Adam’s Animals: Fun Facts About God’s Creation is a cool kids’ activity book from author Kimberley Payne that teaches children about animals mentioned in the Bible. From ants to camels, children will learn more about the animals and their faith. Written by Kimberly Payne and illustrated by Janis Cox, this book features over 40 animals mentioned in the Bible, including little-known facts about each.
Each page includes a colouring picture and word search along with facts about the animal and Bible verses mentioning the animal. Sunshine and Lily enjoyed colouring the pictures together and they’ve just started getting into word searches, so they had fun hunting for words (with a little bit of help for the longer words).
Adam’s Animals would be an excellent homeschool, Sunday School or vacation Bible school resource. With summer approaching, I’m looking for more activities to do with the girls, like the alphabet activities I did last summer. These pages would fit in perfectly with our letter-a-day fun.
Sample page from Adam’s Animals
Proverbs 6:6 “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!”
See also: Proverbs 30:25
The wisest man who ever lived, Solomon, wrote the Book of Proverbs—a book of wise sayings to help us live godly lives. In this verse, Solomon points out that it is foolish to be idle and lazy. He says that we should learn from the example of the ant who doesn’t laze around and wait to be told what to do, but is willing to work hard and do what needs to be done.
Did you know?
- Ants are from the insect family
- Ants can lift 20 times their body weight
- Ants have two stomachs—one to hold the food for itself and one to hold food to be shared with other ants
- There are 3 kinds of ants in a colony: the queen, the female workers, and males
- Ants communicate by using chemicals called pheromones
- Ants don’t have ears but they “hear” by feeling vibrations in the ground
Adam’s Animals is intended for home or school use in grades 1-3 and supplements the Life Sciences Curriculum on Animal Life. This book is the sequel to Trees of the Book, which is a colourful introduction to trees, leaves and their corresponding Bible stories.
Super Simple Animal Crafts
Kimberley and her daughter Kristen also compiled a book of 30 Super Simple Animal Crafts to accompany Adam’s Animals. Sunshine and Lily were so excited to flip through the crafts that they could barely pick which one they waned to do first, but they finally settled on this cute fish (with lots of extra sparkles added, of course):
More about Kimberley and Janis
Kimberley Payne combines her teaching experience and love of writing to create education materials for parents and children about family, fitness, science and faith. She is an award-winning author and a member of The Word Guild, Inscribe Christian Writer’s Fellowship, and the John 3:16 Marketing Network. Her favourite animal is the leopard because it can climb trees, run fast, and swim.
To connect with Kimberley or find out more about her books, visit her website.
Janis Cox is an author, artist, wife, mother and grandma. She also brings a love of teaching to her writing and her work with children. She says, “I love painting pictures of animals and it will be a joy to create the illustrations for Kimberley’s new book. Plus working with Kimberley has always been exciting. Her enthusiasm always brings joy to my heart.”
To find out more about Janis and her art, drop by her website.