August 2008

Devotionals for Children

Daily devotions as a family and opportunities for our older children to have individual devotions encourage us to deepen our Christian walk together. The month of August offers a last bit of breathing room to get into the routine of daily devotions before the rush of a new school year begins. Here are some suggestions for devotional books geared for children.

Making Time for God (Garret and Plantinga Pauw) has daily devotions for elementary age children and their families. Each devotion uses a topical scripture, meditation, and prayer. More information is available at

Popcorn Clouds and Bubblegum Trees (Damon) is written for 4-8 year olds and uses the letters of the alphabet to talk about God. Credo Canyon (Reinsma) uses stories about a neighborhood of children to explore faith issues. Rooftop Kids (Reinsma) uses stories about children living in Old Testament times to explore God. These devotionals are aimed at 5-11 year olds.

For Kids Only: 365 Daily Devotions from Family Christian Stores can be used by children or read to children by their parents. The One Year Devos 4 Sports Fans (Hillman/Florea) uses real life sports stories to hook boys.

For girls aged 8-12, It’s Me, Jesus (Bulthuis) uses a prayer journal format that includes craft and project ideas. Have You Looked at Your Tongue Lately? (Donker) contains devotions for 8-12 year olds using relevant age topics. More information on all these devotionals is available at

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