Kids in the Word: Reading Through Genesis

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Jonathan has been reading through Genesis using the method I described here. He’s been starting his school time each week day by reading one chapter and writing in his journal. He’s in Genesis 46 this morning and so excited that he has almost finished the book of Genesis. He says he wants to read Exodus next. As you can see, we get some doodling in addition to journaling.


We’re using this simple printable that I created. Each page is half of a letter sized sheet of paper and I bound his using my coil binder. You could staples yours or use a 3 hole punch and a small binder. I used cardstock for the front and back covers to help it last longer. The cover of Jonathan’s is also personalized with his name… and lots of his doodles!

Want to try a Bible Reading Journal with your kids? I only have Genesis available right now and only in a primary lined version. (If there’s sufficient interested, I’d be happy to convert this to regular lines for older kids. Leave a comment if you’d like this.)

Bible Reading Journal - Genesis

Download your journal:

Bible Reading Journal - Genesis (1201)

How have you kept your kids in the Word? Share in the comments and/or link up a blog post on kids and Bible, character, or worldview.


  1. love this – sharing!

  2. While adding a link, my keyboard skipped a few letters. It should read, “respect God’s house”. Wasn’t sure how to fix it, sorry!
    Glad I found your sight!
    Be blessed,
    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk

  3. Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing. Think I’m going to make them for my 7 and 5 year old children!

  4. Fantastic idea! I’m going to try this with my 8 year old son for sure, but will have to put a little notebook together for exodus for him since that’s what he is reading currently. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea :)
    Trisha @

  5. I absolutely love this!!! I am going to start it with my students next week!!!! I hope you will continue to prep it for all books so I can continue all year long! I love it! Thank you!!!

  6. Meggen Devlin says:

    Love this idea! Have you converted to the regular lines? If so, I would love a copy of it.


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