Today is Day 4 of Keeping Your Kids in the Word. If you missed a post, check this page for links to for the whole series. The featured resource for today is Grapevine Studies.
What is Grapevine Studies?
Most kids love to draw. And how do kids start out drawing? With stick figures. So, Grapevine Studies takes kids through the Bible using stick figures.
Grapevine Studies offers levels of study appropriate for preschoolers through adults, including a multi-level option for combining kids of different ages and abilities. You can choose from Old Testament or New Testament surveys as well as some well known characters and books of the Bible. The books are available in paper or PDF ebook formats.
You read the listed portion of scripture to your kids, draw the stick figure based picture on a whiteboard where they can copy it, and then discuss what you read. There are review timelines to help your kids get a sense of the progress of the story and verses to memorize. Some of the levels include maps and Bible resource questions.
Our Thoughts on Grapevine Studies
I love how this approach is interactive for the child. Jonathan loves drawing the stick figures. Take a look at the Grapevine Studies that we have done:
How to Use Grapevine Studies
With preschool and elementary kids, Grapevine Studies are best done as a family. As kids get older, the Level 3 and Level 4 studies could be done independently. You can break the lessons over a couple of sessions each week. Jonathan often likes to sit longer so we would frequently do a full lesson at a time, a couple times a week. Here are some additional tips and ideas:
- Use crayons, colored pencils or markers to draw the stick figure pictures.
- Do copywork with the memory verses.
- Use a tablet or a computer to show the teacher’s guide rather the drawing the pictures on a whiteboard.
- Take turns reading the scripture portions.
Grapevine Studies for YOU!
I have some FREE eLessons for you to download. These are lessons taken from studies to give you a feel for what Grapevine Studies are like.
First, the FREE June eLesson is from Ruth: Ruth in Moab
Here’s another FREE eLesson: The Days of Creation
And, Grapevine Studies is also giving away a study to one of my readers. The winner will receive a Joseph Teacher and Student eBook set. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Can’t see the giveaway form in your email or RSS reader?
Grapevine Studies Deals
This month, you can get Joseph, Ruth, or Esther studies for 10% off. Looking at a study that isn’t on sale? Use the code JuneBlog for 20% off non-sale items through the end of June. Jump over to Grapevine Studies to start shopping.
Have you used Grapevine Studies? What do you think your kids would think of Grapevine Studies? Share in the comments below.
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