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 a children's ministry resource 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 contain children's ministry ideas that 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.
By Karyn Henley
When you incorporate this children's ministry resource into your curriculum, you'll witness your children watching in awe as Bible stories literally unfold before their very eyes. Each Sunday school activity from Snip and Tell Bible Stories has a pattern for you to fold and cut as you tell the story.
Discussion questions about the story allow you to get the children involved--by having younger children help tell the story if they know it--or having older children help cut and fold the patterns. The figures you create in each Sunday school activity are key parts of the story, such as...
- The snake, the tree, and the fruit from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3)
- Moses in the basket (Exodus 1-2:10)
- Samson and his hair--which you cut off (Judges 16)
- The lion from Daniel and the lions' den (Daniel 6)
- A string of wise men (Matthew 2:1-12)
- Jairus' daughter sitting up in bed (Mark 5:21-43)
- The fish from when Jesus fed 5,000 people (John 6:1-13)
- And more stories from both the New and Old Testaments
Patterns are reproducible—to let you practice cutting and telling the story ahead of time—and patterns are easy to follow. The solid lines show you where to cut, while the dotted lines show you where to fold. Make your storytelling come alive with the Sunday school ideas found in Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories.
8.5" x 11" softcover
Karyn Henley is an award-winning Christian writer, popular workshop leader, and storyteller. She has over 20 years of experience teaching and entertaining young children. Henley also writes and records children's songs for a variety of television specials.