Are you raising your kiddos with a specific faith or religion? We are raising M and G in a Christian home and it's important to us that it's not something we only learn about on Sundays at church.
Here are some ways we implement learning and just all around faith-based activities!
After a Google search, I printed off the men and women we learn about in the Bible. After laminating them, I stuck a magnet on the back and introduced them to M. I let her play but also led it into putting them in order, sorting by men and women, and talking about the ones we know best.
Now when we read, or learn about Bible stories, we are able to grab our Bible characters and put a face to a name!
One of the most meaningful things M and I have ever done together is create homeless bags. We stuffed large Ziploc bags with gloves, water bottles, granola bars, fruit cups, and cards that M made. We keep them in the front seat of my car and whenever we see someone in need, we roll the window down and hand them a bag. It's a great way to show God's love!
Making Learning Fun has some REALLY neat Christian-based printables that M and I love using (and once G gets older, we can re-use!). I usually laminate our materials, since it makes them so durable (and you can use erasable markers on them, which is always fun!).
Learning through Crafting
After reading a specific Bible story, we definitely try to apply it some way. M's favorite way is through crafts!
After reading about Noah's Ark, we grabbed an empty shoebox and made our own ark, stuffing it with two of each toy animal we could find.
When we learned about rainbows and God's promise to His people, I cut arcs out of some of M's watercolor creations. She glued them in size order to make her own rainbow!
Written by Jill