Old Testament Stories for Children

On Day 1, God said, ‘Let there be light.’ This made the day and the night.
On Day 2, God made the water and the sky.
On Day 3, God made the land and the plants. He made the trees.
On Day 4, God made the sun, the moon and the stars.
On Day 5, God made the birds in the sky and the fish in the water.
On Day 6, God made the animals on the land, and then He made the people.
On Day 7, God rested. This is the Sabbath.

This is a lower-level reading comprehension course designed for younger ESL students who are interested in learning religious vocabulary and culture while practising their reading skills.

Five of the most common stories from the Old Testament will be covered:

  1. Creation
  2. Adam and Eve
  3. Noah’s Ark
  4. Joseph
  5. Moses

In each class, the students will read the story, discuss the new vocabulary and complete a reading comprehension quiz.


Creation Story
30 minutes

There are two versions of the story. The first (100 words) is in very simple language; the second (100 words) uses ordinal numbers.

Creation Story Quiz
Ordinal Numbers Quiz

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve Story

This story about the first people includes dialogue with quotation marks and speech tags.

Adam and Eve Quiz
1 question
Dialogue Quiz
1 question

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark Story
30 minutes

This story of Noah's ark builds on weather vocabulary. Many of the words have been used in the previous stories; this reinforces the vocabulary and adds new words to the context.


Noah's Ark Quiz
Weather Vocabulary Quiz


Joseph Story
30 minutes

This is the story of Joseph and Jacob. It covers the basics of Joseph's family and ends at the reunion in Egypt.

The story focuses on family-related vocabulary.

Joseph Flashcards

Reading comprehension flashcards for Joseph.

Family Vocabulary Excercise

A review of the family-related vocabulary in the story of Joseph.


Moses Story and Ten Commandments
30 minutes

The story of Moses

Moses Story Oral Quiz
This course covers Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, Joseph, and Moses and the Ten Commandments.
This class is for ages 7-10.
This is a very basic, low-level class. Your child might find this a little boring.
Yes. This class is good for anyone who wants to learn common English vocabulary and culture.

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