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Grapevine Studies Old Testament 1 ~ A Schoolhouse Crew Review

When it comes to studying the bible, we always look for a fun and engaging way to study. That is when I look at Grapevine Studies. We were able to take a look at Old Testament 1 Traceable (ages 3-5), Old Testament 1 Level 1 (ages 6-8), and Old Testament 1 Level 4 (ages 12+) and once again fell in love with the stick figures!

Grapevine Studies Review

What It Is

Grapevine Studies has numerous different studies and within these studies you can include the whole family in the learning. We had 2 different levels with a traceable added in. These three studies were able to work together to make it a true family study, yet each child was able to learn at their own level. The Level 1 and Traceable share a teacher book while Level 4 had its own teacher book.

These three levels all start out with a time line of what you are going to be learning about. You have a simple explanation of what you are drawing, leaving room for the anticipation of what is to come. Which to my kids, could not come fast enough!

There is a general weekly schedule listed in the teacher guide, this is just an example and can easily be tweeked to your family’s needs. This schedule plans for a 4 day school week. With this schedule, you are not overwhelmed and learn at just the right pace.

Within the teacher’s book, there are notes for each lesson. You will be able to read through these and use them to help you teach the concepts and stories to your children. These pages will also show you the different colors of the stick figures. While you could just do the pencil drawings, the colors add so much more for the whole family.

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Old Testament 1 Level 1 and Traceable

These two books are the same, except for one is the traceable version, making it perfect for the younger crowd. The teachings within these levels are simpler. They carry the same concept, and can be used with the higher levels no problem, but there is just a little less for the kids to do.

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Within this level of learning, there is a quest activity for each lesson. This does not make it incompatible with the lower levels, but it does give the older child a chance to look deeper into the studies.

How Did We Use This

We love our Grapevine Studies and the flexibility they offer to us. We were able to use 3 levels and have no problem working together. We would start the week off with the timeline review, following along with the days suggested within the text, sometimes doing an extra day because the kids didn’t want to stop yet.

We would all do the lesson together, while Moe Man would work on the “extra” stuff on his own, asking me for help when he would need it.

I would pull out a piece of paper or my whiteboard and draw the pictures as we talked about them. This way the kids knew what they should look like and what colors everything should be.

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What We Thought

We love Grapevine Studies. We always have since the first time that we tried them. When you find something that works together on all different levels, you stick with it. The studies are simple, yet effective for the kids. Once they start their stick figures, I find them all over the house, each with a story of the bible…so if you need any new ideas over there at Grapevine Studies, my kids have some J

When we first started this study, we had been using something different for a few lessons. I told the kids it was time to stick figure and I had so much excitement in the house, I literally had to plug my ears. The kids love being able to “see” the bible and do it themselves!

There are so many different studies within Grapevine Studies, which one will you choose? Here is a simple chart to help you figure that out!

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Now you know what you want to learn, but what levels do you need? Once again, they make it easy for you with a chart!

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Now that you know what you are doing, I would love to hear! What is the study you are most excited to try from Grapevine Studies?


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Finding Noah ~ A Movie Review

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Have you ever wondered what happened to Noah’s Ark? Will we ever find any pieces of it? If you ever think like this, you need to take some time and watch Finding Noah when it comes to theaters October 8th 2015!

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I was able to view Finding Noah in advance, and I loved watching every minute of this wonderful film! I have felt like these men, and felt drawn to know what happened to Noah’s Ark. However, I am not capable of looking for it like them, so I will leave that up to them!

This film takes us on the journey with a group of men up Mt Ararat in search for the Ark. A trip that they have taken numerous times looking for the one thing everyone wants to find…Noah’s Ark.

For over 2,000 years, man has been searching for the final resting place of Noah's Ark.  Though there have been many attempts, few have been able to fully explore the one place specifically noted in the Bible: Mount Ararat.  Located in Eastern Turkey, Agri Dagh or "The Painful Mountain" is the tallest mountain in the region and lies in the very center of a centuries old, geo-politically unstable hot spot.  With constant threats of deadly rock slides, hidden crevasses, and glacial ice falls, the Kurdish Rebel held mountain poses great risk to any explorer, let alone those performing a thorough scientific investigation.  

Join director/producer Brent Baum and the FINDING NOAH film crew as they follow an expedition of intrepid explorers on a perilous trek up to Mt. Ararat's desolate summit. There, using state of the art technology and real-time satellite imagery, this team of archeologists, scientists and professional mountaineers will begin a grid work of exploration unlike any before, hoping to finally resolve the age-old question:  did Noah and his Ark actually exist?  

Shot in never-before filmed locations in the harshest of conditions, this unprecedented feature-length documentary shows just how far men are willing to go to discover the truth.  Narrated by Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise, FINDING NOAH is more than a quest for answers, it is a testament of the human spirit, where belief and the need for exploration transcend risk and limitation. 

 

This 116 minute documentary will be in theaters for one night only! If you have the chance, I say go see it! I have always loved watching and arguing with these types of films, being as strong in my faith as I am, but found myself in love from the beginning and wanting to know more. Waiting to see if they found Noah’s Ark and making the kids sit quiet while we waited on results. Yes, I had the kids watching with me! This film is Not Rated, but they do recommend for ages 12+ (there is a scene or two with someone getting hurt, but my kids handled it fine).

So, the question…did they find Noah’s Ark? What do you think? Do you really think I am going to tell you? What I can say, I was happy with the way this ended. That is all. I am not one to ruin the end of movies and I still won’t! Find out if this is in a theater near you and go watch! You won’t be disappointed!

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The Biggest Story ~ A Book Review and GIVEAWAY

The Biggest Story ~ A Book Review

“Once upon a time there lived a man and a woman. They were the happiest people on the planet.”The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings us Back to the Garden This beautiful story was written by Kevin Deyoung and illustrated by Don Clark.

The Biggest Story ~ A Book Review

Once we started reading this book, the children did not want me to stop! What a wonderful bible story that was made very easy for the children to understand. Even when we weren’t reading this book, they were busy looking at the beautiful pictures!

The Biggest Story ~ A Book Review

The Biggest Story is a hardcover book with 132 pages. In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung – a best-selling author and father of six – leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heave and new earth.  With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible's core message-how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden-will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think.  

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We started reading this thinking that we would read a chapter a day. However, after chapter one, I was begged to read more. The kids even promised to do school and chores if I would read more! This leads me to believe that they enjoyed the story more than I thought they would!

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I love the way the story of the bible has been laid out in an easy to read and understand way for the kids. This makes it fun for them, while opening up their minds to more questions. Once more questions have been asked, I can than go to the regular bible to help answer those.

The illustrations! I can’t get enough of these! I have personally sat for a little too long just flipping through and looking at the pictures. They are so colorful and abstract. They draw your eyes to them, and help the littles stay focused on something while mommy reads.

After reading this story, I have to say that I have learned somethings about the bible that I didn’t know before. It is quite fascinating to know that there are so many little details that can be pulled out of the bible to make a story like this that connects everything together to make perfect sense of the whole bible! I truly recommend this book be in every house and we love it!

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5 Ways to Teach Your Child to Pray

5 Ways to Teach Your Child to Pray

Teaching your child to pray is important, but it can also be hard. While you may find difficulties in the how, I want to try and help you out there!

5 Ways to Teach Your Child to Pray

Today I am going to share with you my 5 favorite ways to help your kids learn how to pray.

Pray with Them

It sounds simple, but do you take the time to say a good morning prayer together? Do you pray before every meal? Do you pray before bed with your child? Catholics, do you sit down with your children and include them in your daily Rosary?

Praying together helps your child learn the prayers, and it helps you bond together as a family.

Pray Out Loud

This goes along with praying with your child. When you are busy in your day and you are silently talking to God as your friend, sometimes you just need to open your mouth and have those conversations out loud. When your child hears you talking to God as your friend, they learn that it is ok to make their own prayers. They don’t have to always say the same ones over and over again. This is their way to personalize those prayers to be their own.

Memorization

While you can have those personal conversations with God, you can still help your child memorize those simple basic prayers. Not only do we say these prayers multiple times a day to work on memorization, we also use other avenues to help us memorize them, like copy work. We use these Learning Our Prayers the Write Way as a fun way to do the copy work.

5 Ways to Teach Your Child to Pray

Books

We have a lot of books in the house that are full of prayers. Each child has their own prayer book, plus we have extras sitting on the shelf that get looked at quite often. Here are some of our favorites:

 

 

Music

How easy is it for you to memorize your favorite song? And isn’t the saying that singing is praying to God twice? We love to have our “bible songs” playing all the time. It seems whenever I go downstairs, the kids are playing Legos and listening to bible songs. Here are our favorite ones to listen to:

What is your favorite way to help your children learn how to pray?

 

 


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Teen Prasso Bible Study ~ A Schoolhouse Crew Review

Teen Prasso Schoolhouse Crew Review

Do you need a 12-week bible study for your teenager? One made for a teenager? One that teenagers would enjoy? Than you need to look at Prasso Ministries. They have a wonderful Teen Prasso Teacher’s Manual and a Teen Prasso Homework Manual that we had the option of reviewing.

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“Prasso” in the Greek language means to practice, and when it comes to a bible study, practice is what we need!

What Is It

Teen Prasso is a set of teacher and student books that are spiral bound. They were made for a teenager (and the parent/teacher). The student journal is 187 pages of practice for your student. This consists of daily 20 minute sessions that help your child learn about God and his role in their daily lives. There are 6 days for the week and each week focuses on a new topic. At the end of each week there are a list of questions that are able to be used for group discussion.

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The teacher’s manual is 124 pages of information on how to teach those weekly lessons! Each week starts with a lesson outline that will help you teach the lesson to your student, or a group of students. Within each lesson is the message goal, or the objective of what the students should be learning this week. You have 2 parts to a story with a message that goes with that part of the story, usually questions that you can discuss with your child.

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How We Used It

We used this study with Moe Man. We would start off on Sunday or Monday with the stories from the teacher’s manual. He would have an idea of what he would be focusing on for the week this way and then he was able to go about the week working independently on his daily lessons.

Every day, Moe Man would sit down and work on his lesson. These lessons did not take much of his time, yet they covered a lot of information and they are wonderful for his attention span.  The week would start with an introduction for him to read, and he would learn his memory verse for the week.

He would work on the questions within each lesson using his bible to help him. The questions were stated simply, but made him think about what he was learning. At the end of the week, when there was the group discussion questions, we would sit down and spend some one on one time together. When you have a teenage boy, you don’t get a lot of one on one time…for some reason they don’t think they need that time with mom. I loved this option, because not only did I get some time to spend with him, but we got to spend that time bringing each other closer to God.

What We Thought

I loved the set-up of this bible study. At first I didn’t think the teacher guide was really necessary, but when your son tells you what he gets out of the stories you discuss together, you realize that it really is sinking in with the teacher’s guide. I was happy with the topics that were covered in this study, the topics that most teenagers need to study; pressure, anger and forgiveness to name a few.

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Moe Man was happy to have a bible study made just for him. He loved the font in the book and loved how simple it was to complete. He says it was simple, yet he could tell me more of what he learned each week than he had ever done with other studies. I believe this was due in part to the types of questions asked and because of the stories I would read out loud from the teacher’s manual.

Overall, we both loved this product. This is something I was glad to review and look forward to continuing the lessons until we are done with the workbook. So, my only question, when does the next Teen Prasso Student Journal come out? I will be looking forward to using another one of these bible studies with Moe Man!


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Undivided Mom ~ A Mom’s Devotional

Hey Mama! I hope you are having a wonderful Mother’s Day! I have been spoiled so far and am very thankful for every moment of it!

Now mama, do you have this whole mom thing figured out? If you do, I want to chat with you! If you are like me and many of the other moms out there, you are confused and lost in the chaos called motherhood.

If this is you, I would love to have you join me as I spend some time with Jesus using Kayse Pratt’s book Undivided Mom: Finding Christ in the Chaos of Motherhood.

So, grab your own copy of the book and get started! I will be back next week to talk about what I have learned in the first 7 days!

What devotional are you reading right now? Are you joining me in Undivided Mom? Let me know below!

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Review of Grapevine Studies – The Birth of Jesus

Who would have guessed that a simple stick figure would help your children learn more about the bible? We have had the opportunity to use The Birth of Jesus bible study from Grapevine Studies and we have found a fun way to learn more about the birth of Jesus.

Birth of Jesus Review

What It Is

The Birth of Jesus study comes in two different levels, the Beginner Level, which is perfect for ages 5-7 and the Elementary Level which is great for ages 7 and up. Both of these levels have a Traceable option which works wonders for ages 3-5. Between these, we have all three kids in this house covered!

Both levels also have a physical book and an eBook option. The eBooks have the family license option and a class license option. Along with the student books, there are the teacher guides to go along with each of them. The teacher guides also come as physical and eBooks. For our review, we received the eBook option. I love this option because we are able to instantly use the product and don’t have to wait for them to be packaged and then delivered to us.

In the Beginner study of the Birth of Jesus, you get 30 pages of lessons that can be split into 7 weekly lessons or 14 daily lessons. The teacher guide is 26 pages of notes, key points and pictures of what to draw where.

The Elementary study has 48 lesson pages. You can do 5 weekly lessons or 24 daily lessons with this study. The teacher guide has 64 pages, also with the notes key points and pictures of what to draw.

How Did We Use This

We didn’t do weekly or daily lessons. We did lessons every other day. I wanted to spend some time on each of the verses we worked on, and since I didn’t really have a “schedule” I had to follow, it was nice to use this at our pace.

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Before starting each lesson, I would look it all over and see what verses we would be working on. I would read through them myself and focus on what we would be learning about. This helped me know what questions the kids might have for me later in the day when we went over this together.

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When it came to lesson time, we would sit down at the table together and start our study. Little Miss did more coloring of the traceables than actually tracing them, but she was actively participating and that was all that mattered to me!

Birth of Jesus Grapevine Review

Ray Ray has loved Grapevine Bible studies since we did our first one! When he found out we were doing more, he ran to pull out his colored pencils. Although he is able to draw these simple figures on his own, he requested to use the traceables like Little Miss. He had more fun with those, and I have learned to pick my battles like this.

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Moe Man did use the non-tracable version, but wouldn’t let me take pictures…must be a teenage boy thing! He would join the littles for their lessons and then we would add to his lesson by doing some of the Elementary Study. He actually wanted to do both Beginner, so that he could get a general understanding of the story and then the Elementary so that he could learn more. I was shocked, but once again…I didn’t argue.

What Did We Think

We loved this Bible Study of the Birth of Jesus. Not only was this a simple, no fuss way to study the bible with all three ages, but it was easy for me to teach! I didn’t have a lot of prep work…and on the days when I could only spend a few minutes in prayer before teaching, it was fine because I didn’t have to worry about anything other than the colors and the papers.

Each one of the kids loved this study for their own reasons. Little Miss just loves any kind of art so she loved being able to be an artist. Ray Ray loves that this program is what taught him he has the ability to draw…and he draws! I have stick figure bible stories all over the house! And Moe Man loved having something to do while I read from the bible.

We would recommend this and all the Grapevine Studies to anyone who wants a simple yet fun way to study the bible!

Want to know what is even better? Grapevine Studies is letting me give one of you lucky readers your own copy of the Teacher/Student eBook Set of The Birth of Jesus! You get to choose the level you want! And there is still plenty of time to learn about the Birth of Jesus before Christmas! Hurry and enter for yourself!

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Purposeful Design Understanding the Creation ~ A Schoolhouse Crew Review

How was creation decided? Why were things done the way they were? Was there a specific reason for the order of creation, or how about how each thing was created? Why do we have the body we have, and why was it designed this particular way? Purposeful Design sent us a copy of the book Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation to review and this book helps to explain all those questions and more!

Purposeful Design ~ A Schoolhouse Crew Review

What Is It?

Purposeful Design: Understand the Creation is a beautifully illustrated hard cover book that is suitable for all ages. This book, which was written by Jay Schabacker, takes us on a journey through creation, from day one, all the way to the seventh day.  But that is not all, Mr. Schabacker takes us on a journey with the Purposeful Designer and shows us things we had not looked at before. With over 90 pages full of pictures and information, you will love this book.

Mr. Schabacker has also made a free curriculum workbook to go along with the reading of this book. The Purposeful Designer: Young Explorer’s Club helps to re-enforce what you are reading.

Each day (chapter) starts out with the bible verse from Genesis that talks about that day. But we don’t just analyze that bible verse. Mr. Schabacker takes us into the science of that day. Yes, I said the science of that day! Science like how the earth orbits the sun at a rate of 66, 700 miles per hour and that that speed NEVER changes. Not once since the day the earth was formed. What about the way the earth is set at exactly 23 ½ degrees of a tilt on its axis? Because of this tilt each part of the earth gets just the right amount of sun and dark and just the right amount of summer and winter (although sometimes we may wonder on this part! 🙂 ).

When it comes to our facial features, do we really think they were placed in each spot on our face just because they looked pretty? Our nose is above our mouth to catch the scent of what is going into our mouth, whether it is good or bad, and having our ears on either side of our head so we can tell what direction the noise is coming from.

When it comes to all the science of creation, this book opens your eyes to what our wonderful creator actually did! He did it all with a purpose!

How We Used It

While we were talking about creation for our bible studies, I thought it would be fun to use this book and work on some science with the littles. Well, little did I know I would be learning along with them…once again!

We sat down during our circle time every day and would read about a day, or half a day on those busy days God had! I would allow the kids to interrupt me with questions on the pictures, or just to stare at the pictures a little longer before turning the page.

After our reading for the day, we would discuss what we had just read. This was my way to see what the littles learned from the reading without making them do worksheets. However, Moe Man got to work on the free worksheets provided by Mr. Schabacker since they were more suited for his level. I would allow him to follow along with the worksheet while I was reading, and then he was able to finish by using the book when I was done reading. I never graded anything when it came to this, but loved being able to talk more with Moe Man about the worksheets and the answers.

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Now that we have finished the book, we keep pulling it out just to look at the pictures and read about different things. Ray Ray will see it sitting in the living room and start flipping through the pages. Upon finding the picture that catches his eye, we are then pulled in to help him read about it. Even when he already knows, we have to read it again.

What We Thought

From the moment I opened the package, I could not set this book down. I still can’t seem to set it down. I love the looks of it. I love how simple yet into detail it is to read. I love the information provided and I love that there were worksheets to keep Moe Man focused while I read to him. Plain and simple I love this book. All of the kids seem to love the book as much as I do. Like I mentioned they are always looking at the pictures and wanting to re-read bits and pieces that they find interesting. I can say this much, for $18.95 (not to mention the free curriculum), I would add this to any coffee table and may actually be giving a few out for gifts for Christmas this year!

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Apologia iWitness Books ~ A Schoolhouse Crew Review

Apologia iWitness Books Schoolhouse Crew Review

Apologia Educational Ministries has come out with a beautiful new collection of books with their iWitness Books! We had the chance to read and review iWitness Biblical Archaeology, Old Testament iWitness and New Testament iWitness.

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Each of these 60+ page books are softcover with beautifully laid out pages. The pages are covered in beautiful pictures and the writing is not the same old boring writing you find in other books. These books are like notes put together, with handwriting fonts mixed in with the pictures.

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Old Testament iWitness goes over the Old Testament of the Bible. This book helps us to understand how the Old Testament is different from the Hebrew Bible, who wrote the ancient books and how were they collected. After the introduction, we are learn about the prophets, covenants, the scrolls and the books of the Old Testament. I have to honestly say that my favorite part of this book was reading about the prophets and books of the Bible.

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The New Testament iWitness gives you the information of the New Testament and then lets you decide for yourself what you want to believe. I have to say, I was intrigued! I had to pull out my Bible while reading this book and follow along with what they were talking about. I was happy to read more about the gospels, since those are my favorite parts of the New Testament. Then to find out about the different books that were rejected from the New Testament and the criteria that was required for the books to actually become a part of the Bible made me even more interested in this book.

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Now, I do have to say I have a favorite of the three books. That favorite would have to be the iWitness Biblical Archaeology. This book takes events from the Bible and gives you the archaeology to back it up. If you ever had a doubt about the truth of the Bible, this will change your mind! You are taken on a trip to find Noah’s Ark. You get to find the false findings, you use the clues from the Bible and see why those weren’t the actual ark. You travel through the history of the Bible and finish with the life of Jesus Christ Himself. Seeing the proof in pictures and reading while comparing these facts, it puts the Bible into a whole new light.

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All of these books are written to be able to be read to all ages. The reading level on them is for ages 11 and up. Moe Man loved to listen to me read, as did the other two, but found that he had a hard time reading it himself due to the handwriting fonts used. However, I was constantly looking for my books since the boys were always taking them and looking at the pictures. Ray Ray would be all over the books and always asking me about the pictures. I would have to stop and explain what we was looking at, and we would then be able to develop a conversation about the history of the Bible from there.

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I loved to use these as discussion starters by starting out reading a small section at a time during our circle time. Not only did this open up talk about the Bible with all the kids, it made me slow down and think more about what I hadn’t learned yet.

Apologia Educational Ministries has all three of these books for sale on their site for $14.00 each. I can say from first-hand experience that the customer service at Apologia is real, and they are friendly! I loved talking with them and plan to do business there again!

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Wizzy Gizmo ~ A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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How do you teach your children the Bible? Do you use a boring study that is made for adults? Or do you use Wizzy Gizmo? Although not a full Bible Study, Wizzy Gizmo took our family on an adventure in Book One: Who Created Everything? which is from The Book of Genesis – Chapter One.

What Is It?

Book One: Who Created Everything? is a book about Genesis. This is not just any book about the bible. This softcover book is a 50+ page adventure that took our family through the days of creation with Wizzy Gizmo and his crew of friends. This is not a full study of any sorts. It is not a curriculum, it is simply a fun book to read that still teaches your family about the bible, days of creation to be exact and who created everything.

However, this book, although just a book, is more than just a book! If that makes sense. This is an illustrated book, with beautiful pictures. There are words in bold throughout the book, and a glossary of those words at the end of the book. Heck, there are even simple review questions at the end of the book! So like I said, although it is just a book, it is more than a book at the same time.

How We Used It

We used this as a read aloud book. With 50+ pages, I thought it would be a little while worth of reading. However, with the simple reading and wonderful story, we made our way through this book in no time! I, of course, made Moe Man work on the vocabulary words as we went along. Not only did we learn the words and the meanings, but I was able to have him work on his handwriting as he as copying them down in his notebook.

I used the review questions for the whole family. I didn’t make anybody write them down, but we talked about them together and worked on memorizing the days of creation through this.

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Our Opinion

Well, when the kids asked if we got to get book two for a review, I knew they loved the book! We all joked about the name a little bit…but that name has stuck with us. We have been learning about the days of creation in our Bible studies, but to add in the fun of Wizzy Gizmo and the Gizmovision helped us even more. I really enjoyed having the vocabulary words in the back that has helped with some of the words that even I had a hard time explaining, like firmament…I “know” what it is, but to try and describe it was hard…but hey, Pepe helped me out while explaining the meaning to Qwacky. The characters all interacted with each other on such a fun level, that we felt as though we were there with them and witnessing the miracles with them. It has been awhile since we found a book like this.

The age range of this book is ages 4-12, but I would not say that it is a reading level for most 12 year olds. It would be an easy, fun read for them. Moe Man, being almost 14 enjoyed the book and Little Miss, being 3 also enjoyed it. The price is $12.99, and for it not being hardcover and only 50+ pages, it is a bit steep. I feel that it is worth it after reading it, and knowing that my kids will be reading it time and time again. Little Miss has already started telling the story to her animals!

I loved this book as much as the kids. I loved having the Bible verses worked into the story and being a part of the story, all the while still having a fun and engaging story that the kids will remember! I am interested in Book Two, so I hope you will click below and head on over to see the other reviews with me!


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