Tuesday, September 3, 2013

12 Steps to Help You Teach Your Kids the Bible- (AND a Giveaway!!!)

Teaching our kids about God and the Bible can easily get put on the back burner unless we make a conscious effort to make it a priority.

How do you teach the Bible in your classroom?  What do you do to make it a priority with your kids?

 Below you will find my ....

1.  Pray for wisdom everyday:
James 1:5 says  " If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."   I need wisdom everyday for all the stuff that comes my way, don't you?

2.  Set  Spiritual Goals For your Classroom:
What do you think your kids should know?  What character issues do they need to work on?  What is your goal for teaching your children about God and the bible?

Our number one goal in our classroom is to incorporate God and  the Bible when we wake up, as we go through our day, and when we go to bed.  This is our family Bible verse:

Deut. 11:18-26 "Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. 

And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates: 

That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. 

For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him; ...

There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you.

Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;... "

3. Choose your routines:
Our routines include Bible everyday.  I include it on their personal chore charts.  The younger children are read the Bible or a Bible Story everyday.  The older children are reading through the Bible on their own.  We also memorize Bible verses. We have been using Lindsey's Road to 31 Bible Curriculum for our Bible Memory verses.   Here are few pictures of some of  the verses we have memorized.

A is for attitude:

B is for Bravery...

Another routine that we have established is saying the Lord's Prayer together every night before we go to bed.  It actually is something my mom used to do with us when we were younger.  It has become something that is very special to all of us:)

4. Make a Rough Draft of your Bible Schedule for the Year:

As we go through the year we celebrate the Biblical Feasts to learn and understand more about God and HIS plan and purpose for us.  I write all the Biblical Feast Days on my calendar and plan ahead so we can celebrate God's Holidays!  What yearly cycle to you follow?  

5. Pick a day for an in depth Bible study:

Just this year we have started doing a "Family Bible Study" once a week. During this time we sit down together with our bibles, notebooks, and printables and dig into the bible.

Here are a few samples of our Family Bible Studies so far:

-What is a covenant?  (Also letter C for Covenant)

What is a disciple? D for Disciple...

What does it mean to be Equally Yoked?

Ancient Hebrew and Acrostic Poems in the Bible:

Fall Biblical Feasts- Feast of Trumpets (This is what we are working on right now)

What Bible Studies would you like to do with your kids?
 ( If you are interested in any of the Bible studies we have done above,  just click on the pictures to learn more about them!)

6. Pick important themes to cover throughout the year:

Do you want your kids to read through the Bible?  Memorize more verses?  Learn about Salvation?  Baptism, etc...?

7. Include Arts & Crafts
Here are a few that we have done that have went along with our themes and Bible studies...
Passover Lamb

Purim Puppets (Book of Esther)

Shofar Craftivity 

8. Include Scripture Music:
We love singing, dancing, and enjoying good music (as any of our friends can attest to:) - it
can really set the spiritual atmosphere!  Do you have some good music you can turn on once in a while...while cleaning or during art time ???

9. Make Bible Memorization a routine:
We have been using Lindsey's Road to 31 Bible Curriculum along with our own curriculum and it has really fit in nicely.  Here is a  picture of our memory verse flash cards...

10. Pray together :
We pray together at meals, when we get in the car together, at bedtime, when someone gets hurt, does something wrong,  or someone is sick.  When do you pray with your children?

11.  Worship Together: 
We worship when we sing and dance, pray, or just give thanks out loud during the day.  There is so much we should be thankful for:)  How do you worship together?

12.  Follow through with your new routines for 21 days!  (It only takes 21 days to establish a habit!)

And Now For the Giveaway!!!!

Lindsey, at Road to 31 has agreed to give away 1 bundled pack of The ABC's for Godly Children Curriculum!!  The ABC's For Godly Children is a printable Bible curriculum centered around teaching children ages 4-10 about the God they serve and how to have a heart like His. I received this awesome curriculum in exchange for an honest review.

This curriculum teaches children many necessary lessons all in one package:

Christian Character and Virtues
Biblical Manhood (The ABC's For Godly Boys)
Biblical Womanhood (The ABC's For Godly Girls)
Basic Doctrine and Theology

Here is a sample of one of the Girl's ABC letters.
 (You could use them as posters in your classroom or flashcards!)

and one of the Boy's Flash Cards!

Aren't the Cute??!!!

This curriculum also includes many fun and educational resources:

The ABC's For Godly Children Scripture Flash Cards
Hiding God's Word In My Heart Worksheets
Godly Virtues BINGO Game
The Pathway To Salvation Maze

Each lesson includes:
A Primary Bible Memory Verse
Bonus Bible Memory Verses
A Detailed and Interactive Lesson
An Activity Prompt
Craft Ideas

Here are the subjects covered for the boys:

A is for Attitude                                       N is for Neighbor

B is for Bravery                                       O is for Obedience

C is for Covenant                                    P is for Pride

D is for Disciple                                      Q is for Quiet

E is for Edify                                           R is for Repentance

F is for Father                                         S is for Salvation

G is for God                                           T is for Treasure

H is for Heaven                                       U is for Unity

I is for Idolatry                                        V is for Virtue

J is for Justification                                 W is for Warrior

K is for Kindness                                   X is for Cross

L is for Listen                                        Y is for Youth

M is for Man                                         Z is for Zeal

The list for girls is almost the same with just a few differences especially for girls:)

The ABC's For Godly Children is a great tool you can use to teach your kids about God and the Bible.

All by itself it will help you do all 12 steps with your kids!

Don't let these life changing teachings be put on the back burner any longer!

Make a conscious effort today to make it a priority in your classroom.  I am:).

How will you be teaching Bible in your classroom? What will you be doing  to make it a priority with your kids?  I would love to hear all about it:)

Oh, I almost forgot to mention,  I am also throwing in your choice of 1 free product from Thetravelingclassroom store in the giveaway!  If you haven't already entered you can go ahead and enter the giveaway below!

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  1. I am impressed by your lesson plans and 12 steps. You are giving your children wonderful Bible teaching.

  2. I plan on teaching the Bible through reading, songs, flashcards, and posters.

  3. I plan on teaching the Bible through reading, songs, flash cards, and posters.

  4. We read and have bible time, flashcards, songs anything that gets them excited.

  5. We start every morning in our classroom with S'more time...Graham cracker = prayer marshmallow = God's word Chocolate = Praise with music and dance Graham cracker = more prayer....We need lots of that!
    LOVE THIS POST I was able to gather great ideas from this post...Thank you!

  6. Reading, listening (to cd's, etc), copying verses, memorization, art projects with Biblical themes, etc.

  7. I have a curriculum but I would like to do something that all my children could do together

  8. This is a really helpful post! Thanks so much for sharing all these great ideas!
    Tina from mommynificent.com

  9. This was a great post! Thank you for sharing your plan. Besides reading the actual Bible . . . I plan on teaching Bible this year through music, movement, memorization, copy work, craft projects, object lessons, poster sized flashcards, lapbooking, and notebooking. I would love to win! Thank you for the chance to win it!

  10. We use the Bible curriculum at allinonehomeschool.com and read the passages and questions together, talking about whatever comes up as we read.

  11. Pinned! Featuring this at Family Fun Friday!

  12. Setting up a Bible story / learning routine is so important to do in our homes. Thanks for sharing at After School!

  13. We use Keys for Kids devotional booklets and What's in the bible? DVDs.

  14. Teaching by integrating biblical lessons into our daily curriculum.

  15. Hi Dinah! What a BEAUTIFUL and thorough post about discipling our children! I also wanted to thank you personally for stopping my my site Managing Your Blessings and linking up with our Living in the Word Saturdays! I will be sharing this post on FB and Pinterest. Bless you!
    Carlie K.


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