Children's Classes

Welcome to Baha'i Children's Classes

Bahá’í children’s classes of Evanston meet regularly to nurture the spiritual potential inherent in all children. As the Bahá’í Writings say, “every child is potentially the light of the world.” It is through education, which focuses on developing the spiritual attributes or virtues within each of us, that children learn to express these positive qualities toward others.

Classes begin with prayers and are followed by lessons that often include stories, arts and crafts, learning passages from the Bahá’í Writings, and social playtime along with refreshments. The aim of the classes is to develop the moral capacities of children and to inspire in them a love for God and all of humanity.

The Bahá’í Writings say, “Love ye all religions and all races with a love that is true and sincere and show that love through deeds.” The Bahá’í children’s classes of Evanston hope to plant these seeds of love in the hearts of children who participate, and to accompany these lessons with outward actions and service projects that promote harmony and respect in our neighborhoods, society, and the world as a whole.

All children are welcome to attend.

If you are interested in learning more about Bahá’í children’s classes in Evanston or would like to attend a class, please contact

The Education of Children in the Bahá’í Faith

The Education of Children is an essential teaching, belief and practice in the Bahá’í Faith. You can learn more about it at this link from the International Bahá’í website: Children’s Classes

On the website of the Bahá’ís of the United States is a section of Building Community.

Featured below are some of the craft projects recently completed in the Evanston Children's Classes.

To celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the Báb, the elementary class discussed the special role the Báb had as the Gate of Bahá’u’lláh.

Inspired by the passage from Bahá’u’lláh, “Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship,” the preschool class created a tree of unity out of cardboard and paper cutouts.

Inspired by the passage from Bahá’u’lláh, “Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom,” the preschool class decorated and filled virtue boxes. The gems inside their virtue box represent the gems inside their heart, such as love, kindness, generosity, honesty, courage, helpfulness, and much more.

The Bahá'í Faith believes in the spiritual nature and capacity of children. Family life and local neighborhood children's classes.

The Bahá'ís in the U.S. publish a children's magazine Brilliant Star magazine, with stories, lessons, interviews, arts and crafts.

Some articles and videos from Brilliant Star: