If you are interested in communicating The Bible’s story with children, then you might be interested in this post.
But this post is less of a publication, and more of a communication with my friends and co-workers at church.
I would like to check in here each week. I would still like to talk with you on the phone, or in person, but a website like this enables us to look at a menu of ideas and comment on them.
I think it will make it easier for us to consider creative activities to try with kids on any given Sunday.
Today, I’m just going to copy and paste a menu of ideas that I’ve had for a while. We may or may not choose an activity from this menu for this Sunday. But, now the menu will be posted. We can add to it, alter it, and choose from it, in the weeks ahead.
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Thanks, I’m glad to be working with you! Here’s a menu:
“Action”: drama (costumes, video)
“Soundtrack”: making music that tells/shows story
“In the Mix”
Arranging pictures or descriptions of story events in order.
Arranging cards with names of the books of the Bible in order.
“Ready, Set. . . .”:
making diorama’s (miniature stages) that show a story scene.
Use cardboard boxes, paper, crayons, playdough, other art supplies.
Build a scene
Kids move through stations
One station is a scene that comes together as groups move through
Photographs of scenes
Kids make still photos of scenes from story
Project photos/slide show on a screen
Simulate a physical challenge from the story
(Older kids make?)