Jesus gave us a job to do.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”Matthew 28:18-20
Grandparents, this means, of course, that we are to disciple our grandchildren. No “ifs, ands, or buts!”
Perhaps this idea is new to you, or maybe you’ve been at this work for years and could use some fresh ideas. Either way, today I would like to share some wonderful resources to help you in discipling your grandchildren.
RESOURCES FOR DISCIPLING GRANDCHILDREN
Biblical Worldview by Dr. Josh Mulvihill
This book will equip you to help your grandchildren develop a strong biblical foundation and doctrinal framework for a biblical worldview. Biblical worldview is built on the foundation of the authority, inerrancy, and sufficiency of the Bible.
Good News for Little Hearts Collection by various authors including David Powlison, Paul David Tripp, Edward Welch, and Jayne Clark
Simple and engaging Good News for LittleHearts books stamp themselves on young minds with text and pictures that support each other beautifully. These books provide a creative avenue for children to consider how their faith is intimately relevant to their struggles. Nine titles including Buster’s Ears Trip Him Up (When You Fail) and Zoe’s Hiding Place (When You Are Anxious).
Picture Book Apologetics Picture Books by J.D. Camorlinga
A collection of colorful and engaging picture books for encouraging deep conversations. These stories provide parents and grandparents with a starting point to lay a defensible foundation of firm belief for children growing in knowledge and faith. Titles include: Pooch and the Pearly Gates, Fox and the Hard Day, Pitfalls, Pig and the Accidental Oink, Chameleon’s Can of Worms, and ‘Possums and the Empty Tomb.
WonderFull: Ancient Psalms Ever New by Marty Machowski
This delightful, beautifully illustrated book not only helps children learn the Psalms it shows them how to apply them to their own lives.
Offering discussion starters, follow-up questions, and interpretations of common responses, these 180 creative ways to get conversations going will help you connect more with your teen grandchild.
Gospel Conversations for Kids Cards* by the Daily Grace Company
A set of 12 gospel conversation cards for kids. Each card includes a memory verse as well as two questions to ask your grandchildren. Encourages conversation centered on the gospel and application of Scripture to your grandchildren’s lives.
My Thankful Journal for Kids: Giving Thanks Day by Day by Deborah Haddix
My Thankful Journal for Kids is designed to help children cultivate an attitude of gratitude through thoughtful and engaging daily practice.
Getty Kids Hymnal by Keith & Kristyn Getty
Kid friendly arrangements of classic hymns. Selection of albums include titles such as In Christ Alone, For the Cause, and Family Hymn Sing.
Slugs & Bugs Audio CDs by Randall Goodgame
These delightful CDs combine memorable silliness with melodic catechesis. The several titles include Sing the Bible (Volumes 1-3), Lullabies, Christmas, Modern Kid and more.
An accessible and fun introduction to the basics of the faith, The ABC’s of the Attributes of God are designed to bring the attributes of God to life for children. Ages 4 to 12. Set includes 26 cards printed on cardstock.
ABC’s of the Names of God by Tiny Theologians
The ABC’s of the Names of God Flash Cards are designed to bring the different names of God to life for your kids. With inviting designs and simple, concise definitions, children will learn why God is called by different names throughout the Bible. Twenty-six card set for ages 4 to 12.
Interactive Bible Lessons by Sherry Schumann
Designed specifically for grandparents and their grandchildren, these lessons are structured to help grandparents share the Good News, engage in meaningful conversations, and build a lasting relationship with their grandchildren. The lessons require minimal preparation, use household items, and are offered free of charge.
Teaching Grandchildren to Pray by Deborah Haddix
This resource for grandparents contains 4 ideas for discipling grandchildren in prayer: Breath Prayers, Circle Prayers, Five Finger Prayer, and Prayer Cube.
Bible Bingo by Bible Games Central
Combine the fun and interaction of Bingo with learning about the books and sections of the Bible! Bible Bingo replaces conventional numbers with the 66 books of the Bible to help players become more familiar with the Bible.
This game was a huge hit! My grandkids loved playing it. BINGO is a simple game the children all knew so there were no lengthy, complicated directions to work through before we could begin. I love that the board is organized by the genres of books in the Bible. There is just nothing like hearing a 4-year-old call out “Minor Prophets” or “Poetry” while looking to cover his card! This game is a sure way to help children learn the books and genres of the Bible – while having fun!
Parable Parade by Bible Games Central
This game features 12 of Jesus’ parables. The objective of the game is to form complete sets of Parable Cards.
This is a simple and fun game for grandparents to play with their grandchildren. We played it recently on a visit with our grandkids ages 13-5. They all enjoyed it, and it was a great way to spend some time learning/reviewing the Parables. And, the Oopsie cards add an extra element of fun!
(I received a set of Bible games from Bible Games Central in exchange for an honest review of their products. Opinions are my own.)
These truly are some of the best resources available (in my opinion) for discipling your grandchildren – whether near or far, toddler or teen, churched or unchurched.
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