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Introduce Your Child to the Bible with The Beginner’s Bible
The Beginner’s Bible (purchase it here) will introduce your young child to the bible in short, easy to read stories from the bible. Each story is short and made so that your child will understand it with colorful pictures on each page. Follow along as you journey through the beginning of life (Adam & Eve), sail down the Nile with baby Moses (in his basket) to Noah’s Ark.
About the Beginner’s Bible:
The Beginner’s Bible has been a favorite with young children and their parents since it was released in 1989 with over 25 Million products sold. Now it’s redesigned with fresh new art that will excite children for many more year to come. Full of faith and fun, The Beginner’s Bible is a wonderful gift for any child. The easy-to-red text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it a perfect way to introduce young children to the stories and characters of the Bible. With new vibrant three-dimensional art and compelling text, more than 90 Bible stores come to life. Kids ages 6 and under will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner’s Bible just like millions of children before. The Beginner’s Bible was named 2006 Retailer Choice Award winner in Children’s Nonfiction.
My Kids & The Beginner’s Bible:
When we got the Bible in the mail the kids were excited to flip through it. Before moving back out to Indiana I was a Sunday School teacher and taught a class from age 4-15. My kids enjoyed re-living the stories I had once shared with them in my own class and now were reading about in their book. I loved it because now Nicoli, who was too young at the time will have stories to go through with his siblings even when I’m not at home. Since they already know them they will enjoy sharing their thoughts and memories of what I taught with him.
I think the journey through The Beginner’s Bible is a great one. If you read or heard the stories in your childhood you will slip back into time and remember then and be able to see the differences. Plus the pictures are cute! I love the one below. Isn’t it funny?
Crafts to Go Along with The Beginner’s Bible
I have always loved to teach my children and reading the bible is no different. Some of my kids love to learn by doing crafts to tie with what they are learning. A few like to play games and others are fine just reading. It tends to help them remember what they were taught when they do crafts. Over at their website they have more games to play, coloring pages to download and mazes.
A few Bible Craft ideas may be:
God’s Promise– A beautiful cloud with a quote (Genesis 9:13) glued to it. Streaming down would be every color (rainbow) streamers hanging off the cloud. This can be easily hung in a child’s room or refrigerator.
Coat of Many Colors can be done using a paper bag and gluing or coloring with all the colors. We took a bunch of crepe paper (streamer paper) and cut them into rectangles and glued them onto the bag. Don’t forget to cut out the arm holes and neck holes. If you cut straight down the middle of the bag it opens into a vest. Kids had a lot of fun with this.
Jonah in the Whale– This one is always a favorite. You’ll need a clothespin and draw a big fish/whale. Cut the whale in two right along his mouth to his tail. Glue the top portion to the upper part of the clothespin, the bottom part to the bottom of the clothespin. Don’t forget to draw Jonah and cut him out. He will be placed on the opposite side of the clothespin inside the Whale’s mouth. Every time you squeeze the clothespin his mouth will open and you will see Jonah. Release the clothespin and the whale clothes Jonah into his belly.
If you like these ideas feel free to check out my pinterest board for Sunday School Craft ideas.
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