Archives for December 2007
325 bible studies of the entire Bible free to download and use for nonprofit use. Each study features quizzes, puzzles, and a picture to color. Free Adobe Acrobat is required to view.
Unlocking God’s Word for young faith
You can learn more about God’s love every day! Read a fun story and hide God’s Word in your heart with the Key Verseof the day. Check out today’s Key, or look for your favorite story in the archives!
Uncle Noah’s Children’s bible study I thought this site interesting. It Even has studies for little children…non-readers. Most sites don’t do that.
I’ve been familiar with Calvary Chapel’s stuff for years now. I’ve often used it as inspiration when doing Children’s bulletin’s.
This Geocities site looks promising. I’ll have to check it out more sometime.
With the unit study method, we choose one topic and combine different subjects to revolve around and tie into that topic. First of all, the unit study approach is different from the traditional textbook approach (which is to read a portion of text, usually full of facts and not very interesting and then answer some questions at the end).
Unit studies are conducted in a more relaxed fashion and are interactive in nature.
A unit study can be anything you want it to be. It can be short or long, filled with lots of activities or just a few, it can be something you do alongside your other studies or a full blown unit study that takes several weeks. But the key is, YOU get to decide.
There are three avenues to consider when deciding how you will do a unit study:
— Purchase a complete unit study
— Use a prepared topical guide
— Create your own from scratch
I’ve heard of these before.
It’s something that my sister does.
I have not embarked on the Jesse Tree journey, at this point, what Justin and I is this.
Anyways, Jesse Tree resources, these from Friday Freebies via The Old Schoolhouse, are:
Here is a PDF file of designs for making Jesse Tree Ornaments.
And hey…my very own denomination has section for doing Jesse Tree devotions! That was a surprise to me. Kinda like that. 🙂
In the month before Christmas, the church anticipates the coming of Jesus, the light of the world, through readings that span from the Old Testament creation story through Jesus’ birth. Jesse, for whom the tree is named, is the first person in the genealogy of Jesus. At the top of this family tree are Mary and Jesus. Depicted in church windows and artwork for hundreds of years, this visual tree of life may even have been a forerunner of today’s Christmas tree. All you need for this project is a homemade drawing of a tree that can be taped to a wall or hung on your refrigerator. You can also make a Jesse tree by putting a few tree branches in a pot filled with gravel or sand, or using a tabletop Christmas tree on which to hang Jesse tree ornaments.Reflect on the readings and symbols of this ancient tradition. You can download our symbols on card stock, or print them on paper and glue them to construction paper or felt. Sharing the Jesse tree story is a great way to help build anticipation for the birth of the Christ child, allowing the roots of faith to take hold and grow.
Just look around the web, if you want to do a Jesse Tree, there’s lots of help out there for you. 🙂
Okay, this Friday Freebie sent in the newsletter from The Old Schoolhouse, sounds VERY familiar to me, but I can’t see where I might have posted on it before so here goes.
Sail to the New World takes you through the first three week-plans in Unit 3 of Tapestry of Grace Year 2: Between Ancient and Modern. Tapestry is designed as a rotational program, and many families discover Tapestry after they have already studied world history with other programs. Tapestry plans are available by the unit, so you can take up your Tapestry studies wherever you left off with your other program. This Colonial America unit is one of the most popular places to begin Tapestry mid-year. Do you have a break coming up in your regular school year? Try printing out these weeks out and using them to do a three-week mini-unit on early Colonial America as you approach Thanksgiving.