Books of the Bible Crafts Learn their Names

by Karen & Grace Morris

The books of the Bible crafts are a fun way kids can learn the names of the different books.

The Protestant Bible has 66 books, the Old Testament has 39 books and the New Testament has 27 books. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus…. How can the kids remember them all! Without looking at the table of contents in the front of the book and text so small, how is it possible?

The first craft is super quick to make. Just download the printable and grab a sheet of construction paper.

The next craft uses foam letters. Use this craft to learn the abbreviations of the different books.

A Printable Craft

Make this quick to make craft in Sunday school or in Bible clubs. It would also be great for those who home school or anytime children need to memorize the books of the Bible.

You will need;

  • PDF
  • 2 sheets of 9 by 12 inch construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
download the books of the bible pdf

Download, print, and cut out the pieces from the PDF.

make a slit in the cover

Fold the construction paper in half to make a book.

At the top glue the title “39 Old Testament Books”.

Fold the page to the fold to find the center. On this fold cut a slit below the title approximately 1 1/4 inch. About 1/4 inch cut, another 1 1/4 inch slit.

add the names of the books

Thread the strip of paper with the Old Testament names through the slits. Pull the slit until you see Genesis. Pull a little more to see the next name.

make the New Testament book

Fold another sheet of paper in half. Glue on the title for the New Testament. Make two small slits below the title. Thread through the strip with the books of the New Testament names.

Books of the Bible Craft Using Foam Letters

Often times people write the different names of the books in abbreviated form. Kids need to realized that 1Cor. is the same as 1Corinthians. In this craft, kids will use foam letters to abbreviate the names of the Old Testament and New Testament books.

You will need;

  • Self-stick foam letters
  • White or colored paper
  • Stapler
write books of the Bible

Take two pieces of paper and fold them in half and make a book.

On the outside with foam letters write “Books of the Bible”. This will be the cover.

Note: whenever you write, you will use foam letters.

start with the Old Testament

On the first page write “Old Testament”. Under it start writing the first 12 books.

There is not enough room to write the full names of the Old Testament books, so just write the abbreviations. 

On the second page, write the abbreviations for the next 9 books.

finish the Old Testament and start the New

On the third page write the last books of the Old Testament.

On the fourth page write “New Testament”. Then print the shorten form of the first 7 books of the New Testament.

write the last books of the New Testament

On the fifth page write the abbreviations of the next 10 books of the New Testament.

On the sixth page, continue writing the names.

Staple the pages together on the fold.

Use the books of the Bible crafts to help kids remember the different names and their abbreviations.

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