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- Mavic M. Lee, Pre-school Teacher

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Question Kids Ask: Why do we need to read the Bible?

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Children have a knack of asking great questions. When you start to introduce him to something new like the Bible he will soon ask the big question: “Why do we need to read the Bible?”

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Importance of Bible

The Bible is the most important book in the world. It is the Word of God, which communicates life to us. The message that comes from the book is the message of God, because he is the author. Chosen people wrote down what God is thinking, through the Holy Spirit they manage to speak on behalf of God.

It teaches us the TRUTH and speaks to people’s hearts in every time and place. It tells the story of humankind and the covenant of God with his people.

It is important to know and understand that Christ is the center of the Bible – he died on the cross so mankind (every man, woman, boy and girl) could be forgiven from sin.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”

2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)

To Parents: Why we should read it?

Books have introduced and taught you many things – different places, cultures, information, languages, practices and more. We bet you enjoy reading comics, graphic novels or animated presentations; likewise, children appreciate and remember better through pictures and colorful visuals. While the Bible is filled with stories that can be used for teaching values and character to your children, the language and concepts may be too heavy for them to grasp. But by storytelling with the help of storybooks – your child will be keen to listen, will most likely to ask questions and will get motivated to read.

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Shared Reading

There is bonding created through shared reading between you and your child. It is a full expression of how important your children are by giving quality time in reading storybooks – where he/she learn new words, values and cultures as you sit beside them giving support and encouragement. Indeed, the quality time you spent to your child is a love in action.

Reading the Bible is like us showing the way to the future generations. Thank God The Mini Ark is here, committed to provide you a fully illustrated storybooks with words that children can easily understand to help them learn, interact and have fun.

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Bible Cast: Hagar

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Meet Hagar, she is the first biblical woman to whom an angel of the Lord spoke directly. Who is she? She is an Egyptian maidservant of Sarai, who gave her to Abram to bear a child.

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Find out why Sarai offered Hagar to Abram to be his second wife.

Read: Genesis Chapter 16 – “Hagar’s Son”

 

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Free Easter ecards

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Wish somebody a happy Easter with FREE animated e-card featuring these three lovely Easter greetings.

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New designs will be added soon.

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Genesis Chapter 16 – Hagar’s Son

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Please enjoy this newly created storybook about Hagar who gave birth to a son, Ishmael. A very short story but with strong moral lessons.

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New Genesis Storybook Coming This Week

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To all Bible storybook readers watch out for the storybook Genesis Chapter 16 titled “Hagar’s Son”. A short story about Abram, his wife Sarai and their servant Hagar. Here are the rough pages we have been working these past couple of days.

Genesis chapter 16 rough

Genesis chapter 16 rough





Send a Hug, Spread the Love!

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If you are away from your parents and unable to hug them, don’t worry you can now send an online ecards hug. We have a hug for Mom as well as hug for Dad ecard messages to send your hugs and wishes.

 

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CLICK HERE to send a hug to your Mother.

 

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CLICK HERE to send a hug to your Father.

 

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10 Educational Activities To Keep Your Kids Busy without TV

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Tired of watching your kids glued to their favorite video game or show? Like most parents, you probably run out of kids activity ideas, especially when you are stuck indoors due to bad weather. Here are 10 educational activities to keep your kids busy without TV, video games, or other media.

1. Paint Your Own Dishes

Paint Your Own Dishes

Use plain white or clear glass dishes from the dollar store.  Have your kids use Sharpie Markers to draw and doodle. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees and their drawings we be permanent (if hand washed). Have a tea party with their own dishes!

2. Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Make a list of things around the house (or if it is a nice day, outside). Give your kids the list and challenge them to find as many things as possible. Have a contest, or else have the kids work together.

3. Bumper Wrestling

Bumper-Wrestling

Need a way for kids to get their energy off indoors?  Try having them wear large T-Shirts stuffed with pillows for a wrestling game. Keep everyone safe by having them play on soft flooring and away from furniture with hard edges. Even the crankiest siblings will end up in giggles together as they bop pillows and fall down.

4. Stuffed Animal Dress-up

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Get your favorite stuffed animals and dress them up using hair bows, doll clothes and costumed jewelry. Or get even more creative and make some outfits using leftover scrap fabric, ribbon and other craft supplies. End with a fashion show and tea party.

5. Balloon Games

Balloon-Games

Blow up a couple of balloons and have your kids see how long they can bat it back and forth without having it go on the ground. Vary this by having them only use their heads, or feet, or elbows instead of hands. Or try paddles made with a paper plate with a popsicle stick attached with tape.

6. Make a Book

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Kids love to make their own stories. Give them sheets of paper put together like a book and markers, stickers, and pencils.  If they can’t write yet, have them tell you their story as you write it down on different pages. Then they can draw pictures to match.

7. Build a Fort

Build-a-Fort

One of the best kids activity ideas is making a secret hideout. Take a large sheet and drape it over a table or chairs. Have your kids take pillows, blankets and favorite stuffed animals inside.

8. Mattress Jumping

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Make an indoor trampoline by putting a mattress on the floor and letting the kids jump their hearts out.

9. Kool-Aid Painting

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Put a little bit of water with 1/4 package of Kool-Aid to make a paint that smells wonderful.  Have your kids paint on paper using brushes or Q-tips. The paint even smells good when it dries.  Fold their creations in half and use as cards for Grandma or a friend’s birthday.

10. Reading Storybooks

Reading-Storybooks

Snuggling up together with a storybook is a wonderful way to cement family bonds.  Sharing a story gives parents and kids a chance to enjoy imagining characters, events and scenes together. Role-play the story characters and make it fun by making up different voices and memorizing the dialogue. Reading Bible Storybooks is and especially meaningful way to be able to talk about values, right and wrong and how much God loves us.

Try some of these kids activity ideas the next time your kids seem bored or cranky. You will be amazed at how doing an activity together can make your family time better for everyone.

 

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The Mini Ark Wins Outstanding Achievement in Website Development!

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The team is proud to announce The Mini Ark website for winning an award for Outstanding Achievement for excellence in the design, development and implementation in the recently concluded Interactive Media Awards.

The honor, granted by the Interactive Media Awards, recognizes that the project met and surpassed the standards of excellence that comprise the web’s most professional work. The judging consisted of various criteria, including design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance and content. In order to win this award level, the site had to meet strict guidelines in each area – an achievement only a fraction of sites in the IMA competition earn each year.

Out of a possible 500 points, our website received an overall score of 478 in the Religion category, scoring perfect in feature functionality but 2 points short for Best In class award.

We are thrilled to have our site recognized with such a prestigious award. This serves as an inspiration for us to keep on producing quality Bible content for the whole family as well as improving the sites overall functionality.

About the Interactive Media Awards
The Interactive Media Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. Sponsored by the Interactive Media Council, Inc., a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition seeks to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet.





The Mini Verse – John 15:13

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When Jesus commanded us to love one another, he meant specifically for us to imitate the way He loved us. What was the love of Jesus like?

 

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Genesis Chapter 15 – The Agreement

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Please enjoy this newly created storybook about God’s agreement with Abraham. A short and simple story about promise and faith.

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