The Crafty Classroom: Bible ABC Curriculum Notebook Review

We have a fun and easy to use preschool curriculum to tell you about today from The Crafty Classroom.

The Crafty Classroom has lots of affordable printable curriculum options for kids of all ages.  We are currently reviewing their Bible ABC Curriculum Notebook.  This product has made teaching preschool super fun and easy in our home.

Bible ABC Curriculum Notebook

658 Pages

26 Letters with 24 Activity Pages Per Letter

Illustrated

PDF Download

For ages Preschool to K4

Retail $15

This downloadable curriculum includes everything you and your student need to hit the ground running.  The Bible ABC Curriculum Notebook is 658 printable pages on a PDF downloadable file.  It contains lots of illustrated full color (and black and white) downloadable materials that are great for teaching children the alphabet and teaching them verses from the bible while they grow in their faith in God.

The focus of this curriculum is to help kids learn their ABC’s and biblical truths at the same time.  By giving kids biblical truths in small pieces each day, it helps kids build a strong foundation and identity in Christ. Each week students learn a new letter, a character quality of Father God, and a corresponding bible verse as they grow in their knowledge of him and build their faith.

This curriculum is designed to keep the prep work to a minimum.

Good news!  All you need to complete this course is the printed out worksheets for the day (or the week), a bible, a pencil and crayons.  For a couple activities you will also need glue, scissors, and a ruler.  That is it!  This curriculum is designed to keep the prep work and organization for the teacher to a minimum.  You can store everything you need in 1 binder (large sized) and a zippered pencil case.  You can also add dividers into your binder for each letter if you want to.

It is suggested to teach this material 4 days a week during a 26 week course. Each day there are 4 to 5 worksheets for your student to complete. The suggested age range is Preschool to K4, but K5 and possibly first graders might benefit from going over this curriculum too. This curriculum would also be a great way to introduce ESL students to the English language too.

Included are lesson plans and a suggested schedule and 24 activities for every letter of the alphabet. You are encouraged to complete 1 letter per week for 26 weeks. The 24 pages of activities include: letter pages, Bible activities, games, worksheets, charts, coloring pages, math explorations, copy work, and more.

Charts

  • Character of God Chart
  • Bible Verse Chart
  • Bible Vocabulary Chart
  • Letter Chart
  • How to Write Chart

Coloring

  • Beginning Letter Bible Coloring Page
  • Bible Verse Coloring Page
  • Bible Themed Quilt Letter Square w/Cutting Activity
  • Blank Letters (x3 for coloring or art projects)

Worksheets

  • Tracing Worksheet
  • Handwriting Worksheet
  • Bible Verse Copywork Page
  • Find the Letter Worksheet
  • Beginning Letter Worksheet

Math

  • Daily Math Worksheet
  • Count & Graph Worksheet
  • Spin & Race to the Top Worksheet

Games

  • Full Color Memory Game (or Flashcards)
  • Bible Verse Maze and Activity Page
  • 4 in a Row Bingo Game Cards (4 different cards for each letter)

Take Home

  • Bible Verse Crown

 

Suggested Calendar & Schedule:

This curriculum is flexible and you can fit it into many scenarios for your student.  They suggest that you plan a work schedule of 4 days a week, working on 1 letter per week for 26 weeks.

The curriculum includes a handy reference Suggested Calendar & Sample Schedule.

HOW DID WE USE IT?

I can’t believe how quickly my youngest son is growing. It seems like yesterday he was still a little guy.  I am so thankful for this opportunity to review this curriculum because it fit perfectly for our family.  Life is busy with 6 kids in the house.  With this curriculum, all the prep work is done and we can just pull out what we need each day and do it.  He is progressing very well through this preschool curriculum and I think he will be ready for kindergarten curriculum this fall. He is so excited about his Bible ABC Curriculum Notebook.  We are currently working on the letter F and he asks to do his school work each and every day since we started! He loves learning!

I thought I would show you what a week with this curriculum looks like. Each week follows basically the same routine.  Below is what the first week learning the letter A and following the schedule laid out in the curriculum looked like in our home.

Monday:

  1. Character of God: Discuss the weekly theme, memory verse and vocabulary that are all related to an important character quality of God. Pray together and thank God for being our CREATOR!
  2. How to Write Chart: Use the chart to introduce the Letter A.  FINGER PRACTICE the proper formation of uppercase and lowercase version of
    the letter A.
  3. Beginning Letter Bible Coloring: Color the upper and lowercase letter A beginning letter picture and word to color. While my son colors, I can read the corresponding Bible story and discuss the weekly theme.
  4. Bible Handwriting Practice Page: This page reminds children
    of the proper letter formation and strokes. Beginning letter words
    are shown to provide ample practice opportunity.

Tuesday:

  1. Beginning Letter Chart: Shows children 10 different beginning letter words. Hang it on a wall or place on the front of your binder for a frequent reminder during the week.  You can also play games like tic-tac-toe, print two for a matching game, etc.
  2. Bible Memory Verse:  Read the verse for children to
    work on memorizing for the week.  Review the verse with your child throughout the week.
  3. Bible Verse Copywork:  Coloring page and beginning
    handwriting tracing page for the weekly verse.
  4. Race to the Top: This is a fun game played with a paperclip
    spinner. Children spin the paperclip and then trace the correct
    winner (uppercase or lowercase). The first letter to the crown
    wins! Follow up questions guide children through less and more
    and inequalities.
  5. Bible Maze: A simple follow up worksheet with mazes and
    small motor control art activities.

Wednesday:

  1. Blank Letter Pages:  Large letters that can be put into a plastic sleeve or laminated and the design can be filled in with pompoms, buttons, sticks, play dough, stamps, designs, stickers, or things that start with that letter.
  2. I Can Find the Letter: Find the letter A and count the upper and lowercase letters.
  3. Letter Trace: Trace the uppercase and lowercase
    letters. They can also make their own letters and color in a beginning letter picture for each row they complete.
  4. ABC Quilt Square: Color and cut out uppercase
    and lowercase letter A, then glue the letters onto the quilt square.
    Place the quilt square on a wall (or a string, or notebook, or place of your choosing) as they learn each new letter throughout the curriculum.
  5. Alphabet Memory Flashcards:  Cut out the flashcards and use them in multiple ways: pocket chart, play a game of concentration, play sorting games, ABC order, letter sounds, etc.

You can make several sets of these flash cards and use them in games such as matching or go fish.  My son really enjoys making and using the flash cards.

Thursday:

  1. Daily Math Worksheet:  Complete the daily math worksheet.  Skills practiced include: Counting, Measuring, Addition,Tally Marks, Patterns, Ordinal Numbers, Positional Words, Number Line, etc.
  2. Count & Graph Worksheets: Count the letters and pictures and then graph them.
  3. Write & Read Worksheets: Tracing page.  Fill in the missing beginning letter.
  4. Bible Crowns: Color your crown.  Decorate it and cut it out.
  5. 4 in a Row Bingo: Play “Letter A” BINGO.  The bingo games at the end of each week are a lot of fun and a great way to review his letter.

My Favorite Part!

I am thankful this curriculum is easy to print and go!  I am also thankful my son loves learning with it and we enjoy doing it together.  But my favorite part of this curriculum is the focus on the character of God and the verses that help my son learn about his Heavenly Father.

In just a few short weeks he has learned several letters in the alphabet while having lots of fun, learned a memory verse (though he doesn’t have them memorized), learned a vocabulary word, and learned a character quality of God:

Letter A: God is our Creator. (Genesis 1:1)

Letter B: God is Truthful. (Psalm 33:4)

Letter C: God is Love. (1 John 4:8)

Letter D: God is our Protector. (Psalm 46:1)

Letter E: God is Eternal. (Psalm 146:6 &10)

Letter F: God is Upright. (Psalm 25:8)

I also love that is it so flexible and easy to use.  You can use this curriculum as your main curriculum four days a week, or use it as a supplement to your main curriculum.  You can print out all of it, or print out just the portions you are interested in.  Being able to print only what you need is especially nice if you are working on remedial work with an older child who doesn’t necessarily need everything but does need practice in some areas.

My suggestion is to use this curriculum as your framework.  The lesson plans are already done for you and the curriculum covers all the basics your little ones need to build a good foundation in learning the alphabet and letter sounds as well as identifying beginning letters with associated pictures.  It also teaches kids basic understanding of who their heavenly father is, and how to go to his word, the bible, to read about him and build their understanding.  Then if time permits, and you want to expand on this curriculum, feel free to use additional props like play dough, sensory activities, sensory bins, related snacks, correlate reading books into the theme, songs, videos, or additional crafts that relate to your letter of the week.  I love it that this curriculum is so flexible, yet simple, and can be adapted to any family’s needs and schedule.

The Crafty Classroom

The Crafty Classroom has many wonderful and affordable resources for homeschool families.  Be sure to check out some of their great products and see if they will meet your family’s needs:

For Preschool:

Alphabet Curriculum Notebook (26-weeks)

Bible ABC Curriculum Notebook (26-weeks & Bible)

For Kindergarten:

Learn to R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook (36-week Curriculum)

R.E.A.D. Review Pack (28 Early Readers that Correspond with R.E.A.D. Notebook) Can be used as a stand-alone product, if you are not wanting a full curriculum.

For Older Kids:

USA Activity Bundle

How to Write a Paragraph

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