Scripture Picture Book – Matthew 27:27-54

Would you like a creative way to reflect on part of the Easter story found in Matthew 27:27-54 with your children?

If so, I highly recommend creating a Scripture Picture Book together!

A little family history will help to explain why. Years ago, our daughters, Melissa (3), Kristen (5) and Melanie (6), were on the floor having fun drawing and coloring pictures. Pictures to represent the story of Jesus’ birth from Luke chapter 2. These pictures were being drawn on a large and long piece of paper.

I soon realized that their artistry was precious and worth keeping, yet, the paper was large, and folding it up and trying to store it year after year was not very practical. So I decided to encourage them to draw pictures again, this time on individual pieces of 8 1/2” x 11” cardstock. Taping the completed pages together into a long strip made it easy to fold up the story book like an accordion and then read together.

What I did not realize was that this was the beginning of creating Scripture Picture Books in our home!! Scripture Picture Books that we would continue to make and enjoy for years to come.

We found these books to be a simple yet powerful way to think about, talk about, study and enjoy God’s Word together. We also found that as we read our Scripture Picture Books over and over again, often during Bible Time, our daughters began to memorize the Bible passages without even trying!

We now have a little library of precious and varied Scripture Picture Books that were created over a span of years. It is still fun to look at the books together, savor God’s Word and share memories the Scripture Picture Books bring to mind.

It is a joy to share the idea of Scripture Picture Books with you! I hope you too will be blessed this Easter and in the years to come by creating and using Scripture Picture Books with your children.

 

HOW TO MAKE A SCRIPTURE PICTURE BOOK

 

1. COLLECT

Collect your Bible, some crayons, markers or colored pencils.

2. PRINT

Print the download. (All the pages needed to complete a Matthew 27:27-54 Scripture Picture Book are included in the download. Step by step instructions guide you and your children through five study steps. Scripture Picture Books are recommended for ages 3 to adult.)

3. GATHER

Gather your children and have fun creating the Scripture Picture Book together!

  ARCHIVES

Take a peek into the Thomsen Archives! You’ll see some pages from our Matthew 27:27-54 Scripture Picture Book.

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Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Scripture Picture Play

With this coming Sunday being Easter Sunday, I am excited to tell you about a creative Bible study that you can use to enjoy the resurrection story with your children.

Scripture in video taken from the King James Version.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Bible Study Binder

Have you been enjoying Bible Studies found on the Mom Blog with your children? Are you looking forward to using the Bible studies found in First Place Plans?

Three ring Bible Study Binders are a great place for everyone to store their Bible study pages. And if the binders have a clear view window, you may like to have each of your children choose one of the colorful covers provided in the download! Enjoy!

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Date Night Table Talk

Date Night Table Talk

Looking for some stimulating conversation starters for you and your husband to enjoy as you share what is on your heart concerning your children’s spiritual growth and development? Take a look at the Date Night Table Talk questions!

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It Starts with You

It Starts with You

As you prepare for Bible time with your children, remember that it starts with you and your love for God and His Word. You cannot share your love for God and His Word with your children if you do not love God and His Word.

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Scripture Picture Book – Luke 2:1-14

Would you like a creative way to enjoy the Christmas story found in Luke 2:1-14 with your children this December?

If so, I highly recommend creating a Scripture Picture Book together!

A little family history will help to explain why. Years ago, our daughters, Melissa (3), Kristen (5) and Melanie (6), were on the floor having fun drawing and coloring pictures. Pictures to represent the story of Jesus’ birth from Luke chapter 2. These pictures were being drawn on a large and long piece of paper.

I soon realized that their artistry was precious and worth keeping, yet, the paper was large, and folding it up and trying to store it year after year was not very practical. So I decided to encourage them to draw pictures again, this time on individual pieces of 8 1/2” x 11” cardstock. Taping the completed pages together into a long strip made it easy to fold up the story book like an accordion and then read together.

What I did not realize was that this was the beginning of creating Scripture Picture Books in our home!! Scripture Picture Books that we would continue to make and enjoy for years to come.

We found these books to be a simple yet powerful way to think about, talk about, study and enjoy God’s Word together. We also found that as we read our Scripture Picture Books over and over again, often during Bible Time, our daughters began to memorize the Bible passages without even trying!

We now have a little library of precious and varied Scripture Picture Books that were created over a span of years. It is still fun to look at the books together, savor God’s Word and share memories the Scripture Picture Books bring to mind. And many Christmas’s in our home have included the reading of Luke 2:1-14 using at least one if not more, Scripture Picture Books created years ago. And this Christmas will be no exception!

It is a joy to share the idea of Scripture Picture Books with you! I hope you too will be blessed this Christmas and in the years to come by creating and using Scripture Picture Books with your children.

 

HOW TO MAKE A SCRIPTURE PICTURE BOOK

 

1. COLLECT

Collect your Bible, some crayons, markers or colored pencils.

2. PRINT

Print the download. (All the pages needed to complete a Luke 2:1-14 Scripture Picture Book are included in the download. And step by step instructions guide you and your children through five study steps. Scripture Picture Books are recommended for ages 3 to adult.)

3. GATHER

Gather your children and have fun creating the Scripture Picture Book together!

  ARCHIVES

Take a peek into the Thomsen Archives! You’ll see some pages from two of our Luke 2:1-14 Scripture Picture Books.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Come and See

On this video I am happy to introduce a new Bible study for you to enjoy with your children! This study encourages your children to “come and see” Jesus! It focuses on twelve Bible passages that share about Jesus’ life on earth.

When you are ready to use this Come and See Bible study with your children, you are welcome to use the download to print as many free copies as you will need for your family.

2 TIPS FOR DOING THIS STUDY

One Page: It may be helpful to give your children just one Bible Study Page at a time rather than the entire the Bible study at once. Each new Bible Study Page can be given to your children when you are ready to study another Bible passage together.

Time: Give yourselves plenty of time to enjoy each passage study. It may take a few days or even longer to complete all the steps in the study. Not because the steps are complicated, but because you will want to have time to savor God’s Word as you study it together.

Have Younger Children?

The recommended ages for this Bible study is 8 years old to adult. If you have children younger than 8, you can certainly encourage them to join you as you study with your older children! They can listen, watch and participate in the Bible study steps that they are ready for.

I am looking forward to hearing from you as you enjoy this study with your children! What were your children’s favorite Bible study steps? What questions did your children have concerning any of the Bible study steps? What is something you did to make this Bible Study time special in your home?

Printed Copy

If you would prefer to obtain a printed copy of Come and See it is available for purchase in the Daughters of Decision Shop.
 

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Verse Study

Would you like a simple, yet creative and fun way to encourage discussion and increase comprehension of a Bible verse
that you are memorizing with your child?

Enjoy “A Crayon Verse Study”!
Suggested Ages: 3-10

Prepare:

– Write or print Psalm 136:1 with large letters on paper. Make copies for you and your child.

– Give your child their Psalm 136:1 paper along with a pink, green, purple, blue, and orange crayon or other crayon colors of your choice.

– Explain that you are going to do a “Crayon Verse Study” together.

– Read Psalm 136:1 out loud.

– Pray together and ask the Lord to give you understanding as you study.

Notes:

If your child cannot read, as you follow the steps below, read the verse out loud for them each time you ask a new question so that they can once again think on the verse and answer your question. 

If your child is very young, it will probably be best to keep the answers simple, focusing on the overall meaning of the verse. If they are older, it would be great to encourage more discussion.

Study:

Think! What is the first word in Psalm 136:1? What does the word “Give” mean?

Color! Draw a rectangle around the word “Give” with your pink crayon and color in the rectangle.

Think! What does Psalm 136:1 tell us we are to give? What do we mean when we say “Thanks?”

Color! Draw a green oval around the word ‘thanks’ and color in the oval.

Think! To whom are we to give thanks? Who is the Lord?

Color! Draw a purple circle around the word “Lord” and color in the circle.

Think! What words tell us about God? What do the words good and mercy mean to you?

Color! Draw blue squares around the words “good and mercy” and color in the squares.

Think! How long does God’s mercy last? How long is forever?

Color! Use the orange crayon to draw a cloud around the words ‘for ever’.

Pray: Thank God that He is good and that His mercy endures forever.
IDEA!

Enjoy the “Crayon Verse Study” using other Bible verses.

Use this “Crayon Verse Study” activity to introduce each of your new Bible memory verses.

If you plan to continue to do this activity with other Bible verses, you may want to have your child keep their “Crayon Verse Study” papers in their own “Crayon Verse Study” folder.

If you are doing this with an older child, you and they could look up cross references that relate to the verse you are studying and then talk about how the cross references help to understand the meaning of the original verse of study.

SHARE IT!
– What Bible verse did you use?

– What did you like about the Crayon Verse Study?

– Are you going to do the Crayon Verse Study with another verse?

– Is this an idea you would share with a friend? Why or why not?

YOUR PICS!

 

Lindsey

 
This was one of my favorite ideas yet! My kids (ages 5,4,2) really enjoyed doing this Bible verse study. It helped me teach the verse, and helped them understand it! Thank you for this idea:)

“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.”

Jeremiah 15:16 (KJV)

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Takeoff!

Takeoff!

Here’s another fun way to memorize and/or review a Bible memory verse with your children. This is a great activity when you want to give your children the opportunity to get some wiggles out.

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