Children's Ministry: Kids Sunday School Resource- Bible Books Learning Aid, Memorizing New Testament Books

Sunday School Teacher Information and Instructions
BIBLE BOOK CUBE - NEW TESTAMENT

Sunday School Teacher Information and Instructions
Note NT = New Testament

Bible Book Cube - New Testament
New Testament Testament Learning tool
New Testament
Reading ability required - suitable older grade 2 through HS

Help learning the names of the New Testament Bible Books. This activity focuses on learning in small chunks or clusters, with the 3 dimensional cube as a visual and tactile aid. This may be considered a New Testament Bible Books craft but it only requires cutting, folding and gluing suitable for a large grade span.

The Bible Books are numbered in sequential groups .

Teacher - Every Sunday after this craft and activity, always leave out a completed Bible Book cube and the number cube for students to use anytime.Familiarity will increase recollection.


Copies of the Book Cube for each student
Scissors
Glue
Copies of the number cube

Copy and distribute the activity sheet

Make it easier on everyone - Go to our special page and review the cutting tips with the class before they begin cutting. And have everyone cut one section of the cube together with you to start.

Children - even older ones - tend to put their scissors to an activity and keep on cutting. Show them the right way to use scissors to cut inside corners using the Cutting Tips.

1. Cut the Book cube on the heavy line (note the cutting trick on the printed page)
2. Fold down on all dotted lines (meaning the dotted line should show at the peak of the fold) (Hold it off the table in your hands)
3. Dab glue on the flower (or huge asterisk) glue tabs. Spread glue to cover the tab all the way up to the dotted line.
4. Bring up sides until the tabs are in place. Hold for a moment to set the glue. It should make a box with an open lid at this point. Look inside the box to be sure the tabs are up against the sides of the box.
5. Dab glue on the remaining tabs 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, spreading all the way up to the dotted line.
6. Close up the cube tucking the remaining tabs in the cube.

YOU ARE DONE MAKING THE CUBE!

Memorize the small groups of names of the books.
reminder hints:
Teachers can add more hints or information here.
Group 1 is 4 guys who accompanied Jesus. They wrote down his life story, mission, lessons and adventures. They are NOT all Apostles. (Which ones are apostles?) These 4 books are known as the "Gospels" or Good News.
Group 2 tells the acts - what the Apostles did - after Jesus went to heaven. This book also introduces Saul who became Paul.
Group 3 is letters (epistles) written by Paul to the people of specific places where the church was being established - Rome (the Romans), Corinth (the Corinthians), Galatia (the Galatians), and Ephesis (The Ephesians). These letters or epistles are also referred to as "books".
Group 4 has four more letters (epistles) written by Paul to the people of specific places where the church was being established: Philippi ( the Philippians), Colossae (Sometimes spelled Colossia) (The Colossians), and two letters to the people of Thessalonica (the Thessalonians)

To put this in perspective, what city do you live in? What are residents of that city called? Example: If you live in Chicago, you are called a Chicagoan. Sometimes the residents - people who live there - don't know what other people call them!

Group 5 is a mix. Titus and Philemon are people that Paul wrote letters to. The Hebrews are a group of people that Paul write a letter to. (Do you know the Hebrews by any other name?) James wrote a book too. Popular belief is that this James was one of the Apostles.

Group 6 wraps it up. Peter the Apostle, wrote 2 numbered volumes (books) - volume 1 and 2. Now this is tricky: John wrote these 3 numbered volumes and opens them with the comment that he tells what he has seen and heard.
Jude - (not Judas the betrayer) wrote a very small book. The Book of Revelations is one of the most difficult books in the Bible to understand with strange word images and dreams of times to come. The second and third books of John and the letter of Jude are among the shortest books in the Bible.

 

Questions:

1 All counted how many books are there under the name of John? (4)

2. How many books are in the entire New Testament?

3. Which books are known as the GOSPELS?

4. What does GOSPEL mean?

CUBE 2 - THE NUMBER CUBE CHALLENGE

Get and make the number cube--- roll the number cube and whatever number is UP, the roller must tell from memory what books of the Bible are in that group on the Bible cube!

Follow instructions # 1-6 above if you are making the number cube.

         

 

 

CLICK THIS BUTTON TO GET THE PRINTABLE NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE BOOK CUBE WEB PAGE
         Print on color or black and white printer.

ADDITIONAL NUMBER CUBE ALONE

Click this orange and green button to get the number cube. Construct it the same as the Bible Book Cube.


 

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©2011 Jo Dibbern

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This page was updated on October 14, 2011

       
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