Bible puppets

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puppet show

 Something my children enjoy is using puppets to retell and explore the meaning of Bible stories. One way I’ve made the puppets is to buy 2 identical sets of Bible storybooks. We then have one copy for reading and I cut up the other and stick pictures onto lolly sticks. It takes about 20 minutes to make a whole set. If you use hot glue they can be used straight away or if not you just have to wait for the glue to dry then you’re off.

We made a little ‘theatre’ to do the show in using play cloths and a play frame. You could easily use a table and a big cloth.

Puppets are a great way for everyone to retell a story, allowing space for them to tell a story in their own words, exploring which parts of the story are essential and meaningful for them. If a group work together to do the play, these questions will be addressed in their discussions of how to tell the story.

And if you want to, you could record a performance so you can all enjoy watching it together and keeping the conversations and explorations going.