In order to study the Bible, I believe it is important to teach children the order of the Books of the Bible. This activity in part of the 4 Year Curriculum (New Testament) and 5 Year Curriculum (Old Testament) and with a little help most preschool children can master this task.
Old Testament Song (Original Source Unknown)
Tune: 10 Little Indians
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, (1 little, 2 little, 3 little Indians)
Deuteronomy, Joshua, and Judges, (4 little, 5 little, 6 little Indians)
Ruth, First and Second Samuel, First and Second Kings, (7 little, 8 little, 9 little Indians)
First and Second Chronicles (10 little Indian boys)
Oh - Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job
Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes,
Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah,
Oh - Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel,
Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah,
Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah,
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.
30 Bible Songs and Bible Stories - This CD contains both "The Books of the Old Testament" and "The Books of the New Testament songs.
Seeds of Character (Vol. 6) - #12 - The Only Way (New Testament)
1. Work on the list in the car, in the bathtub, while swinging, at the dinner table, or during family time. Our kiddos learned the list while riding in the car.
2. Create Books of the Bible Flashcards
3. Use Hand Motions (Reprinted by Permission)
Although most of the meanings behind the hand motions are above a preschooler's understanding, using hand motions is one more way to learn the books of the Bible. The hand motions are created using the major themes of each book. This would also make a neat program with a whole group of kids doing these together.
4. Break each testament into small groups focusing on a small group at a time.
Old Testament Books
The Old Testament begins with Creation and ends with the world waiting for the coming King.
New Testament Books
The New Testament begins with the life of Christ and the First Church and concludes with the teachings of the apostles.
The Pentateuch or Law - The first five books of the Bible, all written by Moses
Historical Books - Follow the story of Israel.
Gospels - Four different men write about the life of Christ.
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