To firstly make a children's Bible dictionary, and then search the
lesson each week for unfamiliar words and add them to the growing
dictionary, together with a picture to illustrate the meaning.
A5 loose leaf file.
Plastic A to Z index.
A5 Sheets of paper pre-punched to suit the file.
Pens and pencils.
Paints and/or coloured crayons.
Making the Dictionary:
Prepare a suitable loose-leaf file and add a plastic A to Z index.
Cover the file with plain wrapping paper and glue on a fancy "Bible
Dictionary" label. Let the children draw or find pictures to
decorate the cover. Each unfamiliar word is written up on
separate pages and added week by week to the dictionary.
After each Bible lesson during the year, have the children make a page for
every unfamiliar word that comes up in the lesson. They can write the
word as a heading at the top of the page, and then add the meaning or
definition underneath. They can then illustrate the word or otherwise
decorate the page and then store the page in the relevant position in the
Besides unfamiliar words in the Bible, Christians have their own buzz-words
which people in the world and most children do not understand. The
key to learning is:
- Understand the material or the word.
- Memorise the material or definition of the word.
- Reproduce the material or definition of the word.
As the children write out the word, its definition, and illustrate it, they
will soon understand it and it will stick in their memory. Making
the dictionary will absorb their attention and interest, and soon they
will take great pride in adding to it!
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