Friday, March 20, 2009

New Testament Activity Pak

Have you caught the lapbooking bug yet? Lapbooking is a fun project based way of learning material. You create several "mini-books" that are then glued together into a file folder creating a "lapbook" that your kids will want to look at over and over, painlessly reviewing the material.

I was given a copy of the New Testament Lap Book Activity Pak from Homeschool in the Woods to review. This is one of the most complete lapbooks kits I have seen. The suggested ages are grades 3-8, so some of the activities were a little advanced for my younger kids, and we ended up doing a "family" lapbook. This particular lapbook contains 15 activities, and each one can be used as the basis for a Family Home Evening Lesson or Sunday activity. The instructions are extremely well written, with pictures, to help you create the mini-books. Mini-books are also pretty easy to adapt to fit the needs of your family-- we simplified the Beatitudes book with a brad fastener and made it a "fan" book. My only negative about this lapbook is that it doesn't use the King James Version of the Bible, which is our preference.

One of our favorite activities was making the Armor of God Posters using individual pictures of the kids for the faces. The boys LOVE war and battle stuff right now, and the poster was a fun way to let them build a "paper doll" version of themselves with the Armor of God.

All of the pictures are clear and contain a great deal of detail. Homeschool in the Woods also offer History Through the Ages Timeline Figures that we have used. These are also high quality pictures that will enhance your study of history.

You can read additional reviews here.

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