The Letter A: Bible Verse

When I started Impress Your Kids it was because I wanted a place to record the scriptures I was teaching my daughter and the activities we were doing along with them. I began with a scripture for each letter of the alphabet. But didn’t even start the blog until we were all the way on the letter N.

I just ran across all the scripture papers we made and thought I’d share them and try to remember what other activities we did along with them. There is nothing special about the crafts–usually just paper and glue. But for a toddler? It was the highlight of her day. And the highlight of mine as I saw God’s Word being planted in her heart.

So, here we go with the letter A. I’ll try to get B through M up in the next few weeks, too. Of course, you can check out our other ABC verses (the ones I blogged from the letter N through Z and all of them Leigh did) by visiting our ABC Scriptures page.

alphabet craft scripture letter a

This is one of those scriptures I remember from a kid. My mom made my brother say it back and forth if we were fighting. I wanted Lydia to know it, too.

The easiest word for the letter A was “apple”, so this is what we did! This was really my first attempt at a craft with Lydia. She was probably a little over 2 years old when we did this. I just drew the apples, then tore the paper, put down some glue and let Lydia stick them on.

I remember we also did some apple stamps in all different colors. That was a big adventure! Then we went to the library and checked out lots of books about apples and Johnny Appleseed. That reminds me, I should have taught her the Johnny Appleseed song. Do you know it?

The Lord’s been good to me
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need:
The sun and the rain and the appleseed.
The Lord is good to me!

And the thing you’re really wondering? Yes, Lydia still remembers the verse!


  1. I’m going to do all of these with Donovan as you post them. He’s 2.5 – perfect age to get started!!!

  2. I remember the Johnny Appleseed Song from my childhood! My grandpa would always sing it as a substitute for a prayer over the meal at family get togethers. What a great idea for the letter A!

  3. I am so glad I “stumbled” on this months old post! I have a 3 year old daughter and 6 year old son. They yell at each other all the time. No name calling, usually, but just both use not-nice voices so often. We NEEDED this verse! I’ve been saying we were going to do ABC verses for quite some time. I’m so glad we’ve started with this one! Thank you for being an encouragement at my house this week!

    • Lesley, thank you! I’m so glad you commented–it is so encouraging to me that this verse helped you guys! I don’t know if I mentioned this in the post or not–but my mom made us memorize this as kids. And it’s one I definitely want my kids to know. In fact, I need to work on it a little w/my daughter–she’s 5 now and needs to work on “gentle”! 🙂


  4. I love this and have been wanting to start something like this with my lo. Shes turning 2 on saturday and i was wondering what the best way to teach them is. Work on one a week or one a day? Thanks from a new mommy!

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