Friday, February 28, 2014

Bible Lessons from Dr. Suess


Dr. Seuss's birthday is coming up on March 2nd.  To celebrate, I thought I would share some ways we use Dr. Seuss to teach the Bible.   Dr. Seuss books weren't written with the purpose of Bible teaching, but biblical truth can be found everywhere.  In fact, the main challenge of this blog is to look for ways to teach our children about God in the ordinary things of life.  

Since I was reading Dr. Seuss books so often with Mr. Two, I began to think of ways I could incorporate a Bible lesson into them.  I don't do this every time we read every book, but I try to incorporate a biblical truth at least once or twice a day.  

Here are some examples of what I might say as we are reading these Dr. Seuss books:     






The Eye Book: God gave us eyes to see. We can read the Bible with our eyes and see all the wonderful things He created. I'm so thankful God gave us eyes.









Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: God gave us voices that can do amazing things. The best thing we can do with our voices is praise God. We can also sing songs with our voices to bring Him praise. God loves to hear us praise Him!









Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!: Our imagination was given to us by God. We can use our imagination to think of ways to honor Him--like how to help others or imagine how others feel. God has the greatest imagination of all! He thought up the entire world and created it all by Himself.










Dr. Seuss's ABC: Sometimes I will throw in B is for Bible or J is for Jesus or S is for serving others. Just to bring the focus back to the Bible.








Hop on Pop: Words are so fun! They make us laugh sometimes. Like when when the books says "Fish in a tree? How can that be?" But words can also make us sad. Like when we yell or say something mean to someone else. God teaches us that words are important. So we should be careful what we say to others. Use kind and helpful words that honor God.





What Dr. Seuss books are you reading these days?  How can you incorporate Bible teaching into them while you read?  

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Blessings,
Julie

4 comments:

  1. What great reads and what great ways to praise Him! Good thoughts!!

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  2. What a great way to reach kids for the Lord! I love your ideas. They inspire me to keep Christ first!! Thank you for your hard work. <3

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  3. Although my kids are well past the reading level of Dr Seuss books, we still love them and quote from them often! I really like your creative way of using his books to direct conversation towards the things of God. Doing things like that sets a foundation for natural conversations about the Lord as kids get older.

    Visiting from Christian Fellowship Friday - have a lovely week!

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  4. Love this idea! We have a number of these Dr. Seuss books already on the shelf in our preschool Sunday School room. I will definitely will share this link with our preschool teachers!

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