This year’s pick for our history curriculum is “Mystery of History” from Bright Ideas Press. Its basically a combination of biblical and secular history in the format of a timeline. Its flexible, and able to be used for kids in early grade school all the way up to high school.
Anyway, today was lesson 1 and 2-Creation and Adam and Eve. Seeing that I dont fully follow ANY curriculum I get, I changed the format of the activities suggested with each lesson. The Creation lesson called for a creation booklet (yawn. How many times have we done that in Children’s Church and Sabbath School?), and the Adam and Eve lesson had a self portrait lesson using colored pencils and a mirror. Now, that one peeked my interest, but I wanted them to enjoy how special and uniquely designed they are.
A trip to Pinterest…and I found this <— Click the link for the original post.
So, I decided to change it up and make it mine. Are surprised? Ha!
Here’s what we did…
Kenzi picking “worth the wait” was a major score! She just turned 12, and Im continuing to place a major emphasis on her value.
They all designed their own pictures which was pretty cool.
How did we do it?
1)Buy a pack of canvases. These are 8×10.
2) Pick a color of acrylic paint. We got ours from the craft section at Walmart. Only 50 cents a bottle.
3) Pick up accents. Ribbon, duck tape, wooden pieces, stickers…whatever your heart desires.
4) Paint the canvas one solid color. Letting it air dry in between coats. You can also use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
5) Paste picture to canvas. We used homemade modpodge (50% elmers glue, 50 % water).
6) I cut different adjectives out of magazines ahead of time for the kids to choose from, but there are word stickers out there that can make this step a little easier.
7) The kids picked the adjectives they felt best described them (or God’s thoughts as He was creating them) and glued them to the canvas using the modpodge.
8) Using a hot glue gun, we glued the wooden pieces and ribbons where the kids wanted it.
9) Hang it up!
Easy as pie.
Now, I wonder how I will change up the next lesson on Jubal and Tubal-Cain.
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