Best Bible Apps for Kids

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I have to admit that Bible apps are some of my favorites. I’m all over Phil. 4:8…I want my kids to think first on things that are of God. I want their minds focused on the things that are pure and lovely and noble. So, we shall begin with first things first! My list of the best Bible apps for kids:

 

The ABC’s of God (iPad)

I can’t say enough good things about this app. Absolutely perfect for preschoolers, The ABC’s of God integrates letter recognition, handwriting, capital and lower case matching and word searches with Bible verses and attributes of God. Each letter of the alphabet is a descriptive word for God and an accompanying verse, such as Gracious, Zealous, and Truthful.

The handwriting practice is spectacular, as it first has the child trace, then draw on his own. Both capital and lower case are covered. Then the child goes to a search and find where he must find the letter. Next it’s on to God’s word to find the letter. At the end of the lesson, it reminds you of the attribute for that letter. My 4 year old boy loves this game, but his older sisters (7 and 8) are often caught enjoying it, too! Especially the word searches.

 

Adventure Bible Memory HD (iPad only)

I love that the kids can play games to memorize Bible verses with Adventure Bible Memory. You can choose the difficulty and verse. Players earn in-app prizes that make memory fun. Kids can add verses to their favorites list and even learn a new verse everyday. You can also scramble the order of the books in the Bible. Great practice!

There is a LITE version available that has 2 books of the Bible, which is basically a very limited preview.

Noah’s Ark- by Aguppy

You’ll love this fantastic app designed by a friend of mine. The proceeds from Noah’s Ark are for missions. She plans to translate the app into other languages, so that the message can be spread. The app is fun and innovative with lots of ways to interact with the story.

Bible Word Find (both iPad and iPod)

I love this simple Bible Word Find search game. There are three levels of play, making it great for many ages. All of my kids love to play it. It’s very straight forward. No adds. No gimmicks! Word searches are great for vocabulary building and spelling enrichment.

Jesus calling for Kids (iPod)

Leah (8) absolutely loves the Jesus Calling app. She sets the alert and reads her devotion everyday. I love that she is always excited about it. This app has a LITE version, which is a 7 day trial for free. After that, it’s $9.99. Expensive because you are getting an entire book. 365 days worth of devotions. We think it’s worth it.

 

A Good Word- (iPod and iPad)

A Good Word is a super fun way to memorize scripture for FREE. Play hang-man, complete word searches and more. The girls love it.

 

365 Bible Promises for Little Hearts LITE (iPad and ipod)

I love this cute little 365 Bible Promises app. The LITE version only includes 30 promises and it appears that the developer hasn’t finished the full version. Nonetheless, it’s free and cute. And what’s better than God’s promises?

Each page is interactive and will read aloud the promises to your child.

 

Bible Coloring Book (iPad and iPod)

Coloring apps are great for everyone. Toddlers love them and 8 year olds love them. Add a little Noah to the mix and everybody’s happy with this Bible Coloring Book. Plus, it’s FREE!

 

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Comments

  1. Marianne @ Abundant Life says

    This is such a great list!  My kids are constantly asking to play on the ipad.  I have been tweaking the apps to more academic but I had no idea that there were so many great Bible apps for kids.  Love it!!

    • says

      I hear that. When we first went electronic, I downloaded free games and didn’t care much about quality. And while most of them didn’t HURT my kids, so many were just silly and useless. I’d love to be purposeful with their time!

  2. says

    Thanks for sharing these!  I’m going to go check them out! We have the ABCs of God, but I haven’t heard of the others!

    Thanks again!

  3. Joan Concilio Otto says

    Kim, these are wonderful ideas – thank you so much for suggesting them!!

  4. Wanibug says

    we have a droid incredible.  ANyone have any suggestions of apps to use with that?

  5. Ipadhomeschooling says

    Wow! Excellent list. Thanks for sharing ~ looking forward to playing with several of these.

  6. AG says

    Great list.  You might also check out Big Church Bingo.  A listening tool to help children learn to listen to what’s being said in a worship service.

  7. Lisa says

    Wonderful suggestions. I downloaded a few and am pleased.

    I advise, before spending $5 on the Adventure Bible Memory HD App, that you check for an update. It is currently on version 1.1, which was the most recent update since June 2011 (a whole year). It in, the Books of the Bible memory list is out of order. Song of Solomon, Obadiah, and Jonah are listed AFTER Revelation. I’ve submitted a bug report. We’ll have to wait for version 1.2 to fix it. Hopefully it won’t take another year to update to fix the problem. Until that time, it’s not worth the money, only to memorize something incorrectly.

  8. says

    Kim,

    We released our first apps in May of 2012 but now have 8 apps on Bible Heroes, 1 on the Life of Jesus (out of many we’re releasing) and 1 on Bible Songs.

    I’d love to give you a preview of them and get your thoughts!
    Lusi

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