will learn about support and sacrifice as Jesus heals a paralyzed man in Through the Roof.

Coming Home

Teach children about forgiveness, respect, and trust through the Parable of the Prodigal Son in Coming Home.

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How to Teach Your Kids About the Holy Spirit

Bible App for Kids

“If imperfect parents know how to lovingly take care of their children and give them what they need, how much more will the perfect heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit’s fullness when his children ask him.”

LUKE 11:13

The constant pressure of being an example to the kids in your life can be tough. None of us are perfect: we snap at our kids, get irritated when they don’t listen, and feel guilty when we give them an extra hour of screen time. We’re human. So, how can we possibly be expected to set an example of perfection when it comes to our little ones? That’s where the Holy Spirit comes in.

God’s Holy Spirit lives inside everyone who follows Jesus, giving us the ability to embody godly attributes (kindness, gentleness, and self-control, to name a few).

The children in our lives need those things just as much as we do. They get frightened, impatient, and frustrated, too.

The concept of teaching children about the Holy Spirit can be overwhelming. But, it’s important that they understand that God loves them so much that He sent His Spirit to be with them forever.

Not sure where to start? Check out Into the Clouds and God’s Wonderful Gift with your kids, and help them learn about the Holy Spirit in ways they can easily understand. Find these story icons in the app to get started:

Into the Clouds

God’s Wonderful Gift

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Resources for Your Older Kids

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Think of the older kids in your life. They’ve been using Bible App for Kids, but you may be noticing that they’re ready for more mature Bible-based tools. This puts them—and you—in a unique transition period. As they start to ask harder questions and figure out how to seek God in a way that’s uniquely their own, here are 3 ways you can come alongside them and continue to help them grow spiritually:

  1. Read Bible App for Kids Plans together

  2. Help your kids transition to engaging with Scripture in the Bible App by reading Bible App for Kids Plans together. Each Plan teaches life lessons based on a Bible App for Kids story, and they’re a great way to help older kids explore the YouVersion Bible App.

    Simply open your YouVersion App and search for Bible App for Kids Plans.

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  3. Watch Kids Bible Experience

  4. Much like Verse of the Day Stories, Kids Bible Experience offers a daily video teaching and reflection questions that help preteens connect with God in a way that’s uniquely theirs.

    Consider going through the experience with your kids and use the reflection questions as a launching point for deeper discussions.

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  5. Complete Plans as a family

  6. If your kids are starting to age out of Bible App for Kids, there is plenty of other content within YouVersion made with them in mind. Here are some of them:

At your next family time, consider going through one of these steps together, and talk about the biblical themes that stand out to you.

And no matter what next steps you take, we’re here to partner with you. You play an important role in how your children seek God and respond to Scripture, and we’re grateful that you choose to intentionally lead your children spiritually.