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One of our favorite ways to learn history is using hands on methods, those things that really bring it all to life! In case you do not know, Home School in the Woods is fabulous for just that. We have enjoyed so many of their materials; this time around we were exploring the Activity-Pak: The Old Testament from Home School in the Woods. These materials are full of timelines, maps, lap booking materials and so much more, all to help our kids experience history for themselves!
The Old Testament Activity Pak includes 15 activities that include tasty recipes, creative writing, even a study of the Book of Proverbs. This is recommended for students in grades 3 – 8. We used this with our three younger kids who range in age from 6 to 11 and I have to tell you, there was plenty for each of them to explore.
For those who are unfamiliar, maybe even overwhelmed with the idea of lapbooking, have no fear, Home School in the Woods, is here. They make it all so simple with step by step instructions and lots of visual guides along the way! The Activity-Pak is available as a PDF download so just click and print as you go. Just make sure you have file folders and lots of glue and printer ink (I slowed our progress when our ink ran out…) Always good to take stock of your materials right away 🙂
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How can anyone not get excited for these sort of materials?
Starting out in the Book of Genesis with Creation, we explored Hebrew history and the division of the Kingdom. We explored the lives of those men and women written about, as examples for us and also enjoyed this handy timeline to help us keep all the names and dates straight. Who built the Ark? Who were those men who were thrown into the fiery furnace? Such a fun way to dig into the Word of God with our kids, learning and growing in our wisdom and understanding.
My girls say their favorite part of this was baking unleavened bread with olive topping (we love olives!) the fruit & Nut Salad was also lots of fun to make – My girls just love creating things in the kitchen and I am all for how good these recipes are for us! This even inspired us to pick up a couple cookbooks related to various other Biblical eats. Since we have been delving more in Sabbath and Feasts, this has been such a fun and inspiring walk through the Old Testament for us all.
We have not yet jumped into the Proverbs section of this but that is only because we are already working on a study there – as soon as we complete that we will definitely be doing this! Lots of copywork and memorization which is great for hiding that Word in these hearts.
As our kids grow and mature I do believe that materials like this are vital to their understanding of the world around them and the history that is a part of it all. Often I am reminded that when we do not know our history, we are doomed to repeat it. Understanding what and who came before can be such a powerful lesson for us all!
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