Share the Gospel with Kids Using These Fun and Interactive Wordless Book Variations.
Telling children the good news about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is both our responsibility and privilege. There are so many bible verses about children that highlight just how much God treasures kids.
One effective way to explain the gospel to kids is by using the colors of the Wordless Book.
As its name implies, there are no words in the Wordless Book. It is a simply a book of colored pages used to communicate the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. First used by Charles Spurgeon in 1866, the Wordless Book has become a very popular tool used all over the world to explain salvation to children. It is easy to use and highly effective, and because there are no printed words, extremely useful as a cross-cultural evangelism tool.
One criticism of the Wordless Book is the use of the colors black and white, which can be inappropriate in certain countries and cultures. When using the Wordless Book or any of the interactive variations below, we suggest using the words “dark” (instead of “black”) and “clean” (instead of “white”).
Here are what the colors of the Wordless Book represent:
Gold reminds us of heaven.
God wants us all to be with him in heaven.
The dark page reminds us of sin.
Because we have all sinned, we cannot get to heaven on our own.
Red reminds us of the blood of Jesus.
Jesus came to earth to take the punishment for our sins by dying on the cross.
The clean page reminds us that we can be made clean from sin by believing in Jesus.
When we believe in Jesus, we can have a relationship with God and will one day be with him in heaven.
Green reminds us of things that grow.
It is important that we grow in our relationship with Jesus.
Wordless Book Variations – The Possibilities are Endless
There and many other ways of using the colors of the Wordless Book to share the gospel with kids. Here are four ideas.
When Jesus taught his first disciples, he used things they were familiar with, like sheep, fish and bread. We can follow in Jesus’ footsteps by using items that children are familiar with to share with them the gospel message. Lego Bricks are an ideal choice because it is commonly available and popular with most kids.
Nail polish is popular not just with adults, but also with younger girls. Use nail polish as a variation to the Wordless Book to share the message of salvation with girls.
Folding and flying paper airplanes is popular with children. Use this activity as a variation to the Wordless Book to share the message of salvation with children.
The Salvation Bracelet is a very popular evangelism tool. This gospel craft idea allows you to share the gospel with children while making these bracelets with them. Salvation bracelets put the gospel message in the hands of children and equip them to share the message of salvation with their friends.
Detailed guidelines with printable templates and scripts for the ideas above can all be found here.
There are so many more ways you can share the gospel with kids using the colors of the Wordless Book. For instance, you can make cups of Jello during a children’s camp, decorate cupcakes with different colored frosting, or use of jelly beans or M&M candies.
With your creativity, anything with colors can be a possibility!
Remember: share the gospel in love and obedience, and leave the results to God.
Written by Alvin Gan
Alvin Gan is the father of three noisy (but lovely) teenagers and founder of 2 websites that provide creative evangelism and discipleship resources.
www.LetTheLittleChildrenCome.com specializes in unique child evangelism tools and resources to help convey the plan of salvation for kids effectively.
www.BibleGamesCentral.com develops Bible games for youths, kids and even adults to teach spiritual truths.
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