I enjoyed this Love Bible Box: The Creation, so much! There are so many activities and exciting concepts handled in this box.. well, obviously because it ‘s about the creation of the entire universe!
“children learn best when they are having FUN!”
Let’s unpack this this Love Bible Box: The Creation
This unpacking is based on the English version of the Love Bible Box, but the exact same box is also available in Afrikaans:
Love Bible Boks: Die Skepping.
The Creation/Die Skepping
This PRETTY Bible story was illustrated and written by Love Bible Learning’s studio, and I must admit, I’m in love!
My daughter actually asked me, after making me read the Afrikaans and English story to her TWICE in a row, to paste the pictures on her wall! But above all, the story is Biblically accurate! One very interesting aspect to the story is that on Day 5 GOD created the birds and the sea creatures, right? That means, for an entire day the birds had the entire world to themselves! They were just living their best lives, haha! And here we thought the lion is the king of the jungle!
The creation song (with flash cards)
I love maximising learning opportunities! Not only does the song recap the Bible story and set the stage for some comprehension activities, but it is a lovely number recognition and simple maths activity too! When an activity so fun and easy can be THIS layered, I get really excited.
So one interesting aspect is that there are very few Afrikaans Sunday School songs that I know of. So… there was only one thing left to do: Make my own song! With the helping hand of my dear mother!
PS. while making this song I realised that I made a booboo in the spelling on dag 1- It has been fixed 😉
Nature Scavenger Hunt
This is my kind of fun! Take your kids outside in the yard, the local park, or even a Nature Reserve (haha! but then it’s a see-only scavenger hunt) and let them explore the many wonderful things GOD created! I love seeing the shock on their faces when you emphasise that GOD made every single thing! Grab your boots and hat! Let’s go outside!
How to tell time?
The moment my kids saw the little clock, they were already ecstatic! This exciting activity helps to teach toddlers how to read the basic time; the hours, quarter past, half past and quarter to. Match the the time and the clock in the puzzles and change the time on the clock too!
My daughter picked up reading time really quickly after doing this activity, but it’s really curious… Every night that around her bedtime she forgets how to read time! Then in the morning she miraculously remembers everything again! Very weird!
This DIY animal puppets are the CUTEST! Honestly, It was so effective to teach my kids about how GOD created animals for the different habitats. A snake has no warm fur to keep them warm in the icy polar habitats. And how will they grip onto the ice?? The poor snake will slide all over the ice, freezing his belly, haha! These puppets help kids really explore this concept on a concrete way!
Luckily, my daughter loved it so much, she found a special bag to put it in so that we can take it to church for her to play with- that’s a win for me!
Let’s Learn About: Germination
This busy book focuses on Day 3 of the creation, and how can we teach germination without letting kids actually germinate their own seed? The little greenhouse is pasted on a sunlit window and they can watch the seed grow and stick stickers to label the different parts f the plant as it grows. Kids LOVE it!
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Bird and spider craft
Fun and glitter-free (thank me later) crafts. Fuzzy spider legs and fluffy feathers, we loved it!
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Did you know that on Day 4, when GOD created the sun, moon and stars, GOD specifically says that the sun, moon and stars are there for signs, seasons and time. So as an avid star-gazer I found it so special to know what ‘my’ starry sky looked like when I was born.
Why, yes! Yes I was born in 2016, haha!
So in each Love Bible Box your child can see what their special starry night looked like, and you can even frame it and hang it on their bedroom wall.
This was so many hours fun, smiles and learning! I know you will love it!
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