So I guess I have some explaining to do, hey?
The reason behind beginning this crafts-meet-education blog is double-fold.
1. I love GOD
The most important factor is I love the LORD! I always have, you know? I was very blessed to grow up in a family (even extended family) all in the church.
Yeah, so I am a pretty religious being. Super imperfect though, I must add. But I try!
Even my love story with my gorgeous husband starts with:” I made a prayer list of what a wanted in a husband and *BAM* there he was.” Ha-ha, no seriously though! I’m that extreme.
So naturally I want to raise my children to love the LORD too. I want them to love the LORD, not because I pulled the “as long as you under my roof…” stunt, but because they CHOSE HIM, you know? And to be able to CHOOSE to love HIM, they need to know HIM and HIS Word.
As a Christian I mediate on His Word beyond Church on a Sunday morning, so likewise I cannot rely on Sunday School to provide the scriptural awareness in my children that I want them to have. Beyond that, I don’t think many of the Bible story books for kids are really emphasizing the scriptures in its entirety. Like Eve didn’t eat an apple, the Holy Bible says “fruit”.
I’m mentioning this to draw attention to the fact that all the stories and crafts we do, will be Scriptural accurate-albeit a bit much at some points.
2. I’m a teacher
The second factor, as you may have already seen in the title, is that I am a teacher- my poor kids!
I have a degree as an English teacher, and I taught English as a main subject for 5 years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom.
Once a teacher, always a teacher- (maybe) unfortunately!
As a mom balancing homeschooling my 4-year-old daughter, cooking, cleaning and caring for 1-year-old twins, I didn’t want to choose between making time every day to 1. teach my kids to ‘meditate on HIS Word daily or 2. teach them preschool lessons in literacy, numeracy and life skills.
So that’s how I arrived at this simple sum:
1 + 2= Love Bible Crafts
In other words, I want to teach my children stories form the Holy Bible, do Bible crafts with them, and use these stories as a foundation to teach preschool lessons like early literacy skills, numeracy, etc.
It seems crazy right?
I am so stoked because I know my kids, and your kids will definitely enjoy these fun lessons aimed at learning through play.