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“We Can’t Teach That Because…”

In two previous posts, we heard Sally Michael explain why and how we should teach difficult doctrines to children. In this video, she raises and then answers the following five objections:

We can’t teach difficult doctrines to children because….

1. These truths are inappropriate to teach to children (e.g., dark; violent; evil).
2. These truths are too hard for children to understand.
3. These truths are too hard for me to understand.  How can I hope to teach them to children?
4. The kids are going to be bored with all of this theology.
5. These topics are too controversial.  I will get in trouble if I teach these things.

Creative Classroom Idea: Bible Memory Puzzles

Puzzle Piece Game
Here is a super simple activity that combines children’s love of completing puzzles with encouragement to memorize Bible verses. Target Age: 1st-3rd Grade

Supplies:

  • Cardstock or heavy-weight paper (e.g., 8.5″ x 11″)
  • Scissors
  • Plastic storage bags or envelopes
  • Computer and printer

Preparation:

  • Using a computer, type and format a Bible memory verse you are encouraging the children to learn. To add interest, include clipart or other design elements. Print the page on the cardstock.
  • Cut the page into 10-20 puzzle pieces, depending on the age of the children. (Search “puzzle template” for downloadable options.)
  • Make duplicate puzzles, depending on the number of children or based on how the puzzles will be used (e.g., one puzzle per group).
  • Place the puzzle pieces in the plastic storage bag or envelope. Label the bag or envelope with the verse reference.

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Fighting the Fight of Faith through Bible Memory + Friday Contest

What motivates us to memorize Scripture? Why is Bible memory so important for both us and our children? Watch John Piper as he explains the main reason why he memorizes Scripture:

Do you need some really practical ideas to encourage Bible memory in the home and church? Read the notes from our seminar, Bible Memorization by Kathi Westlund. You will find many wonderful (and simple) Bible memory ideas that cover a range of ages and variety of learning styles.

Friday Contest

  • PRIZE: A free Fighter Verse App for iPhone, Android or Kindle!
  • TO ENTER: Leave a comment, telling us the main reason why you memorize Scripture.
  • CONTEST CLOSES: Wednesday, August 7

The App is a tool to help encourage Bible memory. Features include:

  • 1000+ verses pre-loaded
  • Choice of six Bible translations
  • Three unique quizzes
  • Configurable schedule for weekly memorization
  • Review function
  • “My Verses” allows you to add your own verses
  • Includes “Foundation Verses”—a collection of verses for preschool children
  • Links to songs, weekly blog posts, and much more!

And don’t forget to check out our other Bible memory resources.

Creative Classroom Idea: Books of the Bible Clothesline Activity

Teachers, are you looking for a fun and creative activity to help your younger elementary students learn the books of the Bible? Learning this important skill will help children become more proficient in searching for, and finding, Scripture verses in their own Bibles. Try this simple activity in your classroom.

clothesline

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Ideas creativas para aprender los libros de la Biblia

En un post anterior explicamos algunos ideas para enseñar los libros de la Biblia en su salón de clases. Esas actividades son muy bueno para los niños de 6 a 10 años de edad.

Tendedero

tendedero

Decargue la plantilla (PDF) e imprima para sí mismo

  1. Imprima la plantilla en papel 11″ x 17″
  2. Recorte en las líneas de puntos
  3. Doble en la línea verde

Tiendas

tiendas

Decargue la plantilla (PDF) e imprima para sí mismo

  1. Imprima la plantilla en papel 8.5″ x 11″ (puede usar un color de papel diferente para cada “grupo” de libros para distinguir entre los profetas, los evangelios, las cartas, etc.)
  2. Recorte en las líneas continuas
  3. Doble cada uno en la línea punteada

Palitos

Puede usar palitos de helados o depresores de lengua

palitos

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Ideas creativas para su salón de clases

Aprendiendo los libros de la Biblia… ¡usando un tendedero!

Maestros(as), ¿están buscando una actividad divertida y creativa para ayudar a sus alumnos de educación básica (primaria) a aprender los libros de la Biblia? Aprender esta importante habilidad ayudará a los niños a ser más competentes al buscar y encontrar versículos en sus propias Biblias. Intente realizar esta sencilla actividad en su salón de clases.

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