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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.


Quest :: Week of August 25

Monthly Focus: Whose way is perfect? (God’s way is perfect.)
Bible Story: Gideon’s Army ● Judges 7:1-8
Main Point: God’s way is always perfect.
Memory Verse: “God’s way is perfect.” 2 Samuel 22:31, NIRV

When you think about it, there are tons of different ways we can go in life. And, they can all sound like the right way at the same time. There are more choices than ever on which way to go. Is this the right way, or is that the right way? But God’s way is perfect. In fact, GOD’S way is the ONLY way that is 100% the RIGHT way every, single time! Not my way. Not your way. God’s way!

In this week’s lesson we learned how a young king named Josiah helped an entire nation go God’s way!

Anchors from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God’s way is always perfect. Fortunately, Gideon trusted and obeyed God’s way, even though he didn’t understand it, and now we have an awesome story that shows we don’t need to understand God’s way for it to be perfect.

We can disagree with it, think it’s hard, or just simply not understand it, but God’s way will always be perfect.

And, when our children begin wrestling with the big question, “Which way do I go?” they will know to go God’s way—because God’s way is prefect—every single time.


Safari :: Week of August 25

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can go God’s way.
MEMORY VERSE: “Teach me Your way, O Lord.” Psalm 27:11a (NASB)
BIBLE STORY: Jonah and the Big Fish I Jonah 1:1 – 3:10

Play a fun game with your toddler to help them remember that we can go God’s way! Grab some bubbles and encourage your toddler to pop the bubbles according to the instructions you give them.

  • The Bible tells us that God wants us to follow Him and obey His Word. Let’s pop the bubbles while we march!
  • The Bible tells us that we can be glad even when it’s hard because God knows what is best for us! Let’s pop the bubbles while jumping up and down!
  • The Bible says to tell the truth. Let’s pop the bubbles while we all say, “Tell the truth!”
  • The Bible tells us to be brave because God is always with us. We don’t have to be afraid! Everyone show me your best brave face. (Pause) Let’s pop the bubbles with a brave face!
  • The Bible tells us to be thankful for what God gives us. Let’s pop the bubbles by clapping our hands!
  • The Bible tells us to be kind to everyone around us, including our friends. Let’s pop the bubbles with a friend!

Continue for as long as your toddler is interested.

After the activity, say, “When we read God’s Word, we learn how to go God’s way. God’s way is best and we should follow Him! Who can go God’s way?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can go God’s way!”


Motion :: Week of August 25

WISDOM: Finding out what you should do and doing it.
Series Memory Verse: If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God…and it will be given to you.” James 1:5a (NIV)
Main Point: If you want to be wise, trust God to give you wisdom.
Bible Story: Trust in the Lord | Proverbs 3:5-6

Wisdom is more than just being smart. It’s more than knowing the difference between right and wrong.
Wisdom means learning how to see life from God’s perspective. It’s finding out what you should do . . . and doing it!

Since God is the source of all wisdom, we can always go to Him to find it.  We’ve got to go on the hunt — Goonies-style — because His wisdom is worth searching for.

In week four, we finish up the month with another one of Solomon’s proverbs in Proverbs 3:5-6. This familiar passage talks about trusting God’s plan rather than our own. When we lean on our own understanding, we will never consistently make the wise choice. It’s through trusting in God that we can find true wisdom for our life.

TheHunt_August_Episode4 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

If you want to be wise, trust God to give you wisdom. God is the author of wisdom. We can grow in wisdom as we read God’s word and discover His plan for our life. We pray that kids will put their trust in Jesus and discover how they can grow in their relationship with Him.

At bedtime, read Proverbs 3:5-6. Pray for each other, that God will give you wisdom to take the next step, even when things don’t go the way you think they should.


Safari :: Week of August 18

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can go God’s way.
MEMORY VERSE: “Teach me Your way, O Lord.” Psalm 27:11a (NASB)
BIBLE STORY: Jonah and the Big Fish I Jonah 1:1 – 3:10

This week we sang a song to remind us that we can go God’s way. Sing the song with your toddler at home!

I can go God’s way! (to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

I can go God’s way, yes I can! (clap, clap)
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (clap, clap)
When I want to know God’s way,
I’ll see what the Bible will say.
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (clap, clap)

I can go God’s way, yes I can! (stomp, stomp)
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (stomp, stomp)
When I want to know God’s way,
I’ll see what the Bible will say.
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (stomp, stomp)

I can go God’s way, yes I can! (Say, “Hooray!”)
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (Say, “Hooray!”)
When I want to know God’s way,
I’ll see what the Bible will say.
I can go God’s way, yes I can! (Say, “Hooray!”)

You can put all three together for a fourth verse. (clap, clap, stomp, stomp, “Hooray!”)

Repeat a few times, or as long as your toddler is interested. After the activity, say, “You did a wonderful job singing! Who can go God’s way?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can go God’s way!”