Summer break from school is approaching quickly in many parts of the country. In our area, schools let out by the end of May. Many parents are concerned about the potential loss of academic skills over the summer. On the other hand, summer should be about family time and fun. And then of course you read blogs like mine encouraging you to spend a lot of time discipling your kids towards God. How is all of this going to happen in the few weeks of summer break?
Our parent ministry, Teach One Reach One can help. Click the “Lessons” tab on the home page and you will find tons of free resources. From Bible lessons to fun activities for reviewing academic subjects in the context of Bible stories, you will find lots of fun things to do with your kids this summer. If you have teens, you might also be interested in our new Bible lessons for teens.
Each activity starts by reviewing a Bible story. With 207 on our site, your kids can be exposed to more stories than ever before. The academic activities then take something from the story and relate it to an academic skill. So for example, the story of Creation contains quite a few mentions for time. One activity for math would be reviewing the story while talking about the mentions of time and then practice telling time on an analog human clock!
While you are having fun, don’t forget to look back at the original Bible lesson for the activity. You will find learning objectives and some interesting facts for your kids to ponder and enjoy. Those extra facts can help your kids understand the stories a little better by explaining the culture, history and even important archaeological finds with them.
Have some extra time for fun? Take a look at our free activities for Bible, Application and Service. The Bible activities are designed to help your children better understand the details of the story. Application activities give them practice in applying the principles God wants your kids to learn from the lesson. The service projects will give your family a chance to serve others throughout the summer.
So take a few minutes and get ready for summer! You can have fun, help your kids keep academic skills fresh and make sure they are learning more about God in the process.