Tell the Bible Story – Part 2
Are you looking for some creative ways to tell a Bible story? Here are some more of our favorites. You can apply many of the ideas to multiple Bible stories.
Stick figures work! Drawing doesn’t have to be fancy, detailed, and pretty to be an effective storytelling technique. Plan ahead what pictures you will draw and when you will draw them.
Emphasize key verses
Select a few verses and invite a few kids to stand and read their Scripture when you pause during the story. This is a good idea when you have a story with dialogue from different people.
Select a leader to dress up as the Bible story person. Work with the leader ahead of time to prepare questions and answers. Interview the leader about his or her experience.
Example: Invite a guest to be one of the minor prophets. Interview the guest about how God called him, whom God called him to speak to, the message God gave him, how he responded to God’s message, some of the challenges he faced, and so on.
Hear and respond
Provide the kids with a key word or words in the Bible story. Invite them to respond when they hear that word. They can respond with a word, phrase, sound, or action.
Let the kids tell it
At least one kid in your group probably knows the story already. Invite her to tell the story. If she gets stuck, see if another kid can help her out. Gently correct any errors, but applaud what the kids know already.
Picture pose it
As you tell the story, stop periodically and let kids pose the action from the story. What did the story say the people were doing and how can the kids pose it? Be creative!
Simply tell it
Remember to vary your tone of voice and inflection. Be enthusiastic about the story. God’s Word is powerful, and most of it is written in very vivid language. As you tell the story, imagine it unfolding right before your eyes. Tell what you see.
Check out our first list of ideas at Tell the Bible Story – Part 1/
What is one of your favorite ways to tell the Bible story to a group of kids?