My homeschooling motto: Never stick with a curriculum unless you LOVE it! 😉
After six years of homeschooling I’ve discovered and ditched a few curriculums, including the big switch we made in 2014 to My Father’s World. (We still love My Father’s World, by the way. No ditching here!)
Every year is an adventure, and this year has been one of tweaking what hasn’t worked, and finding new favorites.
Later this spring I plan to share more about our homeschool year, but for now I want to give you a peek at the Scripture copywork we love, love, love. This is definitely a favorite!
I first heard of Write Through the Bible curriculum a few years ago. I received one of their printable packs as an Ultimate Bundle freebie (one of the many reasons I love Ultimate Bundles!), but at the time I wasn’t necessarily looking for copywork curriculum (although I probably should have been!).
Last year, I decided handwriting practice was definitely in order for my oldest child, and I remembered the Scripture-themed copywork from Write Through the Bible.
I checked it out online and was super impressed with the variety of packets, as well as the Bible translation options to choose from. We favor the KJV around here, and in the end, having that as an option is what sold me on Write Through the Bible. (There’s a little old-fashioned confession for you.)
I bought a bundle of copywork to last us through the school year, and I haven’t been sorry! It’s been a great fit for my fifth-grade daughter. (My fifth-grade daughter who has never liked copywork, by the way!)
A few weeks ago, Trisha and Luke Gilkerson (creators of the Write Through the Bible curriculum) announced the release of a brand new product: Write Through the Bible, Junior.
A Scripture-based copywork curriculum for young children! Oh happy day!
I think I literally did a happy dance the day my review copy arrived in the mail!
Our four-year old, Mr. C. was pretty excited too! (You can tell by the cute little expression on his cute little face, right?)
We just started Mr. C in preschool this January, so he’s enjoying the status of being a “school boy” this year. Having his very own Write Through the Bible, Junior workbook sort of makes that status really official, you know?
Here are a few quick things about the brand new Write Through the Bible, Junior curriculum:
- It is designed for kids, ages 4 to 6 years old, definitely on target for young ones who are ready to begin developing their fine motor skills. The original Write Through the Bible workbooks are great for older kids.
- The 423-page workbook covers an entire school year (four days per week for 31 weeks). So far, I am finding the daily lessons to be very young-child and busy-mama-friendly.
- Copywork lessons are built around learning letter strokes and memorizing Scripture (Philippians 2:1-18). The review copy I received features the ESV version, which is why my son is holding the ESV version (in case the suspense was killing you). Like I said, the KJV workbook is available too.
- The workbooks are available in three fonts: Ball and Stick (the most simple form), D’Nealian Manuscript (prep for cursive), and Cursive.
We really love this workbook, and Mr. C gets a huge kick out of having his very own “big book” to write in.
We haven’t worked through too many pages yet, but I may end up tearing the pages out before I give them to Mr. C to make it easier for him to write.
Here’s a quick tip about that from Trisha:
If you find the big book to be too cumbersome, you can always take the book to an office supply store (like Staples) and have them cut the binding off and hole punch the pages for you to store in a 3-ring binder. That way, you can take out one page at a time for your child and not deal with the big book.
Either way, we love these fun pages!
If you’re looking for help with Scripture memorization and handwriting practice, here are several FREE resources from the creators of Write Through the Bible:
- 21 Ways to Prepare Your Preschooler for Handwriting Success
- FREE Printables Packs to Encourage Fine Motor Skills
- What are Fine Motor Skills, and Why Are They Important? (short Youtube video)
- How to Use Copywork for Bible Memorization
- How to Prepare and Use a Charlotte Mason Style Memory Box
Write Through the Bible, Junior is brand new (today is the official launch day!), so we’ve only used our workbook for about a week so far. Considering how well we’ve loved the original Write Through the Bible curriculum, I have a feeling we’ll continue to enjoy the “junior” version too. In fact, I just ordered several more workbooks for my other kids to use next school year!
Where can I get Write Through the Bible Workbooks?
I’m so glad you asked! 🙂
Write Through the Bible and Write Through the Bible, Junior curricula are available at Intoxicated on Life, as well as on Amazon. I bought the printable packets through Trisha and Luke’s website, and ordered the softback workbooks from Amazon.
(After using the softback workbook, I prefer it hands down over the printables! More on that in a minute.)
Here’s a list of Write Through the Bible titles, and where you can get them:
- Amazon (softcover workbooks)
(Wheew, there are a lot!)
- IntoxicatedONLife.com (printable PDFs)
Should I get the softback workbooks, or the printable PDFs?
That’s completely up to you!
Do you prefer the convenience and ease of having a ready-to-use workbook to hand over to your child?
- If yes, then the softback workbooks from Amazon are probably a good product for you.
Do you need to opt for saving money over saving time, and do you have access to a good printer?
- If yes, then the printable PDF packets are a great, frugal choice.
Whatever your preference, I think you’ll be happy if you choose Write Through the Bible (and Junior!) curriculum.
Just last week, my fifth-grade daughter (who has never liked copywork) told me, “Mama, I really like this copywork. It’s helped me learn more about the Bible.”
We are quite happy with these products and plan to keep them as a part of our home education!
As a part of the Write Through the Bible, Junior launch team, I received a copy of the workbook in exchange for an unbiased review. All opinions and views expressed here are my own. Please see my full disclosure regarding sponsored posts and affiliates. Thank you for supporting this site! xoxoxo
Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.