Bible Reading Challenge, Week Two (Jan. 15)

Can’t believe week two is already here!

Study guides:

.pdf Download: Ages 4-8, Week Two

.pdf Download: Ages 9-12, Week Two

FYI: The Make-Your-Own-Story-Bible directions and resources are at the end of this post.

Make-Your-Own-Story-Bible Project

We’ve finally gotten this part of the challenge underway!  Today we have 3 art pages for you to complete.  I know that’s a lot for one week (believe me, I know!), but we had to create cover art, last week’s story Bible page, and then another for this week.  The good news is that you can do some of them later in the week if necessary.  And you can print coloring pages of all of them or the ones you don’t get to–whatever best suits your schedule.

A little note on how this will work.  Each week, I or another illustrator will provide four resources for the story Bible project:

  1. Directions for the day’s story page or pages; 
  2. Blank Drawing Pages, a .pdf download of story Bible pages to include a Scripture verse and room for children to draw their own art;
  3. Coloring Pages, a .pdf download alternative to the blank pages, which will include both the Scripture verse and a black and white coloring page.  (FYI, you won’t need both the blank pages and coloring pages.  Just pick one for each week.)
  4. My Finished Pages in case you’d like a visual guide for what we’re creating that week.

As for how to keep your pages through the year, I’d suggest a manilla folder at this point.  Eventually I plan to punch holes in the left-hand side and tie them with ribbon to keep a hard copy.  But I also plan to periodically scan and upload all my daughters’ pages to so that I can print them each a hard copy as a keepsake.  If you want to be really smart, my guess is that you could start an account and upload them each week.  At the very least, you could save them on your computer.

The Contest

Each week, we’d love for you guys to send us scans of your kids’ story Bible pages.  You can email them to us at  Each week, we’ll choose one winner to feature on our Facebook page,  At the end of the month, you guys will get to choose the best of the winners for the month, and we’ll send the winner a small prize.  Sound fun?

Let’s get started!


.pdf DOWNLOAD 1: Story Bible Art Directions, Weeks 1 & 2

.pdf DOWNLOAD 2: Blank Drawing Pages, Weeks 1 & 2

.pdf DOWNLOAD 3: Coloring Pages, Weeks 1 & 2

.pdf DOWNLOAD 4: Finished Pages, Weeks 1 & 2



7 Responses to Bible Reading Challenge, Week Two (Jan. 15)

  1. Bridgette August 16, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    I just completed this lesson today and wanted to share. The suggested activity of the paper dolls went great. I used two pages instead of just one so that I had a larger stack of “people”. At first I held up the entire stack of dolls and talked about how first God made Adam. Then I unfolded one doll and said this doll represents Eve. Then I fold them back together and said, “When Adam and Eve sinned they spiritually died.” To represent that death I took a hole puncher and punched a hole where Adam’s heart would have been. “When they died, their hearts became black with sin.” Then I took a black marker and placed it through the hole made by the hole punch. I made sure to touch all sides of the hole with the black ink. “After the fall, all of Adam’s descendants also had a black heart.” Unfold the paper people to show that we all have black hearts of sin. My kids are only 3 and 6 but their eyes got huge when I unfolded all the dolls and they all had black “hearts”. I hope this helps other moms using this challenge.

  2. emily January 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Glad to be service, Sherry! Looking forward to getting started on my African kids’ books soon, too.

  3. Sherry January 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Thanks you so much. I just discovered your challenge, and I think my 10 year old daughter is going to enjoy it a lot. My creativity is running on low right now, so I’m excited to piggyback on yours.

  4. emily January 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Thanks for the encouragement, guys! It’s been a labor of love already. As Janie said, “Guess who’s getting challenged?”

  5. Marlo January 16, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Terrific! We had some interesting, new discussion about an old, well-known story. Thanks for breathing new life into our meal times!

  6. Janie January 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Thanks, Stephanie. We’re pretty excited, too!

  7. Stephanie January 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Thank you so much for this. I am so excited! Last week was really amazing to listen to my four kids (11,9,7,6)talk about God’s voice and consider new thoughts about His creation, even though we’ve read the passages many times.

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