Welcome back to the second week of Blogging Through the Alphabet which I am co-hosting with Annette from A Net From Time. You can see all my previous posts right here. This week we are focusing on the Letter B.
The Letter B can be a bunch of different things, from books to balance and behavior, but today I want to talk to you about the Bible! To our family, the Bible is a key part of the homeschool day. If we don't have Bible at the beginning of our day, it is noticeable through the entire day. But with multiple ages, and different learning styles, how do you have one bible study, or do you have multiple?
Family Style Bible Study
There are a lot of family style studies that will adjust for the different ages so that you can use one study for all your kids. One that we spent some good time using is Pryor Convictions Media, Acts, Part 1 and 2. This study was perfect when we needed it. Right away in the Introduction of these books, we are told that we should not "dumb down" the bible to the child's age. This was hard for me, but I loved the results that I would see from Little Miss all the way up to Moe Man. Within the 5-day schedule we are growing in the word, working on memory verses, map work, fun games, arts and crafts and digging deeper for the older students. They have many different books to pick from and each one seems just as great as the last!
High School Bible Study
While trying to find just the right program for Moe Man, I found the Bible Road Trip. This can easily be fit into a whole family style learning, but in our family, this is the one Moe Man loved the most. The list of extra materials to go with this program is larger than I would like, but watching my son work his way through the bible and seeing him get to know God better, is worth it to me. I set aside more in the homeschool budget for bible than I do for anything else, and this is why.
Elementary Bible Study
For that younger age where coloring is the key, we love Picture Smart Bible. You simply work through the books of the bible and color. This was a fun way to learn the bible with a friend who joined us. This was something we did once a week, and are still working on it.
If you are looking for something that is a little more daily, we love the Grapevine Bible Studies. This is one of the first bible studies that the kids fell in love with. I remember Ray Ray learning how to draw "people" and finding stick figures all around the house, each one telling me a new bible story.
While I don't have a bible study plan for Baby Girl yet, I love letting her pick videos from JellyTelly.com and seeing her love on them. This is a great way to get her mind thinking about God. Knowing that she is present in all the other bible studies that happen in this house, along with watching these videos, makes me know that she has a good base starting and I love knowing this. Not to mention that we love to use videos from here to help the older kids with their lessons also.
What is it that you use for your bible study? I love hearing about new ideas and having a backup for those moments when something just isn't working.
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