The curriculum we use at school teaches the vowels first. It also goes through the Bible stories chronologically which I love! Last weekend I was wracking my brain trying to think of a way to integrate the 5 stories we’ve learned with the 5 vowels. I love finding ways to integrate the biblical narrative into my everyday teaching so that it is all woven in together as we repeat, repeat, repeat their phonics.
The Lord brought to mind verses to correspond with each letter and a visual to connect the letter with the story. It reminds us of the key point of each story we learned plus helps us read our vowels and sound them out.
“E” is for Earth. Genesis 1:1
“A” is for Apple Tree. We stamped with real apples to make the fruit on our tree and remind us of Adam and Eve’s sin. Romans 3:23 tells us that we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
“U” is for Under Water. The earth was under water when God flooded it, but Noah was safe on the ark. His faith was credited to him as righteousness.
“I” is for “I Am.” God revealed Himself to Abram as “I Am” and promised him his descendants would outnumber the stars even though he was advanced in age and had no children of his own as of yet. He had to trust God with what his eyes couldn’t see.
“O” is the middle sound in “sOn,” Isaac was the promised son from God to Abraham and Sarah.
I wanted to share in case you wanted to use this idea in your homeschool, classroom, or a craft. It was easy to do and only took construction paper, glue, yarn, some printed verses, and a bit of red paint.