I have some new Bible lapbook and notebook printables posted to my site. Twenty-nine pages of activities cover a variety of subjects like purity, character traits, making right choices, etc. I’ve also uploaded some more Bible handwriting and copywork pages in several popular handwriting fonts such as Handwriting Without Tears, D’Nealian and more. Click on the image to go to the free downloadable printables. Feel free to pin the image below at Pinterest or share on your website!
P.S. I didn’t forget about posting part 2 to my “Sometimes Homeschoolers Worry Too Much About College” series of posts. I’ll hopefully get to that soon!
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The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV
Every morning, when we start our school day, I read to Otter from the Bible. It’s a great way to start the day and it teaches that we give God precedence over everything else we do. We always start with Him first.
While I think Bible curriculum, devotionals and Bible lessons & books are great for kids, nothing can beat spending time in God’s word itself. We usually read one chapter from the Old Testament, one from the New, as well as a daily chapter from Psalms and then Proverbs (4 chapters total). We have several copies of the Bible, but one of my new favorites is the Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible.
It’s an attractive Bible that has verses arranged in a single column format, which means it reads like a “real” book instead of chopping up the verses into little sections. Headings are in a bold maroon which makes finding passages much easier than a traditional Bible (at least for me!).
There are lots of extra goodies in the form of side notes that really help you get more out of what you are reading. These notes help explain the context of the chapters (what’s going on here?) and then go more in depth to help you pull out the points, truths or lessons to be learned as well as an application section to help you better apply the things you just read to your own life. There are also full page devotions and articles that help you see the bigger picture of how everything ties together.
I like how at the beginning of each book you are given a run-down on the who/what/when/where with a small outline of the contents. These introductions are good to help you and your students focus better on what is being read. It gives the foundation for you to fill in. There is also a devotional index so you can quickly look up topics that need to be quickly addressed (stubbornness, kindness, etc.) as well as a “where to turn when” index (when you doubt your faith, when you lack patience, etc.). All of the “extras” are written so that I think they would be accessible to not only adults, but also to most children. If you have a child who has outgrown some of the “kiddy” Bibles, I think it would make an excellent step up, especially for a child in the 13-17 years age range. It doesn’t have all the flashy kid and teen oriented type of notes, but there is lots of good, solid and helpful guidance and information that may appeal to kids who are a little more serious in their approach to Bible study.
If you are looking for a good Bible to use with your kids (or just yourself!), you might be interested in giving this one a look. You can download a free 53 page chapter here and see if it might fit your Bible reading needs. I’ve personally claimed this one as my own!
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We want to help Otter pursue purity and integrity and one of the tools we are using to help teach him some important principles is The Squire and the Scroll: A Tale of the Rewards of a Pure Heart. We plan on using both the story book and the lesson book.
The combination of these two books cover some really important material to teach your preteen boy(s). Here are some examples of the topics covered:
- Keeping your heart and mind pure
- Obeying God’s Word
- Making right decisions
- Accepting the protection of authority
- Staying on the right path
- Choosing good friends
- Controlling your tongue
- Being compassionate
- Overcoming and growing from difficult things in your life
- Being a good example
- Protecting the hearts of young ladies
I’ve started creating some lapbook materials to go with the lessons in the Life Lessons book to help Otter better retain the material. When he’s done studying these lessons, he’ll have a concrete reminder of all the things he’s been learning.
If you have a girl, you may be interested in the set of books for young ladies by the same author: