Many school districts are using distance learning for at least the first semester. While some of you may be dreading several more months of this hybrid learning, it actually gives you an opportunity to add Bible study to your child’s day.
Whether it’s distance learning or homeschooling, most of you will find your kids have extra time in their day. It may be because they are no longer commuting to school or because some of their extra curricular activities have been cancelled. If your child is in a district where a certain amount of work must be completed, but at the child’s own pace, the lack of changing classes and other time wasters in school creates extra time.
Why not make use of this extra time to teach your kids about God? It doesn’t matter if they are attending public school, because in your home you can use that extra time for Bible study. Here are four great ways to make time to study the Bible with your kids.
- Use the time your kids would have spent commuting for a family devotional. Even if you took your kids to school, that gives you a good ten to twenty extra minutes to start the day with a family devotional.
- Use Teach One Reach One activities to help your kids practice school skills. Some districts are giving parents ideas, but allow them to use whatever means they prefer to help their kids practice academic skills. Originally created for faith based tutoring, our website has hundreds of free activity ideas to help your kids practice academic skills in language arts, math, science, health and more.
- Add a Bible class to their schedule. Once again, this may depend upon how your school district structures the day. If kids are working at their own pace and just checking in for lectures periodically, you may find you have time to add your own extra class – Bible – to the schedule. Our website has tons of free ideas for activities for regular Bible lessons, too.
- Make it an extracurricular activity. Do your kids have extra time in the afternoon or evening? Why not start your own Bible club? You can play games, do service projects, learn Christian life skills and more. Our website is full of free ideas for service projects, games, teaching Christian life skills and more.
Your family may never have this opportunity again. Take full advantage of this extra time at home together and help your kids strengthen their faith foundations.