Saturday, June 15, 2013

Preschool Bible Ideas

A friend who is thinking about homeschooling has three preschoolers.  She has asked me what I think would be good resources for Bible learning, besides the obvious of reading Scripture to them daily.

As a new affiliate with Christian Book, I searched their site for some good ideas I'd thought I could pass along.


01101X: George Müller: Does Money Grow on Trees? A Little  Lights Book George Müller: Does Money Grow on Trees? A Little Lights Book
By Catherine MacKenzie / Christian Focus Publications

Here is the true story of George Müller and the hidden coins! What would you do if you needed some money? Would you pick some off a tree in the garden? Of course you wouldn't--money doesn't grow on trees! You have to work for it. Sometimes you have to work hard.

George Müller didn't like to work and tried to get his money in other ways. He would cheat and steal and was eventually thrown in prison. Find out how God changed George from a thief to someone even children could trust. Recommended for ages 4 to 7.

This book tells the story of an amazing man of God who exercised great faith.  God did an awesome work in his life, and his story is able to be shared with very young children.  They will marvel at his faith, as will you, the parent.

There are many other books in this series about people of faith.  Each book sells for $6.29.  Simply enter "Catherine MacKenzie" in the Christian Book search bar on the right side of this blog.


425349: Playful Songs & Bible Stories for Preschoolers--Book and CDs Playful Songs & Bible Stories for Preschoolers--Book and CDs
By Group Publishing

Teach your little ones 75 classic Bible stories through playful, interactive songs. Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers uses music to instill biblical stories and concepts into the hearts of little believers. From the Creation to the teachings of Jesus, children will gain a fundamental knowledge of God's Word. Excellent for use at home, Sunday School, and more! Includes 2 sing-a-long CDs.

Every preschooler should learn Bible songs.  Putting information to music is one of the best ways to remember things.  This book and CD set sells for $21.99 and is great for kids who are ages 3-5.


5733X: The Big Book of Bible Crafts--Ages 3 to 12 The Big Book of Bible Crafts--Ages 3 to 12
By Gospel Light

Peter's boat bookmark, Noah's flood mud mat, "Jesus is Born" stained-glass picture, and New Life butterfly - these are just some of the timeless crafts in this best-selling Children's Ministry craft book. Packed with hands-on activities, this easy-to-use resource is perfect for homeschool, Sunday school, or VBS. You'll find 100 projects related to Bible stories, characters, or principles---divided according to age and in biblical order---with supply lists, instructions, enrichment ideas, and teacher tips. Ages 3 to 12. 160 perforated reproducible pages, softcover from Gospel Light.

Selling for $13.99, this book is loaded with great crafts that span a wide range of ages, so this book can last for years.  Enhance your child's Bible learning with crafts to go with their Bible stories.


60985X: Even the Sound Waves Obey Him: Bible Stories Brought to Life with Science Even the Sound Waves Obey Him: Bible Stories Brought to Life with Science
By Nancy B. Kennedy / Concordia Publishing House

Looking for a way to teach your kids about Scripture that doesn't involve crayons and glue? Here are 44 Bible stories paired with simple science---not art!---activities for youngsters and parents to do together. Each includes easy-to-find materials, step-by-step directions, and an explanation of both biblical and scientific concepts. Ages 3 to 7. 62 pages, softcover from Concordia.

I think this is my favorite book of the whole bunch.  I must just be a science geek at heart.  Each lesson covers a portion of Scripture written so it is easy for young children to understand.  Some application of the Scripture is provided so that kids can see how the Bible applies to their lives, and there is an activity for each lesson.  The science behind the activity is then explained.  This book sells for $8.49.

Additional views of each of these books can be seen.  Click on the links above.  When you are brought to the page, click "additional views" underneath the image of the book.

I hope you find something that will work for your family.  There are so many wonderful options.

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