Continuing on with our Religious notebooking project, today I’m posting free printable notebooking pages for Noah, Abraham, Moses, the Moses continued page, and the Promised Land. They go with pages 14-23 in Tell Me About The Catholic Faith– find the whole series of notebooking pages here.
This Noah’s Ark notebooking page is incompletely open ended! Kids get to draw and write about their favorite part of the story. There is a second page available for pre-writers that has a sentence they can trace.
- Sing “Rise and Shine”- You can stream this for free with Amazon Prime from this Bible Action Songs CD. (Btw, this is one of my kid’s favorite CD’s.) Also, here’s cute YouTube video with the song.
- Noah Coloring Pages– this pack is available for free through my friend Lauren at Mama’s Learning Corner. All of the coloring pages have matching scripture and handwriting practice. Great for little ones!
- Animals 2 by 2 Craft
- Rainbow scripture craft
- Rainbow cookies
- Dove with olive branch craft
On this notebooking page, you simple draw or write things you remember from the Abraham story in each star. There is also scripture already on the page.
Lydia (3rd grade) wrote sentences, Julian (1st grade) wrote words, Violet (Pre-K) colored her stars, and Anabelle (age 2) scribbled on hers.
My thoughts on pages 16-17: They do a nice job with the story, even though it is told briefly. One pop up box explains that Jews, Christians, and Muslims all call themselves children of Abraham. Another pop up box says “Is God cruel?” and then goes on to explain the reasoning behind God asking Abraham to sacrifice Issac. I love that this books meets these issues head on rather than trying to skirt around them!
- Sing “Father Abraham”- You can stream Fr. Abraham free with Amazon Prime here (Again, Bible Action songs is our favorite Bible songs Cd. Also, here’s the Fr. Abraham song on YouTube.
- I really like the Abraham story out The Read Aloud Book of Bible Stories. In fact, I love the way all of the stories are told in this charming book. It’s a good one to have around. 🙂
There are 2 seperate page spreads about Moses. I have 1 notebooking page for each of them. The kids have 4 areas of Moses’ life where they draw a picture, and write a few sentences: Baby in a basket, burning bush, parting of the red sea, and the 10 commandments. You do these pages over 2 separate days. There is an option in the download for littles where they simply trace a sentence rather than writing their own.
Remember that the cool thing about notebooking pages is your kids create their own content. I just love seeing them do their own thing!
My thoughts on pages 18-21: Part of the story says “So Moses worked wonders to convince Pharaoh” which I re-worded to “God worked wonders through Moses to convince Pharaoh” when I read it to my kids. Again, I love the little pop up boxes with brief Historical explanations, such as about ancient Egypt. There’s another box with the 1o Commandments in it, and it’s the Catholic version, whoot!!! 😉
Additional Resources: *Heads up!* Protestants and Catholics number the 10 Commandments differently, so you may want to make sure and seek out Catholic resources if you’re having your kids memorize them.
- Watch the Prince of Egypt movie- I highly suggest this movie for kids! My kids love it, and they know almost every aspect of the Moses story from it. It’s fairly accurate, and there’s only one joke I don’t care for where Moses’ brother is looking up his skirt thing. Why do they feel the need to add that stuff? Anywho, for anyone with Netflix, it’s available through instant streaming.
- 10 Commandments song– a Catholic version (again, from Catholic Schoolhouse). I love these because it’s somuch easier to memorize things when it’s put to music! We have all these CD’s, and my kids know this entire song. 🙂
- Moses Coloring Pages– this pack is available for free through my friend Lauren at Mama’s Learning Corner. All of the coloring pages have matching scripture and handwriting practice. Great for little ones!
- Sing “Pharaoh Pharaoh”- I used to love this song as a kid! Here’s the song on YouTube. I couldn’t find exactly the hand motions we used to do, but here is a video with similar hand motions.
- Moses wave in a bottle craft
- Burning bush craft
The Promised Land
On this page, kids simply draw or write things that grew in the promised land, and precious cargo that the camels carried. The cool thing about doing the notebooking pages is the kids crouch over the book, really studying the page, trying to figure out what all grew there. It’s so great to be adding resources like this rather than simply reading through the book- they get so much more out of it this way. 🙂
That’s all for today, folks! You can find all the links to this series here.