Bible Investigators: Creation

Puzzles and Activities for Independent Learning

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Activity book bursting with brain-teasing puzzles, which helps kids investigate the Bible for themselves.

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Bursting with 90 brain-teasing puzzles, 40 Bible passages, and 30 concepts regarding God’s creation, this lesson-and-activity book will give kids aged 8-12 skills to investigate the Bible for themselves—like a real investigator! 

As kids apply logic and solve challenging puzzles, they will dive deeply into Scripture and examine the Bible’s account of creation, picking up lots of skills for reading and interpreting the Bible.

As well as lots of puzzles, there are journaling boxes for kids to reflect on, interpret, and apply what they have learned. 

Great for use in homeschools (independent work, morning time, or Bible lessons) and also great for churches to use with kids. 

Fun for road trips and rainy days too!

If you have bought a copy of this book, and have more than one child using it, you have permission to print out further copies of the puzzles. You can find these by using the web link printed on page 261 of the book.


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Contents

  • Introduction: You Are a Bible Investigator!

    Section One: God Created Everything in the Beginning

    1. God Created All Things Out of Nothing Genesis 1:1-2a

    2. Every House Has a Builder. Hebrews 3:4

    3. God Created the World for His Creatures Isaiah 45:18

    4. It Was All Good Genesis 1:31a

    5. God’s Works Are Wondrous Psalm 145:1-13

    Section Two: The Story of Creation

    6. Let There Be Light! (Day 1). Genesis 1:3-5, 2 Corinthians 4:6

    7. The Sky Above (Day 2) Genesis 1:6-8, Jeremiah 10:12

    8. Dirt and Potatoes (Day 3) Genesis 1:9-13, Psalm 104:14

    9. Time for the Universe (Day 4) Genesis 1:14-19, Psalm 104:19-23

    10. Creatures That Swim and Fly (Day 5) Genesis 1:20-23, Psalm 104:16-17, 24-25

    11. Beasts of the Earth and People (Day 6) Genesis 1:24-27

    Section Three: God Made Me

    12. God Gave Me Life Job 33:4

    13. God Formed Me Wonderfully Psalm 139:13-16

    14. God Gives Everyone Life and Breath Acts 17:24-28

    15. God Created Me for His Glory  Isaiah 43:6b-7

    Section Four: Our Creator God

    16. God Is Eternal Psalm 90:2

    17. God Is Powerful (Sovereign) Psalm 33:8-9

    18. God Is Uncreated Psalm 102:25-27, Revelation 1:8

    19. God the Father Created Genesis 1:26a, Jeremiah 32:17

    20. God the Son Created John 1:1-3

    21. God the Holy Spirit Created Psalm 104:24, 30, Genesis 1:2

    Section Five: God’s Good Creation Gifts

    22. Every Good Gift Is from God James 1:17, John 3:27b

    23. God Blesses Us (Babies, Dominion, Food) Genesis 1:28-29

    24. God Gives Us the Sabbath Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 20:8-10a, 11

    25. God Gives Us Work Genesis 2:15, Proverbs 28:19, Colossians 3:23-24

    26. God Gives Us Marriage Genesis 2:18-24

    Section Six: God’s Great Salvation Plan

    27. To Disobey God Is to Sin Genesis 2:16-17, John 14:15

    28. Adam and Eve Sinned (and So Have I) Genesis 3:1-7, Romans 3:23

    29. Jesus Pays for Our Sin Ephesians 2:4-9

    30. Believe in Jesus and Confess Belief Romans 10:9-10

Specification

Age range: 8+
Contributors Danika Cooley
ISBN 9781784989415
Format Saddle stitch
First published February 2024
Dimensions 8.5" x 11" x 0.8"
Weight 29.95 oz
Language English
Pages 272
Publisher The Good Book Company
Endorsements

Jay Payleitner

Speaker; Author, 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, The Next Verse and Hooray for Grandparents!

There’s no better way to appreciate Creation than by being creative yourself! Using unique and challenging activities, Danika Cooley teases your brain, spurs your critical thinking skills, and propels you into fresh revelation about the world, God’s plan, and your own future. With every page turn, you can expect the unexpected!

Lisa Tawn Bergren

Author of the God Gave Us… series

When I was a kid, memorizing Scripture felt like a chore. Danika is on to something special with the Bible Investigators series… not only assisting kids to memorize a verse, but also to understand it and apply it to their lives—in a totally FUN way. I'm going to buy these engaging books for every preteen I know!

Bob Hartman

Author, Rhyming Bible and The Lion Storytelling Bible

I am always impressed when someone comes up with a new way of introducing children to the Bible. And this book is very impressive, indeed. Filled with puzzles and challenges, it invites readers to explore the themes of Genesis, helps them to come to grips with some very sophisticated theological ideas, and equips them with the tools to understand the rest of the Bible, too.

Customer reviews


Feb 23, 2024

“Exciting Connections between Science & Faith”

I'm looking forward to incorporating this for my kids in our homeschooling time. We don't do too many workbooks, but they love when we do. It's very well-made & full of interesting facts. And I especially love how it all ties back in with the Bible.


Feb 21, 2024

“Excellent resources for families”

When you’re a nature loving family and The Good Book Company releases the most AMAZING activity and puzzle book!

🍁 🦅 🌍 🐠 🐚 🌲 🪼 🐞 🐈‍⬛

Danika Cooley’s ‘Bible Investigators: Creation’ activity and puzzle book is aimed at 8-12 year olds.

The introduction begins by cultivating at atmosphere of independently learning and investigation by reminding the reader that God call’s each and every one us of to be a Bible Detective.

Students are encouraged to;
✨Observe: Pay attention to what they’re reading
✨Interpret: Figure out what the specific Bible text means
✨Apply: Decide how the truth of God’s Word impacts their life today

This is a brilliant resource for any Christian family who wants to explore God’s wonderful creation, learn more about the Bible, encourage personal devotional time for their kids, and loves puzzles!

What is your favourite animal or plant in God’s created world? I absolutely adore Tasmanian Devils! ✍️

Thank you @thegoodbookau for providing me with this copy 🎁


Feb 17, 2024

“Incredible Resource!”

What a fun and incredible resource! The minute I handed this to my ten year old, she ran to the table to begin working out puzzles, and within minutes, had her Bible open next to her as she searched for answers. She absolutely loves it, and I love that the activities are building her biblical literacy and critical thinking skills as she studies the Word!

This has also made a great book to take out and about with us!

I hope there may be more to come in this series!

Thank you, @thegoodbookcompanyusa , for the gifted copy! It was a pleasure to review and provide my honest thoughts, and my kids are so excited to continue working through this book!


Feb 9, 2024

“Scripture Rich, Fun, and Engaging”

This book is full of fun and engaging activities that take students deep into the word of God and an understanding of creation. I love that they don’t sacrifice content and substance for fun and fluff but still are able to be engaging through a variety of different activities.


Feb 9, 2024

“Much needed”

This is a fantastic resource. As we all know, we learn much better when we write or share what we've learnt so this is wonderful for helping children fully own their knowledge of biblical truths.

It's fun, interactive and has a huge amount of variety.


Feb 7, 2024

“Great way to teach kids to read, learn, and trust the Bible!”

Our kids need to view God's Word as THE source of Truth, which means they also need to know how to read it. "Bible Investigators: Creation" is a fun way to get that journey started, and it sacrifices neither fun nor depth in the process. The content is true to God's Word, will cause your kids to think, is presented in a fun and interactive way, and most importantly teaches our children how to dive deep into the Bible - our only source of truth. Wonderful resource, Danika!


Feb 6, 2024

“Favorite over here”

My 11 year old daughter is in love with this book. She finds puzzles fun and entertaining and has been collecting books that include them but this one beats them all. She loves the variety of activities and the fact that she is learning about God in the process. As a parent I I love that it is written so conversationally and engaging. It holds her attention and genuinely gets her excited about diving into scripture which is a big win in my book.


Feb 5, 2024

“Fun way to help kids discover biblical truths and learn a well-known Bible study method, too!”

Wow! I was happily shocked by just how much there is in this "puzzle" book! Don't let the title fool you... this is no simple activity book. Yes, it includes fun activities like word searches, crosswords, cryptograms, and more to keep kids engaged and interested in the content. But that's not all! It also includes all kinds of helpful information for kids about creation and the Creator--and it helps them discover and remember valuable biblical truth for themselves.

Using the well-known inductive Bible study method, this book turns kids into "Bible investigators" and helps them dig into God's Word through observation, interpretation, and application. It covers 6 categories related to creation (God created everything, the story of creation, God made me, our creator God, God's good creation gifts, and God's great salvation plan). If you want to help kids discover key Bible truths about creation in a fun, engaging way while also equipping them to study the Bible for themselves, then this is the book for you!


Feb 4, 2024

“Fantastic addition to our homechool”

As a parent, watching my 9-year-old dive into "Bible Detective: Fun Puzzles & Cool Facts for Kids" has been an absolute delight. From the moment we cracked open the book, I've seen a spark of curiosity light up in their eyes, which has been truly heartwarming to witness.

The puzzles have struck the perfect balance for my child—they're challenging enough to keep her engaged, but not so difficult that she feels discouraged.

One feature that has stood out to us is the journaling boxes. My daughter, who isn't usually one to keep a diary, has taken to writing down her thoughts and reflections.

The book's adaptability has also been a huge plus. We've used it in various settings—quiet mornings at home, and, it's been a lifesaver on long car rides. The link to free downloads has been particularly helpful, allowing us to print off extra puzzles and activities so my share can share the fun with siblings without any fuss.

Seeing their excitement to share what she's learned or to discuss a puzzle she's solved fills me with joy. It's not only helped her develop her problem-solving skills but also deepened her interest in the Bible and the world around her in a fun, engaging way.

This book has been a fantastic addition to our homeschool, offering educational and spiritual enrichment that aligns perfectly with my daughters interests and developmental stage. It's been a joy to see her not just enjoy the book, but truly engage with it on multiple levels.


Feb 4, 2024

“Fun way to learn about God, Creation, and Salvation”

259 pages of Bible study, puzzles, and activities, plus the answers. What a fun way to learn about our Creator God, Creation, God’s Gifts to Us, and God’s Great Salvation Plan.
Your child will use their entire Bible to look up verses that will speak to them and help them solve their puzzle and activities for the day. ESV Bible is recommended for the puzzles.
What a great way to reinforce the lesson. It keeps kids engaged and begging for more.
My favorite type of puzzle is cryptograms, but there are a variety of other puzzles too. I would highly recommend this book.

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