Today we are giving away the second Storytime.
Last month we introduced the idea behind “Storytime.” This is an opportunity for you to have fun teaching 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: | Work Hard! |
October Storytime: Work Hard!
In this Storytime we will learn about the importance of planning ahead and working hard. It is easy to do what feels good or what you want to do, but these stories remind us that doing hard work brings good results! This is a good reminder for all of us, and it is a great lesson for our kids to learn as they grow towards maturity. We will learn together that there is a time for work and a time for play. God is pleased when we work hard, plan ahead, and trust Him.
Main Theme Verse:
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
Bible Story: Nehemiah Leads the People to Build the Wall: Found in the Book of Nehemiah
Aesop’s Fable: The Hard-Working Ant and the Lazy Grasshopper
Additional Memory Verses: Pick one to discuss and/or memorize as a family each week of the month!
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
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.)
- Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins By Dianne Ochiltree
- Aesop’s Fables: The Ants and the Lazy Grasshopper
- If you Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff
- Bible Story: Nehemiah Builds the Wall
- The Little Red Hen Pictures by Lucinda McQueen
- Song: The wise man built his house upon the rock.
- Bible Verse to memorize: Colossians 3:23
- Honey, Honey, Lion by Jan Brett
- God Knows My Name by Debby Anderson
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