Symbol Verses

Using symbol supported text for Bible verses is important for our special needs Sunday School lessons for two main reasons.
  1. Helps beginning readers "read" the verse by using the symbol support
  2. Engages visual learners (especially great for individuals with autism)

With these symbol supported Bible verses you can:
  • Print two copies, laminate both, and cut apart sections to Velcro on the main copy for practice
  • Cut into small cards to have kids sort and arrange to put the verse in order
  • Send home copies of the verse for families to put on the fridge and practice at home
  • Print in B&W or grayscale for kids to color.
There are two different types of symbol writing programs used to create most of these verses. Writing with Symbols (WWS) is a program by Mayer-Johnson (like Boardmaker) that is no longer sold. Smarty Symbols (SS) is an online symbol data base that can also be used to gather the symbols you need. It's a great alternative to Boardmaker as Smarty Symbols is only $9/month or $45/year.

Some verses are simplified and others are direct from the text. Most are from NIV or ESV versions. Many have additional tracing or coloring activities with them!
All verses currently available are linked below. More will continue to be added!
  • Genesis 7:5 "And Noah did all that God commanded."
  • Exodus 31:15 "For six days work is done, but he seventh is a day of rest."
  • Psalm 8:5 "You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor."
  • Psalm 119:34  "Give me understanding so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart."
  • Psalm 103:3 "As a father of compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him."
  • Psalm 107:1 "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever." 
  • Psalm 118:6 "The Lord is with me. I will not be afraid." 
  • Psalm 139:14 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." 
  • Proverbs 15:18 "The hot tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel."
  • Proverbs 22:9 "The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor." (on the 4th page)
  • Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you." 
  • Matthew 2:1 "After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herrod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem." 
  • Matthew 5:25 "Settle your differences quickly."
  • Matthew 21:22 "You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.'' 
  • Matthew 26:19 "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
  • Mark 4:41 "Even the wind and the sea obey Jesus!" 
  • Luke 2:14  "Glory to God in the highest." 
  • Luke 19:39 "Blessed is Jesus who comes in the name of the Lord." 
  • John 1:3 "Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made."
  • John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." 
  • Romans 15:7 "Accept one another as Jesus accepts you." 
  • 1 Corinthians 8:6 "There is only one God. We live for him."
  • Galatians 5:13 "Help one another"
  • Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." 
  • Ephesians 4:17 "Live no longer as the wicked do, for they are hopelessly confused."
  • Ephesians 4: 25-30
  • Ephesians 4:28 "If you are a thief, stop stealing. Use your hands for honest work. Then give generously to others in need."
  • Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind to one another."
  • Ephesians 6:7 "Work with enthusiasm, as if you were working for the Lord rather than people."
  • Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
  • Philippians 4:19 "God will meet all of your need."
  • Hebrews 3:16 "So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'"
  • James 2:26b: "Faith without works is dead."
  • 1 John 4:7 "Dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God."
  • 1 John 4:10 "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and send his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
Visual Bible Verse for Individuals with Special Needs


  1. These are amazing. Thank you so much for these!

  2. I am so grateful to you for sharing this information. It is such a blessing. I tried one of these verses with a special needs child in AWANA last night and it was very successful. I am going to talk with folks at my church about subscribing to this. Thank-you!