Have you ever been sitting in church or a Bible study when the leader asks you to turn to a certain passage in a book that you didn’t even know was in the Bible? This has happened to me once or twice recently and I really hate having to turn to the table of contents to figure out where the book is, and by the time I actually get to the right page I have fallen behind in the general message.
There are many great ways to teach kids the order of the books of the bible like rhymes or songs. It is just like teaching kids their multiplication tables with a little ditty. It is important for kids to not only know where the books of the bible are located but also the main ideas from each so they have some frame of reference when the books are being discussed.
One great suggestion for how to help kids remember not only the location of books but also the themes of each is to post them around the room and talk about they on a regular basis. I have seen ideas where kids have little pictures for each book and they are on a velcro board and they are asked to pull them all off and then put them on back in order.
This is what Hooked On the Book could be used for! Make copies of the pictures that represent the books and then just add a bit of velcro to the back and make a game out of putting them in order.
An0ther idea is to talk about a different book each night and read all the stories and poems about it from the book. As you add a new book you add the velcro picture and have the kids keep putting them in order with the new books each night.
Happy book learning!
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.Related Posts