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How To Plan An Awesome Home Bible Study For Kids

Home Bible Study for Kids

Do you remember learning about the Bible as a child? I do. I still remember powerful Bible stories like David and Goliath or Jesus walking on water from hearing them at five years old. These stories stuck with me forever. 

As Christian parents, we want this for our children too. We want them to hear stories of the Bible and be amazed. I hate to admit that we can occasionally share these stories and lack the child-like awe to make them come alive. And the truth is, we should present the Bible to our children with excitement, wonder, and honor. 

God left us a book filled with incredible stories to share with our children, so why not go all out? I want my children to hear the amazing things God has done, and it leave an impression on them for life, just as it did for me. 

Many of these stories impacted my mind and memory because they were presented to me using creative visual tools and delivered by a good storyteller. 

Yes, reading straight from the Bible with our family is fantastic! But it doesn’t hurt to add resources that visually stimulate our children. Visuals are excellent teaching tools for children of all learning styles. It also doesn’t hurt to tie in hands-on experiences that will help them never to forget. We can help bring the Bible to life as they hear the retellings. 

For that reason, I am beyond thrilled to share with you the ultimate Bible story companion. Art. 

Whether you are teaching Bible in your homeschool as a daily or weekly lesson, or perhaps you are creating a church-at-home experience for your family, you will love how effective it is to add art along with your Biblical teachings.

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I Drew It Then I Knew It Bible Series Companion Workbooks

I am also thrilled to announce another new I Drew It And I Knew It Companion Workbook – New Testament Series! If you haven’t heard yet, we are adding these excellent companion workbooks to all of our I Drew It And I Knew It Series.

The workbooks include planners, book recommendation lists, fact sheets, overviews, or biographies to help you make the most of your learning time together! No hunting down all of the right resources. Our companion workbooks do the work for you so you can spend more time learning alongside your children. The best part, they are included in the Complete Clubhouse Membership!

Home Bible Study for Kids – Tips & Ideas 

Sometimes, we parents think if laughing and fun are included, it can’t be educational. But, the truth is, if we make learning about Jesus engaging, our kids will enjoy it enough to keep trying. 

Have you ever tried to teach your children something super dull? If you aren’t excited, neither are they. But, when you share something with an activity, like art, and deliver it with some passion…sparks! Right? 

If you don’t know what I am talking about, try it. See how your children react differently when you create an experience or make it more fun with hands-on activities. Art has that effect on kids. 

Here are a few ideas to help you maximize your teaching efforts:

Bible Tea Time with Art: (Or, you might enjoy Bible, coffee, and art if you have teens.)

We are big advocates of tea time here at You ARE An Artist. You can elevate any lesson at home by adding tea and treats. Kids love the extras and will look forward to each time you tell them you are doing an art tea time. 

Connecting with your teens can sometimes be a challenge, but try a coffee date at home with the Bible and art! It may take a few minutes to ease into it, but art is therapeutic, and the mental health benefits are great for teens. By the way, did you know your teens can earn an art credit with chalk pastels?

Home Bible Study for Kids

Create a Church-at-Home Experience:

If church-at-home is more your speed, you could make Sundays awesome! It could be a family experience to draw a Bible story altogether each Sunday for church-at-home. 

Luckily, You ARE An Artist includes the whole family, children of all ages through adults. Grandma and grandpa would probably love an invitation to participate. Church-at-home could be as simple as this:

  • Tell your children a Bible story while they have some snacks or tea time.
  • Do an art project together.
  • Follow that up with fun kids worship music. Seeds Family Worship has some beautiful songs to help kids memorize scripture while worshipping as a family. 
  • Close with prayer. 
Home Bible Study for Kids

Create a Homeschool Bible Study Routine:

You could spread the Bible lesson out over the week if you homeschool and want to break it down into digestible chunks each day. Here is an example – 

Monday, read the Bible story. 

Tuesday, do scripture memorization orally.

Wednesday, do scripture memory copy work. 

Thursday, ask your children to narrate the Bible story back to you aloud. 

Make Friday a day to look forward to, and execute a fun art lesson that compliments the Bible story you shared. 

Home Bible Study for Kids

With Our I Drew It Then I Knew It New Testament Series, Your Family Can Paint:

  • Jesus Blesses the Children
  • Zacchaeus
  • Jesus Walks on the Water
  • Jesus Feeds the 5,000
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet
  • The Last Supper
  • Paul and Silas Jail Earthquake
  • Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock

And that is just the New Testament! We have an Old Testament Series too. 

Home Bible Study for Kids

I hope the wheels turn as you think of creative ways to incorporate the Bible at home with your kids. There is no right way to do home Bible study for kids. Do what works best with your family rhythm. 

If you are wondering how you can get started, it’s easy! All you need is a Complete Clubhouse Membership here at You ARE An Artist, an affordable set of chalk pastels and computer or construction paper.

Courtney is a Jesus-pursuing, native Texan, homeschool mom of three, and she believes homeschooling can be a peaceful and productive rhythm. At Grace, Grow & Edify she helps families create peaceful homeschooling atmospheres through faith, organizational strategies, and cultivating strong roots at home. She is also the founder of Homeschool Mastery Academy.

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How To Plan A Biblical Christmas School Lesson In 4 Simple Steps

Christmas School

If you haven’t heard of Christmas school yet, let me fill you in, dear friend! Christmas schooling can happen anywhere between now and the new year. You can get festive with your homeschool plans, get educational, lean into Advent, or create a lovely combination of things. My absolute favorite part of Christmas schooling is the time spent preparing our hearts for Christ with our families.

If that isn’t a homeschool perk, I don’t know what is!

Many of you may be planning for Advent, and what I will share with you today would be the perfect addition to your plans. If you don’t have any specific Christmas schooling plans, you will love these ideas to homeschool through the holiday season too.

Either way, we have got some excellent resources to add to your Christmas school plans today. The best part is that these Christmas school plans can be done anytime and require little planning on your part. Because keeping it simple surely helps around the holidays.

What Exactly Is Biblical Christmas School?

Christmas schooling is whatever you want it to be! Right? We are homeschoolers, and we love the freedom to customize our lessons and homeschool days.

But in short, Christmas school allows us to focus on the real reason for the season. And you can do that in so many ways. We will give many resources to choose from and help you customize your perfect Christmas school day, week, or month.

Christmas school is also unique in that you might want to plan with the whole family in mind. Learning about Christ’s birth, reading Bible stories, and spending time together is perfect for the entire family. So remember to plan family-style when Christmas schooling. You may even want to add dad or the grandparents in on some of these excellent projects. Including the whole family is a wonderful way to make memories and get lots of great photos ops too!

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Planning Your Ideal Christmas School In Just 4 Steps

Step One for planning your perfect Christmas homeschool plans may be to decide when you would like to block out your Christmas school time.

You may want to plan one epic day of Christmas activities in your homeschool. Or you may want to add little snippets all month long. I have done it both ways, and I am here to tell you that your kids will love it either way. No pressure, plan what you can. It’s supposed to be fun!

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Step Two may be to decide what you will do. For us, that’s an easy one. Art! Every homeschool lesson is more fun with art. But I also want to include some educational aspects too, of course. It’s still homeschooling because education can be found in everything.

One of my favorite aspects of the Clubhouse Membership with You Are An Artist is that there is hardly any planning required for homeschool moms to put together incredible homeschool lessons. All you have to do is find the Christmas course in the membership area, and you will see all of the available tutorials in one spot. It’s that easy.

Christmas School

Onto the Christmas art lessons we chose for our family. Keep in mind; we prefer to enjoy all of these activities family-school style. I have a wide range of ages in my homeschool, and You Are An Artist is perfect for activities the entire family can enjoy!

According to your children’s skill level, a quick tip for planning your art lessons is to start with the easier lessons first. I have found that my younger artists might be ready for a break sooner than myself and my oldest. That way, we save the more advanced projects for after they have moved on to another activity.

Christmas School

One of the fantastic educational resources you may want to include, as we have, is a Biblical Map to Bethlehem. Mapping is the perfect way to add geography to your Christmas plans. You may want to read the story of Jesus’s birth before mapping, so your children have a good understanding of it before you begin.

Another cool idea to add to these Christmas plans is the Wise Men’s Star Chart! Yep, your kids will love this.

I also wanted to include the We Three Kings tutorial because it pairs perfectly with the whole lesson. We did something similar for Thanksgiving by including hymns into our day, and the kids enjoy listening to music as they create. And Christmas music, need I say more?

Christmas School

You may also want to add The Messiah Lessons – Angels Announce Messiah – This one is a beautiful lesson that also covers Handel, the composer, and has a lot of musical information & appreciation. The Messiah Lessons are incredibly fun and educational on its own. My kids really enjoyed this one, add a little hot cocoa, and they were all ears.

Christmas School

Some other fantastic Biblical Christmas art tutorials to add are Unto Us A Child Is Born, Nativity/Away In A Manger, Christmas Star, or Dream of Joseph, to name a few. Remember, these are all available within the Christmas Course section of your You Are An Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership.

Step Three is optional, but besides the Bible, what books would you like to include? If you are only planning for a day, you may want a few essential picture books, and if you are planning to work through all of this over a more extended period, you may want to include some chapter books. Remember to reserve them from the library now or jot them down on a list so you can pull them out later.

Christmas School
Christmas School

Step Four is a must. What will we eat! Come on; we are homeschoolers. We never stop snacking. Ok, but seriously, my kids will linger through any lessons longer with food. There are so many great ideas; you can plan a tea complete with baked goods or a lovely kid-friendly charcuterie board. What would be fun, and we decided to add it to our plans is a few food items from Biblical times. You can make this as educational as you please; there are so many exciting choices to include!

Christmas School

Another idea to think about adding in may be some holiday crafts or seasonal handcrafts. You could make a dried orange garland, bake cookies together and decorate, or paint ornaments all while listening to beautiful Christmas carols. You could even decorate the tree!

We hope that this gives you lots of inspiration for your Christmas school plans this year! Remember, you don’t have to do it all this year. Advent is all about preparing our hearts and dwelling in his perfect peace. Christmas school is an opportunity not only for creativity and education but for making lasting memories together.

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Courtney is a Jesus-pursuing, native Texan, homeschool mom of three, and she believes homeschooling can be a peaceful and productive rhythm. At Grace, Grow & Edify she helps families create peaceful homeschooling atmospheres through faith, organizational strategies, and cultivating strong roots at home. She is also the founder of Homeschool Mastery Academy.