My little ones always sit still longer and learn much more when their hands are busy. I’m sure you’ve found this to be true as well. That’s one of the reasons we’ve so enjoyed Bible Stories to Read and Bible Pictures to Color by Rod and Staff.
As we start the school morning, I open up the Bible Stories. I read the next one while my youngest colors the matching picture.
- Bible story
- A few, short discussion questions to reinforce the story
- A short Bible verse to learn.
- 60 matching coloring pages for each story practice in coloring in realistic colors
- color by number
Benefits I have noticed:
Reading a Bible story each morning is a wonderful way to begin a school day. We are building the habit of reading the Bible each day. Listening. Coloring. Learning colors. Also, my older ones are usually close by when I’m reading. They enjoy hearing those stories they colored along with when they were younger.
Where can you find it? Both are available from Rod and Staff books:
- Bible Stories to Read is available for $6.50. We purchased this once and have used it over and over again with our children.
- Bible Pictures to Color is $3.25. We purchased a new copy for each child in the preschool years.
You might also be interested in my review of Rod and Staff Preschool learning books as well as Leading Little Ones to God. All are a wonderful part of learning for our youngest ones.
Homeschooling for over a dozen years now, Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos with five children from preschool to high school. She is author of art curriculum for all ages and a series of cookbooks at Hodgepodge. She and her husband, Steve (who writes app and technology reviews), are co-owners of Curriculum Choice.
I loved using these books when my kids were little (my youngest is 11 now), so this post brings back fond memories. 🙂
Last year we used these with our number five child. This year he is a big kindergartener. It surely goes fast. And yes, many happy memories with these Rod & Staff resources!