I've been wanting to put together a little basket of activities that corresponds with our Bible lessons each week. The idea is that everything in the basket can be played with independently. Eventually I would love to do a Bible box for every lesson like over at Our Country Road (amazing!!). It is really important to me that the Word becomes real to my littles. I'm hoping that this basket will help encourage that and that the lessons that we are learning enter their hearts.
Coloring pages that correspond with the lesson.
Books and other various reading materials. Bible Time was a little insert that Annabelle got from Sunday School. I kept them to use for this purpose. They are nice because they have a little practical application story in them. The Story of Adam and Eve CD book is one that I found at the Dollar Tree!
Felt board manipulatives. There are a couple different ones here. One set is just a bunch of things that can be found in a garden (like the Garden of Eden). The other is a story sequence set that I found from Christian Preschool Printables.
Lastly, is my favorite (and what I think is the most important) aspect of the Bible basket. These are little props to do some storytelling. Annabelle loves playing with little 'sets' like this and will sit in the school room for a long time making up stories with little toys. I have begun to see the same interest emerge in Asa. I would eventually like to collect some smaller items, but these will have to do for now. Sorry Barbie and Ken....your clothes are staying on. :)
It is so fun for me to see what Annabelle's interpretation of our lessons are, and to hear the little stories that she makes up. It is also a great tool to see if she is really understanding it. I will actually have Annabelle present the lesson to me using these props. I'm hoping to change the basket every 1-2 weeks. I'm looking forward to showing this to them on Monday. Happy blogging!
I'm linking this to 1+1+1=1. :)