Bible story coloring pages sure warm up religion class! Use these for teaching about the Jesus, the Old Testament, the New Testament, or sending pictures to Grandparents.
The Bible has some of the most exciting stories ever told and these coloring pages help you tell the stories about the Prophets and heroes of the Old Testament and about Jesus and Mary in the New Testament. These are awesome in a Catholic catechism class.
There are many times in a Catholic school or family when Bible coloring pages are helpful:
1. When learning about Jesus and the Bible.
2. When little ones need work while older children are studying catechism.
3. When you want to make a booklet about the main feasts in the liturgical year or the mysteries of the Rosary.
4. When you want to teach about the different Catholic holy days of obligation.
Choose the images according to the stories that you're teaching and print as many as you need. Print from screen or you can also download them to your computer for future use.
My favorite aspect of using downloads is that everyone who wants a picture can have one and that I can use them again in future years.
These next six are beautiful Creation coloring pages based on the Benziger Living My Religion series pictures where the children learn the Creation Bible story.
At a glance you can show the children how provident it was that, working in backward order,
God made all of creation from nothing.
Telling the creation Bible story for preschoolers is fun. It is a joy to see them listen attentively and marvel at what God did.
This is a huge one for little kids. They love it. God is so cool. He can do everything!
Older children can become confused if they try to overthink it, so it may be best to leave things light. The easiest answer is "Somebody had to do it. This Somebody we understand to be God."
If you explain the story, they instantly understand that there can't be an infinite series of uncaused causes. We get this story from St. Thomas Aquinas.
The first catechism questions go great with these Bible story coloring pages:
Find more in the First Communion catechism and use these coloring pages as your children learn the answers.
Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created heaven and earth."
Genesis 1:7 "God made a firmament, and divided the waters...."
Genesis 1:12 "And the earth brought forth the green herb...."
Genesis 1:14 "Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven...."
Genesis 1:22 "And he blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply...."
Adam and Eve Bible story: Gen. 1:25, 26 "Let us make man according to our image and likeness."
Genesis 2:2 "And he rested on the seventh day."
It's fun to put the name with the face. My favorite way to do this is with a story from a picture Bible for kids, using it like a photo album. Having Old Testament Bible coloring pages is a bonus. Enjoy!
The New Testament has wonderful Bibles stories about Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
One of the loveliest preschool Bible stories is the story of Jesus' birthday.
This picture has wide lines and a simple design for preschoolers.
We have more Nativity coloring pages on our Christmas pages.
Of course, Jesus is the star of the Bible. He told wonderful stories called parables to teach people God's law.
Preschool Bible stories that focus on Jesus should surely include the endearing moment when He lets them come to Him.
By teaching them about Him, we also are letting them go to Him.
This first picture is nice for preschool and kindergarten because it has thick outlines.
The next is lovely, too, yet better for older artists. :-)
Children respond so well to what Jesus did for us when they know the story of how He prayed, was taken away, unjustly judged three times, and finally died for us.
These Bible story coloring pages are based on Benziger's 1940s Living My Religion catechism series' pictures.
See more coloring pages and printable booklets on the Passion and Death of Jesus on our Lent activities pages here.
Jesus' Resurrection tells the Easter Bible story. Children love the victory when Jesus rose from the dead. Forty days later He ascended into Heaven on Ascension Thursday and ten days later the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles and Mary on Pentecost, or Whitsunday.
Cover these stories when you're teaching the Glorious Mysteries and the Holy Days of Obligation.
See more printable Easter coloring pages here.
See the Apostles Creed and Apostle coloring pages for the main saints of the New Testament.
See more books for boys and girls here.
The Lepanto Douay Rheims Bible is a joy to hold and to read, being a bit smaller than the TAN reprint of 1979, possibly due to the somewhat smaller font. It is a 1914 John Murphy Company reprint that uses regular off white paper and retains the pictures.
I was able to go through it when I was at Our Lady of Victory School's store and, even though I really like the TAN version and appreciate it keeping the Douay available to me and mine for so long, this will be the version I buy for gifts in the future. You can see photos of it in a review and buy it at Amazon here.
Of course, the Bible itself is a great way to learn or teach the Bible stories. I love the new version published by Lepanto Press at Our Lady of Victory School as it has the Douay-Rheims text yet the paper, size, binding, pictures, and maps are beautiful! Buy this Douay Bible at Amazon or OLVS.
You might also like our coloring pages for more Bible story coloring pages:
The stories in the Bible are the most interesting stories because they matter to all of us. Adam and Eve are our first parents, even Noah and his wife are our parents - we're all interested in their stories.
Children enjoy the adventures that go along with the moral lessons and they learn to love God as they see His Plan revealed. They especially love Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles.
See the Douay-Rheims Bible stories here.
You will love using the New Catholic Picture Bible with your little ones; like a photo album.
Share the Bible stories as if they are stories from your own life. Buy it at Amazon here.
If you use the Baltimore Catechism, you'll love our First Communion and Confirmation resources for Catholic schools, Sunday school, home school, adults, and senior citizen institutes: Catholic audio books, catechism copywork worksheets, ebooks, and coloring pages.
Order our Baltimore Catechism worksheets . Choose your favorite fonts, c o l o r s, and SIZES on our interactive worksheets.
Use these printables in your Roman Catholic catechism class, Faith formation, Catholic homeschool, religious education, or Sunday school lesson. ~ Mary Fifer