BOOK DESCRIPTION: My First Hands-On Bible is the preschooler version of the popular Hands-On Bible, which has sold over a half million copies. Jesus taught with hands-on lessons and illustrations;My First Hands-On Bible uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God’s Word in an active, understandable way. My First Hands-On Bible is a fun and simple yet meaningful way to engage preschool, pre-K, and K children (ages 3-6) with the Bible while helping them build a solid faith foundation. Each lesson focuses on a specific Bible point through a variety of activities in order to reinforce and help young children remember the stories and lessons. Using common household items, you can help your children have a “hands-on” learning experience while engaging them in 85 key stories from the Bible. My First Hands-On Bible doesn’t just retell the Bible stories; it also includes actual Scripture from the easy-to-understand and easy-to-read Holy Bible, New Living Translation. In addition to the stories and activities, there are fun illustrations, prayers, and a special Jesus Connection feature.
I am reading this to my children; they are four and six. We are loving it. The activities are creative and fun, and the questions are thought-provoking and age appropriate. There are short prayers at the end of each story to demonstrate application and the fact that you can pray about anything. This is a great way to incorporate your daily Bible story into your daily life. There are short activities to do during the story, like acting something out, or feeling different textures, etc. Then at the end of each story, along with the prayer and questions is an activity to do during the week. Suggestions include games, crafts, bath activities, collecting or watching for things throughout the week and many more. I think this is a terrific Bible that makes the stories even more fun and easy to understand. I am sure to use some of the ideas for my Sunday School class as well!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Many thanks to the Tyndale Blog Network!