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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.
At a glance you can show the children how provident it was that, working in backward order,
God made all of creation from nothing. This is a huge one for little kids. They love it. Older children can become confused, so it may be best to leave things light. The easiest answer is "Somebody had to do it." 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 the 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...."
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 Bible coloring pages is a bonus. Enjoy!
The New Testament has wonderful Bibles stories about Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
Of course, Jesus is the star of the Bible. He told wonderful stories called parables to teach people God's law.
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 the Apostles Creed and Apostle coloring pages for the main saints of the New Testament.
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 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.
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.
Use printables in your Roman Catholic catechism class, Faith formation, or Sunday school lesson. ~Mary Fifer