Tell each Bible story with this large set of 42 free printable Bible Stick Puppets. Stick puppet printables make creating Bible puppets easy.
I loved his sweet little voice so much. Sometimes, though, I had dinner to make. Bills to pay. Silence to contemplate.
So, I convinced my husband we needed a puppet house. Not just any puppet house, but a custom made one. A friend’s husband built the puppet house I designed. I have some spatial issues and measurements aren’t really my friend. Once we had the largest puppet house on earth installed inconveniently in the middle of our family / dining room, and I sewed and hung scarlet velvet curtains and a roof, I filled a basket with fabric hand puppets.
The kids loved it. They would retell stories we’d read aloud earlier in the day.
The thing they really loved doing, though?
The boys loved creating Bible character puppets using cardstock and craft sticks. They would take turns tracing and cutting and gluing, then narrate the Bible stories they knew in detail, with funny voices and sometimes improvised jokes.
Bible Stick Puppets
As Christian parents, we want our kids to learn and love the Bible. We want them to know and remember God’s Word in a way that fills their little hearts with truth. But will building 42 Bible character stick puppets and retelling Bible stories really help our kids understand Scripture better? Well, yes. And, it’s fun.
In the third section of my book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, I talk about taking what you’ve learned about helping your kids learn the Bible and applying it in a way that will help them love God’s Word.
In chapter 8: Reading the Word Together, I talk about effective ways to read the Bible as a family, and how to help your kids retain what they’ve learned each day. One of the suggested projects in the “Creative narration” section is to create Bible character stick puppets. Kids can reenact the Bible stories you read, which helps them consider the narrative, and aids with recall.
This set of free printable Bible stick puppet templates is a fun craft for kids, and it will help them create a library of characters to use in their narrations. Each character can be customized and decorated to make them fun and unique!
Bible Story Puppets
Take a look at the Bible story puppets your kiddos will build with their free templates!
(Find more videos on teaching the Bible to your kids and Bible crafts over at my YouTube channel!)
Bible Character Puppets
Your 42 Bible character puppets come with free printable stick puppet templates, instructions, and finished pictures.
Your children can use the stick puppet templates to create as many stick puppets as they’d like, and they can decorate them any way they want to!
FREE Printable Bible Stick Puppets
The FREE Bible Stick Puppets craft is a part of the FREE Bible Study Tools for kids. Learn more about Help Your Kids Learn & Love the Bible and get your FREE Bible Study Resources here.
The Bible Stick Puppet will help your kids narrate the Bible stories they’ve learned. That’s an important way for kids to internalize and meditate on Scripture. And, the puppet craft is fun!
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible
You want your kids to learn and love the Bible.
You want to teach the Bible…
As parents, we deeply desire the best for our kids. We look for the right schools, we make them eat right and exercise, and we get them involved in extracurricular activities. We take our job as parents seriously.
But are we also putting our time and energy into
teaching them the Bible? Giving them the life-changing, soul-nourishing words of Scripture is not only doable, it’s an essential part of parenting kids for Jesus. And the good news is, studying God’s Word as a family doesn’t have to be difficult!
2 Timothy 2:15, ESV, says:
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Our job, as parents who love Jesus, is to help our kids become approved workers, unashamed and rightly handling the word of truth.
The good news? Teaching the Bible isn’t hard. Your family can learn the Bible together.
…and you can!
A Crash Course in Teaching the Bible to Your Kids
Danika Cooley’s book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, will give you the tools and confidence to study the Bible as a family. It will help you identify and overcome your objections and fears, give you a crash course in what the Bible is all about and how to teach it, and provide the guidance you need to set up a family Bible study habit.
You will finish this book feeling encouraged and empowered to initiate and strengthen your child’s relationship with the Lord through His Word.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible will equip you with everything you need to know to teach the Bible to your kids!
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