AUG
17
2014

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!

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Comments

  1. 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!

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

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. Would love to try the K-3!

  8. Such a neat curriculum! I would love to win it! :)

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

  10. Kelly Harmon says:

    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 :))

  11. Lynn Ashburn says:

    My girls love to color and this would really make the bible come alive for them!

  12. Very interested! Have never heard of this before. I am wondering how it would go over with older kids, though. Is there too much already “pre-drawn” for them????

  13. Pictures are always helpful for getting the concepts down. This looks like it could be really neat!

  14. I love how this gives kids an overall “big picture” approach to the scriptures! Awesome!

  15. What a wonderful way to reinforce lessons from Scripture! Besides hearing it read and seeing a few pictures, I believe this curriculum can really help more kids understand the Word.

  16. I am excited about this product! This would be great for our homeschool!

  17. I love how my kids will be able to “see” the Bible not just read it. It would be great for visual learners.

  18. This looks great! The coloring should make it interactive for my little ones.

  19. My girls love doing bible themed crafts- so I am curious to see if this would give them the same joy without as much time put in in planning and execution. It looks like something the whole family can enjoy and learn from together.

  20. Brandi Badgett says:

    The K-3 looks like it would be fun for all our kiddos, since the oldest is in 3rd grade now!

  21. I think this curriculum looks great. I’d love to try it.

  22. Looks awesome!

  23. I love keeping hands busy while brains are listening!! What a fun way to see your progress through the Bible.

  24. I like that young children can trace and participate!

  25. Wow! I wish they had had this curriculum when I was growing up. It would’ve helped me remember many of the stories I heard.

  26. This looks like a great Bible curriculum to do with my kids!!

  27. I like that it uses many learning styles-listening, seeing, doing (kinesthetic) The more senses you use, the more you remember. And what’s better to remember than God’s word? Love that it spans many ages too!

  28. I have had the Picture Smart Bible on my wish list for 2 years now but it just hasn’t been in the budget for us to purchase it. I would love to be able to use the program with my kids!!!

  29. I first saw Picture Smart Bible at a Homeschool conference and have wanted to try it. I don’t have any friend using it to get some information from! So glad you are doing it!

  30. I like that it incorporates Bible history, geography, doctrine, important verses and major themes of each Bible book in an easy kid AND parent-friendly format. With three kids at home I am all about user-friendly! Thanks again Erica.

  31. I saw this at our Convention this year and thought it looked super cool!

  32. This is a great curriculum that really works for all ages!

  33. I have been looking and looking for a good bible curriculum! This looks perfect! Thank you so much for the review!

  34. This looks like a great thing to start after we finish grapevine!

  35. I can’t believe school begins in a couple weeks for us and I still don’t have everything quite ready to go. I think adding grapevine to our schedule would be a great addition. Since all of my kiddos are younger, I think this bible curriculum will keep this engaged. Looking forward to reading more about grapevine.

  36. I hadn’t heard of this before and it looks like something my kids would really enjoy! Thanks for sharing!!

  37. I think my girls would love this! It looks very engaging and a good way for younger students to learn the Bible.

  38. I like that my children will have an interesting way of learning and memorizing God’s word.

  39. I like how this can be used to go through the whole Bible with even Pre-K so they can start to soak up so many stories and get a great overview of the Bible. The visuals are great!

  40. I had heard of the Picture Smart Bible but hadn’t realized they had added two additional books to the series. Definitely a unique approach to getting the overall picture of the Bible.

  41. I like that it comes as one set and works for all ages. I also like that they have a younger version.

  42. I think that this curriculum looks like it could be fun for the kids. It looks like something that my daughter would really enjoy doing. I am definitely going to keep this one on the list of possibles when needed.

  43. It looks like fun, especially for kids who are creative. It sort of reminds me of Bible Study Guide for All Ages – which my kids loved. Might have to consider this as an option in coming years.

  44. I would love to try this! Thanks for sharing. I had never even heard of this before.

  45. I love that it can be adapted for younger children, as I have a kindergartner and a second grader this year.

  46. Priscilla Staley says:

    Would love to try this out!!

  47. The curriculum looks awesome, plus the added bonus of coloring for the kids!

  48. This looks awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

  49. What a great way to keep the kids engaged!

  50. The curriculum looks awesome, would love to try it!

  51. Saw this at a home school conference and loved it. I have a sample lesson and enjoyed it with the kids.

  52. This looks like fun. An easy way to study for kids.

  53. This looks like a great way for children to learn the Bible, especially for those children who are visual learners. I’m was surprised to see that they off a free lesson to try. I will definitely be trying the lesson with the kids. Thanks for sharing!

  54. Anne Harris says:

    Such a creative way to learn the bible! My daughter would love it!

  55. Looks like fun! We would need the K-3 edition.

  56. Melissa Beerman says:

    This looks great! What an easy way for kids to “take notes” . I wish I had something like this when I was a little girl.

  57. Perfect for my 9 year old daughter who told me that she’s able to focus on a lesson better when her hands are doing something.

  58. I visited the website and am looking forward to starting the K-3 edition with my kids!

  59. Karen Henry says:

    Would love to try this! Looks different then all the rest. Neat concept.
    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  60. We would love to try this. It looks fun, and I think the kids would really remember what they learned.

  61. Looking for something new to do. This looks fun!

  62. It looks amazing!!! I know my kids would enjoy using this to learn and study the bible. They are visual learners, so this would help them out tremendously!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  63. Wow this looks really fun… Would love to try it !

  64. Stephanie Malone says:

    I really hope I win! This looks beautiful!

  65. I would love to try the K-3 picture smart Bible with my two girls. These look great!

  66. It looks like a lot of fun. I love how the drawings look great but are traceable.

  67. I learned about this curriculum this summer and fell in love with it! We will be trying it in the Spring.

  68. How can I enter the give away?

  69. I saw this at convention and wanted to grab it so badly! My little miss kept asking if we were going to get it this year too. I love the way the concept brings an entire book of the Bible together so seamlessly and in such an understandable way for all ages.

  70. The Picture Smart Bible is amazing. My kiddos have had the opportunity to try out a lesson and absolutely loved it. Great for such a wide range of ages, and who doesn’t love coloring. Well actually my son, but he truly enjoyed coloring his page.

  71. This looks like something my children would really enjoy! I think it would also be a great tool to use for teaching the Bible to the Deaf!

  72. Michelle V. says:

    I think this is a great idea, especially for the child who loves to draw. This would really imprint the Bible lessons on their minds! My kids would really love this Picture Smart Bible.

  73. My kids would love this! We use another curriculum for Bible….but I may change that! Thanks for posting!

  74. Love this curriculum– especially how interactive it is for the students!!

  75. This is an amazing way to make the Bible fun and easy for little kids.

  76. Karen Gouvin says:

    This looks awesome! I hadn’t heard of this before.

  77. Looks like a great curriculum. Like the idea of hands on learning with the bible.

  78. We have looked at these several times! Love them I can’t wait till me kiddos are a bit older.

  79. I think my kids would really enjoy this.

  80. This looks wonderful! I am going to be looking into this more for my boys.

  81. Jacque Cialone says:

    I love how fun this looks, thank you for the information! Looking into it for my son.

  82. I love this idea! The use of pictures and coloring to help get the kids involved is great for memory

  83. I love that it includes maps and timelines.

  84. Love the details in the pictures and use of big picture concepts. Also like the fact that it comes with a timeline to connect events.

  85. Kristen Koenig says:

    I think my girls will LOVE the coloring aspect! They would color all day long if I’d let them…

  86. I think my children would love this, especially the tracing and coloring. I love how interactive it is, which helps the kids learn so much easier.

  87. would love to use this with my kiddos when they get a bit older!

  88. This looks like something all of my kids would enjoy.

  89. Love the K-3 version. So much is learned through writing and drawing, what good reinforcement!

  90. I just love this concept and know my children would too! Both enjoy coloring and drawing and learning about the Bible. What a perfect combination!

  91. I am curious..does it use a specific version of the Bible or are you able to choose?

  92. Looks like fun!

  93. I think I’ll learn a lot from this Bible curriculum-let alone my children. :) Hope to win it!

  94. I love the way it uses lots of color. It looks very crafty and it looks like it would def. bring out creativity!!
    Thanks Erica for the chance!!

  95. This looks like such a neat curriculum. We would love to try it!

  96. Why didn’t I think of this? What a fantastic learning tool for teaching our kids the Word of God!

  97. Mrs Brittany says:

    to be perfectly honest, i am very hesitant to try any curriculum that “dumbs down” the Bible for kids, and adults. But that doesn’t mean that i am right, maybe this is easier to help grasp the ideas and then later i can lay thicker more concrete information…? Not sure, but am willing to try!

  98. This would be great for the entire family!

  99. Looks fun for younger students

  100. Looks like a great, fun way to learn the Bible. And a nice change of pace without being too much still from our Grapevine Studies we have been doing.

    The website is a little confusing though, do the OT and NT downloads include student pages AND teacher’s manual pages??

  101. This looks like a good overview of each book of the Bible in an easily understandable format. I noticed some areas in the teacher lessons where scripture was paraphrased, so I think I would read aloud those sections from the Bible while I was doing the lessons.

  102. My boys love to draw. I think they would love this.

  103. This is just what i’m looking for. It looks like a fun way to learn the bible and hope to try it out soon.

  104. Looks very interesting! Would really like to try th K-3 version.

  105. This curriculum looks amazing! What a fun way for more artistically minded children to study the Bible!

  106. This looks like a great way to teach my visual and hands on learners.

  107. Laurie Cassano says:

    This is the first I have heard of this, I like the traceable pages and the fact that it can be a stand alone curriculum or we can use it to supplement one we already have, and can do it as a family. Thank you!
    ewellla@yahoo.com

  108. Great concept. Would love to try it!

  109. This looks great! Would love to try in our homeschool! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  110. This looks great. I love the idea of reinforcing what they’re being taught by coloring. My kids love to color!

  111. This is a really neat idea! Would love to try it with my kids!

  112. This looks amazing!

  113. tammy cordery says:

    I would so like this for my kids to know our bible better. I heard that it is a great book to read and the kids love to look at all the great pictures while reading and they understand the bible better too with the pictures. God bless

  114. This seems like a really great way to teach the Bible!

  115. Looks like a great program to give children the big picture of the Bible. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  116. I saw this last year at a homeschool convention and loved it. This is a great giveaway.

  117. Looks wonderful! I believe this style of learning the Bible would be engaging for my daughters!

  118. First time I’ve ever heard of this! Looks really great!

  119. Love the illustrations. Would love to try this!

  120. This looks very interesting, and I bookmarked their website so that I can go back and look at the curriculum again when it is time to buy new materials!

  121. My oldest son would love this! He is “all in” if something involves coloring. I think this could be very beneficial to our family as I could likely use it when my infant gets older too.

  122. Would like to win it. If not, I’m going to get one anyway. I believe that with this curriculum children will learn a lot.

  123. I love the coloring pictures!!!

  124. Maxine GIanelloni says:

    Love the VISUAL learning of this! My kids are both very hands on and visual learners :)

  125. Amanda Newell says:

    Looks like so much fun!! I have been having a hard time finding a good Bible curriculum

  126. Robyn Foster says:

    Visual learning is right up our alley! Love it!

  127. I have been looking to use this for a while. My kids love drawing and it really helps them with retention.

  128. I’m not a mom, nor was I homeschooled, but my church introduced me to some wonderful homeschooling families, and I definitely plan to homeschool in the future. Thanks for the valuable suggestions and thoughts! I will certainly keep them in mind when I reach that stage in my life =).

  129. Looks like a great way to incorporate the Bible into lessons with art!

  130. I really love the idea of this for our family, we are visual learners and all 4 of my kids LOVE to color! :) It looks great!!! :)

  131. I have been thinking about starting this with my kids, but have yet to bite the bullet and buy it. We’ve used the grapevine one and they loved doing that so I thought they might like this one even more.

  132. Jennifer Mathesz says:

    I love the pictures. Anything that adds more interaction to the Bible is a plus in my book.

  133. I have had my eyes on this curriculum. I would love to try it!

  134. I would love to try this out for our preschooler!

  135. Looks like a great program. We love to draw and color, this would be fun for all of us.

  136. My artistic daughter would love drawing as she learns the Bible.

  137. love this hands on approach!

  138. I would love to try out the K-3 program! :-)

  139. My first grader loves to draw. This would be great for her.

  140. I have been following Picture Smart for a bit now and am TOTALLY excited to give them a try!!! I think it would be a great step to help my kids make the stories more concrete :)

  141. My kids love to color and draw – this looks great! Looks like a refreshing approach to bible study!

  142. Wow! Looks like an awesome resource! I am eager to try it!

  143. The Picture Smart Bible looks great! I cannot wait for my girls to try it out!

  144. Looks great for my visual learner!

  145. What a great way to hide the Word in their hearts. Really helps the listening skills. Awesome idea!

  146. I’ve been looking for something more interactive for my Pre-K and Kindergarten children. This would be perfect but I had already spent our rather meager homeschooling budget by the time I came across it. This would be perfect for them!

  147. Christine Apolenis says:

    Love this new Bible and curriculum – it is very engaging for young students.

  148. Tammy Rimack says:

    Looks like a great resource! It would be a great addition to our home schooling

  149. Saw this at a homeschool convention and would love to try the K-3!

  150. catie haggard says:

    I love thats its not just memorizing versus but adding art which helps it stick.

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