One of the most foundational skills in working with kids is the art of storytelling. Each one of us needs to keep in mind tips that help us be more effective in telling Bible stories so that kids get the most out of them. Consider using this simple acrostic…
Preparing and Telling…
B ecome acquainted with the story.
I n your study, plan for as many senses as possible to be involved in telling the story.
B e sure to consider your audience–age, tastes, vocabulary.
L earn the purpose for telling the story.
E liminate events/elements that are unnecessary.
S equence the events of the story with a simple outline.
T ell the story to yourself–over and over.
O rganize a captivating introduction and crisp conclusion.
R emove any competitive influences while telling the story.
I n your lap, have an actual Bible.
E nthusiasm is a must. Kids will get just as excited and you get excited about Bible stories.
S upport your preparation experience with prayer!
This is super. I plan to share it with my teachers.
Minister of Children’s Education