I like to use a variety of Bible curriculum throughout the year. Those of you who know me will say, “No! Really? You, use several different resources?” Yes, it’s true. When it comes to curriculum, I’m sort of like a hungry bee that likes to flit from flower to flower enjoying all the tasty flavors of nectar. And as a positive, my children and I get to experience wonderful variety in learning!
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So, for about four weeks this past semester during Bible time, we dove deep into the character qualities described in Proverbs with the help of a wonderful curriculum called Proverbs People.
Proverbs People by Rick and Marilyn Boyer is a fantastic resource for your Bible time. Each chapter takes your child (or your family in our case) through the Proverbs relating to a specific character quality. Topics include:
- The Slothful vs. the Diligent
- The Righteous vs. Wicked
- The Five Types of Fools
- The Prudent Man
- The Wise Man
- The Liar vs the Faithful Witness
In very simple manner, you look up the verses as they appear in the workbook and answer the questions provided after each Bible reference. There are no bells and whistles, but the Bible itself becomes the excitement as your eyes are opened to just how much God has to say about each character quality.
For each chapter, the Boyer’s have included a coloring page with a key Bible verse, an original short story that drives home the particular characteristic, application questions, and a true or false quiz to see how well you understand each character quality.
The book is suggested for children who are 8-12 years old. I used it with a 9 and 13 year old, but have to admit that I enjoyed it myself. The workbook is meant to be written in. There is no note about whether or not you have permission to copy the pages for use within your family. I copied the pages since most publishers will allow you to do so.
Other than the few incorrect Bible references that were given, the book was a complete delight. In fact, I also own the second in the series Proverbs People, Book 2 and my children begged to go right on into that book once we finished the first. This curriculum bumble bee moved on to something else, but I have plans to use the second book in the upcoming school year!
As far as I know, all references are taken from the King James Version of the Bible. I had no trouble using a different version when we went through Proverbs People.
As always, I’d love to hear YOUR favorite Bible curriculum choices!