When I was contacted my Grapevine Studies to review The Life of Joseph, I jumped at the opportunity! I had heard so many wonderful things about Grapevine Studies and was VERY interested in seeing what all the excitement was about!
Well, let me just say…who would have thought that “stick figuring” through the Bible could be so much fun?!?! We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with this study! In fact, my daughter recently informed me that “drawing her Bible timeline was her favorite part of doing school!” So, want to know more about this new, highly favored addition to our curriculum?
From Grapevine: Walk with Joseph as he goes from a prince in Canaan to slavery in Egypt and then to the courts of Pharaoh. Your students will enjoy this engaging Bible study! Take your students on a journey with Joseph as he travels from the tents of Jacob to the house of Potiphar and eventually to the courts of Pharaoh. Watch to see how Joseph reacts to his slavery and false accusations. See how God used difficult circumstances in Josephs life to prepare him to save thousands of people, including those who mistreated him. Josephs story is one of betrayal, forgiveness, and restoration. Introduce your students to Joseph today!
The Life of Joseph is a multi-level study that contains 14 weekly lessons (50 daily lessons). The Student Book includes lessons pages, timelines, memory verses, reviews and a map. The Teacher Book contains contains lesson notes, timelines, stick figure drawings, a map, lesson goals, key points, memory verses, and review questions & answers. (View a sample lesson here.)
Our Thoughts: I REALLY appreciate having the full color Teacher’s Book as a guide to draw the cute little stick figures. I just don’t think I could be that creative with stick figures if left all on my own! Plus, I love the the Teacher Book guides you through the daily activities! Each lesson begins with reading scripture from the Bible, followed by discussion of the scriptures(s), which is sometimes followed by a map assignment. Finally we get to draw our stick figures (after looking up some words in our Bible dictionary)! The drawing is by far the kid’s absolute favorite part!
Supplies: Students will need the Grapevine Studies Student book and colored pencils. Teachers will need the Grapevine Studies Teacher book, a Bible, a Bible dictionary, a dry erase board & markers (8 colors).
How I set up OUR Grapevine Study: First, I began printing off the Student eBook for the kids. Each child will need their own copy of the book. Secondly, I printed off the Teacher eBook for myself. I don’t do well with reading from a computer, so I prefer a hard copy. However, to save on paper and ink, I printed my copy using the “2-to-1” mode and the “both sides” mode with two pages printing on both sides of each piece of paper. I hole punched both the Student Books and my Teacher Book and placed each of them in a 3-pronged folder. However, once I knew that Grapevine was a “keeper,” I printed the remaining pages of the Teacher and Student books and moved from the 3-pronged folders to 3-ring binders!
Once I had all of our supplies ready, we let the fun begin! Here is what my whiteboard looked like after our first day! Notice that my drawings look VERY much like those from the Teacher’s Book…just with more hair!
The kids had a blast following along and drawing their own stick figures!
Needless to say, we LOVE Grapevine Studies! While the kids love the drawing, my favorite part is that we are working through the Bible TOGETHER! So, are you ready to start “stick-figuring” through the Bible with your kids?
Pricing: The prices vary based on the different studies. There are many studies to choose from including: Old Testament, New Testament, Birth of Jesus, Ester, Ruth, The Resurrection, and more. You can even download sample lessons from the various different Grapevine Studies before deciding which to purchase!
Grapevine Studies has graciously offered a discount for my readers:
|Use the coupon code BLOG55 to receive 20% off
any non-sale item from now through September 30, 2011!
This product was given to me for review purposes. I do not have to return the product to the vendor and I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.