It's been a while since I've written about our Bible time. So, I thought I'd do an update. We're still using Gospel Light's "My God and Me." Last week we covered week 16, "Escape to Egypt." The Bible story came from Matthew 2:1-15. The goal was for our children to become aware of the the many ways God cares for them - no matter where they are! Our verse for the week was "The Lord your God is with you." Zephaniah 3:17
Each night, Alex read the story using the big story picture. After the Bible story was read, we did a different active learning experience to help them relate the lesson to their lives.
Dramatic Play: Travel Time
In the Bible story, the wise men went on a long trip to Bethlehem. Mary, Joseph and Jesus wen ton a long trip to Egypt. The children were able to pretend they were going on a trip, too!
Alex made some fun airline tickets for them to use on their trip.
They thought about the things that they would need to take on a trip with them. They drew what they wanted to take and packed their suitcases.
Anxiously awaiting to board the plane!
Mommy was the flight attendent, and Daddy was the pilot!
Active Game: Ladder Walk
In Bible times, when people went on trips, they usually walked. We played a game where we took turns walking in different ways on the ladder: in the spaces, on the rungs, up and down the sides, with giant steps, jumping, twirling, etc.
God is with us everywhere - when we are at our homes, too! They used blocks and cardboard sheets to build houses. Then they could put their toy people in the homes and play with them.
One evening we acted out the story. We turned the lights off and used a flashlight to make a star on the ceiling for the wise men to follow. Sorry, no pictures to show for it.
This is a little snap shot of what we do for our family devotions. If you'd like more ideas, be sure to check out Raising Rock Stars!