Monday, November 26, 2012

Large Aaron's Rod Magic Window

Aaron's Rod
Numbers 17

I like to use this large Magic Window to tell the story of Aaron's Rod that Buds when he is chosen to be the leader.  After using this large Magic Window to tell the story with, I then let the students make their own smaller version to take home and share the story with family and friends. 

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Beanbag Fish

Miraculous Catch of Fish
Luke 5

I made a bunch of these beanbag fish to use with many fish stories.  I like to use these the most with the story of Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish.  I like to use a real net and have the children fish on one side of a pretend boat.   After quite a while of not catching anything, I have a child pretending to be Jesus tell them to cast the net on the other side. When they cast their net on the other side, we fill the net with these fabric fish.  They are HEAVY!  It gives them the feeling that the nets are about to break like it says in the Bible story.  When these fish are filled with rice, they feel floppy and feel more like real fish.

For a pattern with instructions, click on the photo.
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jacob and Esau PowerPoint

Genesis 27

A friend and I made this PowerPoint to tell the story of Jacob and Esau. There are no words because the words come from the Bible.  The pictures can be printed to make a flipchart or book if you'd like.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Miraculous Catch of Fish

Miraculous Catch of Fish
John 21:1-19

I have told this story to small groups using this smaller package but I have also told this story to large groups using a poster sized package.  They both work great.  Every time I tell it, the kids are amazed and ask "How did you do that?"  

I have made another story using this concept called "Naaman" which has already been posted.  The next story using this concept is about the Boy Who Shared His Loaves and Fish and will be posted at a later date.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Balaam's Donkey PowerPoint

Balaam's Donkey
Numbers 22

I made this PowerPoint to tell the story of Balaam's Donkey.  Just like the other PowerPoints I made, this one can be printed to make a flipchart, made into a small booklet for the children, and many other things.  See the Zacchaeus and Jesus Walks on Water PowerPoints (selected from the list on the right) for some sample ideas.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Jesus Walks on the Water

Jesus Walks on Water
Matthew 14:22-36
I found this really beautifully done PowerPoint on Click on Art by Henry Martin and scroll down to the bottom of the page for several really good PowerPoints. When you click on the "Jesus Walks on Water" PowerPoint link, you will first see the pictures only.  If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you can download the entire PowerPoint.  Henry Martin does really gorgeous work on this PowerPoint.  
I like to make things from the PowerPoints such as this small book.  I print out each picture to make a small book like this for each child so he/she can have their own book to look at while I am telling the story.  I just glued the pictures to dark blue construction paper, laminated it,  and bound it with a binding machine.  You can use packing tape or staples to bind it instead.  Then I send the book home with the child to read with their family.
This same thing can be done with any PowerPoint including the ones from this blog and others.
For older children, I make the book without laminating it.  I have these children read the Bible story and then write their own words to put in the book.

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