My boys are still talking about the washing of their feet we did in our first lesson with our homeschool bible study. This week we continued our Grapevine Resurrection with Lesson 2 on Gethsemane. I started the lesson with practicing how to say Gethsemane. For my boys this was the first time saying this word. My oldest boy took over reading the verses while we traced and drew the pictures. I am still enjoying the traceable lessons. It really helps working with fine motor skills.
Homeschool Bible Study, Hands-on Activity
Each lesson I try to find a hands-on activity, my boys remember best this way. For this activity I had my youngest boy gather rocks from our yard. Using a paint marker we added the word “JOY” to each of their rocks. You might use a different word to paint on your rock, I wanted the boys to grasp the “JOY” of praying, even in difficult situations. Then I had the middle boy pick a place in the house that we could pretend was the garden of Gethsemane. We pretended to walk to the garden, we put our rocks in a pile and we prayed.
Memory Verse Matthew 26:36
After praying we reviewed our memory verse. The visual really helps my-non readers be able to study and recite the verses.
The blog Life by Ashley Pichea has created printable memory verses in print and cursive. I was so excited to be able to download these and add them to future lessons. She is also running a give-away on the Resurrection book!
If you are looking into ordering a Grapevine bible study use the code March12 - gives you 20% off all items not already on sale.
I found some great craft ideas over at Oriental Trading. My favorite is the Easter Wreath Craft Kit. Since I had to buy 12 of them, I though I would do a give-away for some of my extra ones.
My budget only allows for those in the United States to enter. I will be picking 3 winners.