Explore the Bible: Kids uses a form of object-based learning in every session. Object-based learning is exploring objects such as documents, photographs, artifacts, and works of art for learning. Sessions will include objects from the past and the present and will range from common to unique. The object can show relationships with the past, present, and future and is meant to promote class discussion that can help kids begin to draw conclusions based on examining evidence.
Each session will feature a particular object to spark the interest of the kids. Teachers will use a different object throughout each session as they lead kids in understanding biblical text. The designated object will be shown in the Explorer Guide (learner magazine), on the Family Card (take home piece), and on the free, downloadable family app. Sometimes the object will be taken from the core Bible book and sometimes the connection Bible book(s).
The teacher will lead kids in reading the Bible verses, researching what is said, and learning what the Scriptures mean. The teacher will offer guidance and multiple options for learning. Object-based learning helps kids engage and lean toward kids’ natural curiosity about the objects—and the Scripture they are studying!
Object-based learning might require some preparation. However, the return on your investment can be huge. Teachers can help kids develop a deeper understanding of the Scriptures so they can apply biblical truths in their daily lives. Have fun exploring!