This review was made possible with a copy of Homeschool in the Woods’ New Testament Activity Pak as part of the TOS Crew.
Shortly after beginning our homeschool journey, I began to look at the products from Homeschool in the Woods. The sample files she had available on her site do such a great job at hinting at the overall product and leave me wanting to get the whole thing. Amy Pack’s beautiful art work intertwined with the study of history creates a lovely product that just calls to me. We had been blessed to received the Artist Study in an earlier promotion and had begun using it before our move from Ohio. However, like other things in life it keeps getting put aside for the future instead.
Receiving the New Testament Activity Pak to review was another blessing for our family. R was excited just hearing that we’d be making a ‘lapbook’ studying parts of the New Testament. Considering he loves to just pull out his own Bible to read passages, I can understand where that enthusiasm originates.
Homeschool in the Woods New Testament Activity Pak
The New Testament Activity Pak sells for $18.95 as a download product or $19.95 plus shipping on CD. Having ordered the Old Testament Activity Pak from the website recently, I can say that the download links arrived quickly and I had no issues with the download.
The download has instructions for the parents to help them guide students in the 15 lapbooking project topics. These include creative writing, coloring, research, Bible study, and more. There are also directions to help you assemble all parts of the project. Once done, your child will have a physical reminder of the studies which can be enjoyed for years to come.
I just love the art work that Amy has in this unit. And, she has done a great job of picking out highlights from the New Testament for the finished product.
Thoughts on the New Testament Activity Pak
The only downside we’ve found in our family is that if used as a stand alone product the lapbook is more focused cutting, coloring and pasting. Compared to the more unit study approach lapbook products we’ve done in the past, the boys did not find just doing the lapbook appealing.
However, this is the intent of the product…to be useable for all Christian families as a way to dig deeper into Bible studies.
This hasn’t turned the boys off from continuing to work on this product. Instead, we’ve slowed down the pace and have taken to reading scripture along with completing each piece. Using the activity pack in this manner has made the all the difference for my boys. While the activity pack does not provide guidance in this approach, you can partner the product with a different bible study or reading progression chosen for your family.
Since we slowed down the pace, we don’t have a finished product to share in photos right now. To the left is an example of a finished lapbook as shown on their website.
But, I can say that this learning adventure is going well and we are looking forward to doing the Old Testament Activity Pak later this year.
If you are curious about what is included (and how the finished product might look), take time to visit the Homeschool in the Woods website. Along with the bible study products, Amy has great history products as well. Typically, the product pages have sample pages for download so you get a good sense of what is involved before purchasing.
How do you engage the kids in Scripture studies?
Is lapbooking an approach that appeals to you and/or them?