During this season of my life, I mostly write out of necessity for my own children. Recently, I wanted to have my fifth grade daughter do an age-appropriate Bible Study, but just couldn’t find what I was looking for. I had a few requirements. I wanted it to have her reading from her own Bible. I didn’t want it to be overwhelming. I wanted it to instill some truths into her. I didn’t want her to dread her Bible Time each day.
So…the Bible Character Study of Ruth was born.
In just two weeks she will have read through the entire book of Ruth. With only four chapters, it’s a perfect first Bible Study.
Each page includes word checks with definitions to aid in understanding. There are relevant and thoughtful questions throughout. The chapters are divided into manageable and content appropriate chunks.
In addition, there is a keepsake box that she will make during the study. This is my daughter’s favorite part! All you need is an empty cereal box! You print and tape the cover, included with this resource, to the box. There is a list of suggested items that you add to the box each day. The item relates to what she learned that day.
Take a look…
Suggested items for your Ruth character study box:
Day 1 –toy food (an earlier famine was the reason Naomi and her husband had moved from Bethlehem to Moab)
Day 2 – a map (Naomi and Ruth sojourned or took a trip)
Day 3 – piece of barley or grain (check your local department store’s floral department)
Day 4 – a rag (to represent Ruth wiping the sweat from her forehead as she rested a little in the house)
Day 5 – a feather (God is compared to a bird protecting us under His wings)
Day 6 – a baggie with flour in it (Ruth beat out the barley and used it to make flour)
Day 7 – a piece of cloth (to represent the blanket covering Boaz)
Day 8 – doll sandal (giving ones sandal to another signified an agreement or deal)
Day 9 – a tiny baby doll or other baby toy (Boaz and Ruth had a baby boy)
Day 10 – a leaf (to represent a family tree)