This is from a long time ago. But, since I did not have a website to share ideas when I did this, I thought I would share it with you now.
I was working with the KIDDOS on memorizing the BOOKS OF THE BIBLE!!! I feel that memorizing the BOOKS of THE BIBLE is an important venture to embark upon with KIDDOS. However, I like to try various methods to encourage the memorization of the books.
When trying to come up with a way to encourage, motivate and excite the KIDDOS, I decided to do a BIBLE BOOKS CHAIN. I thought about doing one chain for the entire class...BUT, decided it would be sooooo much more fun for each child to have their OWN chain...That way they could track their success!!!! By the way, this was one of my KIDDOS FAVORITE activities!!!!
I began the chain by making a "BACK BOARD" that has "BIBLE" with a "buckle" cut out of the middle...I then attached one loop to the "buckle" that had the word "LAW" on it. This would be the beginning loop that the KIDDOS would attach all their other loops too. BTW, for the loops, I just copied the names of the books of the bible onto construction paper of various colors.
I also made loops for the various sections of the Bible... "LAW," "HISTORY," "POETRY," "MAJOR PROPHETS," "MINOR PROPHETS," "GOSPELS," "HISTORY," "EPISTLES," AND "PROPHECY."
The KIDDOS were motivated by seeing their CHAIN grow. It amazed me...when I had a KIDDO that had been absent they would come to me and ask to say the BOOKS of THE BIBLE to "catch up" their chain!! I LOVED that!!!! It was so "fun" to watch these chains get longer and longer as the KIDDOS worked so hard at MEMORIZING the BOOKS of THE BIBLE.
As you can see, as their chains grew in length I moved them up higher on the wall. Then we allowed the chains to "puddle" on the floor.
On the day that the KIDDOS completed their BOOKS of THE BIBLE Chain....I made sure to take a picture of them stretching their chain across the classroom. They were excited about their ability to say the Books of The Bible....And, the fact that they got to take their Books of The Bible Chain home with them!!
This was such a FUN and inexpensive way to encourage the KIDDOS to memorize the Books of The Bible!!! I will be repeating this one for sure!!!