Now that some of my kids are getting older, I wanted to revisit the A-Z Bible stories we learned a couple years ago.
You see, when my middle kids were working on preschool, I compiled a list of alphabet Bible stories. I taught one story a week, corresponding with our A-Z memory verses and alphabet studies. It was a fun way to tie Bible studies into our letter of the week.
Now my younger set of kids are ready to be introduced to these stories in a purposeful manner. It’ll also do my older kids good to review them, and I’m looking forward to going back through them together.
How We Use the Alphabet Bible Stories
As part of our homeschool day, we have Bible time in the morning and night. We typically work on these stories during our morning Bible time.
We study the same story each day for a week. This gives us plenty of time to study it, discuss it, and complete projects based on it.
For each story, we typically work on a coloring page, a hands-on project, and order picture cards Jayme and I created to retell the story. We also find the story in the Bible, and read it from there.
Some weeks we learn songs, such as “Who Built the Ark” and “Zacchaeus.” We also memorize a hymn of the month, which we sing each day.
Once it’s time to read the Bible, I ask my kids who can read to turn to the correct chapter. Then we take turns reading aloud.
I also look for picture book versions of the stories. This gives the kids something to read during free time. They often will draw pictures to accompany the story. Sometimes we act them out. Any time we can extend the learning, it’s a great way to help the kids learn more about the story and commit it to memory.
A List of KJV Alphabet Bible Stories
Are you ready to introduce your kids to these 26 stories from the Old and New Testament? They’re a great way to expand their biblical knowledge while also studying the ABCs. If I have additional information about how we study the story, I linked to it in the list below. Ready to see what stories we looked at?
Here they are:
- A: Adam & Eve
- B: Tower of Babel
- C: Creation
- D: David & Goliath
- E: Elijah Fed by Ravens
- F: Feeding the 5,000
- G: The Good Samaritan
- H: The Healings of Jesus
- I: Issac Is Born
- J: Jesus Is Baptized
- K: King Ahasuerus & Queen Esther
- L: Daniel & the Lion’s Den
- M: Moses in the Bulrushes
- N: Noah’s Ark
- O:O Holy Night–Christmas
- P: Prodigal Son
- Q: Quail from Heaven
- R: Ruth & Naomi
- S: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
- T: The Talking Donkey
- U: Unmerciful Servant (Matthew 18:21-35)
- V: Voice in the Night (Samuel)
- W: Jonah & the Whale
- X: crucifiX—Resurrection
- Y: Young Jesus
- Z: Zacchaeus
How to Use the A-Z Bible Stories
Here are some fun ways to learn more about each story. If you cover one story each week, you can pick one or two of the following to do each day.
- Read it directly from the Bible
- Talk about it
- Act it out
- Create sensory bins with key items from the story
- Have your older kids tell the story
- Create story cards your kids can use to put the story events in order or retell it
- Draw a picture
- Build something from the story with Mega Bloks or Legos
- Sculpt something from the story from playdough
- Read a picture book about the story
You want Bible time to be fun for your kids. You want to teach them that these events really happened, and help them to want to know more about the God who loves them so much.
My family created some great memories working through these stories. I hope you do too!
Revised from a post originally published on 10/18/2013