I received the copies of the newest Awana at Home Kit this week.
I gave it a quick once over and saw a similar format to the first Awana at Home Kit with the Adventures in Odyssey. The lessons are in a magazine format with just one DVD with the Jelly Telly videos. I’ll get to that one shortly.
There is DVD that introduces the Awana at Home program. I liked how it is set up to play automatically and then after the intro DVD, it asks if the child currently goes to Awana and then plays the appropriate video depending upon their answer. At the end of the video, it directs them to items on the Awana web site, resources and tools. That is a nice way to integrate things and have families find information easily.
The second DVD has the video lessons from Jelly Telly on them. If you are familiar with the “What’s In the Bible” DVD’s from Phil Vischer, then you will be very comfortable with these DVD’s. Even if you are not familiar with the “What’s In the Bible” DVD’s, you and you children will like the format. If you have not yet see the What’s In the Bible DVD’s, then be sure to wait before you select which group of lessons to go to from the main menu. If you have seen the What’s In the Bible DVD’s, then you can skip it, but it is always fun to watch.
I was very pleased with what I saw. In today’s society, these videos will help hold the attention of the children (and adults) while they learn Biblical truths. Good for families who have children who attend Awana, and for those who do not. All around, a good tool to use for a family faith night.
Purchase What’s In the Bible from Christian Book Distributors (CBD):
Presenting a 13-DVD series from the creator of VeggieTales, Phil Vischer! Each DVD is filled with original music, animation, puppets, and creative writing that will teach kids about God and his Word.
Though specifically geared towards kids, toddler through Tweens, this series will entertain and educate people of all ages, young or old! With funny jokes and easy to understand studies on different books in the Bible, accompanied by quirky puppet characters, this series is entertaining to watch but also educational. Great for Sunday school, or even just a family movie night at home.
|What’s in the Bible? #1: In the Beginning, DVD
What’s in the Bible? Vol. 1: In the Beginning introduces kids to the Bible and the book of beginnings, Genesis. Kids will learn about the key people in Genesis and the important lessons their stories teach us. This DVD includes bonus short Quacky’s Questions: What Is Kindness? Closed captions. Approx. 56 minutes.
|What’s in the Bible? #2: Let My People Go! DVD
What’s in the Bible? Vol. 2: Let My People Go! introduces kids to the book of Exodus: the oppression of the Israelites and the birth and rise of God’s chosen leader, Moses. The DVD also answers the questions, Who choose the books in the Bible? and What is salvation? – in a way kids can grasp. Includes bonus short Alfred Wilberwale: A Case for Patience. Closed captions. Approximately 58 minutes.
|What’s in the Bible? #3: Wanderin’ in the Desert, DVD
In What’s In the Bible? #3: Wanderin’ in the Desert, Buck Denver and his cast of friends take us through the next three books of the Bible – Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy – helping kids understand how these books fit in with Genesis and Exodus to make up the Pentateuch and to set the stage for the trials and victories of God’s people. The question “Did this stuff really happen?” is also answered. Closed captions. Approx. 58 minutes.
|What’s in the Bible? #4: Battle for the Promised Land! DVD
From the man who made vegetables talk (and sing and dance) comes the newest adventure in the What’s in the Bible series! Join Phil Vischer and his zany cast of characters for a wild ride as they search the Books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth for the answers to two more of life’s BIG questions. Ages 5 to 9. Approx. 60 minutes.
|What’s in the Bible? DVD Series, Volumes 1-3|
|What’s in the Bible? Volumes 1-4|