One of my favorite things to stop and think about Jesus, is how He really does transform the broken in us into absolute beauty.
So I was super overjoyed when I was given an ebook by Lydia Diaz and teaching kit to try out with my kids that spotlights this very thing!
The ebook is absolutely beautiful, and my 8 year old, Naomi, read it with interest and with ease. She and Noelle (4 years old) both enjoyed the pictures a lot. We also talked about mosaics when we got to the end, and we plan on making some of our own for Easter with tissue paper. (In fact, I plan on bringing out/reading this story again every Easter).
Noelle is a little young for a lot of what was provided but she did like finding all the capital Gs and Js to underline/circle when looking for God and Jesus, and she did enjoy drawing people and things she loves. It was very cute!
Naomi, however, was really into it. She enoyed the drawing response activities and thinking about love and how we love all people differently (for example, the difference between the love of Mommy and Daddy, and between her and her friends). She was pretty intrigued to learn and write Greek words, and we talked about the difference of letters from our alphabet, how they sound and look.
We also talked a lot about the people in Jesus’s past – Rahab, David, Cain, Joseph, etc. She remembered those people and really grasped just how cool God is to design history so that anyone can freely come to Jesus, because He has all kinds of people in his lineage.
This packet of activities would be great for any classes/groups/families with kids in kindergarten through about 3rd grade. It’s a beautiful set and would be fun to revisit often. Diaz created a lovely way for our kids to learn about the unconditional love of Jesus!
You can learn more HERE!