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The BEST Bible For Your Child

In eKidz, we want kids to LOVE reading their Bible! The Bible is living and active, full of promises to encourage and give us hope, and holds stories of God’s provision and faithfulness.

Each weekend we dig into the Bible to teach God’s Word in ways that are fun, engaging, and relevant to kids. We encourage our elementary kids to bring their Bibles to church to discover what God says, help them know Jesus more, and learn skills for reading the Bible on their own.

It can be hard to choose a Bible that’s just right for your child. When looking for a Bible for your child, consider these four questions:

1. What is the age and reading level of your child?*

Understanding your child’s reading and comprehension ability for their age level will help you select a Bible or storybook Bible that your child can both enjoy and understand.

Full-Text Bibles contain the complete 66 books of the Bible, including the Old and New Testaments. Typically these Bibles are in order of Genesis through Revelation. Storybook Bibles are designed for children ages four to eight and use full-color illustrations to teach basic stories and themes from the Bible.

2. What is the purpose for the Bible?*

When it comes to full-text Bibles, there are many options. Knowing how your child will use the Bible, such as for personal devotion, to follow along at church, or for Bible studies will help you choose a Bible with features that best match your child’s needs.

3. What is the translation your family is most familiar with?*

There are 24 biblical translations available. You can choose a translation that Elevation or your family already uses. If you would like something easier for your child to understand, you can select a translation that best fits your child’s reading comprehension level. Elevation Church uses the NIV translation.

4. How will my child learn to use their Bible?*

Once you have selected and purchased a Bible for your child, take time to introduce your child to the Bible and its features. Spend time reading a favorite Bible story or doing a devotional reading with your child to help them learn how to use their new Bible. The habit of Bible reading can begin in a child’s foundational years, and can start with their own special Bible.

Below are some Bibles we suggest. If you need help determining the best Bible for your child, ask the eKidz Director at your Elevation campus.

Bible Suggestions

*From Zondervan Christian Publishers. Visit Zondervan for more information and tips to choose the best Bible for your child.


January Parent Cue Cards

Parent Cue was created to help parents do family better. Use the monthly Parent Cue card to begin conversations with your child about what they are learning in church. Each week on the eKidz site find weekly information to continue conversations about Jesus at home.

QUEST (3 years – Kindergarten)
TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5 x 11 paper.

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MOTION (1st – 5th grade)
TO PRINT: Download and print on 8.5 x 11 paper.

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Another great resource available at your fingertips is the Parent Cue App. The app sends weekly CUES that remind you to connect with your kids at home and on the go. You can even watch Bible story videos during your drive time using the app.


eKidz at Home: Quest Coloring Activity

Looking for a fun family activity? Grab your crayons and colored pencils and spend time with your child as we get ready for our new January series, All The Time. Jesus is with us ALL THE TIME and He is all we need!

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This week we mailed all our Quest families this fun eKidz at Home postcard activity to give families an opportunity to spend some time together. Bring finished postcards to eKidz January 7-11 for a chance to win a family prize pack!

Didn’t receive a postcard? Download and print the postcard then use art supplies to color and decorate it. Quest kids (3 yrs – K) should complete the left side while parents complete the right side.

Share with us the memories you are creating with your family. Post pictures of your family coloring together and tag us on Instagram (@elevationeKidz) or Facebook (Elevation eKidz).

Didn’t receive a postcard by mail? CLICK HERE to update your contact information and ensure you stay connected with what’s happening in eKidz and at Elevation.


Talking to Your Child About Their Faith

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The Faith Starter Kit is a resource designed to help parents navigate the questions their child has about following Jesus and to continue the learning at home. If you are interested in getting a Faith Starter Kit, speak to the eKidz Director at your Elevation location.

After completing the dinner and initial conversation portions of the Faith Starter Kit family experience, if you feel your child is ready to continue, watch the video below together.


Quest Wonder! Clubhouse Poster

Each weekend when Quest children (ages 3 years – kindergarten) visit Wonder! Clubhouse they get main point and memory verse cards to add to their Quest Wonder! Clubhouse poster.

Here’s how it works:

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Once your child collects six cards and brings their poster back to Quest they can receive a special prize!

Make sure your child keeps their poster in a place they can see it every day to help them remember what we are learning in Quest and to spend time with Jesus.

Don’t have a Quest Wonder! Clubhouse poster? Ask your child’s Quest leader this weekend!