Today we are giving away the fourth Storytime.
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:
This is one of the best times of the year! This is the time where we celebrate the birth of Jesus – the time when God’s Son came to earth to save us all from our sins. It is a time to be amazed at God’s love for us, and to think about all the wonderful gifts that God has given us. It is a good idea to make the season special by getting ready for the day. Each night at supper or at bedtime you can do something to remind you of what happened 2,000 years ago. See previous post on Advent.
Main Theme Verse:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life
Bible Story: The Birth of Jesus
Story: The Legend of the Candy Cane
Additional Memory Verses: Pick one to discuss and/or memorize as a family each week of the month!
So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
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.)
- I Heard Said the Bird By Polly Berrien
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star By: Iza Trapani
- Act out Story: The Birth of Jesus
- Most of all Jesus Loves You By: Noel Piper
- Adam Raccoon at Forever Falls By Glen Keane
- Legend of the Candy Cane
- Bible Verse: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life
- Song: Away in a Manager
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