"What is Hope?" (Printable Devotions for Kids)

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"Kids Can" Devotional & Bible Reading Schedule
I’ve struggled for quite some time to help the 5th and 6th graders in my Sunday school class understand the importance of daily bible reading and prayer. It can be challenging for anyone to start (and stick with) the habit of daily time with the Lord, but it’s even more true for today’s youth who are busier and face more distractions than ever! So I put together a monthly devotional for kids with a few verses and a question they can answer in a journal to start learning how to study God’s word. The first month’s devotions are entitled, “What is Hope?” and there is an optional instruction page to explain the process.

One of the cool things about this idea is children can go at their own pace and not necessarily have to fit all the devotions in one month. It could also be used for incentive prizes to see which child can remember to do the most devotions. In addition, having a guide on what children are studying gives parents and teachers an idea on what to discuss with them and how they can help the children grow in Christ.
So, give it a try! And keep an eye out for more devotions that will help kids take responsibility for their growth in the faith.

Devotional & Bible Reading Schedule “What is Hope?”

Week 1 – Hope Explained
Day 1 – 1 Corinthians 5:57-58 – Why do I have hope?
Day 2 – 1 Peter 1:3-5 – Why else do I have hope?
Day 3 – Romans 5:5 – Why is hope a good thing?
Day 4 – Romans 15:4 – How does knowing God’s word give me hope?
Day 5 – Mark 4:30-32 – What does Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed teach me about hope?
Day 6 – Jeremiah 29:11 – Why can I hope in the future?
Day 7 – Zephaniah 3:17 – How does God’s presence give me hope?
Week 2 – Hope’s Results
Day 1 – Isaiah 40:30-31 – What will happen when I “hope in the Lord?”
Day 2 – Psalm 33:20-22 – What will I do if I truly hope in the Lord?
Day 3 – Psalm 147:10-11 – How does God react to my hope?
Day 4 – 2 Chronicles 7:14 – What should I do when there seems to be no hope?
Day 5 – 1 Peter 3:15-16 – How should I tell others about my hope?
Day 6 – Romans 15:13 – What must I do to “overflow” in hope?
Day 7 – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – How do hope and love work together?
Week 3 – Hope for Noah
Day 1 – Genesis 6:9 – How is Noah described and how can I be more like him?
Day 2 – Genesis 6:11-14 – Why did Noah have hope?
Day 3 – Genesis 6:17-18 – Who benefitted from Noah’s hope?
Day 4 – Genesis 7:20-24 – Why would it have been easy for Noah to lose hope?
Day 5 – Genesis 8:14-17 – Why did Noah have hope after the flood?
Day 6 – Hebrews 11:7 – How did Noah’s faith result in hope?
Day 7 – Matthew 24:37-39 – How does Noah teach me to hope in Jesus’ return?
Week 4 – Eternal Hope
Day 1 – 1 Corinthians 2:9 – Why can I hope in heaven?
Day 2 – Revelation 21:4 – How do I know things will be made right one day?
Day 3 – 1 John 3:2 – What will it be like to see Jesus face to face?
Day 4 – Daniel 2:44 – What will be the characteristics of God’s future kingdom?
Day 5 – Titus 3:4-7 – How do I know I have the hope of eternal life?
Day 6 – John 3:16-17 – How does God’s gift of Jesus give me hope?
Day 7 – 1 Timothy 4:10 – How should my earthly service be affected by hope?
Extras! – Hope for Sinners
Day 1 – John 4:13-14 – What is the “water” that Jesus provides?
Day 2 – Romans 10:9 – How does someone receive the hope of salvation?
Day 3 – Matthew 28:18-20 – How can I tell others about the hope of salvation?

7 thoughts on “"What is Hope?" (Printable Devotions for Kids)”


  2. I love this idea! And I’m looking forward to following this daily bible reading right along with my students. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Week 1 – Hope Explained
    Day 1 – 1 Corinthians 5:57-58 – Why do I have hope?
    Is this scripture reference supposed to be 1 Corinthians 15:57-58?

  4. Thanks so much for letting me know. You’re correct!
    I’ve updated the files and very much appreciate the help.

  5. God bless you a lot. Preparing such a guide is something I’ve been trying for months now until I’ve finally bumped into this one. thanks a million.

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