Thinking Kids Press is the committed to providing quality resources to assist parents in discipling their children. You’ll find materials to help you educate your children in Scripture, Christian history and theology. Here’s what’s available so far!
Bible Road Trip
Bible Road Trip is a three year Bible survey curriculum for preschool to high school. In addition to a five-level curriculum, there are three levels of notebooking journals for grades 1-9 (high school students keep their own journals and have a special project). Bible Road Trip will prepare your children for a lifetime of Bible Study. Students will journey through the Bible book by book, studying background history, major themes, key verses, and each book’s role in the overall revelation of God’s story.
Bible Road Trip is available for subscribers to download week-by-week free.
Bible Road Trip is also available for purchase in full-year PDF downloads with a family/household license.
Cobblestone Path ~ Christian History and Theology
Cobblestone Path resources cover Christian history and theology. Cobblestone Path Church History Research Journals are a research notebooking project for middle and high school students. This series of eight journals is your student’s opportunity to really dig into the history of the Christian Church. Think of it as personal scrapbooks of his or her journey through Christian history. Why “Cobblestone Path”? The road through the history of our Christian family is a comprised of the lives of many different saints – and a few scoundrels. It’s a road both rocky and smooth.
Exploring Church history with the structure of these Cobblestone Path journals will allow students from the 5th to 12th grades to develop research, note-taking, and critical thinking skills. They’ll learn about the twists and turns of the Church’s journey, from great heroes to great heresy.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 (ESV) tells us: “What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.” Our upcoming generation of young people needs to understand what has been and what’s been done, so they will recognize the old errors and false ideas as they arise. It’s vital that they understand the history of their family.
October 31st, 2015 marks the 498th anniversary of Martin Luther’s bold stand for the gospel–the day he nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of Wittenberg’s Castle Church in Germany. This event in Christian history changed the course of the Christian Church, Germany, Europe, and–ultimately–the history of the world.
Thinking Kids Press is dedicated to helping families explore Scripture, theology, and the history of the church. To help your family study all three, I’m offering two new Martin Luther resources that I’m really excited about–and they’re free to you!
To help students really understand the life and times of Martin Luther, I’ve created a 12-week Martin Luther unit study especially for middle and high school students. The unit study guide is 245 pages, full-color with historical artwork, and is free for Thinking Kids subscribers to download. Based on my new narrative youth biography, When Lightning Struck!, the unit study addresses the life and times of Martin Luther. Subjects covered by the unit study include: Martin Luther’s life, timeline dates, biographies of important people, relevant Scripture, history, science, art history, writing, copywork, vocabulary, and geography. You’ll find lots of weekly notebooking pages as well as weekly assignment schedules.
I’m also offering a free discussion guide to use with When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther. The 34-page, full-color discussion guide is perfect for: youth groups, Sunday School classes, family read-alouds for grades 3 and up, and homeschool Christian history. You’ll find chapter-by-chapter discussion questions, historical artwork, biographies on important figures, and relevant Scripture passages to consider.
When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther is a narrative youth biography which tells Luther’s story from birth to death in an exciting manner. Young people will read about knights, castles, wars, a kidnapping, and more as they learn about history and theology. The book was written for young adults (middle and high school), and is also a great read-aloud for grades 3-5.
You can also download Atlas of the European Reformations Study Guide, a 52-page resource for grades 4-12, based on Tim Dowley’s excellent overview of the Protestant Reformation and the resulting Catholic Reformation. The Study Guide has discussion questions, vocabulary definitions kids can understand, literature suggestions by period and grade, and Scripture to consider.
Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth (Christian Focus, 2016) is the story of life in the womb for ages 5-11. Filled with science and Scripture, the book is the perfect way to help families explore fetal development together!
Subscribers to Thinking Kids can download free, printable Wonderfully Made posters, Scripture cards, and a great lapbook!
Free to Thinking Kids Subscribers
Overcoming Anger Scripture Memory Cards ~ Available in either ESV or KJV, a pack of 45 Scripture memory cards to help overcome anger in parenting.
Homeschool Planning Journals ~ Over 220 pages of journals to help plan your homeschool, including student planners!
My Timeline Notebooking Journal – A 132-page timeline journal dated from 4000 BC to 2050 AD. You’ll find 29 full-color paintings from artists such as Rembrandt, Monet, and Renoir, ESV Bible quotations about time, seasons, and plans, and quotes from historic Christians such as Charles Spurgeon, Samuel Rutherford, and Hannah More.
My Book Journey Notebooking Journal – A 52-page journal with fine artwork and room to record information on 83 books for 3rd to 9th grade.
Two My Trips Notebooking Journals – Two half-sized 65-page notebooking field trip / vacation notebooking journals with quotes from historical Christians, charming travel murals, and space for scrapbooked souvenirs for grades 3-9.
Two My Sermon Notebooking Journals – Two half-sized 119-page notebooking journals to take notes during sermons with a structured format, Bible verses, quotes from historical Christians and fine artwork.
Love Coupons – These coupons are a fun way our family uses to show our love. You can download these love coupons in three designs, for young children, teens, and spouses.
2015 Scripture Memory Verse Booklet Series ~ Each month, download a new Scripture booklet focusing on a fruit of the Spirit. Children will have the opportunity to memorize nine pages of Scripture (nine to eleven verses) in either the ESV or KJV. Delightful fine art enhances the visual aspect of the booklets. Don’t worry if you missed the beginning of the series. You can still download all of the booklets now.
You can reach Danika at Danika@DanikaCooley.com.
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