When I want to design an activity to go along with a story, I use the following steps. You can do the same thing. I'll use the story of David and Goliath, 1 Samuel 17, as an example.
List all the elements of the story that you can think of:
2) Go back and think of an activity that uses one or more of these elements.
If I need a variety of activities, I try to choose one of each type. If I only need one, i choose the one I think my children and I will enjoy the most. Then I write down the marerials the activity will require and the procedure. Then I list sample questions that 1) connect the activity to the goal concept of the lesson and 2) challange the child to apply it to his life and think further about God.
God is the One who is the Creator. So ask Him for a big helping of his creativity. He is faithful. He has given me ideas time and time again. If He can equip me, He can equip you, too.
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Karyn Henley Resources
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