My girls have always been crafty (no surprises there!) and we’ve often used our weekends to gather together at the kitchen table spending time together and getting creative. They’ve scrapped with me, made cards with me, curated Project Life pages with me and even helped me produce classes and tutorials! Moriah in particular is no stranger to the camera and if you ever watched any of my previous videos you will know she makes regular appearances ;-) So when I discovered Bible Journaling they dove head-first into it alongside me, and even in the beginning when there wasn’t any specific products they would simply use the scraps from my projects and stick them in the homemade journals I’d given them.
So needless to say, my girls were very VERY excited when they heard that Illustrated Faith were making a printable devotional specifically for kids. And when they saw how super-cute everything was they literally squealed with excitement! We printed off everything the same day we got it and the first thing they did was take a colouring sheet each and finished it off. They’ll make great decorations for later when we’ve got an opportunity to do the devotionals together I thought, and I was right.
Never one to do things in a systematic way Moriah first started with Lesson 3 (simply because that’s what she felt like at the time!) and she cut it out and stuck it into a blank page in her own #gratitudedocumented journal from last year. We read through the lesson and the scriptures together and talked about what it was teaching us. She wrote out her own journaling which reads, “God asks us to do scary things, but He never lets us do it alone!” and then embellished with her cut-out drawings from earlier.
Did I mention she’s 6?!
Today in the video she decided to tackle Lesson 1 and we followed a very similar approach. This time we’re using my Illustrated Faith Notebook Journal as the base because I love having the kids do entries in there alongside my own, I know it’ll make a great keepsake for the future as well as serving as a useful tool for right now. I let my kids have fairly ready access to my supplies and generally don’t give them any direction when it comes to the creative side of things, so you can see she went a little crazy with the enamel hearts. But I love watching her thrash out ideas like this and seeing her creative vision come to life. Her journaling here represents a ‘naughty person’ on the left, and Noah on the right who is excitedly exlaiming, “yay, I get to stay!” This will probably make more sense as you watch the video ;-)
Today as we created together Bethany decided she would rather make one of the bookmarks which come in the printable set included in the Kids Club download. Because I had printed them just on plain ol’ printing paper she cut it out and mounted it on coloured cardstock for extra strength. She then proceeded to decorate the back of it with those same enamel hearts – I guess they’re everyone’s favourites! You can see the making of this bookmark in the video too.
Needless to say we’re hooked! I’m happy there are 3 more lessons in this devotional so I can spend more time with my girls completing this together. And I’m putting in my petition for more Kids Club products in the future please!
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