Looking for a simple way to incorporate some Scripture and simple learning into your homeschool? These worksheets and resources are just the thing. The worksheets can be downloaded by simply clicking on the button under the worksheet heading. They have a verse for copywork, and some simple science or history related activities to go with the verse. I have also included links to additional coloring pages, videos, and activities that will go along with the verse. Today’s lesson is all about Proverbs 6:6-11.
All verses are from the Webster Bible, translated by Noah Webster in 1833, and part of the public domain.
Go to the ant, you slacker- consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler. Yet it prepares its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, slacker? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep- and your poverty comes like a bandit and your need like an armed man.Proverbs 6:6-11 TLV
We are taught to go to the ant to learn a very important lesson, the value of independent, hard work. An ant gets to work without being told, and would never be caught sitting around doing nothing. They work hard to prepare for the future.
We need to follow the fourth commandment which instructs us to work hard for six days and rest on the seventh day. (Shabbat) Children can learn how to work hard from a young age. They can contribute a lot to keeping a home running smoothly. Just like the ant, you can help with fixing meals, growing vegetables, and cleaning up.
What chores do you have? What could you do to help your parents more, and be more like the hard-working ant?
As you may have guessed, today we will be learning about ants! They are amazing creatures that live on 6 out of 7 continents and outnumber us by a long shot.
The worksheet will give you copywork from our Scripture passage today, as well as help you learn more about ants.
Watch the story of the ant and the grasshopper. Talk about the importance of working hard first before play. Also discuss how preparing for the future enables us to help others in need.
The following website, Pest world for kids, has lots of fun info about ants, including species facts, printable ID cards, videos, crafts, and more.
This video is a neat look inside an anthill with a tiny camera!