(HEY! Be sure to scroll down for a chance to WIN a deluxe version of the Jesus Storybook Bible!)
Reading the same book over and over is a common practice for young children. Sometimes those books make parents want to pull their hair out, but other stories grip the hearts of adults too. I’m so thankful that my boys LOVE to read the “Jesus Storybook Bible” by Sally Lloyd-Jones.
This Bible is quite different from the typical children’s Bible. Instead of seemingly random stories, the author uses 43 Bible stories to show that the Bible is really ONE story; the story of a heroic Rescuer who sacrifices everything for the people who ran away from him. The themes that run throughout the Bible are made explicit. If you’ve never viewed the Bible as one cohesive message, be prepared to be blown away by God’s love letter to his people down through the ages.
I’m ridiculously excited and honored to have gathered some terrific bloggers together to come up with interactive, hands-on learning activities for each chapter in this awesome book. Each day, for the next 44 days, we will add a new activity, craft, science experiment or object lesson to bring the truth of the Word, off the pages and into the hearts and minds of kids.
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Join us in this exciting journey! (And if you’re wondering WHY I’d ever believe the Bible and base my life on it, stick around, I’m working on that post! 😉 ) Need a Jesus Storybook Bible? Here’s the basic one and here’s the one with the audio retelling of the stories and a DVD which are superb!
Activities for the Jesus Storybook Bible:
The Story and the Song: Introduction: Free Printable Puzzle by My Mundane and Miraculous Life
The beginning: a Perfect Home: Creation Lunch by My Joy Filled Life
The Terrible Lie: The Fall: Snake Craft by Tales of Beauty for Ashes
A New Beginning: Noah’s Ark: Sensory Bin by Tales of Beauty for Ashes
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A Giant Staircase to Heaven: The Tower of Babel: Pretend Play by Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Son of Laughter: Isaac and the Promise: Stars Object Lesson by My Mundane and Miraculous Life
The Present: God Asks Abraham to Sacrifice Isaac: Ram Craft by Blessing Overflowing
The Girl No One Wanted: Leah Inner: Beauty Object Lesson by Vanessa Baker
The Forgiving Prince: Joseph and His Brothers: Puppets by Blessings Overflowing
God to the Rescue: Moses and the Passover: Sensory Bin by Something 2 Offer
God Makes a Way: Moses and the Red Sea: Science Experiment by Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Ten Ways to Be Perfect: The 10 Commandments: Make a Booklet by Feels Like Home
The Warrior Leader: Joshua and the Battle of Jericho: Build a City by Hip Homeschooling
The Teeny Weenie True King: David Anointed King: Anointing and blessing Your Kids by Bare Feet on the Dashboard
The Young Hero and the Horrible Giant: David and Goliath: Role Play and Coloring Sheet by Hip Homeschooling
The Good Shepherd: David’s Life and Psalm 23: Sheep Activities by Simple Life Messy Life
A Little Servant Girl and the Proud General: Naaman, Elisha and the Servant Girl: Role Play by Simple Life Messy Life
Operation “No More Tears!”: Isaiah’s Prophecy: Letter Writing by Feels Like Home
Daniel and the Scary Sleepover: Daniel and the Lion’s Den: Small World Play by Teach Me Mommy
God’s Messenger: Jonah: Role Playing Game by Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Get Ready! Ezra, Nehemiah and the Return of the Exiles: Object Lesson by My Mundane and Miraculous Life
He’s Here! Jesus’ Birth (Mary): Baby Jesus Craft by Blessings Overflowing
The Light of the Whole World: Jesus’ Birth (Shepherds): Shepherds and Angels Craft by Blessings Overflowing
The King of All Kings: Jesus’ Birth (Wise Men): Sensory Obstacle Course by My Mundane and Miraculous Life
Heaven Breaks Through: Jesus’ Baptism with John the Baptist: Object Lesson by Future Flying Saucers
Let’s Go! Jesus’ Temptation and Choosing Disciples: Object Lesson by Future Flying Saucers
A Little Girl and a Poor Frail Lady: Jairus’ Daughter (Luke 8): Craft by Blessings Overflowing
How to Pray: The Lord’s Prayer: Prayer Bracelets by Adventures in Mommydom
The Singer: The Sermon on the Mount: Bird Feeder Craft by Feels Like Home
The Captain of the Storm: Jesus Calms the Storm: Object Lesson by Hip Homeschooling
Filled Full! Feeding of the 5,000: Teaching Kids to Give by Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Treasure Hunt! Parable of the Hidden Treasure (Matt. 13): Scavenger Hunt by Feels Like Home
The Friend of Little Children: Jesus and the Children: An Act of Friendship by Simply Vicki
The Man who didn’t have any Friends: Zacchaeus: Sensory Pretend Play by Squiggles and Bubbles
Running Away: The Prodigal Son: Pretend Play by Simple Life Messy Life
Washed with Tears: Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus: Oil Sensory Experience by Bare Feet on the Dashboard
The Servant King: The Last Supper: Pretend Play AND Crafts by Intentional by Grace
A Dark Night in the Garden: Jesus’ Arrest: Object Lesson by My Mundane and Miraculous Life
The Sun Stops Shining: The Crucifixion: Lesson by Future Flying Saucers
God’s Wonderful Surprise: The Resurrection: Resurrection Rolls by Blooming with Joy
Going Home: The Ascension: Interactive Craft by Pray Species
God Sends Help: Pentecost: Pretend Play PLUS a bunch more activities by Squiggles and Bubbles
A New Way to See: Paul: Object Lesson by My Mundane and Miraculous Life
A Dream of Heaven: John’s Vision of Heaven: Sensory Bin and Sorting Activity by My Mundane and Miraculous Life
I’m crazy excited to share a giveaway with you generously sponsored by Zonderkidz. One of our family’s all-time favorite books is the Jesus Storybook Bible. And we want to share the joy with you! One lucky winner will receive the Collector’s Edition of the Jesus Storybook Bible valued at $44.99. This package includes a beautiful copy of the book, the audio rendition of every story (extremely well done!), and a DVD collection with animated versions of the stories. What a great gift to give a child for Easter! Be sure to follow The Jesus Storybook Bible Facebook Page for more information, and stay tuned for the rest of the Jesus Storybook Bible Hands On Activity Series.
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