Carol Mader Crazy Clothesline Characters

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Crazy Clothesline Characters

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Amazingly different ways to tell Bible stories! You're already familiar with these Bible stories-The Creation, Noah's Ark, Nebuchadnezzar, Jonah, Jesus' Birth, The Prodigal Son and 34 others. Now here are 40 exciting new ways to tell them to your children! You'll tell stories with cue cards, food, walks, flashlights, balloons and other multi-sensory items to involve children in the story...and to help them remember it for a lifetime!

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No more "sit-down-and-be-quiet" Bible stories! You've never told Bible stories like this before! These 40 wonderfully wild story telling ideas will get your children up and off their seats, moving and dancing, making fun crafts, interacting with each other, and discovering more about the Bible than ever before! You'll have fun watching children...

*Turn construction paper into a living rainbow of colors *Hold a parade of masks and discover the families of Israel *Learn why Moses said "Let my people crow!" *Taste parsley, saltwater, and bitter herbs to experience the Passover meal, and more!

These creative stories are perfect supplements for your regular curriculum, for children's sermons, children's church, midweek programs, club meetings, or even at home. Share stories from God's Word in ways that children will remember forever! They'll enjoy old and new stories, meet new characters, and learn God's love through exciting, hands-on activities!

Each story includes complete, easy-to-follow instructions that include Story Extension Ideas. Plus, the Other Story Possibilities section allows you to apply different techniques to any Bible story. You'll add variety and fun by telling familiar Bible stories in 40 wonderfully creative ways!

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Introduction

Like Lazarus lying silent in his tomb waiting to be called to life, Bible stories lie dormant within the pages of Scripture awaiting liberation. God's Word sizzles with tales of passionate love, savage hate, and desperate fright. The Bible is bursting with intoxicating adventures told from the heights of mountains to the depths of a whale's belly. Manic-depressive kings, heartbroken fathers, jealous wives, and stubborn prophets permeate the pages of Scripture as a mirror into our modern-day souls. How can we do justice to these tales of tragedy and triumph? How can we teach such captivating stories to our children in a way that touches them? Now we can share our enthusiasm for God's Word in creative ways.

Whether you teach Sunday school, children's church, midweek club or your children at home, the Bible story is central, the heartbeat of teaching God's Word. Crazy Clothesline Characters is a tool for you to share God's Word in an exciting way and a springboard to teach you how to soar into your own imagination. You can incorporate this book into your current curriculum or use each story as a weekly lesson, complete with extension ideas. Some poetic license has been taken in interpreting God's Word for children. Please read the original passage in your Bible before sharing the stories with your class. Prepare with prayer and a life that lives God's Word. He promises to return his Word with a full harvest (Isaiah 55:10-11).

Hebrews 4:12 tells us that the Word of God is living and active. Yet how have we told the Bible stories to our children? By telling them to sit still and listen! The techniques outlined in this book were designed from a child's point of view. We've incorporated children's senses, cognitive development, and energy to touch their emotions so children will remember.

It's my privilege and joy to share these stories and techniques so that you may share them with your children. Variety is the spice of life, so let's get shaking! When object lessons lose their luster and flannel graphs fatigue, open these pages to discover creative new ways to tell that wonderful Bible story. May God use this book as a sword in your hand to sharpen a lackluster presentation, vitalize your ministry, and breathe fresh life into Bible adventure for the children's sake.

Yours for making the teaching about God our Savior vital (Titus 2:10).

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