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Easy Summer Bible Study Ideas

Written by Dianna Wiebe on .

Are you a busy parent looking for fun and engaging summer Bible study ideas to add into your family’s routine? We know that encouraging spiritual growth during this season can be challenging, but it can also be a chance for personal and family growth. Today, we will explore five simple and stress-free ideas that will help you integrate Bible study into your jam-packed summer schedule. Learn how you can nurture your family’s faith while embracing the warmth and joy of the summer months.

How to Use Flash Cards this Summer

Do you want a simple and enjoyable way to review the Bible with your family this summer? Look no further than Grapevine’s Old Testament and New Testament flashcards! They are fun to use and easy to store. Take them with you wherever you go and try out these activities:

  • Encourage children to put the Bible flash cards in chronological order.
  • Use two sets of flashcards and play memory.
  • Have a child draw one flash card and tell a fact about the character or event on that card. To make it harder, have each child tell a new fact until you run out of facts.
  • Draw a card and retell the story of that character or event. If the person telling the story misses a fact, others can raise their hand and give the missing fact.
  • Choose one character, put that character in a prominent location, and spend the week discussing their life, character, virtues, and how we can emulate them.

Flash cards are one summer Bible study tool to add to your bag!

Summer Flash Cards

How to Use Timelines for Summer Bible Studies

Summer is a great time to learn something new in a fun way. Teaching the chronology of the Bible is a great summer project. Your kids know many people and stories from the Bible, but they may not know the order in which they occurred. Bible timelines will give your children a big-picture view of the Bible.

  • Using a stick and dirt, shells and sand, or sidewalk chalk, draw the timeline outside.
  • If you have used Grapevine at church, draw the timeline on the church sidewalks! This will help the adults see what you have learned this year in Sunday School, plus it is a great way to recruit volunteers.
  • If you do it at home, it is a great conversation starter for your neighbors.
  • Look up possible dates for each character or event on the timeline and add the date below the person/event.
  • Review other world events happening during the same time as biblical events. Note them with index cards below the timeline.

Bible timelines are something every believer, of any age, can learn and enjoy!

How to Use Movies for Spiritual Growth

Watching faith-based movies about biblical events is a fun summer Bible study activity you can do with your children. You can read movie reviews and then select the ones you think will be both entertaining and lead to discussion.

  • Choose movies related to a biblical character or events.
  • Discuss what biblical facts the movie had right or which they had wrong.
  • Invite your family and friends then watch a movie with you outside.

Movies can be a fun reward at the end of a week or as you travel this summer.

How to Use Nature for Bible Lessons

Summer is the perfect time to take your Bible study outdoors and connect with nature. Use the beauty around you to illustrate biblical lessons and parables.

  • Go on a nature walk and discuss how God’s creation reflects His glory.
  • Collect different types of leaves or rocks and relate them to different Bible stories or virtues.
  • Have a picnic and read passages that talk about nature, like Psalm 23 or the Parable of the Sower.

Nature walks can make Bible study come alive and show how the Bible relates to everyday life.

How to Incorporate Crafts into Bible Study

Crafts are a hands-on way to make Bible stories more memorable for kids. Summer provides plenty of opportunities to get creative with your Bible study.

  • Create a diorama of a Bible scene using shoeboxes and craft supplies.
  • Make Bible character puppets and put on a puppet show to retell a story.
  • Paint rocks with Bible verses or symbols and place them around your garden or neighborhood.

Crafting helps kids express their creativity while learning about the Bible in a fun, interactive way.

Summer Bible study ideas can be unlimited. This summer can be a time to do Bible study in a different way, teaching your children that growing in their faith can be fun all year long. In addition to timelines and flash cards, Grapevine also has several Bible studies to choose from, so get your supplies ordered today!

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