Hi everyone! Welcome to day 2 of my curriculum forum discussions! Today we’re going to talk about how we study the Bible.

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Bible is an important part of our homeschool, and for whatever reason it was always one of the hardest for me to find. But since finding the Grapevine Studies we’ve really been  loving our Bible time. These studies work really well for teaching multiple levels and my kids are really enjoying doing them as well, so I plan to continue with these next year.

I recommend getting the multiple level student workbook and Teacher’s Manual. You really can’t do these lessons without the TM and then of course you need the student workbooks as well. The TM has the lessons as well as sample drawings for those of us who are artistically challenged! And really these are so flexible they can be done with kiddos as young as Kindergarten I’d say. For preschooler’s they’ve also just released traceable versions as well! We will be using that shortly to help include the Teeny Tot in our lessons and I can’t wait to try them out!

 

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Pros:

  • Great visual walk through the Bible.
  • Works great with multiple levels.

Cons:

  • Can be expensive to purchase multiple workbooks for each student.
  • Don’t have a lot of books released yet.

 

Another addition we’re making next year are the Kay Arthur Bible studies for kids. I think they’re great for teaching independent study skills to older kiddos. I’m going to be using them with Turbo who will be in 4th grade and Strawberry Shortcake who will be in 5th grade next year. I wouldn’t recommend starting these much sooner than 4th or 5th grade though.

Each book includes directions as well as instructions for the students to complete as they go through the study so they are basically self contained. Students will be writing inside these books however, so you’ll need to purchase one per student.

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Some more great Bible resources:

Pros:

  • Great for independent study
  • Good way to teach younger students about inductive Bible study.

Cons:

  • Students write in books, so you have to purchase new books for each study.

 

So, now comes the fun part!

What are your favorite Bible curriculum, resources, websites, etc? Leave a comment below discussing your choices for this year and why.

Feel free to ask questions or reply to each other too!

It’s my way of doing a forum without actually doing a forum haha!

And hopefully this will help us all as we start the process of researching curriculum, and trying to decide what will be the best fit for our homeschool.

Note: Please keep today’s conversations geared towards BIBLE, I will be posting one for each subject separately so we can keep our comments organized.

Disclosure: This was not a sponsored post, I may however be affiliated with one or more products mentioned. The opinions expressed in this post were not influenced by the company. They are products I have used and felt like sharing, cuz’ it’s my blog and I can if I want to.

106 Comments

  1. We have not started yet, but I like the idea of using a Bible study like SOAP with kids. It equips them to be able to read the Bible on their own, too. We have done it successfully – with guidance – with young kids as well. (You can look up online about this, but here’s one link describing it: http://www.celebration.org/connect/personal-devo/soap) As one person noted, I like the idea of just using the Bible alone as well as showing kids how to begin a quiet time and personal study. For those who want something more, I think this is still a good supplement to a set curriuculum and begins to establish the habit of personal Bible study. It’s something that even dad can do on his own, at a time when everyone is together – after dinner or something – each person shares their SOAP. (In the past, we have also done SOAP just once a week instead of daily, thus giving everyone more time to do it.)

  2. We like the curriculum from Children Desiring God. It is designed for Sunday School but we use it at home. the books God’s Names, God’s Promises, God’s Providence & God’s Wisdom, are all written by the lady who lead the Sunday School development.

    julie quan
  3. Has anyone heard of or tried Positive Action Bible curriculum? I am looking for something for my 6th grader, and so much of what I find seems below his age level…
    Thanks in advance for any of your input that have been doing this longer – we will be newbies this year!

    Debi
  4. These look like great resources! I love how Kay Arthur teaches the kiddos to study the Word! Our daughter completed a couple of these studies and they’re great! I also love the apologia bible series along with the scripture typer app for memory work

    I hope you don’t mind I wanted to share my site with you as well:

    iNeedtheBible.com

    …The ARCHES Devotional Journal on the site will help moms and kiddos study the Word and find a good balance between head knowledge and heart change…ARCHES stands for Application, Relationships, Connections, History, Exact Words, and Savior! The downloadable journal is FREE 🙂

  5. Balancing the Sword is a nice Bible workbook. There are two books, and each book has questions for each chapter of the Bible. There is also enough space on the pages, for your on notes, vocabulary, thoughts, drawings, etc.

    Another great curriculum is Bible Study Guide for All Ages.

    Another great curriculum is from lampquill.

  6. Do you use the Calvary Curriculum? I’ve seen it mentioned several places, but I can’t find any reviews to see what it actually looks like to implement. What do you like about it?

    Jessica
    1. We used it awhile ago when it was free for various Bible activities. I haven’t used the new paid version though, so I’m not sure what improvements/changes they made. I do believe it’s a bit more focused as a Sunday school curriculum but I could be wrong.

      erica
  7. Thank you so much! You’ve just done all the work for me! I did get a lot of other great references from other homeschoolers but this is pir first year, and it’s very hard to decipher what Bible curriculum is best. So, you just laid it all out on a nice plate for me! Thank you!

    Vivian

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