Latticed Learning - Abraham

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Welcome back to Latticed Learning!  This year, we're continuing to learn while we play - repeating many of our favorites from last year while adding in all sorts of new activities as well.

This day's post is devoted to our weekly Bible stories - some weeks have more activities than others, but each lesson will help your little one grow closer to God!

Read the Bible


Pages 39-51 in this Bible and 41-47 in this one

Read a Little More

We think books are the best around here, so it's always fun to discover great new titles.  I haven't personally seen any of these, but here are three that look worth checking into:

Sing Some Songs

You can't help but think of this song when learning about Abraham!

Here's another version, too:

Watch Some Videos

This short video matched up with our Bible lesson.

God's Story: Abraham and Sarah from Crossroads Kids' Club on Vimeo did, too.

And there's always the version that these guys have...

Play and Create

We repeated lots of things we did last year to learn about God's promise to Abraham, then added in a few new activities.

I created another mini book for this story.  You can download your free copy here.

We didn't have a chance to make them this week, but these star babies are just too cute, so we might just have to do them later this year.

We made star sheets.  I was smart and stuck the paper in one of these tubs first:

Then I gave Gv liquid glue in a tablespoon along with a Q-tip and let her paint stars on the black construction paper.  

She finished by shaking whatever glitter she wanted over it all.  (It may not be fancy, but it's all hers!):

We made star sun catchers by gluing craft sticks together in a star shape:

I used mini craft sticks to make this star... 
...and regular craft sticks to make these

And then we glued tissue paper to the backs: 

I liked how this one turned out the best

The stars hung perfectly from this in Gv's room

This star had a different was kind of cool the way the layers turned out

We also created a sand star.  I liked this idea because it combined the stars with the sand (both illustrating the number of Abraham's children), but I have to admit, it was all pretty messy - find the recipe for how to make your own objects out of sand here:

We shook all the leftover glitter from the previous activity onto this star while it was drying - to give it some extra pizazz

I made these beloved crackers and cut them into star shapes:

We constructed a star mobile.  I was so excited about this one because it's really simple to make, but looks so impressive.  First, I cut a spiral out of blue construction paper.  Next, I cut thin strips of blue paper and let Gv glue them onto the different levels of the spiral.  Finally, I cut out yellow and orange stars and Gv glued them onto the hanging strips:

It really looks fancier when you've hung it up:

We didn't do these cute coloring pages, but since we did sing the song that they go so well with, I figured I'd include them here.

Finally, we made a little tent to represent Abraham and Sarah's journey.  

I know the marker looks random on here, but Gv had to make sure she drew Abraham and Sarah inside the tent!

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  1. This is so terrific! As an educator and curriculum writer, I recognize quality. I wish I'd had this when my kids were kids and I was teaching Sunday School and VBS. Blessings for blessing our young ones!

  2. Great ideas for kids. I love this preschool age. It's so much fun and the kids enjoy it so much. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It's great having you. Have a great week.

  3. One of my favorite parts of the Bible is learning about the individual characters. How they lived, what they thought, feelings, emotions. This story emphasizes that Abraham and Sarah were real people, they made mistakes, they worked through them, and although tested they reached out in faith. What a great story to raise little ones on!

  4. What fun you all had. I remember these days with my little ones. Sometimes I think I had more fun than they did...
    We read the Beginners Bible with our boys too. That star mobile is pretty neat. It can be use for a number of things as well, like planets, and the 12 disciples, or 12 tribes of Israel...
    Thanks for sharing. I'm driving by via the Blogger's Pit Stop. Lovely to have found you.

  5. As always great learning and homeschooling post Lisa - thanks for sharing with I am Pinnable

  6. Hi Lisa!
    How cute this is! Look at all these photos!
    Thanks for sharing at Blogger's Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

  7. Lisa you are such a great mom. This is going above and beyond. I'm assuming that your little one is being homeschooled because if you ever try to send her to regular school she will not want to go with a great teacher like you at home.