These are just some items I put together for my own classes. Perhaps one or more of them might be useful to you?
These first two are fairly substantial and have many activities, not just one. You could use them for a weekly class and you’d have enough material for 4-6 weeks. When you click on the title you will get more info about each.
- Lessons from the book of Daniel: An activity booklet for ages 8-11
- The book of Zechariah: A cut-and-assemble booklet for ages 8-11
- “Samuel; the Last Judge of Israel” An activity booklet for ages 8-11
Tiny fold-out booklet for the Book of Judges (Gideon, Samson, etc) (To see a short video demo of this booklet, click here,)
These are just little stand-alone projects, not part of any larger curricula. When you click on them, the PDF file will come right up (no explanatory page first).
- Simple cut-and-assemble Noah’s ark (ages 2-6)
- “Who Said It?” Bingo game for Luke 1 and 2 (for ages 7-11)
- Listening Scavenger Hunt for Luke 3 and 4 (ages 7-11)
- Bingo for Luke 6:39-8:15
- Old Testament People Bingo (Adam to Samuel) ages 10 and up (hard clues)
- Saul Hunts for David– a board game for ages 7-12 (game board is map)
- “Occupied Territories” (A “Risk” type game for two players, ages 7-12, intended to help learn geograpy of the land of Palestine)
- “Go to the Ant” a board game about Proverbs, ages 8-12
Here are some Bible stories written as play scripts, but with the expectation that they will be used as a group read-aloud activity, not as an actual play/skit. (You are welcome to use them for actual plays/skits if you want to.) The main difference between Reader’s Theater and regular play scripts is that Reader’s Theater often incorporates a narrator to “set the scene” for the dialogues.
These scripts stay true to the original text (except for the first one which is about the period between the testaments, so it is not in the Bible at all) so you can use them as a way to present the Bible stories in a class. I’ve found it tedious to have kids read Bible text out loud in a group, especially if some of the kids are not particularly strong readers. My observation is that the kids don’t really listen to each other read. My students prefer if I tell the story in an animated way, but I really wanted to find a way to involve them in the stories somehow. This was my solution. My students love it when I bring Reader’s Theater to class. They really engage and care about what is going on in the story.
I am likely to keep writing these occasionally, so hopefully as time goes on more will become available. If you have good success with them, email me and let me know– I love feedback!