17 Best Devotionals For Kids To Grow Closer To God

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Are you looking for a devotional your kids will not only love, but that will keep their attention and teach them more about God?

Good news!

I have 17 tried and true, hands down BEST devotionals for young kids to help them grow closer to God!

And it isn’t just limited to books we love, but other ways of introducing God to your kids in practical ways! 😉

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Best Devotionals For Kids To Grow Closer To God!

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I’m a big believer in trying to make teaching kids about God super informative, fun, and interactive! Kids thrive on repetition and activities… it really helps them to retain information while instilling biblical truths in them.

That’s why I think good, bible-based devotions for kids can be consumed three ways… by reading books, listening to audio, and watching them!

Devotionals are one of those tools that really help teach your kids about God every day. I hope you find one devotional reading (or 10!) on this list that you and your kids will love, and they will grow in their love for the Lord. 🙂

This doesn’t have to be a huge burden on the shoulders of Christian parents…

Read a book/listen to/watch each day during the morning, after lunch, during quiet time, and at night time. Fit them into your routine naturally and embrace the time you get to introduce your children to the love of God.

Let’s get into it!

You can check out this post here on some GREAT family devotions to do together each day!! For now, enjoy these great devotionals for kids…

Book Devotionals For Kids

Here you will find some of the best book devotionals for kids! These can either be read by the child if they are old enough or read to them by you if they are younger…

Even toddlers will benefit from these! It’s never too early to start teaching your child about God and the Bible. These books would be great to incorporate into your family Bible time as well. 🙂

Most of these we personally own (or are highly recommended) and use interchangeably – they are great to have on your bookshelf at home, and a perfect way to start the habit of devotion reading for kiddos!

**I’m going to include links to the Kindle version too, which is always great for on-the-go reading!

1. The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren has been around for a while! His original Purpose Driven Life book is a great read for adults, and this kid devo version is just as great even for the whole family.

There are 365 devotionals, written at a mid elementary age level, and really focuses on kids understanding their purpose and how God sees them.

Each devotion features a main verse to meditate on, a devotional, and a prayer. It’s recommended for ages 8+.

BONUS: This one is available on Audiobook and Kindle too!

2. Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids

We love the Jesus Calling series! I have one that is a daily devotional for adults, and a family devotional for our family to read together.

This one really caters to children! There are 365 daily devotions that are nice and short to read, and include one main verse and a couple of extra scripture verses to read together.

This one is recommended for ages 8+, but we still read it to our 4 year old!

BONUS: This one is available on Audiobook and Kindle too!

3. Laugh and Grow Bible for Kids: The Gospel in 52 Five-Minute Bible Stories

This is one of our FAVORITE illustrated storybook Bibles that we own and love! It’s great for younger kiddos, primarily ages 4 – 8.

It includes 52 weekly devotionals from stories in the Old & New Testaments. This specific book tells it in a way kids can understand while still holding true to God’s truths.

It also has family connection questions at the end, making it a great family devotional too!

BONUS: This one is available on Audiobook and Kindle too!

4. Hope for Each Day: 365 Devotions for Kids

Billy Graham was SUCH an influential man in the Christian faith. He has written countless books, and this one was specifically for kids to learn to trust in God each and every day.

This kids devotionals features 365 devotions for kids ages 6 – 10, and even has an adult section too if you want to join in – perfect for family Bible time! It is a calendar-based format with scripture and an interactive activity each day.

BONUS: This one is available on Kindle too!

5. Grace for the Moment: 365 Devotions for Kids

This wonderful kids devotional was written by the popular Max Lucado, and it is perfect for kids ages 6 – 10.

It presents the message of God’s grace in a way kids can understand, and can be read alone, or your child can read it when you are having your daily Bible reading as well!

There is a devotion and scripture each day (365), a practical and easy to do activity to help kids apply what they read, and discussion topics to talk about with them!

BONUS: This one is available on Kindle too!

6. The Beginner’s Bible 365 Devotions for Kids

Chances are you have seen the Beginner’s storybook Bible floating around whether in your own home, at church, or in waiting rooms at the doctor’s office.

This Bible devotional is the same author and illustration of that Bible, and perfect for families with kids under 4!!

The pictures in this book are so beautiful to look at, with bold and bright colors kids will love.

It lays out a devotion, scripture, and relevant content, specifically for YOUNG readers. This is a great beginner devotional to read to your babies and up to preschoolers!

BONUS: This one is available on Kindle too!

7. The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers

This sweet, short devotional book was written by Crystal Bowman, and has one year full of devotions, with dates, for kids – specifically preschoolers ages 3 – 6!

The illustrations are so calming and adorable to look at. The daily devotions are easy to understand, includes a Bible verse and rhyming prayer (repetition is key!), and would make a great morning reading!

This is our personal favorite and we read it every single morning. I love the simple prayer and short bible verse to memorize, and the way it’s written is so easy for my 4-year-old to understand and ACTUALLY remember!

8. Bedtime Devotions with Jesus: My Daily Devotional for Kids

This short devotion book is perfect to add to your kids’ bedtime routine! It has daily reminders about how much God loves and takes care of us, a great way to send your kids off to sleep.

What is so unique about this book is it was written by pastors, pastors’ wives, children’s ministers, and other church leaders! How cool is that?

This book is aimed towards ages 4 – 8 and covers topics such as thankfulness, obedience, trusting God, being kind and loving others.

The adorable imagery sets a calm and peaceful tone, and allows kids to enjoy snuggling up each night reading before bed!

BONUS: This one is available on Kindle too!

9, 10, 11. Snuggle Time Padded Board Book Series

The snuggle time series have been some of our absolute FAVORITE bedtime books over the last 4 years! We have all 3 and use them interchangeably.

Each one is laid in in different stories formed as prayers to God, with a scripture verse and rhyming prayer. The board style of the book makes it perfect for ages 2 – 4.

My daughter has most memorized because they are so simple and easy to go through!

We used to read them every single night, and now it’s probably about 2-3 times a week since we have other ones we have added to our collection. 🙂

BONUS: All 3 are available on Kindle!!

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: 7 BEAUTIFUL Illustrated Storybook Bibles For Kids

Audio Devotionals For Kids

Audio devotionals are great options for kids! It gives them a break from hearing Mommy or Daddy’s voice all day (stay-at-home moms, you know what I mean!!).

These are all great options to listen to in the car on the way to and from church, the grocery store, out of town, and even to use during quiet time or bedtime to help your kids wind down and relax while meditating on God’s Word.

What better way to soothe their mind and soul!

Some of the above book devotionals for kids have audio included, so for the sake of repeating, I’ll list them here real quick:

Here are a few others that make some wonderful options for audiobook devotionals for kids

12. Night Night Devotions: 90 Devotions for Bedtime

These are fantastic for… you guessed it… bedtime!

There are 90 different devotions that would be great to listen to with your kids (ages 3 – 7) before bedtime to help send them off to dreamland with God being the last thought on their sweet little minds. ❤

Each devotion includes a verse, Bible story, “night night” questions, and the narration is SUPER fun to listen to!

*I am honestly not a huge audiobook person myself, BUT even I enjoy listening to this one!!

BONUS: You can grab the CD here too, as well as the companion book that goes along with it.

13. The Wonder of Creation: 100 More Devotions About God and Science

Are your kids interested in science? This would be a great option for them then! This devotional is ideal for young children ages 6 – 10 and talks about so many different aspects of creation, from a biblical view.

It was written by Louie Giglio, a speaker and fellow kids devotional author.

This audiobook touches on animals, space, people, earth, and tons more! It helps kids grow deeper in their faith, and can even be used during morning quiet time or at bedtime.

BONUS: You can grab the Kindle version here, as well as the companion book that goes along with it.

Video Devotionals For Kids

Screentime doesn’t have to be a bad thing! In fact, it can be a wonderful tool to help our children learn more about God and the Bible.

These kids’ devotionals are in video format and are a part of a 5-minute family devotional series. Your kids will absolutely love them and they are short enough to keep their attention! 🙌🏻

These are excellent for kids of all ages too (think 1 – 10 years old!), so if you have a large family and need a devotional ALL of your kids can enjoy it… look no further!!!

We watch one every night either after bath time while we are getting her ready for bed, or right before we begin our bedtime routine to help her get wound down.

All are included with Go Minno – a fantastic Christian Kids TV streaming service!

14. Jesus: Messiah, Teacher, King

This devotional includes 16 – 5 minute episodes that are all about the life of Jesus.

It starts with who Jesus is (the Messiah) and ends with his death and resurrection as King, and sending the Holy Spirit!

15. Yancy’s Little Praise Party

If you haven’t checked out Yancy’s songs yet, it’s a must! They are so fun, catchy, and kids can easily sing and dance along to them.

This devotional includes 10 different episodes, each with a fun song, verse, and questions to ask at the end.

Here’s a fun song you can sneak a peek at from YouTube:

Yancy & Little Praise Party - Praise the Lord Every Day [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] from Taste and See

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16. 60 Second Bible Stories

This series was actually the FIRST show/family devotion we ever watched with my daughter, so they hold SUCH a a special place in my heart.

These go over 10 different Bible stories from the Old Testament and are told in a way that is so easy for kids to understand. There is a memory verse at the end, questions, and a prayer to pray together.

17. Character Quest With Clive And Ian

If you love Buck Denver, then you will love this fun 5-minute devotional spin-off, Character Quest with Clive and Ian!

It is a humorous take on different characteristics that we should strive for as Christians. There are 12 different episodes that cover topics such as encouragement, generosity, compassion, and honesty!

We have watched these family devotionals for the past 3 years, and I’m telling you, they never get old!

Here’s our personal watchlist on the app:

If you want to check it out, you can actually get your first month FREE using this link! And… there’s no commitment to keep it going! So if you want to cancel and not get charged, do it! Although I think you’ll be hooked just like we have been. 😉

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17 Best Devotions For Kids

Whew, you MADE it!!!

I hope that you found some excellent options when it comes to finding the best kids devotionals for your kids to help them grow closer to God. Reading the Bible is the BEST way to achieve this, but devotional time can help aid this!

This list has TONS of great options for a variety of ages, and each has its own unique things about it that make it stand out.

Feel free to pick one (or 10) and start there. You’ve got this Momma – God sees you teaching your little ones about Him and it fills Him with joy! 🙂

What are some of your favorite kids’ devotionals? Let me know in the comments?!

For more tips on family devotion time, click here!

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    1. Great choice!! Let me know how you all like it! We love doing them. 😊

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