Listening and Retelling the Bible Story (Day #13 in the 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras)

Listening and Retelling the Bible Story (Day #13 in the 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras)

Welcome to my 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras Series!

In this series, you’ll find games, teaching ideas, crafts, and more for those times when you just need “a little something extra” to round out your time with the kids.  You can check out the complete Table of Contents for this series here.

Today, I’m going to tell you about an activity we did in Children’s Church last year.  Our children’s church program is for ages 4-9, so I have to be creative in the lesson preparation to keep everyone engaged.  The lesson for the day came from Daniel 5, but this method could work for almost any Bible passage.

To begin, I found the day’s passage in a dramatized version of the Bible (I think I found it via Bible Gateway).  As the kids were listening, they were encouraged to work on this project from Bible Class Creations.

Of course, they loved the element of surprise and it gave the more kinesthetic learners something to keep their hands occupied.   Once the audio version of the passage was complete (about 5 minutes), we recapped the story.

Listening to the story while painting a picture (later, can you retell the story)

I simply asked kids to start at the beginning and tell me one thing they remembered (raising hands, of course). Then, I wrote their answers on the board as they gave them.

Can you retelll the story

I thought they remembered quite a bit and it was a nice change of pace for the classroom.

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