Friends and Heroes Family Devotion Pack Review

Friends and Heroes Family Devotion Pack Review

{disclaimer ~ Friends and Heroes is a blog sponsor, affiliate links are used}

We have enjoyed Friends and Heroes for many years now. We were given DVD 1 and a Homeschool Unit Study to review and ended up buying the remaining DVDs on our own and have used them ever since! We recently reviewed their new Homeschool Bible Study here, and are excited to share the all new Family Devotion Pack with you!

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  • Devotions based on video adventures and Bible stories that children love.
  • Easy-to-use parent-led devotions created for families with children ages 5-12. 
  • Dynamic, fun devotions designed to get the whole family involved.
  • All materials are printable and reusable (PDF files).
  • Loads of FREE online resources on the Friends and Heroes Children’s Website to supplement your devotional time.

Before I get into my personal review, I want to be sure you know about the current promotion going on, which lasts through Aug. 15, 2016.

Friends and Heroes Summer Promotion

10% off purchases of $50 or more

20% off purchases of $125 or more

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    The new Family Devotional Pack is based on Friends & Heroes Series 1 video episodes which we already owned personally. We got the Family Devotion Pack DVD which contains the materials in PDF form for this review and so far it is my favorite Friends and Heroes addition!

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    I loaded the devotions {in PDF form, I use Dropbox and open in iBooks} onto my iPad to use digitally and printed the worksheets and Bible verse memory cards for Ladybug to use.

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    We haven’t used Friends and Heroes as our main Bible curriculum recently, it’s been a few years. I honestly wanted to try out this new set to see if it might be a good addition for her for the coming school year.
    We sat and watched the first episode together, and she was reminded how much she loves it. I chose to print the Extra! Extra! worksheet which led us on a Bible discovery all about fish. One of the featured Bible stories in episode 1 is based on The Miraculous Catch of Fish from Luke 5. The extension activity was really neat as it took us on a journey of looking things up in the Bible.
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      Below you can see her almost complete sheet. We answered questions together like…

    How many fish were used to feed the 5000?

    On what day did God create fish?

    Which Old Testament character was swallowed by a big fish?

      and more! This was a really neat activity and prompted some great discussion.
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    I am planning to continue to use the Family Devotion Pack with Ladybug. I know it is intended for families but my boys just don’t have the time to add something like this into their school schedule and my oldest is a bit too old.

    I want her to go back through the video series, they are just SO good and teach so much church history as well as specific Bible stories. I like this Family Devotion Pack because of the discussion, simple extension printables and verse cards. It is just the simple plan I need with her to take her through Friends and Heroes again. She was really little when we used it as our main Bible curriculum.

    Here’s the general layout I plan to follow…

    • Watch the episode together
    • Read the devotion together and discuss
    • Do one extension activity {I choose from the options in advance and have it printed}
    • Use the Bible Verse Memory cards

    The Family Devotion Pack is designed for families doing devotions together and I definitely recommend it for that purpose. As you can see it is extremely flexible and can be adapted to use however best fits your family.

      

    GIVEAWAY!

    One of you is going to win 4 weeks of devotions as well as the first DVD to go along!

    Use Rafflecopter to enter to win below. Giveaway is open to US/Canada and ends 7/30/16.

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    Friends and Heroes NEW Family Devotion Pack Coming Soon!

    Friends and Heroes NEW Family Devotion Pack

    {disclaimer ~ Friends and Heroes is a blog sponsor, affiliate links are used}

    We have enjoyed Friends and Heroes for many years now. We were given DVD 1 and a Homeschool Unit Study to review and ended up buying the remaining DVDs on our own and have used them ever since! We recently reviewed their new Homeschool Bible Study here, and are excited to share another new resource with you today!

    The all new Family Devotion Pack is coming soon and we have a pre-release discount to offer you if you pre-purchase before May 13, 2016! I got a sneak peek at the new resource and it looks great! I will have a full review for you in July!

    Use code: 1P1-FDP for 10% off!

     

    Friends and Heroes NEW Family Devotion Pack

    • Devotions based on video adventures and Bible stories that children love.
    • Easy-to-use parent-led devotions created for families with children ages 5-12. 
    • Dynamic, fun devotions designed to get the whole family involved.
    • All materials are printable and reusable (PDF files).
    • Loads of FREE online resources on the Friends and Heroes Children’s Website to supplement your devotional time.

      The new Family Devotional Pack is based on Friends & Heroes Series 1 video episodes. It shares some elemental content with the Series 1 Homeschool Bible Study but is briefer and involves the whole family.

      It’s designed as a weekly activity where the whole family can watch a video, read a Bible passage, discuss what they have seen and read and then have a guided prayer time together. There are even age-graded “extras” like puzzles, quizzes, coloring sheets, etc. I loved what I saw in the sample I was sent, I can’t wait to see the full product when it releases soon!

      You can see much more info here and even a sample lesson as well. Pre-purchase in the format you need!

       

      Giveaway!

      We also have a fun giveaway for you today!  One of you is going to win a $30 gift certificate to the Friends and Heroes webstore!

      Use Rafflecopter to enter below, giveaway is open worldwide and ends May 5, 2016.

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    Friends and Heroes Homeschool Bible Study Curriculum Review and Giveaway

    Friends and Heroes Homeschool Bible Study Review

    We have loved Friends and Heroes for many years now.  They are currently a blog sponsor and sent us their new Homeschool Bible Study Curriculum to review!  It was great timing as I was ready for something new to try with Ladybug who is almost 7 and in 1st grade.  After looking at the initial lessons, I was thrilled!

    I began using the curriculum with her a few weeks ago and so far it is a good fit for her.  She already loves Friends and Heroes so she was naturally drawn to it and very excited.

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    Here are some details about the curriculum itself…

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    • Lessons based on video adventures and Bible stories children love.
    • Easy-to-use homeschool Bible study curriculum designed for students ages 7-11 years.
    • Active, creative lessons that help kids learn while having fun!
    • Helpful teacher’s guide.
    • All materials are printable and reusable (PDF files) and can be used with multiple students simultaneously or over multiple school years!
    • Loads of FREE online resources on our Children’s Website at www.friendsandheroes.tv to supplement your class time.
    • Read even more about this curriculum here!

     

    Our experience so far…

    I printed the first few weeks of the student pages and am keeping the teacher’s guide on my computer to reference. I put her papers in a 3 ring binder to make it easy for us to read together. 

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    Ladybug is loving our discussions and the movies especially.  She loves work like the word search shown below so I am pulling resources from the Children’s Website mentioned above.  The curriculum itself is mostly discussion so far, with a bit of writing from the child.  She is one who really enjoys writing activities {NOT at all like my boys}!

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    Below you can see one of her activities, which she did after discussing the Bible story about Jesus and Simon Peter and the fish! We had a GREAT discussion which stemmed from the curriculum, all about the disciples and how Jesus called them.  Her assignment was to illustrate “Jesus Loves Me” and as she did, we discussed this in depth.

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    One thing I really love about this new Bible Study Curriculum is the options for purchase.  You can choose a DVD, a digital download, a pre-printed curriculum, and one with or without the DVDs {in case you already own them}.

    We will be continuing on with this curriculum after this review, she is really enjoying it and I am loving our discussions.  We already loved the DVDs so this is a natural fit for us. I look forward to digging deeper into the curriculum with her.  I am so glad we got the chance to review this and can continue to use it in our homeschool.  Stay tuned, I bet you’ll be seeing more about us using it on Instagram or in my homeschool wrap-up posts!

     

    Special Offers!!

    Even better, there is an awesome promotion going on right now AND a special just for my readers!  These promotional offers will expire Feb. 5, 2016. The discounts below include Friends and Heroes curriculum resources for homeschoolers and churches. This includes the Homeschool Bible Study Curriculum!

    Special Offers:

    · 10% off any purchase of $50 or more

    · 20% off any purchase of $125 or more

    · FREE USA shipping on orders of $25 or more

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    Another bonus for you – with purchase, 1+1+1=1 readers exclusively can receive a special coupon to get $10 off their next Friends and Heroes order!

    Giveaway

    One of you is going to win 6 weeks of this awesome new curriculum {plus accompanying video}!

    Enter using Rafflecopter below.  Giveaway ends February 3, 2016.  US and Canadian addresses only.

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    Friends and Heroes Free DVD Offer!

    Friends and Heroes Free DVD offer

     

    We love Friends and Heroes! We were sent DVD 1 years ago to review and ended up buying the entire series because we all loved it so much! Friends and Heroes is back as a blog sponsor and has an incredible offer for you!

    You can receive a free copy of Friends and Heroes DVD 1 with a new membership to the DVD Club. Just pay $1 shipping with no minimum commitment and you can cancel at any time. WHAT?  This gives you a wonderful opportunity to try the first DVD yourself and see if it’s a good fit for your family too.  If it’s not…cancel!  If it is…the DVD club is a great way to collect the DVDs over time for a great price!

    You can see the details here!

    Note ~ this special offer expires October 18, 2015!

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    Wait!  Haven’t heard of Friends and Heroes? 

    Friends and Heroes is an animated children’s adventure based in ancient Egypt, Israel and Rome. The story follows two young friends, Macky and Portia, as they fight for justice against the Roman Empire.  Each episode consists of two Bible Stories in which children can learn about characters from the Old and New Testament.

    My kids LOVE these DVDs.  We own the entire series and have watched them several times.  They learn so much history from these, I love it!

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    Giveaway!

    We also have a fun giveaway for you today, for the Friends and Heroes music CD “What about Love?What-about-Love-CDCover540w

    Enter to win using Rafflecopter below.  US and Canadian address only, giveaway ends 10.18.15

     

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    Friends and Heroes Deals and Giveaway

    Friends and Heroes Deals and Giveaway

    We are excited to have Friends and Heroes as a blog sponsor and have loved the DVDs for years!  We were given the first one to review and we were hooked. We bought the rest personally! All three of my children {ages 5, 8, 12} love these DVDs. One of you is going to win DVD #1 and we have some amazing deals for all of you!

    Friends and Heroes is an animated children’s adventure based in ancient Egypt, Israel and Rome. The story follows two young friends, Macky and Portia, as they fight for justice against the Roman Empire.  Each episode consists of two Bible Stories in which children can learn about characters from the Old and New Testament.

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    Now through December 20, 2014, Friends and Heroes is offering some great specials!

    • Free online advent calendar
    • Free downloadable Christmas music video with free song activities
    • 20% off DVD and music purchases of $100 or more
    • 10% off DVD and music purchases of $25 or more
    • Plus free USA shipping on orders of $25 or more

    See all of the details and grab your free offers here! 

    You can also visit the new Friends and Heroes blog!

    Enter to win Friends and Heroes DVD #1 using Rafflecopter below.  Giveaway is open to USA/Canada and ends 12/9/14.

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