Family Time with God

August: Animals in the Bible

How to use this section: The verses are divided into three parts: Preschoolers memorize the words in bold.Elementary kids memorize the words in bold and italics. Teens and parents learn the complete verse.

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August

Animals in the Bible

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Week 1: The Dove
Mark 1:11 And a voice came from heaven: "You are My Son, whom I love;with You I am well pleased."

1

Read Mark 1:9-11. Start memorizing Mark 1:11.

2

Run out of summer fun ideas for the kids? Boredom Medicine will save the day!

3

Family Fact: Did you know the Bible says we should be like doves? Read Matthew 10:16.

4

Go bird- watching. Bring a bird book and have your kids look for each variety. Can they imitate the bird calls?

5

Try some great- tasting Boredom Medicine. Have one child shake the bottle and pull out a piece of paper. Then go do it!

6

Read Genesis 8:1-11 about the dove that Noah sent out.

Week 2: The Donkey
Matthew 21:9"Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"

7

Review Mark 1:11.

8

Read Matthew 21:1-11. Start memorizing Matthew 21:9.

9

Teach your pet a new trick, then show it to your friends.

10

Family Fact: Did you know that in Bible times, horses were connected with war? Kings rode donkeys in peace time.

11

Cool off by going swimming or playing in the sprinkler or hose.

12

Sneak some really cool Boredom Medicine, like going to the zoo or horseback riding, into the bottle. Watch your child's eyes light up if he picks it.

13

Read Numbers 22:20-35 to learn why a donkey spoke.

Week 3: The Lion
Proverbs 28:1The wicked man flees though no one pursues, butthe righteous are as bold as a lion.

14

Review Matthew 21:9.

15

Read Proverbs 28:1 and start memorizing it.

16

Take the family for a bike ride.

17

Family Fact: Did you know that Jesus is called "the Lion of the tribe of Judah"? (Revelation 5:5).

18

Make a list of school supplies that your child needs.

19

Have a back-to-
school scavenger hunt. Give the kids their lists and go to the store. Get ready, get set, go find your supplies!

20

Read Daniel 6:11-27 and learn how even the lions obey God.

Week 4: The Sheep
Isaiah 53:6We all, like sheep, have gone astray,each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

21

Review Proverbs 28:1.

22

Read Isaiah 53:1-6. Start memorizing Isaiah 53:6.

23

For Friday's game, paint a sheep on poster board and glue cotton balls for fur. Make a separate tail.

24

Did you know that Jesus is pictured as a lamb in Revelation 5:6-13?

25

Make sugar cookies shaped like sheep or another animal.

26

Invite friends over and play "Pin the Tail on the Sheep." Afterward, enjoy your cookies.

27

Read John 10:1-18 to find out who Jesus' sheep are.

Week 5: The Ant
Proverbs 6:6Go to the ant, you sluggard;consider its ways and be wise!

28

Review Isaiah 53:6.

29

Read Proverbs 6:6 and 30:25. Start memorizing Proverbs 6:6.

30

Observe an active anthill, or make an ant farm between two panes of glass. How should we be like the ant?

31

Review all the verses from August. See who can recite them with only two helps.

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