These are stories originally created for children, storytelling in a church setting. All were told in a storytelling style to both open the scriptures to young children and hold the attention of children as young as 2-3 years of age.
First and foremost, these stories must be engaging, fun, mysterious and energetically told -- the reader or teller must put as much into the telling or reading as the creator did the creating. Make faces, roll your eyes, whisper, build in pace, experience the story as you read, or if you memorize it also include places to act out the more exciting parts, be a kid as you share with your children, or your nephews and nieces, or grandkids -- or if you're babysitting.
These stories are appropriate for Sunday School or Sabbath School, the "children's story" in the main service of church, for Sabbath readings, or bedtime, or any time. But mostly they are stories that should remain in the mind long after the telling -- an open invitation to deep discussion; what do the different parts mean? "Who" is the Good Shepherd, who is the sheep, why would you care for little clay people, or what does it mean to "become real?"
Danger Lamb! He wasn't really a bad
lamb, he just loved adventure, pulling
pranks, goofing off, and showing off how brave he was. But when he
snuck away from the flock to visit the mountains where the wolves hunted,
he learned that maybe his parents knew more than he thought they did!
Where oh where is the Good Shepherd when he needs Him most?
Little Clay People. Kids get a
chance to experience creation,
the fall, and care for their little clay people, even when they go bad. They
get to enter their own creation as one of their own little clay people,
offering their creation a chance to become real boys and girls, forever!
Some reject you and some throw their arms about you and hug you!
The Baby Wolf. The other side of the
story. An adventurous wolf cub meets up
with his born adversary, Danger Lamb! Join the Baby Wolf as he gets
himself lost on a dark night and runs into the Good Shepherd. A story
about peace, about seeing the "other guy's side" of things -- even wolves
need love too! A better world is coming, and Baby Wolf can't wait.
Tankoo Bye-Bye. The cycle of life can
be utterly vicious, and when people are
thrown into the mix, it can get really nasty. But God asked us to be stewards
of the Earth, caretakers. We are to take care with God's nature, despite
our nature to crush and dominate. A rifle trained on an eagle, a fish just
escaping predatory talons, and a worm eluding the groping mouth of a fish.
Little Red Boat Car. The little red car
bubbled and bobbled, floating like a cork,
chug, chug chugging through the flood waters. The man looked out his window, and there, two feet away, was the roof of a sunken car, its top
sticking out of the water like a turtle shell. Somehow, miraculously, the car
did not leak, or sink, but chugged forward just like a little red boat!
These stories were created for children and are best acted out, with drama, passion and a sense of fun & mystery. These are parables that teach deeper truths, but first and foremost they should entertain and keep the child's attention. At the end of each story are scriptures which support the story, enabling the parent to open scripture to young children.
But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.
New Living Translation
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
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