The Original Busy Bible


Children will love snapping, zipping, buttoning, lacing, setting a scene, discovering items in a pocket or under a flap, and manipulating the colorful pieces in this soft handcrafted book containing 12 Bible stories: Creation, Noah, Lot, Joseph, Moses, Ruth, Solomon, Jonah, the birth of Jesus, Peter fishing, the Good Samaritan, and Dorcas. Each page features a scene from a different Bible story complete with a variety of manipulatives. Includes story sheet and vinyl carrying case. Ages 3+.

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Each page of the Busy Bible features a scene from a different Bible story, with colorful felt and fabric pieces for the child to enjoy. While the child is buttoning, zipping, snapping and playing with the pieces, you can read them the story in your family Bible.

Below are some sample stories from the Busy Bible.

Creation Globe – Genesis 1

In the beginning God made the heavens and the earth. He made EVERYTHING in only six days! Look under the flaps and see what God made on each day. God saw that everything He made was very good and on the seventh day He rested.

Noah’s Ark – Genesis 6 and 7

The people God made did bad things that made Him sad. Only Noah pleased God. God told Noah to build a BIG boat and to take his family and two of every animal inside. Then God made it rain until water covered the whole earth! Only Noah and those in the ark were saved because they believed and obeyed God.

The Pillar of Salt – Genesis 19: 24-26

People soon began to disobey God again. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were so bad that God decided to destroy them with fire. There was ONE man in Sodom who did what was right. His name was Lot. So God warned Lot and his family to leave and not to look back. But Lot’s wife looked back and immediately she became a pillar of salt!

Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors – Genesis 37:3

Joseph had eleven brothers and one sister! His father loved him best and made him a beautiful coat of many colors. His brothers were jealous of Joseph and sold him to be a slave in Egypt. But God was with Joseph! He became ruler of all Egypt and was able to save the lives of his family and many others!

Baby Moses in the Bulrushes – Exodus 2:1-10

Joseph’s family moved to Egypt and had MANY children and grandchildren. The new king was afraid they would become too powerful. So he made them slaves. Then he ordered all their baby boys to be killed! But Moses’ mother hid him in a basket in the reeds by the riverbank. The king’s daughter found him and took him to live with her. When Moses grew up God used him to lead his people out of slavery in Egypt!

Ruth Gathering Grain – Ruth 2:2-3

There was not enough food in Israel so Naomi and her husband and two sons went to Moab to find food. Naomi’s husband and sons died and she decided to go back to Israel. Her daughter-in-law, Ruth, went with her. Ruth took care of Naomi and gathered grain for them to eat. God blessed Ruth for her kindness. He gave her another husband and a son who became the grandfather of King David!

King Solomon’s Treasures – I Kings 10:14-23

God chose King David’s son Solomon to be king of Israel after him. God told Solomon to ask for anything he wanted. Solomon asked God for WISDOM to be a good king. God was very pleased with his answer and made Solomon the wisest and richest king who ever lived!

Jonah and the Great Fish – Jonah 1:7-2:10

God told Jonah to warn the people of Nineveh to stop the bad things they were doing. But Jonah got in a boat to run from God. God made a terrible storm come up and Jonah was thrown into the sea. Then God made a GREAT fish swallow Jonah! Jonah prayed and the fish spit him out on dry land. Then Jonah obeyed God and the people stopped the bad things they were doing.

The Birth of Jesus – Luke 2:1-7

Joseph and Mary, his wife, went to Bethlehem to be counted. While they were there she had a baby. She laid him in a manger in a stable because there was no room for them in the inn. But this was a very SPECIAL baby! He was the Son of God, Jesus Christ the Lord, who was born to be our Savior!

Peter Fishing – Matthew 4:18-20

Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee when he saw Peter fishing with Andrew, his brother. He called to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of MEN!” Immediately, they left their nets and followed Jesus. Jesus wants us to follow Him too!

The Good Samaritan – Luke 10:30-34

Jesus told a story about a man who was attacked by some thieves as he traveled from Jerusalem to Jericho. They took his clothes and left him half dead along the road! Two of his countrymen saw him but just went around him. Then a Samaritan, who was his enemy, came by and felt sorry for him. He bandaged his wounds and took care of him. Jesus wants us to love EVERYONE – even our enemies!

Dorcas Makes a Garment – Acts 9:39

After Jesus went back to heaven, there was a woman named Dorcas who believed in Jesus as her Savior. She made beautiful dresses for the ladies whose husbands had died. One day she became very sick and died. Everyone was sad! But Peter, Jesus’ disciple, prayed for her and she came back to LIFE! Then many people believed in Jesus.

The Busy Bible comes in an attractive vinyl carrying bag for carrying to church, Grandma’s, etc.

Additional information

Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 2 x 11 in
Number of Stories

12 (Creation, Noah’s Ark, The Pillar of Salt, Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors, Baby Moses in the Bulrushes, Ruth Gathering Grain, King Solomon’s Treasures, Jonah and the Great Fish, The Birth of Jesus, Peter Fishing, The Good Samaritan, Dorcas Makes a Garment)