In "Moral Tales," a Tapestry of Faith program
Settle children at work tables. Make sure every child has a shoe box. Help children cut along the side folds of their shoe boxes, fold the sides down, and tape them to the work tables. This way, children can fold the shoe box back up and put the lid on it to take it home.
Distribute sealed sandwich bags of play sand and modeling clay to participants. Explain that they can use some clay now for the figures of Mussa and Nagib, but should save enough to make the rock at home. Tell them to keep the sandwich bag of play sand sealed until they need it to tell the story at home.
Invite the children to decorate their story theaters as they wish. Children can glue a blue strip of paper down to make the river. They can shape the two clay characters.
Allow them to go inspect the story theater you used to tell the story, if it helps them get ideas. As you visit individual children at work, revisit parts of the story with them as you see how they have decorated their story theater.
Children can do as much or as little of the work on their story theaters as they like, in this session. Just make sure they can conveniently take home all the pieces they will need to complete their story theaters at home.
If there is time in the session, allow the children to pair up and begin telling the story to one another, using their own story theaters.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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