Leviticus Bible Study

For those who are using Student of the Word, I incorporated our S.O.W. studies into a "one chapter each day" method of studying God's Word.  This study method can also be used by anyone who wants to study God's Word regularly and in-depth (non-SOWers will not be doing the SOW elements of the study).

There were three main elements to our studies:  inductive studies, study notebook pages, and review activities.

Inductive Study

First, we studied Leviticus using a simplified inductive-type study format.  The night before we studied a new chapter, I went to BibleGateway.com and printed out as many copies as I needed of the chapter we would be studying the next day (one for me and one for each of the readers in our family).  That night, I read through the chapter.  I determined the main focus of the chapter and selected (typically) four to seven key words or phrases throughout the reading that emphasized that main focus.  I assigned color symbols to each key word/phrase.  I went through my copy of the Bible chapter and colored each symbol over (under, through, or around) each of the assigned words/phrases.  I then typed up a symbol key chart for the kids.  On the chart, I typed a brief description of the colored symbol.  Next to the description, I typed the word(s) that were to be colored using that symbol.  Next to the word(s) to be colored using that symbol, I typed in parentheses the specific verse numbers where the word(s) appear in the chapter.  Next to each verse number, I typed in brackets the number of times the word(s) appear in the specified verse number.

Granted, this is not your typical full-blown inductive study technique.  Rather, it is a simplified, child-friendly version of an inductive study.  It ends up being a "word search puzzle" kind of inductive study.  After this part of the study was completed by the child, the child ended up with a color coded print-out of the Bible chapter, where he/she could visibly see the main points of the chapter.

Each day before the child completed this portion of the chapter study, one of us read aloud to the group the entire chapter.  We discussed the chapter and the kids completed the inductive study.

Leviticus Inductive Symbols            (Word)           (PDF)
You will notice on the Activity Chart below why we did not do this inductive study for certain chapters.
Study Notebook Pages

After the inductive part of our study and our group discussion of the chapter, the children then completed a new study page in the Leviticus study notebook that I designed. 

Leviticus Study Notebook              
(older readers/writers)                     (Word)           (PDF)

(younger readers/writers)                 (Word)           (PDF)
For the younger version, the night before a lesson I typed out a specific verse from the chapter that I wanted the child to focus on.  (For the older version, the kids chose their own favorite verses and wrote them out in cursive.)  When my children were still learning manuscript and/or cursive, I used Startwrite.com for tracing.  (If you don't have the Startwrite program, you can type the verse in a light gray font using your own word processing software.)  After tracing the verse, the child would cut out the verse and glue it to the study notebook page in the appropriate space.

Review Activities

After every five or so chapters, we did some review activities, including lapbook-style mini-books.  The mini-books were mounted in the study notebook itself instead of in a separate file folder lapbook.  We used some basic mini-book designs.  For more information on lapbooking, refer to my Lapbooking webpage. 

Activity Chart                                   (Word)           (PDF)
(includes brief description of mini-book assigned on each review day)

In addition to the mini-book activity, our review activities included SOW language arts lessons.  We also did a review quiz after chapter 10.  

Review Quiz Leviticus 1-10                (Word)           (PDF)

Chart of Holy Days   (Word)     (PDF)
(Chapter 23) 
Christ in Leviticus Mini-Books