Today’s review features a look into the bible and prayer curriculum Weave Your Word in Me — Part 1 from Kid Niche Christian Books. This program is designed to walk upper elementary students through The Lord’s Prayer with various activities, thought provoking questions, and correlating scripture.
The complete Weave Your Word in Me curriculum uses My Whole Self Before YOU, which is rhythmical prayer modeled after The Lord’s Prayer, as the basis for each lesson. Part 1 includes thirty-six lessons which focus on God as our Heavenly Father, importance of prayer, Jesus Christ, Christ’s ministry on earth, the resurrection, salvation, and Christ’s return. The lessons come packaged perfectly and pre-punched for a three-ring binder which makes storage extremely easy. Each lesson includes various scriptures that reiterate the focus and give the student opportunity to breakdown the verses for clearer understanding. Throughout the workbook the verses are clearly marked for the translation used and the answer key features responses for:
- English Standard Version (ESV)
- King James Version (KJV)
- New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE)
- New American Standard Bible (NASB)
- New International Version (NIV)
- New King James Version (NKJV)
During our review period we used this curriculum three times a week and depending on their length, some lessons were spread over two days. I enjoyed discussing the scriptures with Bear and listening to his responses which led to some great conversations over breakfast. The provided comprehension questions were great for verifying his understanding of the verses, especially because we use the King James Version. I also enjoyed how each lesson ended with a prayer outline giving your child the chance to expand their prayer language and ability to have a specific focus for each prayer. Kid Niche Christian Books also provides additional activities for each lesson as FREEBIES on their website. The activities within this workbook and on the website include:
- Fill in the Blank
- True and False
The only concerns I had in using this curriculum was some of the artwork illustrations used throughout, though quite popular, aren’t actually in support of Christianity. Any images we deemed inappropriate were explained to our son before we moved on. In addition, we opted not to use the My Whole Self Before YOU prayer since Bear had already memorized the KJV of The Lord’s Prayer. The model prayer also left out a portion about forgiving others and God’s power in Heaven and Earth which can easily be explained to the audience this curriculum is geared towards. I think the model prayer might work better for younger students and definitely isn’t needed for this particular program. These minor issues didn’t hinder our experience in anyway but I felt they needed to be noted for this review.
Overall, we have enjoyed this bible and prayer curriculum from Kid Niche Christian Books and will continue using it for the remainder of our school year. Weave Your Word in Me — Part 1 has been a great in-depth look at The Lord’s Prayer and I feel that the tweaks made for our household only enhanced our learning experience. This curriculum would be a good match for homeschools, elementary Sunday School programs, and I even suggested it to the Christian after school program directors that I know. The complete Weave your Word in Me program is currently available as a set or each part can be purchased individually.
Make today grand,