I have been teaching children in Sunday School, VBS, Christian School and more for over 10 years. I have discovered that kids from Christian homes often do not have a good understanding of the gospel. Children need to know not just bible stories, but how much God loves them, what He did for them, and that he is calling them to love others they way he loves them.
This quiet time booklet was created to help young children develop their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (I would recommend for 1st-6th grade.) Each week focuses on one memory verse. (Visuals are included for the memory verses.) There are 4 days of reflective questions for each week. Verses focus mainly on God's love, loving others, the gospel, and how to follow Jesus. Should take between 5-10 minutes per day.
Each day includes:
1. What are you thankful for?
2. Reflective questions about the bible verse.
3. A prayer suggestion.
4. A section for prayer requests is included at the end of the booklet.
Younger children will need help reading, but the writing lines will work for all ages. I have really enjoyed discussing the questions with my class because they get into the nitty gritty of life as a kid, and helps them to take a more honest look at where they are, and where they need to be. (Check out the free preview)
The verses in this booklet include:
Week 1: Hebrews 12: 6-7
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,…God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not
Week 2: I Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.
Week 3: I Peter 3:10
If you want a happy life and good days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.
Week 4: Romans 5:8
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
Week 5: Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
Week 6: I John 4:11
Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.
Week 7: Colossians 3:20
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Week 8: Philippians 2:14
In everything you do, stay away from complaining and arguing.
Week 9: Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love him.
Quiet Time Journal Book 1
Quiet Time Journal Book 2