My post last week at When You Rise, was about the importance of helping our children learn to love the Word of God. As a follow up to that post, I wanted to share a few things I’ve been doing with my children to help them learn the books of the Bible.
Knowing how to find books of the Bible, opens the door for our children to search for passages and read it on their own. Without that knowledge, the Bible can seem overwhelming and hard to navigate.
I’m working with my boys this year on learning the names of the books of the Bible. They are memorizing them in order and I add about four new books to the list at a time. My oldest has been practicing searching for passages in our devotional time together which puts his learning into practice.
A few other things we are doing:
1. I found these flash cards online. They are a great way to practice putting the books of the Bible in order.
2. In homeschool, my son has been using these copywork worksheets to help in learning the books of the Bible.
3. I found a fun books of the Bible song on iTunes that the kids listen to while I drive.
4. For a foam craft my son did once in Sunday school, click here.
5. My boys love the What’s in the Bible? video series ( Buck Denver Asks: What’s in the Bible? Volume Two – Let My People Go). While I haven’t agreed with everything that’s taught on them, overall they have been a useful tool for my kids to learn about the different books of the Bible. When something comes up that we differ in opinion on, we just talk about it and explain why. It’s a good experience for them to learn to think like the Bereans (Acts 17).
Have you found any fun ways for your kids to learn the books of the Bible?