Bible Investigators: Creation: Puzzles and Activities for Independent Learning – Danika Cooley

Bible Investigators: Creation: Puzzles and Activities for Independent Learning by Danika Cooley
Series: Bible Investigators
Published by Good Book Company on February 1, 2024
Genres: Children's, Bible Stories, Children's Educational
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Activity book bursting with brain-teasing puzzles, which helps kids investigate the Bible for themselves.

Bursting with 90 brain-teasing puzzles, 40 Bible passages, and 30 concepts regarding God’s creation, this lesson-and-activity book will give kids aged 8-12 skills to investigate the Bible for themselves―like a real investigator!

As kids apply logic and solve challenging puzzles, they will dive deeply into Scripture and examine the Bible’s account of creation, picking up lots of skills for reading and interpreting the Bible.

As well as lots of puzzles, there are journaling boxes for kids to reflect on, interpret, and apply what they have learned.

Great for use in homeschools (independent work, morning time, or Bible lessons) and also great for churches to use with kids.

Fun for road trips and rainy days too!

The book includes a link to free downloads that include reproducibles for more than one child, so families or classes can easily work together.

This Bible study book for kids includes lots of teaching content, interspersed with many different puzzles and activities. This book includes six sections with thirty chapters total, and they cover the creation narrative from Genesis, along with a variety of other passages and themes from throughout the Bible. Danika Cooley designed this book for kids ages eight to twelve, and she teaches them how to observe, interpret, and apply Scripture, including spaces for them to reflect on and answer study questions. The book includes a lot of guided reflections while also helping kids study on their own, and there are lots of different activities.

The book includes activity prompts, like the idea of drawing things you see on a walk, and includes lots of puzzles and games that are integral to the study, like when kids are revealing hidden words for the lesson or decoding Bible verses. There are lots of crosswords, wordsearches, mazes, rebuses, matching games, logic puzzles, and so on. The activities fit well with the intended age range, and younger children could also enjoy this book with assistance from an older sibling or a parent.

Bible Investigators: Creation: Puzzles and Activities for Independent Learning will appeal to Christian families who want to help their kids get into studying the Bible. This can be a self-paced activity book that kids do on their own time, and families can also integrate it into a group devotional session or use it as a homeschooling resource. The book is much longer and more in-depth than I expected. I sometimes felt like it could have been more streamlined and focused, instead of jumping around with so many different Bible passages and related themes, but it covers a lot of important concepts and has a lot of engaging activities.