Bible-Based Thanksgiving Resources

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I am scanning the web for some ideas for Bible-based lessons for Thanksgiving.

Here are some I have found today:

We Gather Together: 14 Thanksgiving Hymns
30 Scripture Readings on Thanksgiving (Year Long Bible Reading Series)
My Thanksgiving Prayer
Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
30 Scripture Readings for Thanksgiving & 30 Scripture Readings for Christmas: Two Months of Scripture Readings for the Holidays

These are FREE:

FREE Bible Lesson about the Pilgrims- (I am going to do this activity!)

harvest Blessing Mix Snack with Lesson (adorable)

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FREE Thanksgiving Bible Crafts from Christian Preschool Printables

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JoyfulHeart.com has some Bible-based articles and such

BibleFun Zone has FREE printables

Be Thankful lesson from Homeschooled-Kids.com

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Bible-Printables.com has a variety of coloring pages

 

 

 

 

 

BIG LIST of Christmas Homeschool Resources

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FREE Good Tidings ebook from Apologia- devotions, copywork, experiments, encouragement, and more!

Songs for the Waiting: Devotions Inspired by the Hymns of Advent 

FREE Christmas Notebooking Pages

God Gave Us Christmas

The Star of Bethlehem video 

Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus

Christ’s First Coming: Prophecy

Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem

Life of Christ/ Birth of Jesus

Blue Letter Bible Commentary, Luke

John Macarthur Sermon-Prophecy of Jesus

Nativity printables- prek

Pre K Letter “J” for Jesus

Answers in Genesis, Christmas Star

Answers in Genesis- The Christmas Town video

The Star of Bethlehem Video

The Nativity Story movie

Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?

Itsy Bitsy Christmas- By Max Lucado

Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas

In the Manger by Max Lucado

God is in the Manger (Bonhoeffer)

Unwrapping the Names of Jesus

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper

Tabitha’s Travels: A Family Story for Advent

Bartholomew’s Passage: A Family Story for Advent Kindle Edition

Ishtar’s Odyssey

Listen to my podcast for more about simple Christmas ideas!

Some posts to inspire you:

Praying Over Your Christmas Cards

Christmas Schooling

Simple Christmas Podcast Episode

Clutter-Free Christmas

Real Christmas

25 Days of Simple Christmas-A Simple Story

 

Resources I love! 
The Tale of Three Trees

Little House on the Prairie Christmas

Christmas Stories (Little House on the Prairie)

 

Christmas Schooling

Apologia FREE Resource—>Good Tidings- over 40 pages of encouragement, devotionals, copywork, art projects, sciences lessons—all FREE!! www.homeschool-101.com/goodtidings

 

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14 Days of Love with Free Printable Verses

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I love February! Good bye January, we are one step closer to spring!

 

A few years ago we started a fun project to focus on love. Each morning in our Bible time we read a scripture that talked about love.  We focused on loving as the Bible tells us, and what the difference is between how the world perceives love and how God teaches us about love.

 

Each child made their own Valentine mailbox out of a large white envelope.  Then they were hung on each of their bedroom doors.  Everyday, their sibling wrote down one thing that they love about the person on a slip of paper (or cut out heart) and put it in the mailbox. On Valentine’s Day we read through them all.

Here are some pictures:

 

Ethan just tried to write his name in glue 🙂

 

 

 

 

And if you would like to follow along with our 14 Days of Love, download the scriptures here!

 14 Days of Love Verses 

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Journey, Easter Journey!

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Journey, Easter Journey just $1.99 for Kindle!

As the second book in author Dandi Mackall’s seasonal series, Journey, Easter Journey! presents the biblical story of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection in a way that is engaging and appropriate for young children. Mackall’s first book in the series was Off to Plymouth Rock! Great for kids age 3-7, this short, poetic verse with brilliant illustrations is lighthearted but filled with reverence for the sacrifice Christ paid. This story presents the life of Christ as a journey, beginning in Bethlehem with His birth, then moving on to His life in Nazareth and Galilee, telling about His Father’s love. Finally, Christ’s journey to Calvary, and the wondering if this was His journey’s end. But indeed it wasn’t the end, as His journey continued with His resurrection and ascension. This short verse concludes with the encouragement that someday we can all journey on to heaven and be together with Christ. Perfect for Easter story-telling or for using as a teaching tool with homeschoolers.

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The Passion Week- Chronology of Events- Free Download

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We have been studying the Passion week using this resource:

The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived

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BibleWise has a FREE download of the Passion Week Chronology of Events. It is quite comprehensive. 

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Two months before the Passover, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. At that point, Jesus as well as Lazarus became marked men. The chief priests and Pharisees wanted to kill both of them. (John 11:18-57)

While Jesus knew he was to die on the cross eventually, this wasn’t the “appointed” time for the Pharisees and Scribes to put him to death. He stayed away from Jerusalem until the time of the Passover.

The road to the resurrection begins six days before Passover. (John 12:1) That would make it Friday and not Sunday, as others suggest.

Each event is listed in the appropriate Gospel, so you can go back and refresh yourself with the story.

Head over to BibleWise to read the rest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Defense of Easter- from Answers in Genesis

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Here is a new Easter resource from Answers in Genesis.

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Without the Resurrection, there is no hope.

We would still be in our sins, and the Christian faith could not exist. Jesus would be a fraud since He frequently predicted His own resurrection, even designating it as His sign for an unbelieving world.

Skeptics and critics understand the magnitude of the Resurrection, and they have developed numerous theories in their desperate attempts to explain away the wealth of evidence. The early Christians focused uniquely on Christ’s conquering of death. Yet many in the church today only discuss this vital doctrine at Easter time, and some fail to mention it entirely when attempting to share the gospel with unbelievers.

In Defense of Easter is a biblical and timely apologetic resource that teaches readers:

  • How history and archaeology support the Resurrection
  • Why skeptical explanations come up short
  • How the Resurrection provides hope and comfort
  • Whether Easter is a pagan holiday

Equip yourself to answer today’s skeptical challenges and strengthen your confidence in the risen Savior. Discover why everything hinges on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Head over to Answers in Genesis for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Easter Experience for Families

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Here is a resource from Oh Amanda for Easter!

A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families

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12 simple activities to be done the few weeks before Easter will turn your home into a memorial to Jesus’ death and resurrection.  You’ll experience Jesus’ anointing, the Last Supper, Peter’s denial, the cross, the empty tomb and more. Memories will be made as your family uses their five senses to understand and believe the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

This simple eBook includes printables, Scriptures and specific conversation and starting points so you and your kids can get a sense of the resurrection.

Head over to Oh Amanda for more information!