A reader asked if I had any resources for Bible based homeschool activities for very young children. Here are a few of our favorites as well as some ideas I’ve gathered from across the web. For more, check out my Homeschooling Littles board on Pinterest!
Our favorite devotionals for the younger crowd:
We rotate through these during our Breakfast & Bible time every morning. Yes, even the older crowd is in on this, but they truly enjoy it and I’ve found that they learn something new every time we work through these books.
One of our favorite resources for learning about Bible times is Old Testament Days: An Activity Guide
We are using this book for history this year. In it are short explanations of Biblical customs and the culture of the time with a corresponding craft that is typically quite easy for all ages to complete.
Another book we are using and thoroughly enjoying is A Child’s Geography: Explore the Holy Land (this is a Knowledge Quest book written by Ann Voskamp & Tonia Peckover). This book has managed to cross the age boundaries within our family quite nicely. The only children not interested in this book are the 2 year old and 10 month old…not that I would expect much to capture their attention at this age which is why we have the Toddler Box.
I am a lapbook dropout, but these Bible-based lapbooks actually look like something I could handle. My biggest complaint with lapbooks is how teacher intensive they are when you have a crowd of little ones. After scanning the ideas on this site, I think these could definitely work for moms of littles. And of course, there is my friend Jimmie’s site that never ceases to amaze me when it comes to lapbooking how-to’s.
DLTK’s list of Bible activities, including coloring pages like the one shown below.
The Wordless Book for toddlers to help explain the plan of salvation.
PDF file of learning objectives and Bible-based ideas (looks to be geared toward a church daycare center, but definitely doable for homeschoolers)
Also, I’ve heard really good things about Heart of Dakota as a solid Bible based curriculum for the younger crowd, not free, but worth a look.
On a side note…
Even though I recently did a post on what we are using to homeschool our littles this coming year, I have to say I am not an advocate of formal education for toddlers and preschoolers. I really think reading God’s Word, studying God’s world, and playing and crafting are plenty for little minds to do. Create a home with vision and purpose based on the knowledge and wisdom of the Lord and let the schooling naturally fall into place…later.
Have a great idea or link? Add it in the comments sections and you might find yourself on my Pinterest board! I’m always looking for new ideas!