Saturday, November 22, 2014

Jesus Has Breakfast & Returns to Heaven

This is the last lesson for the Life of Jesus series! Next summer I will begin to add lessons from Jesus that I didn't have time to teach, But, now I am excited to begin the book of Acts! There is a new Flow Chart that discusses Heaven with scriptures and Lift-the-Flap fill in the blank answers.
Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Resurrection of Jesus

This week there is a set of Resurrection Task Cards with ideas on how to use them. Also, a Resurrection Mini Book in color and black & white. That is just the printables for this lesson!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Visit to the Creation Museum

Today's post is written by my daughter. She was able to visit the Creation Museum and we are sharing thoughts and photos from the visit. I was able to visit when it just opened up and they have added a lot since my visit. We really enjoyed it! My thoughts that I have added are in (parenthesis). And, I have added a Pocket Facts Printable that can be used with or without going to the Creation Museum. It can be used to look at some Bible Facts Creation to Jesus Christ & Paul.
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jesus is Crucified

I have divided these last days of Jesus more than the last time I posted them. I plan to have a quarter (13 weeks) of the Later Life of Jesus next summer with a more in depth study and different projects and a lapbook. This week there is a layered heart for the students to fill-in-the-blanks while discussing some of the things that Jesus did to show how much He loves us.
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

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This week is Jesus in the garden. I hand out the Malchus mask and the kids loved it when they saw the ear was removable! While I taught the lesson, I had a plastic ear in my pocket and when I came to the Malchus part, I used my sword and cut of my right ear! Oh, they love that! You can see the ears here. There is a praying hands printable.There are a lot of different things to learn about prayer, but for this lesson, I decided to discuss what to pray for and how to pray. I used it as a conversation starter to discuss prayer and this can be used for several different lessons.
Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus & The Lord's Supper

The printable for this lesson are Life of Jesus Task cards and they are cards that can be used for Life of Jesus review or... more ideas are listed! We are getting to the end of the life of Jesus, and I have divided the next several lessons more than I originally planned.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

IFA: Investigating Bible Facts in Acts Supplies

There were so many great items for sale this Spring for VBS that had to do with Investigators! I started at Hobby Lobby and my head just filled with all kinds of ideas! Then, Oriental Trading had a lot, so I had even more ideas in my head! Then, Lifeway had their VBS with the Agency D3, and I found some items in their store! Since I thought Investigating Bible Facts is a great idea anyway, I decided to teach the 30 weeks of Acts with this theme. I will have bulletin boards, worksheets and different ideas for this. When I can, I will have the idea usable for any Bible lessons, not just Acts.  
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Parable of the Lost Sheep & Lost Coin

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This is such a fun lesson! I love watching the kids enjoy learning the Bible and they love this one! I like teaching most of the parables, but The Prodigal Son and this one seems to be favorites! There are sheep and coin printables that are scriptures that you can hide or shuffle for the kids to put in order.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Investigating Facts in Acts: Bulletin Boards & Posters

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I made all new bulletin boards and posters to go with Investigating Facts in Acts (IFA). I realize that investigating, detectives and secret agents are not a new concept, but I did use the graphics that I could find to create new ideas and printables for the book of Acts and Life of Paul.
 
It all started when I found so many great items for sale this Spring for VBS that had to do with Investigators! I started at Hobby Lobby and my head just filled with all kinds of ideas! Then, Oriental Trading had a lot, so I had even more ideas in my head! Then, Lifeway had their VBS with the Agency D3, and I found some items in their store! Since I thought Investigating Bible Facts is a great idea anyway, I decided to teach the 30 weeks of Acts with this theme. I will have bulletin boards, worksheets and different ideas for this. This post is the bulletin boards and posters I created. 
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Parable of the Rich Fool, the Hidden Treasure & the Pearl of Great Price

This week's lesson are three parables from Jesus. These are the visuals I set up. The barn is a bird house I found at a craft store and painted. I found the grain stalks during the fall and added some Fisher Price fencing and more bales of grain. The Pearl of Great Price is a basket with larger (8 mm) pearl beads. The treasure is a wood box that I found at Hobby Lobby. I just used brown fabric  (or felt or actual dirt). I let the students have a treasure chest, added a pearl bead and a grain stalk. Then, add stickers of Jesus, the Bible, Heaven and discuss what real treasure is.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bulletin Boards by Nicole

 
Here are photos to use for ideas for bulletin boards. These bulletin boards are photos from my niece Nicole Whitacre. Thanks for letting me post the photos! I do not have any printables for Nicole's boards, they are just for you to get ideas.
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Parable of the Good Samaritan

This week's parable is the Good Samaritan. There is a foldable for the review project. The kids will love it! It is fun and easy, but you can discuss so many different neighbor things and make it work for several Bible lessons.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wall Decorating by Nicole: Jacob & Joseph

 
Special thanks to Nicole Whitacre for permitting me to use her Jacob & Joseph wall decorating photos! As with all of Nicole's photos, there are not any printables, just the pictures to give you   ideas to decorate your classroom for teaching Bible facts. This quarter was Jacob and Joseph.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Parable of the Prodigal Son

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The students that were in class for this lesson were all at VBS this year when I taught The Prodigal Son. We used this lesson more as a review. They love filling in the lapbooks and seeing the goodies that I hand out for this lesson.