Long Story Short: The Rainbow of God’s Promise
Last week we continued in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski with the story of Noah’s ark, focusing on God’s promise, symbolized by the rainbow. I love the connection between the ark and Jesus as the only way to be saved. It’s taken me almost a week to write about it, and things are a bit hectic around here right now, so I’m afraid this is going to pretty much be the notes I jotted through the week just so I can get it all down for the record.
We kept out the books we read last week, as well as enjoying the story in The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers:
- The Story of Noah and the Ark illustrated by Gennady Spirin (KJV text)
- Inside Noah’s Ark by Charles Reasoner
- The Real Story of the Flood by Paul L. Maier
- Naamah, Noah’s Wife by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
- Naamah and the Ark at Night by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
- Noah’s Crew Came 2 by 2 by Mindy MacDonald
- Noah’s Ark by Jerry Pinkney
- Prayers from the Ark by Carmen Bernos De Gasztold, translated by Rumer Godden (poems written from the perpective of various animals)
- The Young Reader’s Bible by Bonnie Bruno (Ian’s making progress on this but still isn’t quite ready to read it on his own.)
- Cards to practice reading our memory verse: “Your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.” Psalm 108:4
I used a picture from dltk-kids and put it on a page with our memory verse. It was a good chance to talk about the colors of the rainbow, especially since the picture had room for every color in the spectrum!
We broke out our flannel board set for the first time in months, and the boys REALLY enjoyed retelling the story with it. I can’t count how many times Elijah went over to it throughout the week and told the story, sometimes to one of us, but most of the time just to himself. I LOVE having this out to “narrate” the Bible story. It really shows how deeply they’re internalizing what they’re learning.
The boys had fun sailing the paper “arks” I folded for them. (Ian tried, but it was too hard even for him.)
We watched VeggieTales: Minnesota Cuke And The Search For Noahs Umbrella (available streaming on Netflix).
Our “Listening Lesson” was the same as last week plus the addition of Genesis 8 with the end of the Noah story.
- “Holy, Holy, Holy” ffrom Hymns for a Kid’s Heart Vol. 1 (our “hymn of the month”)
- “Gen 6 Noah Builds an Ark” from the ESV Audio Drama Children’s Bible from Faith Comes By Hearing
- “Gen 7 The Flood” from the ESV Audio Drama from Faith Comes By Hearing
- Gen 8 Noah Leaves the Ark
- “SongNoah Walked With God” from the ESV Audio Drama Children’s Bible from Faith Comes By Hearing
- “Noah” from the Bullfrogs & Butterflies CD God is My Friend
- “Noah Build a Boat” from The Singing Bible
- “Who Built the Ark?” from a CD of Bible songs by Great American Kids I found at the 99-Cent Store
- “Noah & the Ark” story on CD by the Paul Winter Consort
- Karen & Kids podcast episode “Rain and a Promise”
Wow, that’s a boring post. I do apologize.
Posted on September 28, 2012, in Bible lessons, Long Story Short, Preschool, The Gospel Story and tagged family devotions, family discipleship, homeschool preschool, Preschool Bible, preschool curriculum. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.