We try to start our mornings off with some reading and learning from the scriptures. It doesn't always happen, but when it does I love having something to guide us through it, and help the children to understand better what they are reading when they read the Bible. With that said, I was happy to try this Bible Study Guide For All Ages for this review. With the Intermediate (3rd & 4th grade) level, I was able to have a guide for both my middle boys (who are 2nd and 5th) that they could do together. One thing I loved most about this Bible Study Guide is that it can be used with whatever version of the Bible you want! We use the KJV and it worked just fine.
We received 2 physical copies of the Student Pages for the Intermediate Level. It was so nice to have these! These pages are truly fun to do! Even my boys loved them, and it really helped them to grasp some of the details of the scripture reading. Each lesson has a front and a back of the page to work on. We did the reading together, and then kinda worked through the worksheet together. We actually would work on the back side first, and then flip to the front side for the time line, application, and memory work.
|This is the back side of lesson 1 for my 2nd grader. We started with this part as it focuses more on the details of the reading.|
|This is the front side of lesson 1 for my 2nd grader. This is the time line activities, and the application part of the lesson. It includes memory work, thinking, and active activities.|
|Front side of 5th grader's worksheet, lesson 1.|
|Back side of 5th grader's worksheet, lesson 1.|
To give you an idea of how we used the Student books here is some of it in action. We would read, and then the boys each worked on the worksheet on their own, using the Bible for reference, so they could look back through the story if they needed to. I would have to help remind them where in the story to look if they needed it. If you can tell from the pictures below, the pages of the student books are nice and big. Not a standard size, but a little longer than a normal sheet of paper. That way it's all big enough to get their own drawings and answers in there. Each of my children just used their own scriptures.
We were also blessed to receive some extras with this review including a Timeline set, Summary Cards, and Wall Maps.
The Large Summary Cards have a summary of each book of the bible on them, and what happened in that book.
|Wall Maps and Timeline Set.|
The Wall Maps and Timeline Set are big posters to go up on a wall, and there are labels for the children to put on each as they go through each lesson. The specific labels to use are all mapped out in each lesson, so you can prepare the right labels for each lesson. There is also a special binder included for the labels to be stored in until they are used. The labels are put up with some sticky tack so that they can be moved or reused in later lessons. The size of the Timeline is 76"x25." The Wall maps are 38"x25," and 19"x25."
My 2nd grader just loved the Timeline set. He had so much fun helping me get it set up. We decided that the hallway would work best for our timeline. I would have loved to have it out in the living room, but it would have been too high for little people to move stuff around.
The initial set up took a bit. We had to have a lot on there to get ready for the first lesson. Once we got all that set up it didn't take long during the lessons to put up the few labels that go with each lesson.
|The label binder (laying there in the picture) is so great. It gives details on where each thing goes on the Timeline. I was able to get it up and going pretty fast.|
I love the pictures and words on the Timeline. It was all laid out, easy to read, and find events.