Latticed Learning - The 12 Disciples

Learn while playing with Latticed Learning!  This week's Bible story has plenty of activities to go along with it - keep reading to find out more!

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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 308-313 in this Bible and 221-225 in this one

Read a Little More

I came across four promising books for this week's Bible story:

Jesus and His Disciples

Jesus and the 12 Dudes Who Did

The Twelve Ordinary Men

Twelve Friends: Counting Book About Jesus' Disciples

Sing Some Songs

There are several fun songs out there to help remember the names of all the disciples. Here are just a few:

12 Disciples Music Video

12 Disciples

12 Disciples Song

12 Disciples Song

Finally, here's one more for you to sing on your own. 

Watch Some Videos

Play and Create

We did a few things to learn more about the 12 Disciples:

Since we've already got Easter on the brain, these fun "Disciple Eggs" gave Gv a chance to nestle the chosen twelve into a carton for display.

I just printed this page out onto cardstock for her to cut and place in the spots, but after she finished, I was thinking that it would be cute to hide these cards inside plastic eggs for her to find - or to modge podge paper versions onto hard-boiled eggs, for a different take on traditional decorated eggs.

Craft stick puppets always seem to be a hit with this girl, so I hunted up some cute graphics so we could whip up a set.

This matching card game was just what I was looking for - and it not only included the Apostles, but Jesus, as well.

I always love the funny characters on the Jesus Without Language site, so we made two different things from the resources we found there:

First, a funny, mixed-up Disciple Flip Book:

And then, a cool (although tricky for us to glueDisciple Dodecahedron:

We also printed out these hero cards to display along with this little poster.

Finally, we decided to draw our own little Popsicle stick apostle pals:

Gv definitely wanted to make some of these on her own. She specifically wanted to do Jesus and Matthew ("The tax collector, Mommy!")

Nothing too complicated for these little stick dudes; we just looked at the illustration of Jesus and his disciples in our Bible and then drew ours to match.

Gv has already been acting out all sorts of things with these guys and standing them up by sticking them in balls of playdough.

Oh! And we don't have this toy set, but I came across it and Gv and I both thought it looked like a ton of fun, so I'm sharing it with you here (& she's putting it on her birthday list...):

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