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Sonlight Family Bible Lessons – Our Experience!

I have mentioned before that the Sonlight Family Bible Lessons are absolutely amazing. There’s something special about teaching others – you, as the teacher, end up learning more than your students do! And when the subjects you are teaching are… Continue Reading →

Scripture Memory Tools and Resources!

Last week we learnt about the benefits of committing scripture to memory. If you missed it, click here to catch up! Today Sandra shares with us some of her favourite methods, tools and resources for scripture memorization. Learning Methods There… Continue Reading →

10 Reasons to Memorize Scripture

How does a mother train up a child in God’s way, if His Word is not continually in her heart, guiding her parenting techniques and giving her the strength she (desperately!) needs for this God-given mission? Today Sandra encourages us… Continue Reading →

Finding Your Way Around the Sonlight Google Drive

The entire Sonlight Education Ministries curriculum has been made available for free. All you have to do is find what you want or need on the Google Drive, download it and print it out. However, there is a lot of information… Continue Reading →

Sonlight Family Bible Lessons

The Sonlight Family Bible Lessons have a very special place in our hearts. This curriculum has truly changed our lives. No other curriculum has reached our hearts and impacted our lifestyle and even our thinking as much as these lesson… Continue Reading →

What is Sonlight Education Ministries?

This page has been updated to give more of an introduction to Sonlight Education Ministries. The section on the Family Bible Lessons has been moved onto it’s own page for easier access. Sonlight Education Ministries is a ministry committed to… Continue Reading →

Sonlight Grades 2-8: Understanding the Outline for Lesson 1

So you’re wanting to get started with Lesson 1, but you’re still not quite sure how to go about it? Sonlight has a sample outline for Lesson 1 which will help you with structuring your teaching schedule and setting up… Continue Reading →

The First Seven Years

As my youngest is turning eight years old this month, I find myself reflecting over the last seven years. I am reminded that the first seven years are, in fact, the most crucial and foundational in a child’s life! They,… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Covenant Day 8 (Pages 7 & 8, 12-end)

We’re a little sad to be reaching the end of our Rainbow Covenant series, but definitely excited as we think of what’s coming up next! This last section of the Rainbow Covenant stretches over eight weeks (it runs in parallel… Continue Reading →

Spelling from the Scriptures

This booklet from Sonlight Education Ministries is more of a teacher’s resource, but parts of it can be done with your children. In this post we outline the contents of this booklet (which you can download here) and when you… Continue Reading →

What is True Education?

What is education all about? As parents, we want our children to get a good education … but what does this actually mean? What constitutes a good education? Sending your children to the best schools? If your child were to… Continue Reading →

Sonlight Catalogue

Below is a categorized visual library of all the Sonlight Booklet Resources to date. They are all available on the Sonlight Google Drive, free for download. To view any of the resources, simply click on the thumbnail, whereafter you will… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Covenant Day 7 (Pages 9-11)

I know what you’re thinking: “What happened to Page 7 and 8?!” Well, don’t stress – we didn’t leave it out. We will be coming back to it tomorrow. Pages 7 and 8 deal with individual colours and where they… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Covenant Day 6 (Page 5 & 6)

Well todays lesson was great fun. It was hands on and we ended up with some really pretty results! As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we are looking at colour from colourants (ink) today. Before you get started, it may… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Covenant Day 5 (Page 4)

Today’s lesson promises to be super-exciting! We are diving into science! We are exploring colours from LIGHT. (This is different to colours from colourants/ink – which we will be looking at tomorrow). But before we get stuck into the lesson,… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Covenant Day 4 (Page 3)

Before we start today’s lesson, don’t forget to review what we’ve learnt so far: how rainbows work and the object lessons that go with it the covenant promise we have made with the Lord Today I’m sharing with you another… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Covenant Day 3 (Page 2)

Today’s lesson is a really exciting one! The object lesson is so simple and easy to understand and yet holds such a powerful message! So many adults do not even understand why we were created. For me, today’s lesson is… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Covenant Day 2 (Page 1)

To continue the excitement of our Rainbow theme lesson, this morning for breakfast we made a rainbow fruit platter. (It was actually meant to be rainbow fruit kebabs, but alas, the kebab sticks went missing! I think it came out… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Covenant Day 1 (Introduction)

To begin teaching the Rainbow Covenant Lesson, you will need Sonlight’s Rainbow Covenant Booklet. We also added to this a small A5 notebook that we covered with the most rainbow-looking wrapping paper we could find. We will refer to this… Continue Reading →

Sonlight Grades 2-8 Lessons: Getting Started

Are you one of the many mothers who feel overwhelmed by the Sonlight curriculum and don’t know where or even how to start? As we begin the Grades 2-8 lessons, I thought I would share with you how we go… Continue Reading →

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