I have always enjoyed teaching kids big words because they like learning big words and they catch on quickly.
When I directed our preschool, I taught the kids to say the word copacetic. I loved hearing them greet their parents by saying, “Are you having a copacetic day?” So fun.
One word that I have taught not only older children, but also fairly young children is “inspiration.” I explain that it means “God-breathed” because so many simplified definitions don’t truly define the word, so I figure teaching them the real word and the real meaning is the best possible choice.
I have also taught kids the four omni words. We often think of there being three omni words, but there is also a fourth. (And it’s fun seeing kids challenge the adults to name four words.) All four omni-words are easy for very young children to understand and most enjoy saying them. Each concept is mentioned in several verses, but I have just included one verse for each.
Omnipresent – God is always everywhere.
Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 23:24)
Omniscient – God knows everything.
Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. (Psalm 139:4)
Omnipotent – God is all powerful.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. (Psalm 147:5)
(And the fourth) Omnificent – God is Creator of all.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
One time when I taught this to a group of kids, our pianist wrote a song to go along with what they were learning. (Ruthi Smith has since passed away and is now singing in heaven – we so appreciated her writing songs to go along with the lessons.) I have included the music, but in case the print is too light, here are the words:
Our God is OMNIPOTENT
All powerful is He!
Our God is OMNISCIENT
He knows every thing!
Our God is OMNIPRESENT
He’s always everywhere.
Creates all things.
A might God is He!
Creates all things.
He is our mighty God.
Our Savior, Lord and King
Here is the music. If you would like to use it, but can’t read it, private message me (or comment) and I can email it to you.