Learning Activity and Music
New and Old Testament Books
Recently I have been trying to come up with a fun and easy way to help my son learn the books in the bible by learning their order. I want to share with you the activity that I finally came up with and hopefully you too can benefit from it.
- Poster Board (or tri-fold)
- Color Cardstock paper
- White Cardstock paper (if you will be using online clip art or you can opt to just handwrite names of books)
- Sharpee Pen
- Laminating machine (optional)
- Paper cutter or scissors
- Glue stick or glue tape
- Velcro tape for backing
- Access to internet to download MP3 songs
Here are the instructions for the way I went about doing this activity but you can feel free to alter it and make it easier.
First off, I went to the website sundayschoolsources.com to download these free Old and New Testament flashcards.
I printed these flashcards onto my white cardstock paper. Then, I cut each individual book name and glued them on to colored cardstock placing all the Old Testament books on one color paper (red) and all the New Testament on another color paper (blue). I also glued “Old Testament” and “New Testament” heading on another color (yellow).
Next, I went to my local teacher supply store to laminate these sheets (any office supply store will have a laminating machine or you can also use tact paper). After laminating them, I again cut each individual book and placed velcro backing. Before placing the other side of the velcro onto the poster board make sure you line the cards so they can be visually easy to read and follow the order. Now I placed the other side of the velcro onto poster board leaving enough space to write the number of the book before each card.
Next, I wrote the number of the book behind each card so my son can turn the card around and see the order of it until he memorizes the order of all of them. We did a similar activity like this with a USA map when he was learning his states and capitals and having the answer on the back helps him do this activity by himself without my assistance.
Finally, I have learned that my son as many other kids, really enjoys learning with the assistance of song and music. For this reason I found it very instrumental to use the songs that are also in this website, but feel free to google or go on YouTube for a variety of songs that list all the books of the bible. The song choice (genre) may vary depending on the age of your kid.
Books of the Bible Songs
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,
Acts and the letter to the Romans,
First and Second Corinthians, Galatians and Ephesians,
Philippians, Colossians, First and Second Thessalonians,
First and Second Timothy, Titus and Philemon,
Hebrews, James, First and Second Peter,
First and Second and Third John, Jude and Revelation.
Oh – Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job,
Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes,
Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations,
Oh – Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel,
Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah,
Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.
As the songs are playing I use the pointer to point to the names of the books. When my son gets more familiar or comfortable with the names and songs I will let him take the lead and start pointing to the names as he is reading or singing the names of the books. Have fun with your kids and learn the order with them…that’s what I am doing. Above all, remember why you are doing this and be encouraged that God is behind you and will see you through it.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!!
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