Painting Book 2 - Bible Stories
Painting Fun to Learn about the Bible!
Bible Stories Painting Book 2
By Juliet David
Illustrated by Simon Abbott
Bible Stories Painting Book 2 is a perfect way to share Bible stories with your children. Each page has a picture on both the front and back and the pages are perforated so that they can be easily removed for display or for painting.
As your child paints you can read the matching Bible story from your favorite Children's Bible. The stories that you and your child (or grandchild) can enjoy include Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, David and Goliath, Jonah and the very large fish(from the Old Testament). The New Testament stories include the Nativity story, several miracles of Jesus including the feeding of the crowd, and the Resurrection.
In all there are 16 pages to paint - 8 from the Old Testament and 8 from the New Testament. There is no need to buy watercolors as they are included on both the front and back cover of the book. All you'll need to supply is the paintbrush.
Share favorite Bible stories with your children, grandchild, Sunday School class, or VBS class. Children love to paint and this the perfect summer afternoon activity.
I was provided a copy of this book by Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review.
July 20, 2013
Teaching With Craft
The boys cannot leave this book alone, was so happy that two palettes are included in this book. There are pages are perforated, and it made it so easy to share the book.
We read the verse under each of the pages, and spoke about what the picture is about, and then each of my guys set out painting. They had a wonderful time enjoying this, and didn't want to put it away. Tomorrow is another day, and know that they will be asking for more.
What a great way to spend a cold winter day, or a rainy one. Enjoy!!
I received this book through Kregel for review purposes, and was not required to give a positive review.
July 15, 2013
Faith Formation and Fun
I recently obtained Bible Stories Painting Book 2 to review. As the title implies this is the second one in the series of bible stories painting books. The one that I am reviewing has two paint pallets on the inside covers with one page pictures of a popular bible story. The child dips a paint brush in water and then onto the paint pallet. Then, choose one of the 16 bible stories with 8 from the Old Testament and 8 from the New Testament.Each story has a sentence or two of explanation of the bible story. Candle Books publisher markets this painting book as mess free and it is for the most part. The paint pallets do not make a big mess but the child must remember to wait about 5 minutes before closing the book in order for the paint to dry.
I asked my 5 year old nephew to test it out and give me his opinion. He asked me "what does opinion mean?"
I said, "you can tell me if the paint works good or not so good." His reply, "I can do that. I'll give you my opinion."
It worked similarly to watercolor paints. Only a little bit of water on a paintbrush was needed and the color turned out great. Watercolors are more transparent then this paint. Which means the color strength was definitely better in this painting book. It's geared towards young children who are just learning to read. For the faith formation to occur, the parent needs to talk about what's on the page. Otherwise, it's an ordinary painting book. His opinion was that "the colors worked good and it's fun." I told my nephew he could keep it so he'd have many more hours of painting fun. That put a smile on his face :)
The Bible Stories Painting Book 2 is ideal for quiet activity either individually or as a group. I think a preschool or kindergarten teacher could use this as enrichment when teaching a bible story. All you need is a paintbrush and water and you're ready to start.
July 4, 2013
Home or Sunday School Use
It' s a painting book, and the inside covers that fold out are the 'paint'. You just need water and a brush (or qtip as preschool teachers taught me!) to paint!!
My 3 year old was a bit confused by it and her attention span is fleeting with 'art'. But she tried it and thought it was fun. I think in another few months, it will be a favorite of hers.
The pictures are very child friendly, warm and inviting people, and each page has a simple sentence to describe the story or ask a question. Nice simple facts that will interest kids. I think the images/stories were well chosen to fit most preschool Sunday school curriculum. I like that it has both Old Testament and New Testament stories. It's a painting book, if you are looking for a simple integration to connect an image to a lesson, a truth, that you will teach, this could be a great enrichment. The best part is that the messy part of painting is so easily contained!
I received this book from Kregel to review, all opinions are my own.
June 27, 2013