The 12 Disciples

12 DISCIPLES - Simon Peter, Andrew his brother, James and John, the sons of thunder, Philip and Bartholomew, And lest you doubt it, Thomas, too. James the son of Alphaeus, Matthew used to make us nervous. Lebbaeus, or Thaddeus, or Judas son of James, (He might have other names!) Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, betrayer of the Lord. These were the twelve Apostles.

Paul and I teach the middle school age kids at our chapel. I LOVE this age group – they keep us on our toes with their questions, and are just really fun and a joy to be with. We recently finished working our way through a survey of the New Testament, then did a brief few lessons on how to study your Bible including how to use study aids such as an atlas, concordance, commentary and dictionary.

Now we are ready to start something new and have settled on a study of the 12 disciples. I have decided that we will do a lapbook study on the 12 disciples – Paul will teach and I will make up the hands on material for us to use in the class.

There is a great song by Jamie Soles on his album The Way My Story Goes. It is called Apostles and is number 23 on the playlist. (The whole album is FANTASTIC and I would highly recommend it.) The lyrics above are the words from the song, which come from Matthew 10:1-4. When we start our study on the 12 disciples we will play the song through each week – it’s a pretty catchy tune and songs are a GREAT way to learn lists of names.

Simon Peter, Andrew his brother,
James and John, the sons of thunder,
Philip and Bartholomew,
And lest you doubt it, Thomas, too.
James the son of Alphaeus,
Matthew used to make us nervous.
Lebbaeus, or Thaddeus, or Judas son of James,
(He might have other names!)
Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, betrayer of the Lord.
These were the twelve Apostles.

The print above is going to go on our class wall, and I am going to make smaller prints to go in their lapbooks, too.

I wasn’t able to find any pulled together material for a lapbook on the 12 disciples, so I have started building ours from scratch and will share the materials as they are finished.

(New to the concept of lapbook? Do a quick search on pinterest! There are some AMAZING books out there! We have done them for a few subjects we have studied and the boys really enjoy it.)

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