Frustrated by how SLOWLY your kids find verses in the Bible? Not anymore! This books of the Bible numbered list bookmark for kids helps children find their place in the Scriptures easily, cuts down on long search times, and (most importantly) saves your sanity. This fun craft is perfect for your Sunday School or children’s ministry. Scroll down now for craft instructions–plus a free printable bookmark template!
It’s been a good two minutes, and they’re still searching.
You simply told your kids to turn to Ephesians… or Genesis… or Proverbs. You even told them approximately where the book is located in the Bible.
But they are struggling and scanning and still flipping pages.
And you’re sighing and fidgeting and trying not to lose your patience.
Sound familiar? It doesn’t have to!
If you find yourself frustrated by how slowly your kids find stuff in the Bible, I’ve got one simple trick to share with you.
Before I share it, though, I’d like to encourage you to teach your kids the names of the books and how they’re categorized. That will help a lot.
But while your kids are still memorizing all the books of the Bible, you can use this simple trick to make it easier to find the particular book you’re looking for–and save your sanity along the way! 😉
Books of the Bible Numbered List Bookmark for Kids
This free printable bookmark craft for kids includes three important features:
- A numbered list of the books of the Bible. Why is this important? Because you can say, “Turn to Deuteronomy. It’s number 5.” And your kids will know exactly where to look for the book. Talk about time-saving!
- Color-coded categories. This will help your kids remember where the book fits into the setup of the Bible–which means next time it will be that much easier and faster to find that book!
- Bookmark format. This isn’t a poster or a printable. It’s a bookmark for a reason! Your kids can store this handy bookmark in the pages of their Bibles, which means it will be convenient at the exact moment you need it. Another frustration eliminated. 😉
Printable bookmark template. Enter your email in the box below to get your free printable template for the books of the Bible numbered list bookmark for kids:
Card stock. I recommend printing the template on thicker paper like card stock, for durability. You can also laminate the bookmark after coloring it (or cover it in contact paper).
Scissors. The template includes 4 bookmarks on each page, so you’ll need scissors to cut out each bookmark.
Highlighters. You’ll use these to color-code the categories for the books of the Bible.
Ribbon. This is optional, but there is space at the top of the bookmark to punch a hole and tie a ribbon, if you want to.
Print the bookmark template on the card stock.
Color-code the category titles using highlighters. If you want to use the books of the Bible review game too, I’d recommend using the following colors for the category titles:
- Law = Teal
- History = Fuschia
- Poetry & Wisdom =Yellow
- Major Prophets = Baby blue
- Minor Prophets = Light pink
- Gospels = Light blue
- History = Dark blue
- Letters of Paul = Dark pink
- General Letters = Dark purple
- Prophecy = Light purple
Optional: Laminate or cover with contact paper. You can do this step for extra durability, especially if you choose to use the ribbon (because it will likely rip through the card stock otherwise).
Optional: Add ribbon. Use a hole punch to make a hole at the top of the bookmark. Cut a short length of ribbon. String the ribbon through the hole and tie.
Eliminate your frustration.
And there you have it–an easy, simple craft you can do with your kids. They’ll enjoy the project and they’ll find the bookmark helpful. And you’ll be so thankful that you did it, because you’ll cut way down on the “search time” your kids need every time you give a reference to find.
So save your sanity and make this books of the Bible numbered list bookmark for kids!
Kind of a dumb question….but do we mark anywhere in the Bible where we are going? Like saying go to Deuteronomy it’s #5 how do they know where to go? I’m just a little confused…
Sarah at BibleBaton says
Hi Jamie! That’s not a dumb question at all. Thanks for asking! You could go through and number each book in the Bible too–that would certainly be helpful. But I was simply thinking that if you tell your kids to go to Deuteronomy (#5), then they can look for #5 on the bookmark, see where it is in the list, and then flip more easily to the book in their Bibles knowing approximately which part of the Bible it’s in (front, back, etc.) and which books come before/after it. Maybe I should have made that more clear in the post! I hope that makes sense though. ❤️
I was thinking that’s what you meant but wanted to double check! Thanks!!
Sarah at BibleBaton says
Thanks for checking, Jamie! ❤
Do you have an idea where I might be able to purchase the specific colors of highlighters mentioned for the Bookmark?
Sarah at BibleBaton says
Great question! I linked to a set of markers with all the correct colors in this post: https://www.biblebaton.com/books-of-the-bible-clothespin-game-kids. You may be able to find the right colors through Christian Book Distributors or S&S Worldwide, too.