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Aug 21, 2009

Teaching Bible to Elementary



Do you teach Bible as a core subject like Math and English? 

Bible class is a priority in our homeschool, whether we order a Bible curriculum or simply read out of our Bible or devotional book. We teach every subject from a Biblical perspective, and sometimes it's good to have some extra activities to reinforce the Biblical concepts.


It is so important to teach children God's Word at a young age. We memorize scripture and do daily lessons that will last a lifetime. Never underestimate a child's ability to memorize scripture and learn Bible concepts...kids are amazing. 

I follow a basic outline to develop DIY Bible lesson plans.

  1. Read Scripture (2-6 grades) or Watch a Bible story on YouTube (Preschool-1st grade).
  2. Review and go over difficult words and concepts.
  3. Create worksheet with questions (can do orally)- grades 2-6      Print color sheet (pre-school-1st grade)
  4. Play a game or do a craft to reinforce comprehension.

We use the King James Bible, which may seem hard to some, but our kids have no trouble with it. The KJV is a major literature masterpiece, and it really teaches reading comprehension, oral language, word building, and other reading concepts.

I love these thinline Bibles for my kids because they are compact and easier to handle (affiliate):
   

Here are some resources that have helped us through the years. 



Bible Stories

God's Book (reads more like an actual book)
Bible Story Guy (Love the graphics & Concepts)
Kid Explorers
Bible for Kids (Lots of stories to choose from. Available in different formats)


Bible Games
Adventure Bible (Love the graphics! Games & activities reinforce Bible concepts and keep kid's attention.)
Word Games (Use icons on left to choose games. Printable)
Noah's Animals (Matching game)
Bible Hangman (click begin to play)
Who Wants to be a Millionare? (Bible edition)
Pacman (difficult website setup: Scroll down to see pacman game; lots of other simple games to choose from)
Bible Basebal

Just for Mom

Bible PowerPoints
Bible History Maps

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