Children’s Bible Study Old Testament

I’m excited to release a children’s bible study that I’ve been working on!  In our homeschool, bible study/curriculum is a subject just like math or science, and I struggled to find a study for my kids when they were in early elementary.  I wanted something simple enough that they could do somewhat independently, but also one that made them think about what they had just read.  One that would help them to understand not only the bible story but also what God is teaching us about His character thru the story. So what to do but create one? 🙂

children's bible study

We used The Beginner’s Bible as our textbook, but you can use any children’s bible or your family’s favorite translation. I wanted this to be a more independent activity so we used The Beginner’s Bible since it is written to the children and is full of fun illustrations and bright colors.

What’s Inside

Each lesson corresponds to a major event or character in the Old Testament, and has a memory verse that emphasizes the theme of the lesson.  The answer lines are widely spaced to allow little hands to have plenty of room to write.

There are 45 lessons and 95 pages in the Old Testament Children’s Bible Study.  This allows you to use 1-2 lessons a week for a full school year course, or you can do 1 each week plus a few of your own as a weekly family devotional.  At the end of the course, your child will have learned of God’s great works and character, and memorized 45 verses in the process! You can purchase the bible study as well as see my other items in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I plan to add a New Testament bible study for children soon.

What other curriculum have you struggled to find for your homeschooler?

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Scripture to Memorize in December

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As many of us pause each week to consider the Advent and what the true meaning of Christmas is, it’s a wonderful time to memorize verses as a family.  The scripture to memorize in December follows the weekly focus of the traditional Advent. Each week has a new verse (from the ESV), and you can download the verses on a card to print and display around the house to make remembering them easier.

December Scripture Cards

Week 1 Hope: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

Week 2 Love: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35

Week 3 Joy: “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalms 16:11

Week 4 Peace: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

If you’d like to learn more about why Advent is important, consider this article from DesiringGod.com. You can also find Advent wreaths at christian bookstores or online.

Scripture to Memorize in November

Scripture memory for November

For our family, one of the reasons we love homeschooling is the freedom it gives us to incorporate our faith into the education of our kids.  What better time than the month of November, when our minds are focused on thankfulness, to begin memorizing scripture together as a family.  Each week has a new verse (from the ESV), and you can download the verses on a card to print and display around the house to make remembering them easier.

Free Download November Scripture 2015

Week 1: Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name! Psalm 100:4

Week 2: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18.

Week 3: Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever! 1 Chronicles 16:34

Week 4: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. Philippians 4:6