Children’s resources

Bible Month is a great time to encourage children to read the Bible.

To help with this, we’ve produced this five week session plan with a Bible story and key theme each week (we’ve added a spare week just in case you need it!). You can use The Big Little Bible to share the story each week. We’ve also included the key verse on each illustration for colouring in. All the illustrations are available for download below.

The five week session plan

Each week features a key Bible story taken from The Big Little Bible (but you can use any Bible). The stories bring to life key messages for children including trusting in God, keeping your eyes on Jesus and saying thanks to God. Through these sessions, the aim is to demonstrate how we can learn from the Bible. If you’re a children’s ministry leader, and would like to use the five week session plan, we will send your church a free copy of The Big Little Bible so you can use it during the sessions. During Bible Month, you’ll also be able to purchase more copies for just $9 each (normally $19.99). To order your free copy, just fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Download the session plan (pdf)


Colouring in illustrations

Here are the illustrations for each week.  They’re free to download and copy for the kids at your church to colour in.

Instructions for downloading: click on an image and wait for it to load in your browser.  Then right click on it and select “Save image as” and you’ll be able to save the image to your computer.


Week 1 – Exodus 14:13-14

Week 2 – Matthew 14:27

Week 3 – Psalm 23:1

Week 4 – 1 Kings 3:9a

Week 5 – Luke 17:5

SPECIAL OFFER – Order your free copy of The Big Little Bible 

These resources are based on The Big Little Bible, published by Bible Society New Zealand.  This beautiful hardback book features actual Scripture text alongside more than 100 full colour illustrations by a New Zealand artist. As a special offer just for Bible Month, your church can get a copy for free if you’re going to use the Bible Month children’s resources.  Plus you’re able to buy more copies for just $9 each (normally $19.99). To order your free copy (one only per church), just fill in the form below.