The Bible Drawing Notebook (Old Testament) is a digital download thatincludes a 1-year Bible reading plan through the OT (5 days a week). For each day in the plan, the student reads a Scripture passage, draws in the blank space provided, writes a description of what they drew, and notes some things they can pray about based on the passage.
About one chapter a day is included, with days off for weekends.
There is a checklist chart at the beginning that can be used to track progress.
The entire OT is not covered. However, the selected passages are chosen to cover the entire storyline of the Old Testament.
Recommended age range is 10 and up due to reading volume. Although some of the more graphic content of the stories is avoided, there is plenty in the OT that will prompt discussions. Be talking to your children about what they’re reading and engaging in conversation about the more sensitive topics.
Use double-sided printing as there are over 500 pages, although most of them are the same. You may want to print sections at a time and keep them in a binder or use a printing service and get the whole thing spiral bound.
There are three files in your download: one that has all the pages and two that each include half the pages. If you are sending it to a printing service, sending the two half files and having two spiral bound books would be a good option.
Here how your child will use the notebook each day:
Keep a sticky tab to mark current location. Open to the day’s pages and read the indicated Bible Scripture. Optionally, use the table at the beginning to track progress through the OT readings.
Use the blank space to draw something based on what you read. This could be a scene from the story, something you are reminded of during your reading, something from your own life that applies, a specific character or object in the passage, etc. You could draw lines to make a comic book style drawing or use the whole page however you wish.
Turn the page over and write a few sentences about your drawing. What is it? How does it relate to the Scripture you read?
Consider what you can pray about based on the passage. Can you praise God for his character? Confess and repent of a sin that the Scripture revealed to you? Pray for wisdom and guidance? Pray for someone else who is struggling? Jot down any notes about how you can pray. Before closing the book, close your eyes and pray about these things to the Lord.
May the Lord bless your journey through the Old Testament this year! You’ll end the year with great Scripture experiences and a wonderful keepsake of your thoughts and drawings.
Have Younger Kids?
This notebook is intended to be an easy-to-use independent activity for students ages 10 and up. For younger ages, consider reading the passages aloud. You may also want to purchase the related product, Old Testament Bible Brick Challenge. The Brick Challenge is a chart that uses the same reading plan (with some detail omissions for sensitivity) but provides Lego build prompts rather than drawing and writing spaces.
Get the Old Testament Bundle Instead for Multi-Age Learning
Both the Bible Drawing Notebook: Old Testament and the Old Testament Bible Brick Challenge use the same Bible reading plan so that you can use them for multiple ages. Kids ages 10 and up can do the Bible Drawing Notebook while younger kids (or the whole family) can follow along with the Bible Brick Challenge. Check out the bundle here.