Jesus says, "Every teacher...is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old" (Matthew 13:52, NIV). Snip-and-Tell Bible Stories is designed to help tellers of Bible stories add new treasures to their storehouses of methods. Use these "treasures" to supplement your Sunday school or children’s church materials, during a children’s message time, or even for bedtime stories at home.
Snip-and-Tell Bible Stories will capture your students’ attention with fascinating visual aids you create yourself. Each Bible story is accompanied by a photocopiable pattern for you to fold and cut as you talk. Each figure you create will depict an important element of the Bible story. Your Jonah will be swallowed by a huge fish, your David will fell the giant, and your Zacchaeus will climb down from the tree! Any story you choose will come to life as you snip and tell.
Here are a few tips for using the stories:
* Practice. Become familiar with the story you’ll be telling. Photocopy practice patterns on plain or scratch paper. Practice telling the story as you fold and cut the figure. Unless the instructions tell you otherwise, always follow the dotted lines for folding and the solid lines for cutting.
* Prepare. Remove the story you’ve chosen from the book by tearing along the perforated edges. Copy the patterns for the story onto the sheet of paper you want to use. If you’re using construction paper, transfer the pattern by using carbon paper or by tracing an imprint of the pattern onto your paper. To create an imprint, place your construction paper underneath the pattern and draw firmly over the pattern with a pencil. The imprint will then be visible on your construction paper...