Today we are giving away the fifth Storytime. This storytime tackles a very important topic – in some ways, the most important topic of all: How God sees you.
Storytime is an opportunity for you to have fun teaching about a certain topic by reading Bible stories, fables and books. Most of the stories follow a similar theme, with a few books thrown in just for fun. Most of the books can be checked out from your public library or can be put on a Christmas gift list to get and enjoy for years. If you are not able to find these specific books, feel free to substitute with ones you like. You can find the Bible story and the verses in your Bible and you can also go online to www.biblegateway.com to look up the passage. The Fables can be found online (one place is http://www.aesopfables.com/) or in many different books at the library.
Why would you do a Storytime? Stories are a great way for us to remember concepts and principles. By discussing these timeless stories with your children you can help them learn, and your family will grow closer as you experience the stories together. This is also a great way to do an outreach to kids in your neighborhood, church, or circle of friends. Kids enjoy listening to the stories, and in the process you are planting seeds of truth in their lives. We hope that you are able to use this Storytime to bless your own kids and the kids in your neighborhood.
Download the whole Storytime here: | How God Sees You |
January Storytime: How God Sees You.
Happy New Year! The new year is a great chance to start fresh. One of the most important ways you can start over is to change the way you think about yourself. In the story you can see how Zaccheus did not allow his physical size or his popularity get in the way of going to see Jesus. And Jesus showed Zaccheus that he cared about him and loved him. The same is true of you – God made you and loves you just the way that you are. If you have sin in your life you should change, but don’t let it keep you from coming to Him! You can find the story and the verses in your Bible or on biblegateway.com to read more about it.
Main Theme Verse:
1 John 3:1
See what amazing love the Father has given us! Because of it, we are called children of God. And that’s what we really are!
Bible Story: Zacchaeus visiting with Jesus Luke 19:1-10
Story: The Ugly Duckling
Additional Memory Verses:
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Just as each of us has one body with many parts, and these parts do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each one belongs to all the others.
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Ideas for books, songs, stories and Bible verses for a complete 45-minute Storytime:
(Most of the items follow a similar theme with a few books thrown in just for fun.)
1.) Bear Snores On By Karma Wilson
2.) 5 Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice By: Steve Metzger
3.) Sylvester the Jester: A book about Accepting Others By: Michael P. Waite
4.) The Ugly Duckling By: Hans Christian Anderson
5.) There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow By: Lucille Contandro
6.) Quick as a Cricket By Audrey Woods
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