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What are some tips for teaching children the books of the Bible?

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Some tips for teaching children the books of the Bible include to sing memorable songs with the children that use the books of the Bible and to play games with the children that involve the subject matter. Another tip for teaching children the books of the Bible is to break the books down into sections based on the types of books and explain to the children the subject matter in the different types of books.

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Several songs use the books of the Bible as lyrics. Some songs with the books of the Bible use common tunes such as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "10 Little Indians." Other songs use unique tunes to sing the books of the Bible. Children can sing the books of the Bible while playing or while riding in the car.

In addition, a number of games help children learn the books of the Bible such as putting the names of books of the Bible on cups and having groups of children put the cups in the correct order. The same concept works for flashcards. Another game involves a person calling a verse in the Bible and then having the students try to find the verse as quickly as possible. Another game is to play hangman or a fill-in-the-blank game using the books.

Other children find success learning the books of the Bible by studying the type of material in each book. For example, Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible and the next several books of the Bible trace the history of Israel. The New Testament begins with books that discuss the life of Jesus. Some students learn hand motions for each book that help the student remember the names of the books in the correct order.

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