I’m one of those homeschool parents who loves to dig up resources that will help my kids in their faith walk. Going through my bookshelves, activity bins, and online bookmarks, I’ve found 7 bible activities and resources for kids that you might find helpful for your homeschool as well.
1. Bible Go Fish & Memory Match
This fun game just takes 2-4 players and keeps your kids busy matching pairs the Go Fish way. They’ll become familiar with the characters of the bible such as Daniel, David, Moses, Noah, and more. I picked mine up at the Dollar Tree.
Bible Memory Match
Similar to Go Fish above, this game is all about matching. It’s great for the little ones learning how to match, but I’ve found that big kids like it too! Kids will become familiar with key stories of the Bible such as the Good Samaritan, the birth of Jesus, and Peter walking on the water. Again, this was another local Dollar Tree catch for me. Depending on where you live, many dollar and 99 cent store have these card games in stock from time to time.
2. Digging Up The Past – a kids’ Bible study workbook by Kay Arthur and Janna Arndt
This little nugget is filled with adventurous explorations and searches of scripture with some rescue missions thrown in. This workbook, which I think suits mid to upper elementary age kids, contains stories, drawing activities, word search, decoding, and a good dose of scripture references to search and define.
3. My Big Bible Sticker Book
This activity book published by Tommy Nelson gives younger children the opportunity to explore verses from the International Children’s Bible, then enjoy finding and placing the stickers on the pages. It’s a nice and gentle way of introducing and familiarizing our children with scripture while having fun with them.
My oldest enjoyed this book all the way up through about nine years old, and my youngest (6 years old) is having fun completing the second half of the book nowadays.
4. What’s In The Bible
My kids have been enjoying the What’s In The Bible series. This DVD series has helped my kids learn all about the bible, its origin and some more difficult concepts (such as the Trinity)- but presented in a fun and engaging way.
5. Books of the Bible Flashcards (& Bingo)
While surfing the web for books of the bible flashcards, I found a great website with a free download for a Bingo game!
My kids and I use this, plus the available instructions and call cards for Bible Bingo.
6. Paper Plate Christian Crafts
I used this workbook (published by Carson-Dellosa) with my 6 year old a lot when she was in preschool. Paper plate crafts were great for us because we always have so many around. There are many bible stories complete with games and crafts. All you need is a printer, paper plates, and a few other crafty items at hand (rulers, scissors, yarn, etc.) and you can easily teach object lessons from God’s word to your young children.
7.) Daily Audio Bible Kids
My kids have been listening to Daily Audio Bible since its inception years ago. They have come to enjoy listening for Max’s “rubber ducky” at the end of each segment! (You’ll have to subscribe to the podcast to find out what I mean).
I love that the kids have a podcast to listen to which takes them through the new testament in a year.
Recently, Daily Audio Bible Teens has begun as Max’s older sister,China , has taken the lead on this newest project. Both podcasts are available through Itunes.
I hope this post has given you some great ideas about resources that are available for helping our children learn about the Christian faith.
I’d love to hear from you. What are some bible activities, games, or online resources you’ve found helpful in your homeschool?
|Demetria is a homeschooling mompreneur and blogger residing in beautiful California with her Navy reservist husband, 2 kids, and a Shih Tzu named Shaggy. She’s also a podcast consultant, mompreneur coach at Web Success Coaching, and founder of Christian Homeschool Moms. When she’s not blogging, teaching, or coaching, you might find her walking along the beach for inspiration or writing a song at piano. You can connect with her by Google+, You Tube, Twitter, and Pinterest.|
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