Finding a religious gift for a child that isn't just a bible, or some version of a children's bible, can be difficult if you don't know what you are looking for. If you want to enrich your child's faith and spirituality and you are looking for gifts and items you can give them to nurture their love of the bible, you want to incorporate the bible in their daily lives. Here are some great gift ideas that are different than the traditional book.
Bible maps are a great gift for your toddler. They can be a teaching tool for you to use when you are showing where specific events took place, or it can be something that you frame and put on their wall. Laminating a map or putting it in a tight plastic bag also allows you to draw on it with a dry erase marker, so you can map things out with your child as the learn and read the bible. There are a variety of options and sizes to pick from, some with passages, information and more.
Bible and Religion Games
Card games, board games, and other bible related trivia and fun activities can be a great way to spend quality time with your child, bond, teach, and have fun at the same time. Look at the different options and pick the games that are age appropriate for your child, and games that the entire family can play together.
Hand Puppets and Figurines
Acting out the passages you are reading is a great way to make sure that your child remembers what they are listening to, and to use the figures to act out situations. These are great for regular play time, and for when you are trying to show different examples of things that are being demonstrated in the readings.
If getting the bible to be a part of your child's daily activities, or having it always in your mind, is something that you strive to do, these are all great gift ideas and possibilities. You don't want to feel like you are forcing them to read pages and pages of the bible when they are trying to learn and understand, and with these fun things you can help them visual the things they are reading. There are many room décor options that you can pick from, if you want your child to wake up every day and see reminders of the bible around them.