Thanks to Creative Children’s Ministry for this great storytelling idea. Try this in Small Groups with younger children, or make it a re-usable prop for any Large Group teaching.
Using wooden spoons painted as story characters is a great way of helping to tell stories to younger children. Unfortunately, it means that you need a lot of spoons if you want to tell lots of different stories! It struck me that a little bit of left over chalk board paint might solve that problem…
I painted some craft spoons with couple of coats of paint on both sides. I then got the chalks out and drew on some pictures to help tell a Bible story. The great thing about spoons is that they are double sided, so if you want to tell a story like Jesus calming the storm, you can put storm on one side and sun on the other.
Children could make their own drawings to retell a story and the best part is that, when you have finished, you can wipe them clean and use them again for a different story!
Enjoy some story telling. We’d love to see photos of your creations!