Until this summer... Christian Wee Learn. When I found out that this was the curriculum for the summer, I was excited. Bible Skills, Drills, & Thrills is the new format for 1st-3rd grade, something that was not available when I was that young. Now I have been able to teach one of my childhood passions to 20+ kids, and I have enjoyed every minute of that part of the summer. The days we spend in Bible Study and Bible Review have been great! The kids have impressed me, and I have been able to go back to all those years that I spent in Bible Drill.
This curriculum that LifeWay has developed is amazing! There are 36 lessons in each cycle. We have been using the Red Cycle (1 of 3 different cycles). There is plenty to do and learn. Each lesson introduces new (sometimes very simple) games to help reinforce the kids learning. It also includes a key verse, a passage for the Bible Story, a craft, and a service idea. All in all, the kids learn the books of the Bible, 8 memory verses, and 10 key passages. Each lesson will keep the children busy, and leaders will enjoy the time they spend with the kids.
Tomorrow is sadly our last day of Bible Study. We almost hit 30 of the 36 lessons this summer. Along the way, many of these kids have memorized all the information that was placed before them. I encourage anyone who works with kids at their church to purchase this material. Your kids will have fun, and so will you. I redeveloped some of the games they provided, and we play many of them everyday. These games have been the foundation of their memorization. The stories provide them with truths to carry on with them for the rest of their life. The Scripture will forever be instilled in their hearts and minds.
So if you have never had some type of curriculum for the younger kids of your church, go check this out. It could be the answer your church or your kids have been looking for. If done right, it can encourage young kids to study Scripture, providing them with a fun way of learning the Bible. I really hate to see this study coming to an end tomorrow. It has been an exciting experience.