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The Picture Smart Bible Giveaway

Hi readers! I am really excited to try out a new Bible curriculum this year. It’s The Picture Smart Bible and I love the detail that they’ve put into this program and my kiddos absolutely love drawing their way through the bible! So I’m hoping this will be a great fit for us!

 

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What is The Picture Smart Bible?

For those of you who don’t know, The Picture Smart Bible is a curriculum that teaches all of the book of the Bible in illustration form. Each Bible book has its own full page illustration sheet with the exception of some of the shorter books that have been combined.

It also comes with a time line as well as maps to help students grasp the lesson further.

They currently offer New Testament and Old Testament lessons, and you can get them individually or as a set. They also come in CD, download, and printed formats so you have a lot of buying options!

They even have a K-3 edition which are a bit simpler drawings for your little ones.

 

How I set it all up…

I received the printed version for review, then made copies of the student pages for my kiddos. I put all of the teacher’s lessons into a binder, then had my student materials spiral bound at a local office supply store.

I thought it would be a great way to keep their lessons all together, as well as be able to review books as needed.

Plus when we’re done, they’ll each have their own illustrated Bible!

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The Teacher’s Manual comes with scripted lessons as well as a completed student sheet so you have an idea of what it should look like. Each step of the lesson also has a small image to let you know which section of the drawing your student should be working on.

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The Student Pages come with traceable outlines so no one has to worry about being a great Artiste! For each lesson section, students will trace a certain area of the page and color it in. After looking at the lessons, we will split them up and do 1 lesson per week. I don’t want to rush them through the lessons just to get done, but I’d rather have them take time and learn the material, as well as have time to color in their artwork.

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Since I have a kindergartener this year, I gave her the teacher’s manual pages so she’s not having to worry about tracing over confusing lines. So her book (right) is already drawn and all she has to do is color in her images. The other kiddos got the normal student pages (left) and will trace the color their work.

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We will also be incorporating their Learning the Word for Life series of books. The intention is to use these books to help memorize key verses from The Picture Smart Bible lessons. As you progress through the lessons you’ll see the books referred to as a key memory verse. Each book has illustrations and the verse to help students memorize verses through visual queues, as well as their own dialogue with God sheet where they can journal.

There are three books in the series:

  • “Foundations” – Key verses from the lessons for memorization
  • “Bread for the Wilderness” – Relating to key issues in life (anger management, self-esteem, etc.)
  • “God, Your Real Dad” – To help students develop an intimate relationship with God.

 

–>GIVEAWAY!!!

Since we are just starting this curriculum, I’ll be posting a more thorough review of it a bit later on.

But I wanted to do a giveaway for you so you can get started right away!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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211 Comments

  • JessiBerry August 18, 2014 at 12:37 am

    I like the use of pictures and coloring to help get the kids involved, and thanks for the suggestion to modify it for the younger kiddos!

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  • Tanya August 18, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Would love to try the new K-3 Picture Smart Bible. Looks lovely!

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  • Kayla August 18, 2014 at 2:33 am

    I like this idea and have not seen it before. I like that you can use it for several ages too. This is getting added to my list. Thanks!

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  • Julie B August 18, 2014 at 3:59 am

    This looks like something my very art loving, hands on kiddos would really enjoy. Will be putting this on my list. Thank you..

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  • Amy C August 18, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I think this curriculum looks like so much fun to use as a family! I think my boys, especially, would appreciate the tracing and piece-meal coloring! None of us are super artistic!! Thanks for sharing this cool product… I can’t wait to hear more about it!

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  • Stephanie August 18, 2014 at 4:38 am

    I’ve had my eye on this curriculum for a while, but haven’t had the opportunity to get it yet. I love the idea and think my kids would really benefit from the idea of coloring to learn!

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  • catie August 18, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Would love to try the K-3!

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  • Merry Jo August 18, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Such a neat curriculum! I would love to win it! 🙂

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  • Katie August 18, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Such a nice idea to combine the coloring with the lesson. Would love to win

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  • Kelly Harmon August 18, 2014 at 5:03 am

    This curriculum looks like it would be very fun to learn for my Kindergartener. She loves Awana & loves learning Bible stories and The Picture Smart Bible woukd be perfect for her to use along with your K4 curriculum that I’m using this year !!!! Thanks for sharing and offering the giveaway :))

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