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Bible Journaling has been all the craze for a while now. Is Bible Journaling something that you love?
To be honest, it’s not something I’ve tried, but I know many people love Bible Journaling. When I looked at this Bible Journaling Kit I instantly thought of several people for whom it would be the perfect gift. People use Bible journaling in a variety of ways and here are 4 ways I think are pretty neat.
For Homeschooling Families, Bible Journaling During Read Aloud Times.
When I was homeschooling my older two that are now grown, the time that we spent together while I read aloud to them was the favorite part of our day for all of us. We continued to read aloud even when they were teenagers. Those are still some of my fondest memories.
Sometimes they would color while I read aloud to them. We had a lot of educational coloring books and they used Prismacolor coloring pencils. These would be good pencils for journaling in your Bible or notebook as well. They’re a better quality than Crayola, etc, but come in a range of price. We chose these Prismacolor Scholar colored pencils for Jessie. They color well, weren’t super expensive and weren’t so super soft that they break easily.
This would be a great way for homeschooling families to use Bible journaling. A quiet activity that gives them something to do with their hands during read aloud time. Or any time you want them to be still and quiet 🙂
Using the Bible Journaling Stencils to Make Cards or for Framing
Jessie loves to make cards. I keep card stock on hand and she loves to make birthday cards. She also loves to send cards or letters in the mail. Outlining and coloring in the Bible verse on the outside of the card would be a great “thinking of you” card for anytime. It would also help her to memorize scripture without it seeming it being difficult or seeming like “work.”
I could see myself using Bible verse journaling in this way. I’m not a journaler but I do like to make personalized cards. It’s been a while since I’ve done it, but I used to enjoy making cards with rubber stamps. I would also enjoy making a frameable print to use in my home.
Using Bible Journaling to Help Commit Scripture to Memory and Work on Fine Motor Skills
For older children, teens, and adults Bible Journaling would be a fun way to to help cement scripture in our memory.
For my Jessie, who has Down Syndrome, if I can convince her that tracing isn’t too difficult (I will let you know how this goes) it would be a great fine motor activity for her. She has a tendency to want to give up if she can’t do it in a way she thinks is perfect but I would love for to enjoy this and reap the double benefits of learning scripture and fine motor practice.
Stenciling Verses Into a Notebook, Journal, or Planner
If you’re interested in learning more about Bible Journaling or connecting with others with the same interest, you should check out The Holy Mess Bible Journaling Facebook Group. Sara, the author of Trust In the Lord Bible Journaling kit started this group for everyone to share tips and learn from each other.
This week she is having a sale on her Trust In the Lord Bible Journaling Kit. The regular price $21 now $18 for a limited time. On the facebook group she will be giving away one journaling Bible and lots of other goodies. So, check it out!
Sara also has some free printables and a 5 day email series with even more great info about Bible Journaling to help get you started.
Till next week friends,