Questions for Kids about Christianity
A few years ago, our family started doing this too, but we came up with some modified questions, based roughly on Luther and the New City Catechisms. Our kids (all 6 and under) really take to them and memorized them pretty quickly. They have been helpful to us, and maybe they will be helpful for you as well. As you will see, they are very simple which means they don't cover the entirety of what these answers could be, but just give the basics so kids can understand. So, without further adieu, here is a sample of our children's catechism, or "Questions for Kids about Christianity."
Part 1: God
Q: Who made you? / A: God.
Q: What else did God make? / A: Everything.
Q: Who made God? / A: No one; God was always here.
Q: How powerful is God? / A: All-powerful
Q: Where is God? / A: Everywhere
Q: What does God know? / A: Everything
Q: How good it God? / A: Totally good
Q: What does it mean that God is sovereign? / A: He controls everything
Q: Who is God? / A: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
Q: Who is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit / A: The Trinity
Part 2: The Spirit, Christ, and Redemption
Q: What does the Holy Spirit do? / A: He lives in us, prays for us, and tells us what to do.
Q: Who is God's Son? / A: Jesus.
Q: What are the offices of Jesus? / A: Prophets, Priest, and King.
Q: What did Jesus come to do? / A: Die and rise again.
Q: Why did Jesus have to die and rise again? / A: To pay for our sin.
Q: What is sin? / A: Disobeying God.
Q: How sinful are you? / A: Totally sinful.
Q: Who did Jesus die for? / A: Everyone who believes
Q: What is grace? / A: Getting what I don't deserve.
Q: What is faith? / A: Believing that God will do what He promised.
Part 3: Us and The Church
Q: What are you supposed to do? / A: Bring God glory.
Q: How do you bring God glory? / A: Obey and sing songs (worship)
Q: Who are you supposed to obey? / A: Mommy, Daddy, and the Bible
Q: What is the Bible? / A: God's Word
Q: What are the parts of the bible? / A: The Old Testament and the New Testament.
Q: What do we do on Sundays? / A: Go to church.
Q: What do we do at church? / A: Serve God, learn about God, and worship God.
Q: What are we waiting for? / A: Jesus to come back!
*These are a sample of the questions we use and a good place to start.