When I was in the fourth grade I learned the Books of the Bible song – and I can still sing it today! I also started doing Bible Drill, an activity at my church that encouraged kids to memorize Bible verses and be able to look up Bible books, chapters, and verses quickly and efficiently. These things were laying the foundation for my biblical literacy, something that has become so important to me as I’ve grown in my walk with the Lord and a love for His Word.
I want to pass this foundation on to my children as they learn and grow. We’ve started learning the Books of the Bible through song (there are SO many options on YouTube! We love the OT and NT songs by Slugs and Bugs).
I also gave my kids this handy-dandy Books of the Bible worksheet for them to color and have as a reference at their homeschool desks. There are two pages: Old Testament and New Testament. Each page lists the books in order, as well as the category breakdown for the books. Down the line this will help them have a general sense of what type of book each one is, as well as how it fits into the overall story of Scripture.
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