Bible lapbooks provide hands-on Bible study for kids. What is lapbooking? Come find out! Thinking Kids has a growing line of Bible lapbooks.
Bible Study for Kids
Just like you, I want my kids to know and love the Bible. When I wrote Bible Road Trip™, I wanted to take my kids through Scripture at an age-appropriate level every three years. That journey through Scripture is something I love, and I’m going to miss doing it with my kids when the last one leaves home next year. (Sniff!)
I also want my kids to be able to dive deep on biblical theology. It’s important they can do Bible studies on issues like prayer, the Nativity, the fruit of the Spirit, and the armor of God. When my children were in the 5-12 year age range, it was especially important that they could do hands-on Bible study activities that would help them think deeply about Scripture and digest doctrine and theology in small chunks.
That’s where the Thinking Kids Press Bible Road Trip™ Bible Lapbooks come in. They are hands-on unit studies of an aspect of Scripture your child not only needs to know, but will enjoy studying!
What is Lapbooking?
A lapbook is a file folder with a series of minibooks that allow kids to record their learning.
At Thinking Kids Press, I take that a bit further with wheels, copywork, verse frames, and memory verse cards. Each minibook and activity in the Bible lapbooks is aimed at helping your kids study the Bible. The lapbooks come with instructions, reading and discussion directions, and detailed assembly diagrams and specifications.
Plus, they’re really cute! I’ve worked to create Bible lapbooks your family will enjoy as a finished product and that you’ll desire to keep around for years to come as a memory of your hands-on Bible studies.
So, what is lapbooking? Well, lapbooking is a process of learning that just happens to create a super fun end product!
Storing Bible Lapbooks
I suggest stacking your Bible lapbooks upright in a magazine file like the ones below, then setting the file on a bookshelf. It’s a simple and effective way to store your child’s Bible lapbooks.
Thinking Kids Press Bible lapbooks are more than just a fun way to record information. They are studies in theology! These Bible studies for your kids will take at least a week to complete, so work on one minibook at a time for a deep dive into God’s Word with your kids.
Check out our growing collection of Bible lapbooks.
- Vocabulary Definitions of Bible Genres and Categories
- The Genres of the Old and New Testaments
- The Books of the Bible in Order
- Author, Date Written, Genre, and Theme of Each Book of the Bible
It is important that our kids know the books of the Bible so that they can find their way around the “library” of the Bible, but it’s also important that they learn about each book of the Bible. These facts will help your child read the Bible with a greater level of comfort, knowledge, and understanding.
- God created the earth, humans, and made males and females.
- The seven days of Creation.
- The Trinity–God is three Persons in One. Each Person is fully God.
- God created everything out of nothing.
- God made you.
- God the Triune Creator.
- Gifts God gave us during the Creation story.
- The fall of man and God’s plan for salvation.
Your child will complete their fun, hands-on Creation Bible study with a firm understanding of Creation-related doctrines, ordinances, and mandates. This understanding will inform their Christian worldview and theology.
- Luke 11:1-13
- Psalm 141:1-2
- Revelation 5:6-10
- 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
- Matthew 6:5-13
- 1 Samuel 2:1-10
- Psalm 17:6
- John 14:6-7
- 1 Timothy 2:5-6
- Hebrews 7:22-28
- Hebrews 9:24
- Romans 8:26-30
- Jude 20-21
- Ephesians 6:18
- Galatians 4:4-6
- 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
- Romans 5:1-5
Your child will learn what the Bible says about why we pray, how God participates in our prayers, the different types of prayers, and how Scripture tells us to respond when God says no to our prayers.
- You and your child will study three Scripture passages:
- Galatians 5:22-23
- John 15:1-17
- Matthew 7:15-20
- Your child will learn:
- About the fruit the Holy Spirit develops in the life of the believer, think about ways that fruit can show in their life, and explore the definitions of the nine fruits listed in Galatians.
- Who grows the fruit in our lives, and when it appears.
- What the Bible has to say about the fruit of those who do not love Jesus. They will be asked to consider why Jesus told us to look out for those bearing bad fruit, specifically false teachers.
Supplies You’ll Need for Your Bible Lapbooks
File Folder, Assorted ColorsSpecialty CardstockBright Multipurpose Copy PaperAll-Purpose Glue SticksScotch Precision Ultra Edge ScissorsMini Brads16 Colors Fabric Ribbon 2/5 inchPilot FriXion Fineliner Erasable Marker Pens120-Pack Colored Pencils
You’ll need a few supplies to put together your Bible lapbooks. You probably already have most of these. If not, it’s worth investing in them as you will use them again and again with your kids.
- Colored File Folders
- Sheets of Cardstock in a Complimentary Color
- Printer Paper
- A Glue Stick
- 1/8″ Ribbon
- Metal Mini Brads
- Colored Pens to Write With
- Colored Pencils to Color With
- Several Scripture passages:
- Ephesians 6:10-20
- Romans 13:12
- 1 Peter 5:8-10
- Ephesians 2:1-10
- Ephesians 4:26-27
- Ephesians 6:11-12
- Psalm 91
- James 4:7-8
- Verses to help explain each “piece” of armor
- What the Bible says about the armor of God
- Who we battle
- What we should “put on”
- Who our fortress is
You and your child will discuss the fact that we are in a battle, but that we are not alone. If we truly love and follow Jesus, the battle is already won.
- God’s Great Plan for Jesus
- Nativity Bible Verses for Memorization
- The People and Events of the Nativity
- Definitions of Nativity and Incarnation
- Four Names of Jesus from Isaiah 9:6-7
- Stories of thanksgiving from the Bible.
- Giving thanks to God, with verses to memorize.
- Who we thank when we practice thanksgiving.
- Why we thank God.
- Ways God has blessed us.
- What it means to worship well.
- How we must steward our blessings.
- Why we thank God even when things are hard.
- Jesus Lived a Perfect Life
- Jesus is the Lamb of God
- Jesus with His Disciples
- Jesus on Trial
- Jesus Died for Our Sins
- Jesus is Alive
- What the Resurrection Means for Your Child
- The gospel, with verses to share Jesus’ Good News.
- Each spot the seeds landed and what that means.
- The reason Jesus used parables–and what parables are.
- The meaning of the sower, seed, soil, and harvest.
- What the Bible has to say about the seed of the gospel.
- Scripture passages about the Lord of the harvest.
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You and your child will study:
- What the Bible says about our relationship with it.
- How Scripture can guard our way.
- What God’s Word says about itself.
- Scriptural teaching on God’s inspiration of the Bible.
- How the Bible grows us in our walk with God.
- That Scripture fulfills God’s purpose for us.
- The four attributes of Scripture.
- Three “I” words in the doctrine of Scripture.
- Genres in the Bible.
Much of this information comes right from the application sections of the chapters in the Faithful Reading section of Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, so you’ll want to grab your copy of the book before you get started. Don’t worry–I’ll give you page numbers to help you locate the information.
Fun minibooks and a beautiful finished project will help your kids become excited about learning and applying God’s Word as they come to understand how the Bible is structured and how we received the Scripture we have today.
Teach Your Kids the Bible with Bible Road Trip™
Bible Road Trip™ is a three-year Bible survey curriculum. Take your family through the Bible five times from preschool to high school.
To help you get the most out of your studies, Bible Road Trip™ has an array of coordinating weekly activities:
- Researching the section of the Bible you’re studying
- Reading and discussing the Bible
- Memorizing Scripture
- Notebooking about your studies
- Praying for the nations
- Suggestions for further study
- Crafting about what you’ve learned
- For your older students: A project to share what they’ve learned
- Bible Road Trip™ also has some great tools you can use along with it, such as:
- Notebooking Journals for grades 1-9. Want a structured notebooking journal for high school? Don’t hesitate to use the Dialectic journal (grades 7-9).
- Bible Memory Card Sets for all five levels of study, preschool to high school. These are available in both ESV and KJV.
Grab your Bible Road Trip™ Year One Sample Pack. You’ll get:
- The Bible Road Trip™ Parent / Teacher Guide.
- The first three weeks of the curriculum for all five learning levels. Week Three is where we really dive into the Bible and begin to our systematic study. Week Three will give you a good feel for the rest of the curriculum.
- The first three weeks of the Bible Memory Card sets for all five levels, in ESV and KJV.
- The first three weeks of each of the three leveled Notebooking Journals.
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Disciple your kids by taking your family through the Bible together in a meaningful way!
Bible Curriculum for Your Kids
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible
You want your kids to learn and love the Bible.
You want to teach the Bible…
As parents, we deeply desire the best for our kids. We look for the right schools, we make them eat right and exercise, and we get them involved in extracurricular activities. We take our job as parents seriously.
But are we also putting our time and energy into
teaching them the Bible? Giving them the life-changing, soul-nourishing words of Scripture is not only doable, it’s an essential part of parenting kids for Jesus. And the good news is, studying God’s Word as a family doesn’t have to be difficult!
2 Timothy 2:15, ESV, says:
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Our job, as parents who love Jesus, is to help our kids become approved workers, unashamed and rightly handling the word of truth.
The good news? Teaching the Bible isn’t hard. Your family can learn the Bible together.
…and you can!
A Crash Course in Teaching the Bible to Your Kids
Danika Cooley’s book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, will give you the tools and confidence to study the Bible as a family. It will help you identify and overcome your objections and fears, give you a crash course in what the Bible is all about and how to teach it, and provide the guidance you need to set up a family Bible study habit.
You will finish this book feeling encouraged and empowered to initiate and strengthen your child’s relationship with the Lord through His Word.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible will equip you with everything you need to know to teach the Bible to your kids!
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