How to Add Biblical Activities Into Your Homeschool Day
As parents, our children are gifts from God. I believe that one of the most important responsibilities we have is to ensure that our children have a strong foundation in Jesus Christ. Matthew 7:24 says “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, are doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:” We want our children’s foundation to be the rock, Jesus Christ. As a parent, try to incorporate Biblical activities into your child’s life regularly.
Do Regular Bible Devotions with Your Children
I am convinced that it is crucial to regularly do a Bible devotion with your children. Yes, things such as Sunday School can be awesome. However, we want our children to learn about the Bible more than one time a week. There are many Bible stories that we can teach our children about including the first couple Adam and Eve, Noah and the ark, Jonah, David and Goliath, Daniel and the lions. For many people these are some of the more popular stories, but there are many more stories in the Bible. You can teach about Josiah, one of the kings of Judah (2 Kings 22-23). Josiah was only eight years old when he began to reign, and he was considered one of the “good” kings of Judah. Another story you can teach your kids about is the story of Moses and how when his hands were lifted the Israelites would win the battle they were fighting and how when his hands went down, the Israelites would lose and so how Aaron and Hur held up his hands because Moses would get tired (Exodus 17).
Let Your Kids Decorate Their Belongings with Bible Verses
You can let your kids decorate their notebooks, walls, tablets, etc. with Christian items. For example they could use Christian stickers to decorate their notebooks. They could use scripture cards to decorate their desk areas. If you want to check out some scripture cards for girls, you can check these out.
Hopefully if they have Biblical sayings around them, they will read the decorations. 🙂
Another idea is to let them draw or paint Christian related scenes and decorate their rooms. My son has painted a picture of crosses that he displays in his room. He has done several paintings including the Name of Jesus.
Incorporate Prayer into Your Geography Time
It’s of great importance that we teach our children the importance of prayer. One way you can incorporate prayer into your homeschool day is as a part of Geography. As you are talking about a particular country or state, you could set aside some time to pray for the people in that country or state.
Let Your Children Write Letters to Encourage Others
Your child can practice their grammar skills and they can encourage others through letter writing. You could have your child pick someone you all know that they want to encourage. You can also encourage them to include at least one scripture in the letter. For some stationery for small girls, check this out. For stationery for older girls, check this out.
There are different things you can do to incorporate Biblical activities into your child’s day. The time we have with our children is a gift from God. He is so gracious and kind to us. Let’s teach our children about this wonderful God!