The Jesus Storybook Bible At Home resources

At CVKids for the rest of the year we will be reading each story in the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Sally has written this bible so that each story reveals what the Bible is really about – Jesus!

Each week you will be given suggestions of things you can do at home to keep the conversation and learning going.

If you don’t have a copy of the Jesus Storybook Bible, please let Andrea know.

Week 3  – Terrible Lie (pg 28)

Activities for home

  • Discuss what you would have done in the garden if it was just you and God. Would you play hide and seek? Look after the animals? Do you think even the wild animals were like pets while they were still in the Garden of Eden?
  • God gave Adam and Eve one rule to follow. Have you ever broken a rule? What happened?
  • Discuss as a family how you think God felt when Adam and Eve disobeyed Him?
  • Sometimes, we are tempted to do things that we know we shouldn’t, but that isn’t what God wants. God wants us to have a heart of obedience. Are there some rules that are constantly broken at your house? Brainstorm some ideas on why this rule is broken a lot and what you could do to either understand the rule better or ways to follow the rule.
  • For kids with questions – here’s an interesting video by an American Media outlet about the location of the Garden of Eden. It incorporates some other faith perspectives. Would be suitable for intermediates/teens –

Week 2  – The Beginning: A Perfect Home (pg 18)

Activities for home

  • What is the craziest thing God created? What is the craziest thing you could create?
  • What do you think it would have been like to walk in the garden with God? What would you talk about? What would you see? What would you do?
  • Have a snack each day that represents each day of creation
  • Go through the alphabet and take turns coming up with an animal beginning with every letter of the alphabet. (ape, baboon, cat…) Try a round of fruits/vegetables or man made objects (aeroplane, boat, car…)
  • Sometimes it’s hard to find the words to thank God for what he has done. Read Psalm 104 together. Which bits do you like the most? Which bit is your prayer today?
  • Got kids who love space? Check out this article on astronauts who were Christians

Week 1 – The Story and the Song (pg 12)

Activities for home

  • Reread The Story and the Song (pg 12) as a family. What did you discover about Jesus in this story?
  • Jesus is in each story in the bible but sometimes it’s not that obvious. Think about something that happened today that was either good or bad. Where might Jesus have been in that situation?
  • Read Psalm 19:1-4. What do you think creation is saying? What would it be like to look at the night sky and for there to be no stars?
  • Draw a picture of all the things you can think of that are in the sky
  • Read Hebrews 1:1-4. What images come to mind when you read this? Imagine you are with Jesus sitting next to God. What does that look like?
  • Write some words or draw pictures of some of your favourite things in creation (eg animals, stars etc). Spend some time thanking God for these things.