Category Archives: Abraham

Can you name Joseph’s 11 brothers? Singing makes it easy!

We studied the children of Jacob/ Israel a while back in our journey through Genesis.


However, my four-year-olds are still singing this song, so I thought it was worthy of sharing… even late. 😉

If you’d like to print the words, click the picture!

jacob had 12 sons- song


You can print Abraham’s family tree by clicking on the picture.  Look in the “Quick Links” column.


Happy singing!  🙂



Learning Together… Abraham, Astronomy, and Mm!

It worked out perfectly that the children were studying the fourth day of creation in science at the same time we were digging into God’s covenant with Abraham in history!  As we talked about God calling Abraham to look toward heaven and number the stars, it was so much more meaningful to learn just how many stars there are!  “So shall your offspring be.”  What an awesome promise!

((Also, if you haven’t heard Jamie Soles {we love The Way My Story Goes} then you ought to check out his music!  You can also listen to samples here on Amazon. 🙂 ))

We were all able to learn together!  We had fun on a planetarium field trip with Aunt Clare!  The kids did age appropriate work and projects during our Abraham study.

We learned all about the moon during our fourth day study and the twins were also learning about the letter Mm.  We were amazed to learn that footprints on the moon will be there forever because there is no wind or rain to blow or wash them away.  We learned about the planets and seasons and days and years!  We loved listening to  Galileo and the Star Gazers.

The kids took turns pretending to be the sun, moon, & earth.  There was a lot of rotating, revolving, laughing, and falling!  This activity didn’t last very long…

More Mm fun…

I’ll leave you with a couple of space jokes that we’ve had fun with during our science lessons…

Which planet is the smartest?

Venus!  It’s so bright!  🙂

Which planets are sad?

Uranus and Neptune!  They are blue!  🙂

We are having such a great time learning together!  Life is good.  My cup overflows 🙂

The Call of Abram Activities {fun on Abraham’s Journey}

“We are going on a journey today!” I told the kids after our morning Bible time.

“Really?!  Where are we going, Mom?”

“Hmmm…. I’m not sure.”

“What?  No really, Mom, where are going??”

“I just don’t know.”

“Mom, please tell us!!  Please!!”

“I don’t know where we are going!”

It didn’t take long for the big kids to figure out what I was up to because we had been studying the call of Abram!  🙂  Using our Veritas Press Old Testament / Ancient Egypt history, our week focused on Abram, trusting God and leaving his home without knowing where he would go or where he would land. We took a journey through our house without knowing where we would come to rest.

We made trail mix to take on our trip!

We packed up and moved camp several different times. Whew! I couldn’t help but think about the difficulties of moving hundreds of people, animals, and supplies daily!

For copywork, we chose portions from Hebrews 11:8-10:

“And he went out, not knowing where he was going.  By faith he went…  For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God!”

Making memories together, studying God’s word, and eating trail mix with M&M’s…. it just doesn’t get much better than this!  🙂