you can share your Bible teaching success stories,
whether among friends, with your children or in
Sunday School. Swap Shop is more than a
venue to exchange ideas for activities in Sunday
School: it also provides ways for us to foster
a love for the Bible in our homes.
Puppets bring Bible stories alive for little
I sent a letter to Sunday School parents inviting
them to stay after church to help their children
make puppets for the story, Daniel in the Lions'
Den. I asked different children to read the story
from the Bible while we made puppets out of old
socks; brown, black, and white lunch bags; pipe
cleaners; felt; yarn; and buttons. Alison made
the angel. Joe, Corey, and Alexandra made lions.
Corey made his lion toothless because he was a
vegetarian lion. One tenth grader, Trevor, made
a lion out of an athletic sock and used orange
yarn for the mane. Donny made King Dairus. Emma,
Casey, and some parents made the princes and Daniel.
After the puppets were made, the children practiced
telling the story with the puppets. They were
now making the story part of their lives rather
than just a nodding acquaintance with hearing
Now any class can use the puppets and practice
telling the story to our children in the nursery.
It gives the pupils an opportunity to share the
story and help our young children learn and love