Bible Story Theatre: Abraham & Sarah Have a Baby

For our story about Abraham and Sarah having a baby in their old age (see Genesis 17-18 & 21), the kids acted it out.  It’s a very simple story.  I chose to read only excerpts from the story, cutting out the bits that were repetitive or not specifically about the coming baby. All you need […]

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Bible Story Theatre: Poor Widow & Two Coins

For our lesson on Stewardship and Treasure, we acted out the story about the poor widow who gave two coins at the temple.  I had wanted to have some tunics made, but ran out of time, so I just had the kids pretend to put on their fancy clothing.  I told them that they were […]

Mary & Martha Stick Puppets

For our lesson on Stewardship and Time, we told the story of Mary and Martha using these stick puppets.  They are from Sundayschoolzone.com and you can go to their site to print them for free.  Yay — I love free printables that make my life easier! The background is the size of a regular sheet […]

Joseph Lesson Intro & Game

To introduce our lesson on Joseph and forgiveness, I developed this little activity at the last minute.  The night before, I colored these beautiful little illustrations of things contained in the story.  I included: Egypt, coat, colors, broken heart, anger, jail, crying, Pharaoh, blood, food, brothers, and kiss (Eww!).  Before the class came in, I […]

God’s Word Lesson Intro

One of our lessons focused on God’s Word and how it is like a gift to us.  I wrapped up a Bible in gift wrap (Christmas paper was all I could find) and attached a gift tag that said, “To: You” and “Love: God.”  To introduce the lesson, talk about gifts–who likes to get them, […]

Linen Gravecloths Prop

I made these linen gravecloths to use when we were acting out the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.  They are a nice prop to have for the Lazarus story, also.  To make some, just take an old white sheet and cut into the seam every 4-5″ along the long edge.  Once you have those […]

Joseph’s Amazing Coat Prop

When telling the story of Joseph and his amazing coat, why not spice it up a bit with a coat that will truly dazzle your eyes?  This is actually a jacket that used to be my grandma’s.  She loved sparkle and bling.  I held onto the jacket because I figured it would be great for […]

Log In Your Eye Prop & Storytelling

We did a lesson a while back on judging others.  To start the lesson off my fellow teacher and I acted out a little scenario where I was wearing the above glasses and trying to get the speck out of her eye that I saw there.  I kept bumping into her head with the “log” […]

DIY Ark of the Covenant

We did a lesson about the Israelites going across the Jordan River with the Ark of the Covenant leading the way.  We acted it out, so I wanted to have a prop Ark that the kids could use.  This is my genius idea for how to do that. During the lesson I talked about how […]

Gift of Salvation Ribbon Box

For our lesson on the Gift of Salvation, we used this box with accompanying ribbon to explain the basics of salvation.  The idea came from The Natural Homeschool.  There’s a little key on top, so you won’t forget what each ribbon color stands for.   You can see how the ribbons are attached.  They start […]

Disciple Stick Puppets

I made these little Jesus and disciple figures to use for acting out the story of the Last Supper.  I printed out the figures from Los Niños y la Biblia.  I colored them, cut them out, laminated them, and cut them out again.  Whew!  You’ll see how we used them in the picture below.   […]

Bible Story Theatre: Jesus Walks on Water

To act out the story of Jesus walking on the water, we made a cardboard boat.  It was made from two gaylord boxes, which my husband got from work.  One end of each box was cut open so that the flap could be taped to the inner wall of the other box, making them more […]

Bible Story Theatre: Zacchaeus

We really enjoy acting out Bible stories with our kids.  The group is small enough that we can all gather together for the main story.  For the story about Zacchaeus, a teen and I acted it out while another teacher narrated for us.  I got to play Jesus, which was odd, because I don’t look […]

Good Samaritan Intro

I can’t claim this idea for myself; I saw it somewhere on the Internet.  Where, I can’t remember.  I used bananas and an orange to introduce the lesson of the Good Samaritan.  While briefly telling the story, the fruit filled in as the actors.  The bananas were the the man who was traveling, the Priest, […]

Flannelboard Set

This post contains affiliate links. One major splurge that I made for the church’s children’s ministry was buying a Betty Lukens large deluxe flannelboard set.  I don’t feel badly about shelling out some major dough for this because I know the set will outlive me.  That is a sobering thought. I didn’t grow up going […]