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I have been homeschooling for 9 years now and one of the subjects that I struggled with the most in my early years was Bible. Bible curriculum often tended to be bland and I struggled to piece together enough resources to create a year’s worth of curriculum. That is why I wanted to share with you some of my very favorite Bible curriculum and resources that I use and LOVE.
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#1 Storybook Bibles
Storybook Bibles are a great way to introduce your kids to Bible study. In those early years, I absolutely loved gathering the kids together and reading about all the wonderful stories of the Bible. Some of my favorites are The Jesus Storybook Bible, the BELIEVE Storybook and The Story for Children. If you want to also keep little hands busy while you read, you can pick up a Bible story coloring book.
While this is not a full year curriculum it does cover the entire Bible. My kids absolutely love these DVD’s and often watch them just for fun. These videos were produced by the creator of Veggie Tales, Phil Vischer. He uses hilarious puppets to keep your kids, and you, entertained while learning about the books of the Bible. There are 13 DVD’s in the set and each contains two 30 minute episodes.
#3 Positive Action for Christ
This full year curriculum covers grades preschool through high school. Each grade has a teacher’s manual and student workbook. I have used this curriculum for many years, and grade levels, and we really enjoy it. I have 2 kids who are close in age so I just picked a grade that worked for both of them and taught them together. This is a great choice if you are looking for an open and go kind of curriculum that requires little to no prep work on your part.
#4 Apologia: What We Believe Series
This series of 4 books, Who is God?, Who Am I?, Who is My Neighbor?, What on Earth Can I Do?, is a great way to simplify your Bible Studies. This is a wonderful option if you are working with many kids of different ages. You can simply read the text to your kids or have them follow along in the designated coloring book or notebooks sold by Apologia.
#5 “God and Me” and “Gotta Have God” Devotions
These devotions are spiral bound and each day has a Bible verse, devotion, and activity or questions to help your child apply the lesson to their life. The God and Me series is geared towards girls and has books for ages 2-5, 6-9 and 10-12. The Gotta Have God series is designed for boys and has several devotion books to pick from in each of the age groups just like the girls.
I really hope you have found this list helpful and have discovered something new and wonderful for your family to try. Want more tips for using the Bible in your homeschool?
Did you know that it IS possible to use the Bible as your primary textbook?
What are your favorite Bible resources that you use in your homeschool? Share them with me in the comments below.