Continuing on with our Religious notebooking project, today I’m posting some printable Psalm pages, and I’m combining these also with the David page. They go with pages 24-27 in Tell Me About The Catholic Faith, or any other Psalm and King David resource you would rather use with your kids.
My Thoughts On These Pages:
On the David pages, I really think they could have skipped the part about David watching Bathsheba bathe. I don’t mind them telling that part of the story, but I just feel like this detail is a little inappropriate for children. It could have said something more appropriate, such as “she caught his eye” or something. The Psalms pages were good- very straight forward.
David- Bible Notebooking Page
This David notebooking page is free to print!
Remember that the point of notebooking pages rather than workbook pages is that the child creates their own content. There are 5 stones on the page. Your child simply draws or writes one thing he or she remembers about David on each stone. There are little pictures at the top of the page to help jog the memory.
Psalms For Kids
*Heads up!* Catholic and protestants number the Psalms differently, so be careful using non-Catholic resources for these!
More things I told my kids about the book of Psalms:
- The book of Psalms is a collection of songs, prayers, and poetry.
- We think many of them were written by King David and played on his harp.
- We sing from the book of Psalms at every Mass. (We looked at our Mass book– there is a picture of King David playing his harp beside the Psalm section. They are so tickled to make connections like this!)
- The Bible was written in a different language, so each translation to English is a little different. For instance, a sentence might say “God’s love is forever” or it might say “God’s love is everlasting” or it might say “God love is never ending”. Even though these are all a little different, they mean the same thing, so that’s why you might hear it a little differently every time.
- When we read the Psalms, they can become our own prayers. Sometimes when we can’t come up with exactly the words we want to say to God, the Psalms have the words for us.
- There are different kinds of Psalms: they can be happy, sad, joyful, or even angry. There are Psalms of thanksgiving, suffering, and Psalms for asking for forgiveness.
I made these Psalm Scripture Memory cards, and they are free to print for all of my subscribers!
We used these in conjunction with one of the notebooking pages I made. I let my kids color this “My Favorite Psalms” sheet while I went through the cards. When one of them really jumped out at one of the kids, I let them have it and glue it down. They were also welcome to write in any of their favorite Psalms (such as one that one of their siblings got first that they liked.) 😉
I also made a notebooking page with the first Psalm. I read it to the kids several times, and we talked about it as they drew imagery from the Psalm around the big border. In the final version of the notebooking page, I made the words with strong imagery such as “tree planted by streams of water”, “fruit”, and “day and night” in a bigger and slightly different font. This way, it’s easier for kids to remember what they might want to draw.
It’s fine to choose one of the other of these notebooking pages for Psalms- you don’t need to do both. 🙂
- Sing the actual Psalms!!!!! lol. I matched Psalms to songs in this post, and it includes the free printable memory cards. 🙂
- Sing “Little David Play On Your Harp”- You can stream it for free with an Amazon Prime account from Bible Action Songs (our favorite Bible song CD!) or you can find it on YouTube here.
- Your Bible- read some Psalms from the Bible. They’re beautiful! Although this is our favorite Catholic children’s Bible, I always prefer to read the Psalms from the RSV translation.
You can find all the links to this series here.