We adore the Grapevine Studies, so when we were offered the opportunity to review another one of their studies, I jumped at the opportunity. They kindly sent us the digital versions of the Birth of Jesus Multilevel, the Traceable, and the Teacher’s Guide.
I firmly believe that raising our kids to know the Word of God is one of the best things I can do for them. The Bible has been such a guiding, life-giving influence for me, and I want them to have the same! We are intentional about discipling our kids in a number of ways, and the Grapevine Studies are a fabulous tool for our toolbox. I have tried a variety of studies, and these remain our favorites. The kids LOVE them and really enjoy doing the studies. They are also really learning the Word, partially because they are interacting with it visually, auditorily, and kinesthetically.
Each study leads the kids to draw stick figures of the Bible characters and events, as they listen to the story. The Scripture references are generally short – we usually read only a couple verses for each box, so the kids stay engaged and focused. By the time they’re finished drawing, I’m ready to move on to the next picture too.
Each study begins with a big picture look at the Timeline of the era. The kids draw in stick figures for each main character or event. This is great to help them place the particular study and events in the grand scheme of things. Each lesson also includes a snapshot of the Timeline.
This is a screenshot of one of the drawings from the Birth of Jesus. For the younger ones, I recommend using the traceable version because it helps them follow along. Sweetheart is 5 and she loves it! It’s especially fun to do with a crayon. 🙂
I read the verses while she draws. For Super D, his box just contains the verses and the description. He is free to draw whatever he would like!
The lesson finishes with great review questions that are fabulous for both review and comprehension. I was amazed at how much the kids remembered and understood from the verses we had read that day. Also at the end of each lesson is an opportunity to review the memory verse.
Grapevine Studies offers a lot of different levels to help you get the right fit for your kiddo. This screenshot is great to help you decide which one(s) to get! You can get an ebook or a physical hard copy, whichever works best for you!
Grapevine Studies offers 6 different topical studies including Joseph, Esther, Ruth, Moses, Birth of Jesus, and the Resurrection. They also offer 5 different overviews of the Old and New Testaments, with a different focus at each level. The Beginner Level (Pre K and K) focuses on People and Events, Level 1 (1st – 2nd grade) focuses on Timeline, Level 2 (3rd – 4th grade) focuses on Extra Memory Work, Level 3 (5th- 6th grade) focuses on Bible Geography, and Level 4 (7th – 8th grade) focuses on Bible Study Tools.