Faith Formation (formerly Sunday School) / Taking the Lessons Home

Story bags for the Pre-K Crowd

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I have loved books since I can remember.  As a kindergarten teacher, I had an enormous collection, mostly from rummage sales, that I couldn’t wait to share with my babies.  Shortly after we had kids, we came back to church. That is when I began looking for high quality Christian books. Books for a more progressive Christian. Books that were beautiful, engaging and thoughtful. We found some then and now that I direct the Sunday school programs at my church, I am finding more.

Having a good and growing collection of wonderful books is wonderful. Getting them into the hands of families is even more wonderful.  I am figuring out how to make them more accessible to families. Inspired by the great ideas at Flame Creative Children’s Ministry, I have made a set of 6 story bags described below, which are available to be checked out by our preschool and elementary families. As for all the other books, I am spreading them out among the classrooms and our library. Stay tuned for upcoming posts with book recommendations.

Our Fall Old Testament Stories:

God, the Creator:Image

Several books about God and creation along with some things to create with: pipe cleaners, feathers and pom-poms.

Abraham and Sarah:

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Wooden stars, black felt for night. Stones to make and altar with, wooden figures of Abraham, Sarah and baby Isaac.

Joseph:

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I’ve got to mention Flame Creative Children’s Ministry again for the inspiration for the felt coat in a plastic bin! Very easy to make and fun. I also put in a few pharaoh’s headdress card stock pages to color.

Other Bags:

I also created a Thanksgiving bag with several books about mealtime blessings and a Lord’s Prayer bag containing multiple versions.

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