I don't know about you, but I never know what to do with all those papers my children bring home from Sunday School. Add that to the Bible studies we do at home, and I have a big mess on my hands! When I saw My Very Own Bible, I realized I had found my answer to this problem.
My Very Own Bible is a unique create-your-own Bible for younger elementary children. The kit comes with a binder, a blank cover page your child can illustrate himself, a spine insert, books of the Old Testament page, books of the New Testament page, 20 content pages, 25 dividers and a complete set of divider labels for the Old and New Testaments, plus labels for five extra sections.
The content pages are for your Bible verses, songs, prayers, notes and pictures. The teacher will decide which books of the Bible you will study, then put the corresponding labels on the dividers. When the children learn a new Bible verse, song or prayer, they file it under the appropriate section, either a book of the Bible or a section you make up. Your older children can use cutouts, stencils, etc. to make a "scrapbook" page of the lesson or you can use pictures from your Bible curriculum. As you add the take home sheets from Sunday School as well as artwork and verses from your homeschool, this will become a wonderful keepsake.
More than that, the children will begin to learn the structure of the Bible. The Old Testament and New Testament book labels are in different colors. It won't take long before they figure out which books are in which testament.
The Teacher's Guide is an optional purchase, but I recommend getting it. In it you'll find details on how to plan and use My Very Own Bible in your homeschool curriculum plus some games and activities to play using My Very Own Bible.
I'm looking forward to purchasing one of these for each of my children and using it in our Bible and history studies this fall. I think my kids will be excited to have their own Bible notebooks to put their Sunday School and homeschool Bible lessons in.