God's Word, Homeschool, MFW Homeschool Highlights, My Father's World, My Father's World 1st Grade
Since we just recently started My Father’s World 1st grade curriculum, I thought it might be fun to share a couple things we’re doing to help making memorizing Bible verses easier and fun!
My oldest is a kynesthetic, “active” learner. Which means she learns best when her body is in motion! So, I’m trying incorporate more “motion” in our learning, especially since the 1st grade curriculum get pretty writing intensive later on.
One “game” I’ve created is called Stepping Stones. Each piece of paper contains one word, and the girls must step from “stone” to “stone” in order, while saying the Bible verse. The first day I make it easy, with them all in a line, and the second day I will spread the “stones” further apart, mix them up so they have to really look for the correct word, etc. (Our preschooler tags along behind.)
The last day of learning our Bible verse, I cut the words into small word cards, and then mix them up in a pile. The oldest is required to put them in order, and then we tape them together and make a “train.” Once we have the train, we use it to measure different things, like each other!
And this week, since oldest is begining to do copywork with the Bible verse, this is an activity I created to keep the preschooler occupied during this time. I hand her our bag of refrigerator magnets, and tell her to find the first letter of each word and then put them on the Bible verse hanging on the refrigerator.
If you’d like, you can also check out posts on other things related to our homeschool work in the past few weeks: Celebrating Purim, and our recent field trips to the DC Cherry Blossom Festival, Ballet Magnificat! and to the US Capitol Building.
Be sure to check out what others are doing in MFW by heading on over to 2 Ladybugs and a Lizard.
Love your ideas! Thanks for linking up and sharing :0)
Karen W said:
I just found your blog today. I was searching for examples of the MFW 1st grade scroll. I have been having a great time looking at your MFW 1 posts. I am in the process of trying to figure out how to organize and your posts have been very helpful. I love these ideas for the Bible verses. We did something similar for our Words to Remember. They weren’t large enough to step on, but I typed them out and cut the words apart and had them glue them together for their binders. I think they will love the idea of using them as stepping stones.
Thanks for the post! I’m so glad the idea was helpful! We did cut them out later (after stepping all over them!) and I mixed them up and had them put the Bible verse words back in order. They got a kick out of that!