Summer is more than just beautiful sunshine, hot pool days, and summer bucket lists. It’s a beautiful reminder that God has given us life, and a great way to help teach our kids more about Him!
Check out these 28 beautiful bible verses about summer, as well as a teaching point for each to relate to kids! Plus, a free printable!!
Bible Verses about Summer With Teaching Points For Kids
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I remember a specific day back in the spring, right after my daughter and I woke up.
We went outside, and the ground and everything was wet from rain earlier that morning, and she said, “Mommy, do you smell that?“
I was a little taken aback, thinking it was probably something not so pleasant (5-year olds love things like that, right?), but as I stopped and breathed it in I could smell it too.
It smelled like fresh flowers. And it smelled SO good.
We smiled at each other and it was like God was using this moment to get my attention, giving me a fresh reminder that summer is near, and that good things are blooming and blossoming.
I want to encourage you today to not only enjoy the sunshine that God is blessing us with but dig into His Word and be reminded about the life that only God can give.
He brings us mercies fresh and new every morning, and these 28 Bible verses about summer are a wonderful reminder of that!
I’ve also included a “teaching point” or “what to say” to your kids to help relate these summer scriptures to them. 🙂
It’s great for not only home use but Sunday school teachers and kids’ ministry as well!
Keep reading for some beautiful bible verses about summer and let your love for Him shine bright all year long…
28 Bible Verses About Summer
Here are our favorite Bible verses about summer! Let these words wash over you and renew a fresh spirit within you and your children.
Feel free to read before and after these verses as well for more context, and utilize the teaching points to really help your kids open their eyes to God’s Word.
**All of these scriptures are from the NIV translation.
“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” Genesis 1:3
Teaching point: This is a great time to go outside. Tell your kids that a looong time ago, before the universe was created there was only God.
There were no trees, flowers, or green grass (list more summer things), only God. HE created all of those things by speaking them! He even created the light which helps all these things grow.
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Genesis 8:22
Teaching point: This was a beautiful promise of God after Noah and the flood (read the verses before) that He would never flood the Earth again. As long as this Earth is here, all seasons and time will be here.
“It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.” Psalm 74:17
Teaching point: God is the one who made the Earth which we talked about 2 days ago. He made the summer sunshine for us to enjoy! Let’s thank Him (use this time to teach your kids to pray).
“He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.” Proverbs 10:5
Teaching point: There are things we need to do to prepare, not only for the seasons like yard work, gardening, etc., but also to prepare spiritually. What are some ways we can do that? Prayer, reading our Bibles, memorizing scripture, listening to worship music, etc.
“He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. “Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Luke 21:29-33
Teaching point: Use this passage of scripture to teach your kids that one day, Jesus is coming back.
No one knows the day or time, but just like we watch for things to see when summer is near (have them think of things that show summer is coming like hot temperatures, flowers blooming, etc.), we must be watchful for the Lord’s return.
Song Of Solomon 2:12
“Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.” Song of Solomon 2:12
Teaching point: This would be a fun opportunity to pick flowers with your kids and place them on your kitchen table while listening to some great scripture songs!
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
Teaching point: Ask your kids what are some things they love about summer? Sleeping in, playing outside, flowers, going to the park, etc. Remind them that all these wonderful gifts we have are from God!
“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.” Proverbs 6:6-8
Teaching point: Ask your kids what would happen if you didn’t go to the grocery store for a month. Would you have food to eat? It’s good to prepare for things so you can be ready, like having food to eat.
**Spring is a great time to plant a garden and reap the harvest in summer! Here are some tips for gardening with kids.
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:3
Teaching point: Make one of your favorite summer dishes, and as you are sitting at the table eating, remind your kids that God prepares a place for all who believe in Him in heaven.
“…that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;”
“Once I have sworn by My holiness;
I will not lie to David.
“His descendants shall endure forever
And his throne as the sun before Me.
“It shall be established forever like the moon,
And the witness in the sky is faithful.” Psalm 89:35-37
Teaching point: This is a great opportunity to dig deeper into this Psalm with one of our favorite books, WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New by Marty Machowski – it breaks down each Psalm day by day and is GREAT for kids!
This book is great for ages 8-12, but my 5-year old enjoys it as well!
Ancient psalms are made “ever new” in this beautifully designed children’s book, and kids will grow to love and appreciate this book of the Bible!
“So may all your enemies perish, Lord! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.” Judges 5:31
Teaching point: This could make a good little science lesson – talk about how God created the Sun to have planets in orbit around it. It keeps us centered and gives us life here on Earth.
God gives us ultimate life, and is SO much stronger than the sun!
“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3
Teaching point: Watch the sunset with your kids, and remind them that even as far away as the sun rising and the sun setting is, God’s love for us is so much greater!
“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.” Matthew 13:43
Teaching point: As believers in Christ, we are made new. Jesus’ light shines in us when we believe in Him and accept Him as Lord and Savior, and the world needs light.
“‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat.” Revelation 7:16
Teaching point: Ask your kids what would happen if they didn’t eat or drink water for a whole day. They wouldn’t feel good, right?
When Jesus comes back for us, He promises He will take away every pain from us. We won’t be hungry or thirsty!
“This is what the Lord says to me: “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” Isaiah 18:4
Teaching point: Every morning, there is dew on the grass outside, a nice relief from the hot sun all day. God brings us fresh life even in hard times in our lives!
“Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” Psalm 107:8-9
Teaching point: Another great point to make about being hungry and thirsty. We need food and water to survive physically, but we need God’s living water and bread that NEVER runs out (John 4:14 which is tomorrow’s verse!).
We don’t want to be ill spiritually, so it’s important to dig into His Word each day.
“But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14
Teaching point: Build this off of yesterday. Get a few big glasses of cold water after playing outside in the heat.
Have your kids (and you) drink the water, and remind them that while this water satisfies our physical thirst, only God can give us what will never run out – His LIVING water.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Teaching point: After being outside after a long hot day, you can feel worn out. God is the one who gives us rest, and we can ask for His “yoke” to be on us!
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11
Teaching point: Just like the sun shines on the Earth, God shines upon those who love Him. He gives favor to those who love Him and shine His light to others!
“Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea— the LORD on high is mighty.” Psalm 93:4
Teaching point: If you can, visit a near body of water like a creek, lake, or ocean. If not, look at a picture of one on your phone or TV.
Start with the smallest body of water, and work your way up to the ocean. Talk about how BIG the ocean is, and remind them that God is mightier than even the great big ocean!
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8
Teaching point: Ask your kids what happens at the end of summer, specifically to the trees, leaves, etc. They die right, before winter?
Remind them that God’s Word will NEVER die and will always be true.
“They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8
Teaching point: Ask your kids what would happen to a tree if it was uprooted from the ground. It would wither away and die right? It needs to be connected to the Earth/ground in order to grow.
We as believers need to be connected to God and His Word, so that we can grow and bear good fruit!
“A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.” Ecclesiastes 3:2
Teaching point: There is a time and a place for everything – happiness, sadness, to be born, to die. God has a plan and we need to trust in His timing.
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:2
Teaching point: There are tons of things we love about summer. Swimming, playing outside, the park, flowers, blowing bubbles, and so much more!
We can thank God for these little blessings He gives us, but know that ultimately we want to think of eternal things and set our eyes on HIM.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
Teaching point: Just as the flowers and plants bloom and grow, we can have new growth in our hearts too.
Ask your kids if there is anyone they need to forgive? God wants to trim out those weeds in our hearts and forgive one another, just as He did for us.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Teaching point: Just like God had a plan when he created the Earth and season, He has a plan and purpose for you! He wants you to prosper in His will and ways, and doesn’t want to harm you.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
Teaching point: Look outside at an old tree, and ask your kids how long they think it has been around? Probably a long time!
Even MORE so, God has always been here, will always be here, and always will be even after Jesus comes back.
“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
Teaching point: Just like we delight in the sunshine and fun activities during summer, we want to make sure we are delighting in the Lord!
When we do that, He reveals those delights to us, because our thoughts become more like Him and what He wants for us. 🙂
Free Printable Bible Verses About Summer
Here is a FREE pdf for you to download with all of these Bible verses about summer.! No sign up required.
You can print as many copies as you need, one for each month of the summer, and check off the boxes as you read through them.
Or laminate one (we love this pink laminator here), wipe clean, and reuse each month. Hang it up on your fridge, or put it in a cute frame to put on your coffee table, fireplace, anywhere the family will see it!
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Using Bible Verses About Summer To Teach Kids
Reading and memorizing scripture is an essential part of our Christian walk. It’s also something we can instill in our kids from a young age!
They can retain so much more than we think! Think about it…
They can memorize songs and jingles from shows, but how much more beneficial is it to use this time to teach them biblical truths and the things of God? It’s never too early to start!
Here are some more fun and creative ideas on how to read these summer Bible verses with your kids this season, and even all year long!
- Add to your morning basket or daily summer routine
- Read outside in the grass on a blanket – bring lunch too!
- Add to your summer bucket list
- Read in Sunday school and build lesson plans
- Read these verses and pair them with these fun fruit of the spirit activities
- Build a garden and pray these verses over it
- Use as a summer Bible reading plan
So many fun and beneficial ways to utilize these summer Bible verses in your family’s daily life!
Bible Verses About Summer
I pray these beautiful Bible verses about summer help to bring a fresh and renewed spirit within you and your children!
Feel free to bookmark this post so you can use these teaching points with your kids as you read these verses with them each day.
And don’t forget to download your free printable Bible verses about summer!
Most importantly, have a blessed summer! 🙂
Which one of these verses resonated with you the most? Let me know below!