Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bible Learning Cards by Words 2 Remember 4 Kids

Bible Learning Cards are the work of  children's illustrator, Vicky Enright. Vicky has visible talent as well as a heart to share God's Word with boys and girls. With careful thought, she created gorgeous, full color illustrations and paired the images with relevant scriptures to inspire parent/child discussions about Biblical concepts. Each card is designed to lead children to seek out answers to their problems in the context of scripture. Words 2 remember 4 kids created Bible Learning Cards to be a fun resource that leads families into a habit of applying scripture in every day life.

Words 2 remember 4 kids currently offers three varieties of Bible Learning Cards. Each set features 20 5x7 flash cards plus a cover image that tops the deck. Each boxed set also includes a ring so you can keep all your cards together so none get lost. Scriptures are written in the NIV translation.

I received all three sets for my family to try out. I immediately put each set on it's ring, then combined the three rings onto my own larger ring. I keep them hooked onto the handle of our bible basket located on my book shelf. This makes them easily accessible and shows them off at the same time.

These cards are beautiful! You'll want to show them off.

My favorite set is the Preschool Bible Learning Cards. This set is intended for children 0-5 years old. Each of the 20 cards in this set feature adorable animals illustrating important concepts like . . .

  • God's love
  • His protection
  • How to show God our gratitude
  • How to accept our differences and recognize our gifts
  • How to behave
  • What Godly love looks and feels like
  • The importance of obeying God (and also Mom and Dad)
  • How to control emotions
  • How to control our words 
  • Repentance.  
The giraffe card is my personal favorite in this set. The image is adorable and it features Psalm 36:5.

The Children's Bible Learning Cards are the next step up, featuring 20 cards for the 4-11 age range. My oldest is twelve (almost 13) and she found cards in the deck that really spoke to her as well. 

This one was her favorite:

What child facing algebraic equations doesn't look like this sometimes? Honestly, sometimes I look like this.

The Children's Bible Learning Cards contain concepts like:
  • Being thankful in all circumstances
  • Pleasing God and doing our best
  • Self-image
  • Anxiety
  • Joy
  • Choosing your responses wisely 
  • Noticing God's hand in your life
  • Perseverance
  • Guarding ourselves against the enemy
  • Sharing
  • Forgiveness
  • Courage
Two cards in this deck really stood out to me, The first shows kids on a sled going down a hill. It features John 10:10b which reads "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." The discussion section talks of sharing joy with others, but I think another scripture may have been a better choice. For me, it just doesn't click with the illustration. This was the only card in all three decks that seemed this way. 

The other cars that stood out in this deck was this one . . .

The scripture is about laying your life down for your friend. Though the friend is noble to help his friend out of the tree, there could be wiser choices made. For instance, the child could have sought help from an adult. At first I thought this concept and the image may send an inappropriate message to children causing them to take unnecessary risks that could endanger them in their attempt to help others. As my children and I discussed this, I began to see this card as a very valuable teaching tool. We talked about how laying down your life doesn't always mean risking your safety. I gave an example of how I stop work and my "life activities" to let my friend's dog out every afternoon. Essentially I lay down my life for my friend and it blesses her that I do this for her everyday. We talked about choices and ways of helping those in trouble. The discussion this card brought out was priceless. 

The final set, Courage & Comfort Bible Learning Cards, were designed with kids 6-13 in mind. 

The 20 cards feature topics like:
  • Determination
  • Courage and trust in God
  • Patience
  • How to handle teasing
  • Relying on God
  • Doubt
  • Helping others
  • Hospitality and accepting others
  • Blessings
  • God's presence
  • How to handle our worries
  • Encouraging others
  • Including God in your everyday activities
  • God's comfort in difficulties
I especially like this card . . .

Each set is available for $14.99. Cards are laminated and durable and the perfect size for little hands.  
With repeated practice, each set could be used as a memory tool. However, I prefer to use them as conversation starters and reference tools. My children and I went through each set one card at a time and discussed the concepts on each card. Then, I refer back to them as similar issues came up in their own lives. 

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