We were SO excited to get our Ruth Bible study books in the mail from Grapevine Bible Studies.
I met Dianna Wiebe and her friend, DeeDee, at the Utah Homeschool Convention down in Provo.
Liz and I went out to dinner with them and then joined them at their hotel and hung out in the pool. It was a great evening.
I also recently reviewed the Esther Bible study. It was awesome. A fairy tale!
My drawings. I never said I was an artist. I did figure out if I draw a grid to make four squares on the board, it makes it easier for the kids to follow along. It matches the 4 square grids on their papers. Tori especially was mixing up the drawings on her paper. She’s a perfectionist and her stick figures are awesome.
Liz relaxing while she draws her stick figures.
Tori and Katie act like they compete to finish the quickest.
The teacher book has everything drawn out for me to copy onto the white board. I alternate between reading the Bible story, drawing the stick figures, and summarizing the lesson. Some of the drawings crack the girls up. They love it. And they remember it.
The student books have the blank grids for the kiddies to draw in the stick figures like mine. It was an important moment when I had that revelation to draw a grid on my white board to match theirs. No more tears or questions about where we were in the lesson! My three girls are always on a different picture from each other. Of course, nothing is ever easy.
Alex’s favorite part was when I drew Boaz sleeping. He kept pointed to the stick figure on the board and telling me, “He’s sleeping!” He recognized that. Precious. I told him the man’s name is Boaz. “He’s sleeping!” Then for the next stick figure, I drew Boaz finding Ruth at his feet. They’re both sitting on the threshing floor. Alex’s reaction: “He’s up now!” Glad he’s part of our Bible studies!
Check out my other Ruth review. Liz Curtis Higgs raps the book of Ruth!
Liz and I got a little crazy and rewrote The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Come on, you know every time you hear the name Elimelech, you want to sing it.
We’re very excited to start Old Testament Basics next month. Look forward to that review in a while though. It’s a much longer text! A great big thanks to Grapevine Bible Studies for providing the Ruth study free for an honest review.