It’s Preschool Staff training season and these are my roots. I started my career in professional Christian Education in weekday ministry as a preschool teacher, then a preschool director. When I’m invited to present it’s usually for the cause of encouraging preschool staff to love their kids to Jesus as they teach colors, fine motor skills, pre-math skills and play well.

An easy way to share the love of Jesus and the power of His word with children and their families is to add scripture to artwork. As a preschool teacher every single piece of paper or communication included scripture. Nothing left my classroom without scripture. I learned to use a concordance well because this is the stuff that makes the refrigerator, the magnet board, and becomes the framed art hung on the walls of children’s homes.

This is a list of bible verses I used to add a little ‘something’ to artwork and other communication from my preschool classroom:

A Acorn They will be called oaks of righteousness. Isaiah 61:3
Apple A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Proverbs 25:11
Keep me as the apple of the eye. Psalm 17:8a
B Bear Bear witness to God’s love.
Bear the image of the heavenly. 1 Corinthians 15:49
Bird A bird of the air may carry your words. Ecclesiastes 10:20
Body I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14
C Cloud He makes the clouds His chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. Psalm 104:3
The cloud of the Lord was upon them by day. Numbers 10:34
He spread a cloud for a covering. Psalm 105:39
D Delight thyself also in the Lord. Psalm 37:4
Door The Lord has opened a door. 2 Corinthians 2:12
Behold I stand at the door and knock. Revelation 3:20
Dino Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you. Job 40:15-19
His back has rows of shields…His snorting throws out flashes of light. Job 41:15-33
Nothing on earth is his equal – a creature without fear. Job 41:34
E Egg Is there any taste in the white of an egg? Job 6:6b
As one gathered eggs that are let, have I gathered all the earth. Isaiah 10:14
Excellent How excellent is thy lovingkindness. Psalm 36:7a
F Fish “Come follow me,” Jesus said, ‘And I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19
Flower Like a flower of the field. Psalm 103:15
Feet How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news. Romans 10:15
G Good Good news gives health. Proverbs 15:30
The Lord is good to all. Psalm 145:9
Gifts We have different gifts. Romans 12:6
Garden The Lord God planted a garden in Eden. Genesis 2:8
H Heart God is the strength of my heart. Psalm 73:26
Hair Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:30
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Luke 12:7
Honey Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
I I I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
I will be with you always. Matthew 28:20
J Joy Always pray with joy. Philippians 1:4
Jesus You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:12
K Kings Yea, all kings shall fall down before Him: all nations shall serve Him. Psalm 72:11
All kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth. Psalm 138:4
L Little Let the little children come to me. Matthew 19:14
Light God is light. In Him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
Lips The lips of the wise spread knowledge. Proverbs 15:7
Lemon Their drink is sour. Hosea 4:18a
M Mirror Look to the Lord. Psalm 105:4
Music The Lord is my strength and my song. Isaiah 12:2
Me How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! Psalm 139:17
N Noodle soup I am warm. Isaiah 44:16
Nest That thou should make thy nest as high as the eagle. Jeremiah 49:16
Night God called the night day, and the darkness He called night. Genesis 1:5
O Ocean I stood upon the sand of the sea. Revelation 13:1
The sand is upon the seashore. Genesis 22:17
P Peace The Lord blesses His people with peace. Psalm 29:11
Be at peace with each other. Mark 9:50
Pray Pray to the Lord. Jeremiah 29:7
Pumpkin Offer unto God thanksgiving. Psalm 50:14a
For in the days of old, there were songs of praise and thanksgiving. Nehemiah 12:46
Q Quiet Study to be quiet and to work with you own hands. 1 Thessalonians 4:11
He will quiet you with His love. Zephaniah 3:17
In quietness and trust is your strength. Isaiah 30:15
R Rock The Lord is my rock, my fortress. 2 Samuel 22:2
He is my rock. Psalm 92:15
Right The Lord is right and true. Psalm 33:4
S Salt You are the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13
Sun The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another, and the stars another. 1 Corinthians 15:41
Spider The spider taketh hold with her hands. Proverbs 30:28
T Trust Trust in the Lord forever. Isaiah 26:4
Tree The pine, the fir, and the cypress together. Isaiah 60:13
Then all of the trees of the forest will sing. Psalm 96:12
Birds of every kind will net in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches. Ezekiel 17:23
U Upper He will show you a large upper room. Mark 14:15
Umbrella The rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. Genesis 7:12
I will give you rain in due season. Leviticus 26:4
The Lord send rain upon the earth. 1 Kings 17:14
V Valentines A cheerful heart is good medicine. Proverbs 17:22
Blessed are the pure in heart. Matthew 5:8
The Lord searches every heart. 1 Chronicles 28:9
W Worm God prepared a worm. Jonah 4:7
X Excellent How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Psalm 36:7
Let them praise the name of the Lord; for His name alone is excellent. Psalm 148:13
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth. Psalm 8:9
Y Yellow The yellow gold of the land is good. Genesis 2:12
The streets of Heaven are pure yellow gold. Revelation 21:21
Z Zoo And all the wild animals play nearby. Job 40:20
Shapes:
Circle It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth. Isaiah 40:22
Square All the doors and posts were square. 1 Kings 7:5
Rectangle They went upon their four sides. Ezekiel 1:17
Triangle The great city was divided into three parts. Revelation 16:19
Oval Walk and go round about her. Psalm 48:12
Lift up thine eyes round about and see. Isaiah 60:4
Heart My heart is steadfast O God. Psalm 108:1
Star Celebrate and be glad. Luke 15:32
Star differs from star in splendor. 1 Corinthians 15:41

How else can you share scripture with your families?

“My word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11