I choose to give this product 5 out of 5 Gold Teacher’s Stars!!
We love lapbooks in our home, so when we received the New Testament Activity Pak by Amy Pak of Homeschool in the Woods, we were thrilled! I was already familiar with Amy’s great products and we use her Timeline Figures from the History Through the Ages Collection in our studies already. We knew that the quality was fantastic, so we were eager to dive into the New Testament Activity Pak. We were not disappointed in the least! It is absolutely WONDERFUL!
Now, we have covered many of the stories from the New Testament in our home already. But since the lapbook isn’t set into organized lessons, this worked very well for us as a great review and discussion opportunity. However, it would be fairly easy to incorporate the activities into a focused unit study of the New Testament, as there are scripural references listed.
One of the things that I really liked about the New Testament Activity Pak is that it brought to life many of the Bible stories that we have discussed in our home. I loved how my son was able to begin making connections from what we have discussed to what he was putting together in the lapbook. One of the funniest connections was when he was working with the original 12 Apostles.
He was working on the booklet for Judas Iscariot and commented, “Hey mom! Did you know that Judas committed suicide by hanging himself?”
“Yes, I did.”
“Well, why did he hang himself? Didn’t they have any guns?”
“Um…no they didn’t at that time.”
“Oh, well…I guess that hanging yourself would be easier than throwing a lot of rocks at yourself so you could be stoned to death.”
He made another connection this past week during a Bible lesson. We were discussing the various books of the Bible and I commented that the books Romans through 2nd Thessalonians were known as the Letters by Paul to churches and that 1st Timothy through Philemon were the Letters by Paul to others. He thought for brief moment and then said, “Oh! Like all of those postcards from Paul in the Lapbook we did!”
Another fun connection was when we were making the Armor of God poster project. We had just spent a week discussing this very topic in our home during a literature study and then this topic was discussed with the youth of our church. He was excited because he knew the answers and what each piece of armor represented in the scriptures. I love it when things work out so seamlessly and without prior knowledge that it would all go together! The Lord really knows what He is doing!
We are still working on the newspaper project, “The New Testament News!” and I am anticipating even more connections to be made through that project. It is a fun one where he gets to act as a reporter and cover the action that surrounded Jesus and His miracles. He also gets to draw in the ads for the paper. Definitely a fun project!
So here is the rundown of what you get in the New Testament Activity Pak for $18.95 for the downloadable product or $19.95 for the product on CD:
The lapbook contains 15 different projects that will promote Biblical knowledge. These projects and topics include:
- Lineage from David to Jesus
- Birth of Jesus
- Miracles of Jesus
- The Beatitudes
- Fruit of the Spirit
- The Parables of Jesus
- The Last Supper
- The Crucifixion
- The Resurrection
- The Ascension
- Prophecies Fulfilled
- The Twelve Disciples
- Paul’s Missionary Journeys
- Postcards from Paul
Then you get the 2 BONUS projects which include the Armor of God Poster and “The New Testament Times!” newspaper project.
These projects are truly wonderful! In fact, when my mom saw the completed lapbook, she was blown away! She hasn’t always been the most supportive of our homeschool adventure. However, when she saw this project, she said, “Oh wow! What a great treasure and keepsake this is! You could even borrow this from him to use for Sunday School lessons!”
A “Keepsake” is definitely the best way to describe this study! Amy Pak from Homeschool in the Woods has once again delivered a winning product!