This Bible study is written with the “tween” in mind. On their website, it says it is for grades 4 through 6. My youngest is 9, which puts her in 4th grade. I don’t like thinking of her as a tween, but I guess I have to face facts!
The front cover of the book says, “36 Bible Lessons for Tweens Woven Within the Lord’s Prayer”.
With 36 lessons, you could easily use this as a Bible study in your church or homeschool co-op/tutorial as a once a week lesson. Of course, you can also use it multiple days a
week in your own home if you choose to use it that way. That tutorial is what I did in order to facilitate this review. That being said, we go to a once a week homeschool tutorial and I can definitely see it being a class that would be a good addition to the program.
If you have one of the following Bible translations, then this curriculum will be compatible: KJV, ESV, NKJV, NIV, NASB, NABRE.
This Bible curriculum comes to you in 72 full-color pages with illustrations. It is already hole punched for you and ready to go into a binder or folder. The pages are printed front and back, so it is really only 36 pages. Add in the cover pages, introduction and table of contents and you have a little over 40 pages.
In the picture above, the page on the left is what is meant for the front cover of your binder. The binder I used, does not have a front cover slot so I just put it in the front pocket. I just LOVE that the book comes hole punched and ready to use!! You can literally use this curriculum the same day you get it in the mail (without having to print, organize, etc.)
Why this Bible curriculum?
I admit I haven’t seen every Bible curriculum so I can’t compare, nor would I want to anyway. I’m sure there are plenty of studies that are great. That being said, I have seen a few, and so far I may like this one the best.
It takes the Lord’s Prayer and breaks it down line by line in a way that is more understandable for a young child.
It compares the Lord’s Prayer to other verses throughout the Bible to show the truths that are spoken in the Lord’s Prayer.
In order to do this, the curriculum uses a more kid-friendly rewording of the Lord’s Prayer. They call this prayer, “My Whole Self Before You”. It says essentially the same thing as the Lord’s Prayer, but it uses words that are more easily understood. It omits words like, “hallowed”, “thy”, “trespass”, and “temptation”.
I think this is such a great idea for a curriculum.
So many of us know the Lord’s Prayer. We have it memorized, but were we ever really taught what it meant? And, further, did we ever think about?
This curriculum has helped my daughter to understand the verses she recites when saying the Lord’s Prayer. She is able to see that it is a biblically based prayer and has real meaning… it’s not just a bunch of words put together because they sound good.
There is a link on their website labeled “Activities” that has different activities listed that go with each lesson. They are labeled the same as the lessons so you will know when to do them. This helps to make the curriculum a bit more fun and interesting!
I definitely recommend this curriculum for your young ones. I also think it would be a good curriculum for older kids to teach to the younger kids. It would be a great experience for the older kids and they would gain a deeper understanding of the Lord’s Prayer as well. :)
I’m sure you noticed this is labeled as “Part 1”. In case you were wondering, yes, part 2 is available now as well. You can buy them separately or as a set.