The first week of September is upon us (already!) and that means that almost everyone is back at school. Whether you headed back a few weeks ago or have just started, shifting routine from summer vacation to school time can impact other areas of your life.
For a lot of people, when routines change, it is easy to lose track of regular time reading the bible. How can you help your children stay in the Word during the busy days of school?
The most important way is to be in the Word yourself, reader and mom Amy Bo wisely recommends. Modeling a love for scripture speaks much louder than your words. If you are struggling to find the time, consider joining an online ministry like Hello Mornings or Good Morning Girls, specifically designed to help you develop the habit of meeting with God first thing in the morning.
Here are some suggestions for ways to help your kids stay in the Word too:
- Encourage older children to keep their bible next to their beds so they can read a few verses when they awaken
- Play praise music as everyone is getting ready for the day.
- Put a scripture-a-day calendar where everyone can see it – such as on the kitchen windowsill or bathroom counter.
- Read a short morning devotional as a family during breakfast.
- Tuck a scripture note in your child’s lunch (here is a really creative way to do it using a banana!)
- When everyone gathers at home after a busy day, sit on the couch together with a yummy snack and take turns reading aloud from the bible
- Set aside time for your children to tell you about their day. Ask them how you can be praying or them, and help them find scriptures that apply to their situation.
- For screen time let your children watch a bible story video or play on the Bible App for Kids
- Make bedtime fun with bible stories and lots of cuddles
How have you helped your children stay in God’s Word? Share in the comments!
When life gets busy, staying grounded in the Word of God will help you and your children stay focused on what really matters!