We loved this series. Working through it as a Bible Curriculum with my 4 children, ages 8, 9, 12 and 14. It's a lot of writing for the 8 year old, but she understands the lesson. She had an awesome answer to one of the questions. Our family has done a lot on Genesis and I was thinking of jumping ahead to a New Testament study after this, but they cross referenced with New Testament scripture. It remained relevant, so I think we'll be patient and do them in order.
Using this as a bible study for my homeschooled children & we all LOVE it! We will get more from this series when we complete this book. There is a cute story line that goes along with the scripture & ties it all together for the kids on a level they can understand. Every day there is scripture so the kids are learning to look up verses & to read /learn/study for themselves. Very solid & true to the Bible, that's hard to come by!!
"Digging Up The Past" is a Bible study of Genesis chapter 3 through 11 for tweens (ages 9 to 12). It has an archeology theme with an story involving Max and Molly running throughout. The child reads a chapter in Genesis (which is provided in the back of the book with plenty of space for marking important things) and then goes through a series of questions and puzzles that lead them to think over the important things that happen in that chapter. The authors also tied in related New Testament verses.
I thought the questions brought out good points, and I liked that the focus remained on discovering what the Bible says. The word scrambles, word finds, mazes, crosswords (with the word found by looking up a verse), and other puzzles were fun (even for me, an adult!). I think the skill level needed to solve the puzzles was just right for the age range, but I no longer have anyone that age to test this book on. The answers to the puzzles were in the back of the book.
The authors' treat Genesis 3-11 as an accurate record of historical events that really happened. Overall, I'd recommend this children's Bible study. I think it's one that children will actually enjoy doing, and I appreciate that they didn't lessen how much was learned in the process of making it fun.