Thursday, 27 February 2014

Wales Week!

This week our theme has been the country of Wales!
We located Wales on a map of the United Kingdom and coloured in its flag.
We then watched a video on the heritage of Wales.
The national flower of Wales is the daffodil, which also happens to be one of my favourites, so we decided to decorate our kitchen windows by painting them on
and the children made some daffodil sun catchers.
We also sewed some daffodils with ribbon hoops to hang in our kitchen.
We found out about Mary Jones and her desire to have a Bible of her own.
In history, the subject this week was the Welsh Revival.
 Our family has enjoyed singing some Welsh hymns; Guide me O Thou Great Jehovah, Calon Lân and Here is Love Vast as the Ocean. To reflect the theme of the Welsh revival and God's love, our memory verse for the week has been John 3:16. 
The children found out about coal mining in Wales and in particular children working in the mines.
We designed our own love spoons
and Nathanael wrote an acrostic poem about Wales.
Wonderful, Welshy, Wales.
A Welsh dragon... so beware!
Lunch is leek and potato soup (welsh cakes for pud)
Evan Roberts and the revival too,
Slate and coal mines and the Welsh Mountain Zoo!
We have enjoyed making and eating Welsh cakes,
Leek and Potato soup and Bara Brith.

So much fun! 

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Genesis Lapbook

For the last few months we have been enjoying studying the book of Genesis in our morning Bible time. To conclude our study, Nathanael and Tabitha made Genesis lapbooks.

Tabitha and Nathanael's lapbook front covers

Inside Nathanael's

Inside Tabitha's
Flaps up

Genesis crafts...
Tower of Babel painting
Rainbows made from paper plates
Jacob and Esau craft (idea from here)
Lot's wife turning into a pillar of salt (printable from here)

Most of the printouts I used to make the lapbooks were from Bible Fun for Kids. I also took inspiration from this lapbook. Check out my Genesis pinterest board for other Genesis ideas.