I LOVE to teach KIDDOS the BOOKS OF THE BIBLE. I love to hear them SAY the Books of the Bible. My favorite is to hear them attempt to say Deuteronomy!!!
I have used several different METHODS of encouraging the KIDDOS to MEMORIZE the books of the BIBLE. We have made a BOOKS of The BIBLE CHAIN!!! We have made a BOOKS of The BIBLE PUZZLE!!! We have done an INCH WORM on LEAVES method of encouraging the KIDDOS to memorize the BOOKS of The BIBLE, etc.
However, I have a "NEW" set of KIDDOS in my classroom. You see, the OLDER KIDDOS moved up into the NEXT class, this Past Summer. I had some of the 4 Year Olds MOVE up from the NURSERY CLASS. Then we had a family move to the area....All this means I have a SLEW of "NEW" KIDDOS in my classroom. :-)
Having "NEW" KIDDOS means it is time to work on MEMORIZING the BOOKS of THE BIBLE. This is one challenge that I like to help the KIDDOS succeed meeting. I LOVE to hear their little voices as they say the BOOKS of THE BIBLE and I LOVE seeing their faces when they realize that they MASTERED saying all 66 Books!!!!!
So, I began thinking about HOW to get the KIDDOS excited about memorizing all the BOOKS of THE BIBLE. I wanted something DIFFERENT!!! I wanted something EASY to make! I wanted something FUN for the KIDDOS to use!! I wanted something that was NOT Terribly Expensive!! I wanted something that WOULD be EXCITING!!!
I decided to use a EMPTY WIPE CONTAINER!! We have some of these SAVED up...but, I just let the member know I need more and the donations have been ROLLING in. Each KIDDO will have their OWN CONTAINER to decorate!!! I just PRINTED a "LABEL" using my PRINTMASTER PROGRAM. The KIDDOS will color theirs and then we will glue them onto the container. We have a few extra stickers for embellishments.
I printed each Book of The Bible onto a 1 INCH circle Sticker. Stuck them to to TOP of the CAPS and WALLAH they are READY!! I did divided up the COLORS of CAPS to go along with the Division of the Bible--- 5 Clear caps for LAW, 12 Green Caps for HISTORY, 5 Purple Caps for POETRY, 5 Dark Blue Caps for MAJOR PROPHETS, 12 Green Caps for MINOR PROPHETS, 4 Green Caps for GOSPELS, 1 Brown Cap for HISTORY, 21 Blue Caps for EPISTLES AND 1 Pink Cap for PROPHECY.
I used VARIOUS CLIP ARTS for the Books of The Bible Stickers. I used clip art from the PRINTMASTER Program that I own. I just picked out clip art that I thought represented the BOOK I put it with.
I use clip art from Phillip Martin at http://bible.phillipmartin.info/index.htm
I used clip art from Cool Clip art at http://www.coolclipart.com/clipart-downloads-set-details.php?vol=49
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The KIDDOS will ADD a CAP for EACH BOOK of the BIBLE they Memorize. I will have the KIDDOS memorize them in small groups of books. WE will also be doing this during the EAA! Early Arriver Activities. Since, MOST of the KIDDOS are EARLY ARRIVERS this will be a WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY to use that time for going over the BOOKS of THE BIBLE and PUTTING the CAPS into the CONTAINERS.
This is what it LOOKS like when ALL 66 Milk Caps are placed inside the cylinder. I am PRAYING that the KIDDOS will LOVE to PLAY with this AFTER they get to Take it HOME. My SON (he is 8 years old) said, he thought this was "COOL." I asked him if he would find a way to PLAY with it...He said, "SURE, MOM!!" Then he said he would STACK the CAPS UP INTO A TOWER as he said the BOOKS of the BIBLE. I feel if it is APPROVED by Jeremiah it is a KEEPER! (BTW, Jeremiah is a really TOUGH critic. He is BRUTALLY honest!)
Memorizing the BOOKS of THE BIBLE can be tedious and difficult on young KIDDOS. But, if you make it FUN and ENJOYABLE the KIDDOS REALLY GET INTO THE CHALLENGE!!