Saturday afternoon was spent Bible journaling with the children. It was the first time in a long time that I picked up my art supplies for personal use, not for helping with homework or school projects.
This idea of Bible journaling recently struck when I was browsing Pinterest.
There are so many great ideas on there. But I focused my search on “Bible journaling with children”. I figured it would be something they enjoy because they’re artsy, craftsy, creative beings.
We kept it simple. I bought them art journals and colored pencils a while back so they grabbed those and their Bibles. We prayed befor beginning. Then I simply asked them to think of their favorite Bible verse and what it means to them, and use a drawing to express that.
My sons each really like Philippians 4:13 and drew their own versions of biceps to symbolize strength. My daughter selected John 3:16 and drew a gate (for heaven) and a cross. I chose Isaiah 40:31.
While I initially wanted Bible journaling to be for my own quiet time with God, I wanted to show the children the importance of relationship building. It’s our time with our Creator and our time with family that is precious.
After we completed our drawings we shared our art, our scripture and why it’s meaningful to us. Then we closed with prayer. They kept thanking me afterwards and wanted confirmation that we would do it again next Sabbath afternoon.
I reassured them that this would be a great way to study and get to know God’s Word, and yes, we would do it again. I’m just glad that such a simple idea was a blessing for us all.
Have you tried Bible journaling?