Best Free Bible Reading Plans For Kids

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How often do we begin each year and think, this is the year I am going to read through the Bible? That’s a GREAT thought!

But what about our kids?? What can we do to encourage them to read their Bibles daily, soaking in biblical truths that their hearts need to hear?

I’ve got a roundup of some GREAT (and simple) free Bible reading plans for kids to follow. 🙂

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Easy Bible Reading Plans For Kids

We know how important it is as Christians to live, breathe and soak in God’s Word.

My husband and I did a Bible reading plan that included reading through the ENTIRE Bible in one year. We should try and do this every year as Christians!

But we want to include our kids too, right?!

Yes, my daughter is only 4, so she’s still learning to read – therefore there will be a lot of us reading to her from our favorite storybook Bibles – but we still read from our family Bible to her, and trust God will bless that and help her retain that knowledge!

And for kids that are a little older and want to read for themselves, these bible reading plans are great options! And you can join them too! When they see you reading your Bible, it makes them want to as well. 🙂

Teaching our kids about the Bible is so important because it is literally God’s Words TO us – He teaches us how to live, about salvation, and that everything points to Jesus and why we even have a purpose.

Plus, it’s a great way to begin practicing scripture memory, and teaching our kids to hide God’s words in their hearts from a young age, so they can be prepared for spiritual battle as they grow.

The best part about all of the ones listed below…

They are completely FREE! No worrying about spending more money, and get your kids into God’s Word this year. Win-win! Most of these kids’ Bible reading plans are in PDF format – great to download and print, or read on a tablet. 🙂

You can even make it a part of your Family Bible time together!

Without further ado, here are 4 fantastic easy Bible reading plans for kids

1. 365-day Bible Reading Plan for Kids! – [Kaylene Yoder]

Kaylene Yoder is known for her AMAZING resources for Christian women who want to grow in their faith. These Bible reading plans for kids she offers are another fantastic option!

This plan gives your kids about 15-30 minutes of reading each day, which is totally doable!

One thing that sets this plan apart – she includes a separate page for reflection which is such an IMPORTANT part when reading God’s word!! This page includes:

  • Verses, phrases or words that stood out to me
  • What is God speaking to me about this passage?
  • My prayer

This makes a great option for really letting your kids not just read the Bible, but learn more about it by meditating on it as well, and hiding the words in their hearts (Psalm 119:11)!

Check it out here: 365-day Bible Reading Plan for Kids

2. Kid Friendly Bible Reading Plans – [The Purposeful Mom]

Guess what sets this one apart? She offers TWO different FREE Bible reading plans for your kids to choose from!

Rather than just reading the entire Bible, these plans focus on certain aspects, which is great for digging deeper!

The first one focuses on reading different books of the Bible. The second one, called the Strong Faith Series, focuses on your child’s identity in Christ and really sets up a great routine of regular Bible reading well into their young adult years!

These Bible plans are best for ages 5 – 14 years old (such a great range!) and can be used over and over.

She even includes some fun bonuses such as devotional notes & binder covers to make a nice organized kids bible reading plan binder!

Check it out here: Kid Friendly Bible Reading Plans

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3. Bible Reading Plans Your Children Will Enjoy – [The Character Corner]

This Bible reading plan for kids is great because she really focuses on getting kids EXCITED about reading the Bible, which is so essential!

She actually created FOUR levels of reading plans for kids so you can pick and choose what would be best for YOUR child. Because all kids are different!

There is a lot more detail in her post here that breaks down each level, but basically, you can choose for your kids, 150 verses a month (level 1) up to (600 verses a month (level 4).

It is ALWAYS good to have options as they grow in age and faith. 🙂

Check it out here: Bible Reading Plans Your Children Will Enjoy

4. Daily Bible Reading Plan For Kids + FREE Printable – [Wildly Anchored]

These Bible reading plans for kids are so well thought out, include a yearly plan, and are great to use either in the morning or at bedtime!

As parents, you can read with your child and also encourage them to have some alone time with the Lord too, each day.

She also explains which Bible she chose to move her kids to once they were able to start reading on their own!

Check it out here: Daily Bible Reading Plan For Kids + FREE Printable


Other Kid Friendly Bible Reading Plan Books

These Bible readings for kids listed above are great starting points, and can definitely help you all as a family gets into God’s Word together each day.

Here are some other great resources and books to further encourage your kids’ Bible reading! They make great aids to the printables, or can be used by themselves! 🙂

**These books are perfect for Christian schools, homeschoolers, church Sunday schools, or personal devotional readings.

1. Foundations for Kids: A 260-day Bible Reading Plan for Kids

The Foundations for Kids is a daily 260-day reading plan for kids – it highlights the foundational scriptures that every Christian should know.

It uses the H.E.A.R. method (which is what we use at church!) and this book uses it as follows:

  • Hear: kids can study God’s Word with scripture memory
  • Explain: there’s a section that explains what the verses mean
  • Apply: includes an activity to help them apply the Bible truth they learned
  • Respond: Last step and most improtant, a prayer for kids to pray

Overall, this is a great intro for kids ages 6+ (or kids who are reading/writing) and getting them to really dig in and learn HOW to study the Bible.

2. Day by Day Kid’s Bible

This Day by Day Kids Bible is so great because it helps your kids read through the ENTIRE Bible in one year, in less than 7 minutes a day! Wow!

Some awesome features of this book:

This book is recommended for ages 7 and up, but you can work through it with younger kids as well.

3. Bible Reading Plan for Kids: 365 Daily Scripture Readings

This Bible Reading Plan For Kids book includes 365 daily readings through the Old and New Testaments, and helps kids read through the major scriptures in the Bible!

Each day they have some Bible reading to do, and then answer two questions about what they read to help them apply it and retain it. 🙂

  1. What is this Scripture about?
  2. What does this Scripture teach me about God?

Something really cool about this one is it is designed to where you can use whichever translation you prefer – we prefer the NIV or ESV – and it is also undated meaning you can start at any time of the year!

4. Children’s Bible Reading Plans {Questions: God}

This article actually includes 6 different free Bible reading plan options for kids, and are laid out very clearly, with the amount of time it takes and ages!

Definitely a great one to check out. 🙂


Make sure to grab your printable Bible journal for kids HERE to further encourage them in studying God’s Word!

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Kid Friendly Bible Reading Plans To Help Them Learn God’s Word

I hope these easy Bible reading plans for kids gave you some great options to choose from, and also encouraged you to get your whole family reading through the Bible this year. 🙂

My FREE Family Bible Time Mini-Guide is a great starting point to dig into the Bible together as a family! You’ll get THREE done-for-you stories each with a summary, key point, questions, and simple prayer.

You can grab it here in my printables library, along with other amazing free printables to encourage you and your kids in their faith! Simply fill out the form below:

Which kids Bible reading plan was your favorite?? Or do you have another one you prefer? Let me know in the comments!

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7 Comments

  1. I think a Bible reading list for your children is a great idea . This way , even if life gets hectic , you can still find a time to schedule in time for your reading ! I can’t wait to look more into these , thanks Mindy!

    1. Exactly!! And it’s so important to not feel guilty when you miss a day, but the plan helps keep you on track and you can just pick up where you left off!! You are SO welcome, thank you for your comment. ❤️

  2. Thanks for sharing!. This is such a wonderful idea.

    1. Of course! I am so glad you enjoyed it! It’s definitely so important 🙂

  3. This is an amazing idea! Such a great idea for parents! Thanks so much for sharing! I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts 🥰

    1. OF course!! I am so glad you enjoyed it! It is so important to get our kids to read the Bible from a young age. 🙂 I am so happy to have you here!!

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