October 19

One sweet tool to get your kids in the Word

I have yet another excerpt from a fun resource for you today! My almost ten-year-old, Anna was SO excited when we got our copy of the Big & Little Coloring Devotional from Rachel Swanson. Michael, my 7-year-old, has enjoyed it as well. I’ve used it one-on-one, as well as letting both of them color while I read aloud. The devotionals give us a conversation starter to use while we color. It’s a sweet way to enjoy some quality time together. (Don’t miss the giveaway below!)

So, what makes this book different from other coloring books on the market? Rachel shares her heart behind what makes the Big & Little Coloring Devotional so special.

  1. This book is not just a “mommy and me” book, but geared for daddy’s, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or any “big” person who knows what it’s like to care for a child. Therefore, the devotionals and illustrations are carefully crafted so that boy’s and daddy’s love it too! (It’s not all flowers and butterflies.)
  2. The pages lay opposite enabling face-to-face coloring! No more elbows in the way or left-handed woes. This layout encourages eye-contact, conversation, and connection.
  3. The devotionals are SHORT! Just enough to open your mind to the context of the verse.
  4. The binding and pages are high-quality and for the price, you simply can’t beat it.
  5. The child illustrations are simple while the adult illustrations are slightly more intricate, making coloring just right for both parties involved.

Here is a devotional excerpt from Big & Little Coloring Devotional. Enjoy!

I slumped down in tears, overwhelmed.

It was just too much. All of it. The dirty house. The crazy kids. The never-ending demands, responsibilities, and non-existent thanks. I secretly wanted to run away from it all.

My phone chirped. A text from a friend checking in on my day. I laughed sarcastically, at the timing.

I lightly shared how it could be better. After a few more pleasantries exchanged, I couldn’t help but be real and let it all pour out. Instead of guilt I received elegant grace through words—the encouragement I was longing for and needing to hear.

How beautiful it is when words are spoken at just the right time. So don’t hold back, you never know when you’re random text is being received at the perfect time.

“Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.” (Prov. 25:11 NASB)

How can you see yourself using this tool? Leave a comment below to be entered to win a copy! Next week I’ll choose a random winner from the comments!

Don’t want to wait for the giveaway to end? Order your copy of Big & Little Coloring Devotional here on Amazon or wherever books are sold!

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  1. This would be a great activity for when the little brother naps. Good conversations always happen then during “girl time” 🙂

  2. This would be great to use on our Mommy and Me Fridays. We could really get some face to face time in. Thanks for the review.

  3. What a great idea and fun way to connect our kiddos to the gospel!

  4. While our daughter & her husband share their faith with our grandsons, the boys sometimes struggle with confusion brought on by a non-believing grandmother. When they visit us, we try to reinforce God’s grace and love for them in various ways. My mother joins us in showing God’s love by engaging them in art. She is 92 and still paints beautiful oil paintings. She gives them canvases and acrylic paints and encourages them to paint what God inspires them to paint – nature, joys, scenes that make them happy. The devotional coloring book would be a great way to get them talking.

  5. Love this idea! I think both of my “big” kids (ages 3 & 8) would like it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. My kids and I would thoroughly enjoy this! We are all about bible time and coloring! Combining them is excellent!

  7. Always looking for more ways to infuse Christ into every moment with my kids! Love this!

  8. All three of my kids would love this. And I’d love the special one-in-one time with each of them!

  9. After losing my little sister to cancer 2 years ago, I have been trying to be there for my nephews and nieces because their Mom no longer is. I recently have helped my nephew by occasionally taking care of his two daughters, ages 3 and 4. I would love to share this devotion and coloring time with them.

  10. I would use this when my grand kids visit. It is my privilege, as their grandma, to pray for them and to point them to Jesus.

  11. I feel like this would help my active little ones to focus while they hear the Word. They’re always a bit antsy. 🙂

  12. This is great. I loved the devotional excerpt and really like the layout of the book for face to face coloring. My girls and I would love to win!

  13. I’d love to try this as a way to connect with my son who enjoys coloring.

  14. My daughter would love the devotional! I would love time to sit down with my daughter and do a be in the word!

  15. A Christmas Devotional with the Grandchildren, we keep growing there’s one more on the way!

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