Are you considering a bible study curriculum for your kids? How about a bible study that everyone can do together, no matter how young or old they are? Then you might check into the Bible Study Guide for All Ages.
We were recently sent several of their products to review in our home:
- Beginner (3-K)
- Intermediate (3rd & 4th grade)
- Advanced (5th & 6th grade)
- Beginner Timeline
- Bible Book Summary Cards
- Advanced Teacher Key
- Wall Maps and Timeline set (book of lables provided)
The Bible Study Guide for All Ages has products for all ages and they can be used with any version of the bible. There are several levels to choose from and each level covers the same lesson at a deeper (higher skill) level depending on age and skill level of the learner. There are levels for Teens and Parents/Adults, and a Primary (1st and 2nd grade) level too. However, I am only sharing today about the three levels (Lessons 1-26 of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) and the cards, maps, and timelines that we looked over for the purpose of this review.
Beginner Student Pages (3-K)
The Beginner Level includes several activities for young learners.
- Memory Work
- Introductory Learning Activities
The Beginner Student Pages set includes a workbook with 26 one-page lessons (front and back). You can easily tear off each page as needed or leave them in the book to be completed. This is a large book with legal size 8.5” x 14” pages. These books are consumables and so each student needs their own book.
Time Line helps students understand the chronology of the Bible. The Beginner Time Line (for ages 3-K) is 34 full-color, 8.5″ x 11″ pictures on sturdy card stock with one question about each picture. The visual aid teaches young students one simple fact about major people and events in the Bible. It also teaches them the order in which those people and events appear in the Bible.
Intermediate Student Pages (3rd & 4th grade)
The Intermediate Level contains lots of skills and activities including:
- Memory work
- Bible story/text
- Time line
- Map drills
- Application activities
The Student Pages of interactive activities follows the same format for each lesson. The kids will see the same headings that reinforce the learning pattern as they work through each lesson:
- Remember It? (review of previous lesson)
- Memory Workout
- Guess What
- Get Active
- Apply It
The Intermediate Student Pages set is constructed the same as the Beginner Level. This workbook includes 26 one-page lessons (front and back) and you can complete them in the book or remove them one lesson at a time as needed. The pages are 8.5” x 14” (legal size). These are consumable workbooks and each student needs their own book.
Advanced Student Pages (5th & 6th grade)
The Advanced Level contains lots of activities like the Intermediate Level, but just at a more in-depth understanding.
The Student Pages format for the Advanced Level is:
- Remember It? (quick review of previous lesson)
- Memory Workout
- Guess What
- Apply It
- Get Active
The Advanced Student Pages sets is a workbook of lessons and activities that includes 26 one-page lessons (front and back). The pages are lightly glue-bound in the binding and you can complete them in the book or easily tear off each page if desired. The size of each page is 8.5” x 14” (legal size). These are consumable workbooks and each student will need their own book.
Teacher Key (Contains Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginner Level Guide and Answer Keys):
The Advanced Teacher Key has all the answers to each of the lessons for the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, instructions and tips for using the Unlabeled Wall Maps and Time Line and additional background information.
It is not required to purchase the Teacher Key for using the Student Pages sets, but it is very helpful to the parent, and it is recommended when using with groups.
Bible Book Summary Cards
This video explains more about how to use the Bible Book Summary Cards along with the bible study lessons.
Wall Maps and Timeline Set (Unlabeled)
The Wall Maps and Timeline set includes a timeline, three maps, and a book that contains the labels and figures for you and your students to cut out and apply to the timeline and the maps during specific lessons.
The size of the time line is 76″ x 25″.
The sizes of the maps are 38″ x 25″, 19″ x 25″ and 19″ x 25″.
Check out this video “Teaching Our Kids” by the Bible Study Guide for All Ages:
Check out this video Introduction called “Intro To The Bible Study Guide” by the Bible Study Guide For All Ages:
4 Years of Bible study lessons covered in Bible Study Guide For All Ages:
UNIT 1 (lessons 1 to 104)
1-14 Joseph (Genesis 37-50)
21-36 Jesus’ early life & 1st year of ministry (Mt 1:4-11, Mk 1:3-19, Lk 1:5-11, Jn 1-5)
37-41 Adam (Genesis 1-5)
42-45 Noah (Genesis 6-10)
50-68 Moses (Exodus 1-20)
86-104 Jesus’ last week (Mt 21:28-26:16, 57-75; Mk 11; 12:41-44; 14:12-52; Lk 22:24-30; Jn 11:55-17:26; 18:12-14)
UNIT 2 (lessons 105 to 208)
105-111 Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, resurrection, & ascension
112-119 Peter, Stephen, Philip (Acts 1-8)
121-130 Abraham (Genesis 11-24)
134-139 Jacob (Genesis 28-36)
141-162 David (2 Samuel 1-24; 1 Chronicles 22-29; Psalm 139, 23, 51)
163-174 Solomon (1 Kings 1-11, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs)
175-178 Ahijah (1 Kings 12-16)
179-186 Elijah (1 Kings 17 – 2 Kings 2)
193-199 1 & 2 Peter
200-205 1 & 2 & 3 John, Jude
UNIT 3 (lessons 209 to 312)
210-231 Moses (Exodus 21 –> Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)
240-254 Jesus’ 2nd year of ministry (Mt 5-7; 8:18-22; 9:10-34; 12:22-50; 13:24-53; Mk 4:1-29; 6; Lk 7:1-8:3; 8:22-39; 11:37-13:9;
256-260 Peter (Acts 9-12)
261-269 Paul (Acts 13-18:22, 1 & 2 Thessalonians)
293-297 Samuel (1 Samuel 1-9)
298-312 Saul (1 Samuel 10-31)
UNIT 4 (lessons 313-416)
314-333 Jesus’ 3rd year of ministry (Mt 17-19; Mk 7-8; 10:32-52; Lk 10:1-11:13; 13:10-19:28; Jn 7-11)
335-384 Paul’s 3rd journey (Acts 18:23-28:31)
336-343 1 Corinthians
345-350 2 Corinthians
379-381 1 Timothy
383-384 2 Timothy
386-416 Elisha, Divided and Conquered Kingdoms: 2 Kings,
398 Amos & Hosea
401 Isaiah & Micah
403 Zephaniah & Nahum
404 Habakkak & Jeremiah
405 Lamentations & Ezekiel
406-407 Ezra 1-6
408 Haggai & Zechariah
412 Ezra 7-10
Check out this video of the Intermediate Level in action.
Our Experience Using the Bible Study Guide for all Ages
We were sent the first 26 lessons (of 416 lessons) for the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, Advanced Teachers Key, plus the Beginners Timeline, Bible Book Summary Cards, and the unlabeled Wall Maps and Timeline sets.
The Beginner’s level was just the right level for my youngest son. In the pictures below are examples of his progress on lessons 1 and lesson 2 as we studied about the life of Joseph in the bible. Fourteen of the twenty six lessons focus on the life of Joseph. One of our boy’s name is also Joseph and he has several brothers (and one sister) so they could identify with having lots of siblings. All of the kids enjoyed learning with this bible study.
In the Beginner’s level, there is a page to color on the front of the lesson while he listens to the bible scripture and answers a few questions, and also a CD with songs is also recommended to help memorize the scripture, but it was not sent to us for review. The back side of this page has a few steps to complete at this level to help reinforce the learning.
Each step and task is numbered.
My 9 year old really enjoyed using the Intermediate level too. There are bible verses to look up, and instructions to follow including a few small things to color and lots of fun tasks to complete. Each of the tasks are numbered and for the most part he was able to complete them independently while I helped his younger brother.
For the Advanced level, there is more writing and tasks to be completed than at the Intermediate level. Below you can see the work my kids completed in all three levels from Lesson 1 side by side. You can see how each student workbook covers the same information, but at different skill levels.
Hanging the Timelines and Wall Maps:
Best to take some measurements, as these resources take up a lot of wall space. They suggest if you don’t have the wall space, to place them on sheets of cardboard that can be easily set up and taken down and stored as needed. There are smaller timelines included in the student pages too.
The Maps and Timelines are constantly a work in progress depending on what you are learning about in the lessons. You will move things around and add more lables on as you go.
We have enjoyed using these bible study materials in our home. They are cartoon like, so they appealed to our younger kids, especially my six and nine year old sons. However using cartoon characters with bible study may or may not appeal to everyone. Also the size of the pages is a little awkward for storage on a book shelf or binder because they are 14 inches long. So far, I have just been storing them flat in a box with all the bible study materials we need at the same time, but I do hope to find a better system for storing them. I do like the addition of the interactive wall maps and timeline activities and feel these have enhanced our bible learning.
If you are looking for an interactive bible study for your whole family (or coops or church groups), then stop over at Bible Study Guide For All Ages and see if they have what you are looking for and the resources to meet your needs.
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