The Secret of the Missing Scrolls – Part 4

The Secret of the Missing Scrolls; fun Bible adventure theme for kids

DEAD SEA SCROLLS ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

You are working on your fun theme with desert caves, ancient secrets, priceless treasure, and invading warriors… and there’s not a matching puzzle or colouring page in sight. Oh no…! What to do? This is what I found when I decided to do this exciting mystery adventure for my kids. So I made my own. Over this next series of posts, I’ll show you what to do when faced with a situation like this and how to make it fun. Click here to see part 1 of this series for a theme overview and a free sample letter you can download for your child; part 2 and part 3 have matching free articles for kids.

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IN A NUTSHELL 

I chose blank puzzles and colouring pages that might fit, with a tweak, then added real images of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and my own text into them. Keep these tutorials handy, as they will guide you through this process – DIY puzzles and Jazz up your colouring and puzzle pages. The first part of my virtual adventure was set in Qumran – with the scribes – actually writing (technically, copying) the Old Testament scrolls, so I set my kids to ‘help’ them. First, with the junior scribe, working in the library. And later, helping out when one of the older scribes got ‘sick’.

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DEAD SEA SCROLLS ~ FRAMES / PAGE BORDERS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

The first thing I did was to make a couple of frames for my colouring and puzzle pages – one landscape and one portrait. They can also be used as blank stationery. You are welcome to download them for your own personal use, or perhaps you want to have a go at making your own. There are also different styles of free printable scroll stationery / page borders in the final post of this series.

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  • Portrait

The Secret of the Missing Scrolls; fun Bible adventure theme for kids; blank stationery or page border; portrait; free printable

DOWNLOAD:  English | French

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  • Landscape

The Secret of the Missing Scrolls; fun Bible adventure theme for kids; blank stationery or page border; landscape; free printable

DOWNLOAD:  English | French

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NEXT… HOW TO ADD YOUR COLOURING PAGES INTO YOUR FRAMES

1. Find a suitable colouring page that will work for your theme, with a bit of a tweak.
2. Add it into your frame.
3. Add your text.
4. Add clip art (optional).
5. Print.

Okay, let’s have a look at each of these stages in a little bit more detail.

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1. FIND YOUR COLOURING PAGE

I found a Pentateuch colouring page that was the perfect place to start. It was of a paddle steamer with five banners hanging over the side, each one having the name of one of the five books of Moses on it. I could just see a modern day tourist cruise down the Dead Sea, looking across at where those scribes used to hang out. (All that salt would have the boat rusted out flat, but for the purposes of this exercise, all we needed was the one cruise.)

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2. ADD YOUR FRAME 

If you need help to put your colouring page into your frame, or adding the text, use this tutorial as a guide.

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3. ADD YOUR TEXT

This was my text for this first colouring page:

The year is 125 BC. You are a guest at Khirbet Qumran on the Dead Sea. Today, the junior scribe has asked you to help him collect all the scrolls of Moses—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. He explains that these first five books of the Old Testament are also called the Pentateuch. This is just a fancy word which means ‘five scrolls’.

penta = five
teuch = scrolls

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4. ADD CLIP ART (OPTIONAL)

For all my puzzles and colouring pages, I added some Dead Sea Scroll images (not shown) into each page to jazz them up a little and make them more interesting… and relevant to the theme. Maybe a pottery jar in a corner; a scroll (or a fragment of a scroll) in another. It’s your choice – and if you want to do that, you will find some photo suggestions here.

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5. PRINT

Next time, we will look at more colouring pages and puzzles suitable for this theme, but for now that’s it. We are ready to print.

Print

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THINK SPOT:  Incidentally, if you happen to have been persuaded that Moses did not actually write the first five Old Testament books, also called the Torah (in Hebrew) and the Pentateuch (in Greek), you may like to save yourself hours of boring library research, as Dr Chuck Missler so wonderfully puts it :) and check out these words of the Lord Jesus Himself (aka God, the Creator) confirming who actually wrote them:  John 5:43-47Matthew 19:7 and Matthew 8:4.

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RELATED LINKS

The Secret of the Missing Scrolls – part 1  p2  p3 p5 p6p7p8

The Secret of the Missing Scrolls; fun Bible adventure theme for kids

Bible Treasure Theme

Bible Treasure Theme for kids; colourful pirate bookmark corners to cut out and fold over your page; free printable Bible Treasure Award Certificate for kids; free printable

Older Boys

FREE Dare to be a Daniel poster for kids (Daniel in the Lions' Den) with Bible verse from Daniel 1:8; free printable

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And most importantly, when you write to your sponsored child about this exciting apologetics adventure, that is still continuing as you are reading this today, don’t forget to tell them who is behind it all… 

Tell them about Jesus!

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