From A to Z: Letter Z

 ps. the verse cards you see in this picture are part of the  full A-Z download in the shop  :)

ps. the verse cards you see in this picture are part of the full A-Z download in the shop :)

Well, friends, we made it to letter Z! This A-Z Bible truth series has been such a joy to work on, do with my own family, and share with you!

Of all the letters, we actually haven’t done letter Z yet. But, with a baby coming in a few weeks, I wanted to be sure to get the pack up on the blog so that the whole A-Z series is available.

I am, however, excited to read the story of Zacchaeus with my boys and teach them to Seek God with Zeal. We’ll definitely have to talk about what zeal means (because most 5 and 2 year olds don’t use that word on a daily basis. Ha!), but I love how the word zeal describes so much of how can pursue and seek God and knowing more about Him. We get to seek Him excitedly, with passion, with devotion, gusto, and energy!

This lesson includes an easy craft that would also go well with these free nature printables. While you make the paper binoculars, you can chat about how we can seek God and look for all the ways He shows Himself to us (nature is a great place to see God’s handiwork!).

If you’ve made it all the way to letter Z, cheers to you! My prayer is that these lessons have helped you share more about Jesus, God’s Word, and Bible truths with your little ones.

Just as a reminder, the whole series will always stay free on the blog. You can start with the letter A and see all the posts in the series here.

But, if you’d like all the downloads in one place as well as some additional resources, check out the whole Explore Bible Truths Creatively in the shop.

I hope to be popping in here and there once baby arrives, but if this blog gathers a few cobwebs over the next few months, bear with me. I do plan to get back into the groove once life settles in with baby #3. I’ve been dreaming up lots of ideas, new products, free resources, and fresh blog series for you too!

Have a good one, friends!

Nicole


From A to Z: Letter Y

letter Y: Color + Kindness

Letter Y is for Jesus loves YOU!

Letter Y is one of the simplest truths of all of them—but isn’t also one of the best? Of course, I want my kids to know all kinds of good truth about God. I want them to know that He rescues them, that He gives us grace, and that He is our helper. But, in the end, if the only thing they remember or take to heart is that Jesus loves them—I’d be fine with that!

letter Y: Buttermilk Chalk hearts

The activity for this lesson is so easy, but it kept little hands scribbling for a long while, and it gave us lots of time to talk about how much God loves them (and how much we do too!).

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As you sing, “Jesus Loves Me,” color hearts, and read the story of how Jesus welcomed the children, I hope that it reminds you and your kiddos of the depth of love that Jesus has for us. It may be a simple truth—but is truly is life-changing if we really, really believe it!

Have a good one friends!

Nicole

ps. we are almost to the end! But if you’d like to grab the whole A-Z pack + some extras, check it out in the shop :) 

From A to Z: Letter X

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Letter X, you were a bit of a pickle. How many words can you find in the Bible that start with X. Well, a few. But I couldn’t quite figure out how to have Xerxes a part of a Bible truth. Ha! So, I cheated a bit and decided that Follow Jesus’ Example would work—because it is such an important truth! Jesus lived the perfect life, obeyed God, loved others, taught others, and gave his life up; he is truly the best example to follow.

refection painting

Of all the hands-on art activities, this activity was my probably my favorite. Not only did the boys enjoy painting, but I did too. It was so simple, yet the activity illustrates that even though we can’t be a perfect copy of Jesus, we can still reflect him.

As you read the story of how Jesus washed his disciples’ feet and talk about how Jesus led by example, you can spark up a conversation or ask questions about how we can reflect Jesus.

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Don’t be afraid to dig into the paints with your kiddos on this one too :)

ps. one of my favorite tips is to use a painter drop cloth as a tablecloth during messy art projects. It’s makes clean up super easy!

Just in case you missed it, be sure to check out the whole Bible Truths from A-Z pack over here.

Have a good one!

Nicole

Explore Bible Truths Creatively from A to Z

Bible Truths from A-Z

In February (was it really that long ago!?), I started sharing a free Bible and letter learning resource with you all.

We are almost to the end—just three more letter (X, Y, Z)! I’ve absolutely loved creating, playing, and enjoying all of the resources right alongside you. It’s definitely been a lot of work behind the scenes—but good and fun work :)

verse and alphabet cards

We’ve made rainbows and lion masks, whipped up homemade play dough, and watched foam explode out a bottle. We’ve dotted and glued letters, marched around “Jericho,” sang lots of songs, and read so many Bible stories.

Over the last few months, I’ve been tidying up and revamping a lot of the resources that you’ll find for free on the blog into a more comprehensive (and might I say, cuter!) full A-Z packet for you. If you get tired of individually downloading each lesson or are looking for some extra add-ons, then purchasing this packet might be a good fit for you. Don’t worry—everything that is currently free on the blog will stay free :)

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If you are deciding if it’s worth it to buy it rather than use the free version, here’s a breakdown of the basic differences:

The free version on blog includes:

  • The alphabet letter

  • Activity page

  • Simple verse cards

  • Interact and ask page

  • Letter Art

The full bundle available for purchase includes:

  • The alphabet letters

  • Alphabet Bible truth cards with read and ask cards

  • Revamped activity pages (original illustrations and fun colors!)

  • The lookbook—a photo lookbook that gives you ideas, inspiration, and examples of how families have used the resources

  • Letter Art

  • Verse cards (these are a different format and more versatile than the ones on the blog)

  • The guide—includes a supply list, extra ideas, and a quick reading guide

  • The purchase also provides 15 meals through Feed my Starving Children

Whether you continue to work through the free resources on the blog or purchase the comprehensive packet, I hope that you enjoy and are encouraged by them! It’s been an absolute joy to create and do :)

Have a good one, friends!

Nicole

ps. stay tuned for the last three letters :)

From A to Z: Letter W

worship God with your whole heart

One thing I love is the diversity of worship between cultures, languages, churches, and individuals. When I lived in Guatemala for a short bit, I loved going to church and hearing and singing songs in a different language than my own. Often, the Spanish language would communicate something that English couldn’t quite express. It was truly beautiful! But worship isn’t just singing or music—it can be glorifying God through how we work, our creativity, the way we serve our families, etc.

This W lesson is about Worshipping God with our whole heart.

I’m not going to lie—this lesson was loud! But because it was loud, my boys seemed especially fond of the hands-on activity.

Letter W: Color and Kindness

This lesson includes reading about David worshipping God, making an instrument, and getting to make lots of noise and worship God. It definitely opens the door to discussing why we worship God and ways to worship Him (that is—if you can talk above the shaking of beans! Ha!)

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Go have fun being loud and worshipping God!

Have a good one, friends!

Nicole