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

Toss It!

Some little children really enjoy tossing balls and other things. Here is a simple and fun Bible memory verse activity that capitalizes on this interest! 

Play “Toss It!”

Suggested Ages: 2 – 5

SUPPLIES

“Sock Bags”
Collect pairs of socks. You will need as many pairs of socks as there are words in the Bible memory verse you will say, plus two more pairs for the Bible verse reference. Fold each pair of socks together by putting the two socks inside one of the legs of one of the socks. (See video). These folded socks become “Sock Bags” similar to and instead of “Bean Bags.”

Basket
Find a large basket. A laundry basket is great for this activity.

TO PLAY
 

1. Choose
Choose a Bible memory verse.

 

2. Say
Have your child say the chosen Bible memory verse with you. If you have chosen a new memory verse, have him repeat the Bible reference and each word in the verse individually after you have said them. If he already knows the Bible verse, he can say the verse along with you. Say the verse slowly.

 

3. Toss
Each time your child says the Bible reference or a word of the Bible verse, have your child toss one “sock bag” into the basket.

 

Do It Again!

Dump the sock bags out of the basket and start again!

Very Little Child?

Place the basket very close to your child for tossing ‘success.’

Good Tossing Skills?

If your child is a little older, and has developed good tossing skills, you can move the basket further away each time you say the Bible verse together.

Change Location!

For variety, change the location of the basket. You may want to take turns playing this in your family room, the hallway, a bedroom, the kitchen or in the basement. 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

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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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

Quiet Time Callie

Quiet Time Callie is a sweet visual reminder of two very important truths. Quiet Time Callie helps you to share these truths with your daughter.

The Quiet Time Callie Set comes with a Quiet Time Callie and a Daughters of Decision Quiet Time Journal of your choice.

Each Quiet Time Callie is made by hand here at Daughters of Decision and I am happy to share that the Quiet Time Callie Set is now on sale for this Christmas season!

Would you like a quick look behind the scenes to see Quiet Time Callies being created? If so, this little video is for you!

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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

Quiet Time Journal

This video shares about the Daughters of Decision Quiet Time Journals! These journals provide a simple way to meet with God each day. They offer a Bible reading plan and a step by step Quiet Time guide.

All of the journals shown on this video (and the blue special edition not shown on this video which is a great choice for men and boys) can be found in the Daughters of Decision shop. They are now on sale for this Christmas season! Giving a Quiet Time Journal to your child, family member or friend this Christmas is giving a gift that can influence their life for eternity!

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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

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