Amy Cook shares an idea on the Building Faith website as follows:
Engaging Scripture with Children
My church is very small. I may have 2 kids on a Sunday morning, or possibly 8. In looking for a way to make the Bible come alive for them, I needed a process that was adaptable. Many Sunday school teachers have found the benefits of Lego. Our idea was to take pictures of the Lego creations, and turn them into videos that tell the Bible story with the kids doing the narration.
You can do this too! All you need is some Lego, a digital camera or phone, and Powerpoint.
Click on her article to see how she does it
Max 7 have collected loads of images which you can download and use for storytelling.
Click here to access the images
Here’s an interactive ‘game’ type program from Bible Society Australia – suitable for children and young teens, it contains scrolls to read, videos to watch, areas to navigate, all telling popular stories from Jesus’ life. Click here to have a go.
135 interactive Bible stories for all ages from Dave Hopwood.
Perfect for assemblies, church services, messy church, family and children’s events.
Tell the Bible in an engaging, entertaining way which involves any audience.
Very little preparation needed. Contemporary and accessible.
This is a complete and combined edition of the previously published Telling Tales, Telling More Tales and Telling Even More Tales.
Click here for more details
Godly Play is an imaginative approach to spiritual education for all ages. This course provides a basic introduction to the philosophy behind the approach, a taster of the three story genres and a chance to try a story for yourself. There is also a session on how to get started with Godly Play – you don’t need a classroom and huge resources to do it.
We are delighted to offer a one-day introductory course in Godly Play, this time focusing on Christmas.
Where? Old Alresford Place, SO24 9DH
When? Monday 15 October 2012, 9.45am (for a 10.00am start) until 4.00pm
Cost? £15 per person, to include lunch and refreshments.
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or phone 01962 737315
Emily Given write on the Building Faith blog:
“There is always that story, that child, who shows us the Face of God. For me that child is Riley (5 years). Riley struggled with making anything related to the story and had a one-track mind that only wanted to pray for dead dinosaurs. After five weeks of disconnect, something remarkable happened. Riley worked and worked – digging deep into his Lego™ bucket, clearly on a mission. When it came time to display and discuss his work with me, he proudly presented a tiny creation that consisted of three Lego™ pieces. It looked like a tiny clam shell with a single Lego™ figure nestled inside. After five (long) weeks, Riley spoke the wisdom of the ages, “It is Jonah. The fish wasn’t angry. He was a helper. This is Jonah and the whale. He was waiting. Waiting for God. Sometimes you need to wait for God, Ms. Emily.”
I was standing in the presence of a pint-sized prophet. The Word of the Living, Active God was revealed in just a few plastic pieces. The truth is – It can happen anywhere if we are willing to show up and be present to our children.
It begs the question – How could you tap into the importance and meaning of Scripture with the ones you serve? How can you do it just a little differently than before? What if it was as simple as a bucket of Lego and a willing heart?”
Want an unusual way to bring Bible stories to life? Have a look at this site which draws pictures in sand.