Christian homeschoolers looking for a good Bible curriculum have many options. Here I will share my top two picks -- Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies series and Eagles Wings Products -- for Bible lessons that are already planned out and easy to use. Then I will share some links to more Bible materials -- retail and freebies.
Bible Curriculum for Homeschoolers
My top picks for Bible curriculum for homeschooled students.
Teaching Your Children the Word of God
Sure, to study the Bible, you can simply read the Bible, discuss what it means, add some copywork, some Bible notebooking and scripture memorization. But having a pre-planned curriculum is a convenient time saver, especially for those seasons when life is chaotic. A workbook medium is also good for moving intermediate learners into more independence with their studies.
Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies
by Kay Arthur
|Jesus in the Spotlight: John, Chapters 1-10 (Discover 4 Yourself® I...|
Harvest House Publishers
Bible Studies by Kay Arthur
Workbook Format for Grades 4 and Up
The Discover 4 Yourself Bible study series for children is an easy pick. There are many titles to choose from including how to study the Bible, prayer, Old Testament characters, and New Testament books.
The books are a created in a consumable, workbook format. You could extend the use to multiple children by having them write their answers on paper or by photocopying some of the written activities, but the design is for the book to be used by one child one time.
If your child is an independent reader, he can do these workbooks on his own. So I would suggest these books for grades four through middle school.
The Discover 4 Yourself Bible series does a good job teaching children techniques for Bible study that they can apply to their own future studies. There is a strong emphasis on reading the Bible passages and marking key words, phrases, or concepts. Special pages in the back of the book are provided just for these marking exercises, so there is no need to mark up your own Bible.
The books are divided into easily manageable daily lessons that take only a few minutes to complete. My daughter enjoyed doing these workbooks when she was in fourth and fifth grades. I highly recommend them.
|Abraham--God's Brave Explorer (Discover 4 Yourself® Inductive Bible Studies for Kids)|
This exciting addition to Kay Arthur and Janna Arndt’s Discover 4 Yourself® Inductive Bible Studies for Kids series takes readers and characters Max, Molly, and Sam along the ...
Harvest House Publishers
|God, What's Your Name? (Discover 4 Yourself® Inductive Bible Studies for Kids)|
This exciting addition to Kay Arthur and Janna Arndt’s Discover 4 Yourself® Inductive Bible Studies for Kids series leads young believers ages 8–12 on a journey to God’s heart ...
Harvest House Publishers
Eagle's Wings Curriculum
By Susan Mortimer
These two volumes are classified as history curriculums, but they include a lot of Biblical history. I added Remembering God's Awesome Acts to our ancient history study. I was very impressed with the depth and scope of the material. In fact, because of the quality of this curriculum, I would recommend this for children no younger than sixth grade. It would work well for 7th grade through high school. Because of the layout of the workbooks, all of Eagle's Wings materials work well with Bible notebooking.
This history workbook covers from creation up to Ancient Egypt from a decidedly Biblical viewpoint. The reproducible pages work very well with a notebooking approach.
This is the second history volume that takes up where Remembering God's Awesome Acts leaves off. It begins with Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and moves on to the forty years of wandering, taking the Promised land, the judges, and the Kingdom.
Celebrating Our Messiah in the Festivals is considered a strict Bible Curriculum.
Through a study of the festivals of the Old Testament, this curriculum teaches about Jesus Christ.
More Bible Curriculum Possibilities
Below are additional resources, some free and some for purchase. I have not actually used any of these. (I have used the two types above.) However, I do consider these quality options that I may use at some time.
The links below are for material that is designed mainly for a weekly Sunday School setting. Of course, the materials can easily be adapted for a homeschool setting.
Retail Bible Curricula
Bible materials for ages five through adult. The Grapevine studies use sketching stick figures to learn the stories of the Bible.
Explorer Bible Study
Bible studies in workbook format. I thumbed through these at a homeschool convention. The large workbooks are straightforward -- read a passage and answer questions.
Children Desiring God Curriculum
This material includes various ages as well as multi-age curriculum and even a backyard Bible club study. This website is a part of Desiring God, John Piper's ministry.
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