Need “overcoming fear” lesson ideas for kids? Check out these Bible verses about overcoming for for kids, plus activities dealing with fear and games and crafts about overcoming fear. These are great ideas if you’re teaching a Sunday School lesson on fear, or looking for object lessons on fear! Grow your kids’ faith and trust in the Lord with these Bible truths about fear. Then use these fun crafts, activities, & tips to remind kids of God’s perfect love and strength to protect–and overcome fear for good. Scroll down for more info!
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Teach kids Bible verses on overcoming fear
As a kid, I was afraid of the dark.
I went through a phase when I cried every night and begged to keep the light on.
So my parents taught me a great Bible verse for a scared child, and used the word of God to overcome my fear.
I had a shirt with John 3:16 on it. So my parents sat down and talked to me about the meaning of John 3:16. They reminded me that God loved me and that He could and would protect me. Then we hung that shirt on the wall across from my bed.
When I laid my head on my pillow at night, I could see that message from God’s Word hanging on the wall.
When I started to cry and beg to keep the light on, my parents pointed at the T-shirt and reminded me of God’s truth.
They used God’s Word to teach me and to remind me that I didn’t have to be afraid.
Use the Bible to help your kids overcome fear
All kids have fears. Some fears may seem silly and insignificant to an adult. But some kids’ fears may be very real. At any rate, each kid’s fears are real to him or her.
And the most valuable thing you can do for your kids is teach them what God says about fear—because God’s Word is powerful and life-changing.
In this post you will find:
- A few key verses about fear to teach your kids.
- Six simple but fun ways to help your kids overcome fear by remembering the Bible verses!
If you’re teaching a Sunday School lesson on fear, or looking for object lessons on fear, this is a great place to start!
Check out these creative, easy-to-use Bible curriculums for kids:
3 key Bible verses about overcoming fear for kids
In Isaiah, God commands us not to fear. Plus, He tells us why we don’t have to be afraid—because He is with us! He promises to strengthen us and help us.
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Psalm 23 repeats the same idea:
…I will fear no evil;
For you are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
And again in Joshua, God says the same thing:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
God is greater than your kids’ fears
When you teach your kids from God’s Word about fear, you’ll help them realize that:
- God can handle the things they are afraid of.
- They can trust God to handle the things they are afraid of.
- If they trust God to handle the things they are afraid of, they don’t have to be afraid anymore!
That truth is not just for kids.
If you can successfully teach these Bible lessons on fear for children, then you set them up for a lifetime of trusting the Lord and living without fear.
That is huge.
Effectively teach kids what the Bible says about fear.
How do you teach your kids what God says about fear in a way that’s memorable and meaningful? Here are a few simple ideas for you!
1. Sleep on it.
To help me overcome my fear of the dark, my parents hung God’s Word on the wall opposite my bed. But I think you could do even better than that—put His truth directly on the pillow where your kids lay their heads!
2. Drink from it.
Give your kids water bottles with Scripture verses!
Or you can easily insert a Bible verse into a travel mug like this one.
This is a simple but useful craft that will help your kids remember that they can trust God when they are afraid! Here’s how to do it:
- Grab a pack of photo paper (the glossy kind that is pre-divided into normal photo sizes) at Walmart or Amazon.
- Give your kids blank white photo pages. Let them write out a verse of their choice about fear, and then decorate the rest of the page with markers.
- Slip the decorated photo page inside one of these customizable tumblers.
- Pour some water into the mug and encourage your kids to remember every time they take a drink that they can trust God when they’re afraid.
3. Hang it on the wall.
This is another simple craft that creates a useful reminder of God’s truth about fear.
- Give each kid a sheet of paper or cardstock.
- Show them how to use this “Faith > Fear” craft kit to create a message based on God’s Word about not being afraid.
- Let the kids decorate the page using the craft kit supplies however they’d like.
- Then place the finished page into a picture frame. Here’s an inexpensive picture frame you can grab from Amazon.
- Tell your kids to hang up their pictures where they will see them frequently. And encourage them to remember, every time they see their picture, what God Word says about fear.
4. Listen to it.
It’s always a good idea to absorb God’s truth in more than one way, if possible.
You’ve looked at what Scripture says about fear. Now listen to it!
Or if you have the YouVersion app on your phone, some translations come with an audio playback option.
You might also be able to find the section you want in a YouTube video.
5. Sing it!
Music may be the most powerful learning method that I know of. I have forgotten many things I’ve read, heard, or done. But I have forgotten very few of the songs I’ve learned.
Some people recommend Seeds Family Worship, and they do have a song for Isaiah 41:10. You can check out the Isaiah 41:10 song by Seeds Family Worship here. Personally, I don’t care for the style of Seeds Family Worship. But they are straight Scripture songs, so the content is good. And you may find that you like the musical style more than I do. Feel free to check them out and decide for yourself.
I definitely DO recommend the “Hide ‘Em in Your Heart” albums from Steve Green. He made a sweet, gentle song for Psalm 56:3 & 6 that’s easy to learn and easy to sing—a great choice for teaching to your kids. Find the Psalm 56 song from Steve Green here.
6. Wear it.
The simple act of getting dressed could become a prompt that helps your kids remember to trust God when they’re afraid—if they have a shirt with God’s statements about fear.
There are a lot of nice T-shirts out there with a variety of verses about fear (including all three of the verses I listed above). Click here to browse T-shirts with verses about fear on Amazon.
You could also make a shirt, if you have the time. Simply give your kids blank T-shirts and fabric markers or permanent markers to write the verse and then decorate.
Use one (or several!) of these ways to help your kids banish fear.
And there you have it! Choose one or more of these fun, practical methods to help your kids banish fear in their lives:
God’s Word is powerful. Use it to help your kids banish fear, and you’ll enjoy watching the difference it can make in everyday life. 🙂
Happy teaching! 😀