Art, Just For Fun, Sabbath

Bible Crafting Fun for Sabbath

Do you like crafty Bible activities?  Here’s a fun website full of printable paper Bible crafts to construct.  My Little House is a lovely website full of free paper crafting printables that you can print, cut out and put together.

                                                        Photos courtesy of My Little House

 Isn’t this Bible town awesome!  There are lots of different Bible printables, so be sure to take some time to browse through the site.   Check out 3-D picture crafts- I made one myself and they turn out exactly like the pictures.  Enjoy!

Apps, Art, Bible, Elementary(K-6), Jr. High(7-8), Just For Fun, Special Needs, Websites

Free Offer: Discovering Jesus Coloring Book

The Jesus 101 Biblical Institute  is launching its new ministry branch of resources specifically designed for children! Jesus 101 – 4 Kids has just released its first product: Discovering Jesus in the Bible is a coloring book that will take children through the Bible with Dr. Elizabeth Talbot. This is the first volume in a series of Jesus 101 coloring books published by Pacific Press that draws theological connections between the Old and New Testament in a way that is easy for children to understand, and encourages them to accept Jesus’ redemption on their behalf.

 

To get this coloring book for FREE, download the Jesus 101 mobile app (on Apple or Android devices), click on “Book Offers,” and enter the offer code “#4KIDS”. You can also request the coloring book by visiting Jesus101.tv and choosing “Contact Us” to request your free coloring book today! Jesus 101 will send this promotion to you completely free of charge! (One book per household) – This code is valid until June 30, 2017.

Art, Elementary(K-6), High School(9-12), Jr. High(7-8), Special Needs, Unit Studies

No-Cost Art Appreciation Resources

Interested in  adding art study /art appreciation to your homeschool program?  Try these great resources that can get you started – for free!

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Masterstroke –  Six half-hour videos. “Masterstroke is a documentary series investigating some of the most famous and interesting religious art in history. At a time when many couldn’t read, art was used as the basis for an understanding of God. Each program explores the stories behind both the paintings and the artists.”  **SDA Resource from HopeChannel**

Art Through the Year– Nine interactive lessons (video/online/printable handouts).  An art journey with Sharon Jeffus, an art instructor, art education author and homeschool mom.

Garden of Praise – 40+ printable art lessons/activities.   Each lesson includes a biography of the artist,  study and worksheets, a greyscale print of the picture, a variety of puzzles and word search/scrambles and links for further research. Glass Squares

Artist Study: Charlotte Mason Style – Resource page.  This Hubpage features valuable ideas on how to create your own artist study outline/curriculum with lots of inspiration for places to view art in person, incorporating notebooking or lapbooking into your art study and more.  An excellent resource page.

 

Art, Just For Fun, Nature Study

7 Fun Things to do with Leaf Templates

If you look around online this time of year, leaf templates abound.  Here are 7 fun things to do with those tempting templates!

leaf template1.  Keep a record of the books read by the members of your family for the month.  Write the name a  book read and a brief comment about the book on each leaf.  Cut out the leaves and string them as a garland to hang.

2. Family worship visual device.  During family worship, write prayer requests,  things you are thankful for,  people to pray for, etc. on a leaf.  Attach your leaves to branches made from construction paper.

3.  Choose a particular leaf and spend an hour learning about the tree associated with that leaf.  Write what you have learned on that leaf.

4. Find verses in the Bible that mention a leaf or leaves.  Copy your chosen verse on  a leaf.

5.  Make a lacing card.  Copy a leaf template on heavy cardstock.   Punch holes around the outline of the leaf, and add a shoelace to create a lacing activity.

6. Make a  Leaf wreath. Copy the leaf templates on colorful paper. Cut out the leaves, and glue to a paper plate with the center cut out.

7.  Trace a leaf outline lightly on a square of muslin.  Use embroidery floss to practice stitches along the leaf outline.

Here are some leaf templates to get you started:

Leaf Template Printables from Craftjr.

Leaves in various sizes from Printable Treats

Pinterest page full of leaf template options

 

Art, Just For Fun, Nature Study

7 Fun Things to do with Leaf Templates

If you look around online this time of year, leaf templates abound.  Here are 7 fun things to do with those tempting templates!

leaf template1.  Keep a record of the books read by the members of your family for the month.  Write the name a  book read and a brief comment about the book on each leaf.  Cut out the leaves and string them as a garland to hang.

2. Family worship visual device.  During family worship, write prayer requests,  things you are thankful for,  people to pray for, etc. on a leaf.  Attach your leaves to branches made from construction paper.

3.  Choose a particular leaf and spend an hour learning about the tree associated with that leaf.  Write what you have learned on that leaf.

4. Find verses in the Bible that mention a leaf or leaves.  Copy your chosen verse on  a leaf.

5.  Make a lacing card.  Copy a leaf template on heavy cardstock.   Punch holes around the outline of the leaf, and add a shoelace to create a lacing activity.

6. Make a  Leaf wreath. Copy the leaf templates on colorful paper. Cut out the leaves, and glue to a paper plate with the center cut out.

7.  Trace a leaf outline lightly on a square of muslin.  Use embroidery floss to practice stitches along the leaf outline.

Here are some leaf templates to get you started:

Leaf Template Printables from Craftjr.

Leaves in various sizes from Printable Treats

Pinterest page full of leaf template options