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We would like to see how you are using your Storystack characters. Please send us ideas and photos, though we suggest just the figures and stage-sets rather than photos of your group.

Feeding the 5,000 (Matthew 14, Mark 6, Luke 9, John 6)

Monday 20 July 2020

A great story to tell using Storystack characters - minimal props needed (maybe just a scenery backdrop)

 

 

Video - Jesus calls Matthew the tax collector

Tuesday 26 May 2020

Jesus visits Matthew and then has a meal with him causing a stir among the Pharisees.

3 minute video storytelling of Matthew 9:9-13

Palm Sunday (click on the blue text for story and scenes)

Monday 2 March 2020

A storytelling for Palm Sunday using Storystack characters 

Key Stage 1 religious education - Jesus and his followers/what Christians believe

Thursday 2 January 2020

Teaching the life of Jesus - bible stories suitable for KS1 age - can be read or made interactive using character figures (available at www.storystack.co.uk). Free downloadable craft activities and stories on the website Blog.

Nativity Scenes

Monday 11 November 2019

An idea for your nativity - a different scene each week in the build-up to Christmas:

The angel bringing the message to Mary and/or Joseph

Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem

The innkeeper showing Mary and Joseph to the stable

The shepherds going from the fields to visit the baby Jesus

The wise men travelling from the East towards Bethlehem, following the star

These scenes provide opportunities for the children to make donkeys, sheep and camels (templates provided) or stars.

To use the templates - right click on picture wanted and then click on 'Open image in new tab'.

Matthew 19:14 - Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (NIV)

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Each child can make a Storystack of themself after the reading of this passage to place around the Storystacks of Jesus and the apostles. The template provided can be opened in a new tab and prints 2 per A4 sheet of card to save resources. It can be designed and coloured in as the child choses. There is also a link on the website along with an adult-sized version.

Pentecost

Tuesday 4 June 2019

From Acts 2, the story of Pentecost for young children.

Key Stage 1 - Easter

Saturday 30 March 2019

An idea for Easter in school - just a set of Storystack charcters needed, very little preparation.

Key Stage 1 - baptism - Philip and the Ethiopian man (Acts 8)

Monday 4 February 2019

Telling the story of Philip and the Ethiopian and explaining some facts about Christian baptism.

Using Storystack characters.

A great add-on craft would be to make the chariot!

Key Stage 1 RE

Friday 25 January 2019

RE ‘syllabuses’ vary enormously from one education authority to the next but there are some shared key areas and attainment targets.

What is special to me, my family, my community and others (stories, celebrations, values, places) are themes that have meaning for most children.

Bible storytelling with Storystack characters can be used to start a discussion about old and new testament characters (e.g. Moses, Abraham, Esther) as well as Jesus and his disciples, about festivals, celebrations and rites of passage (e.g. Passover, Christmas, Easter, baptism) and about values (e.g. the good Samaritan, Zaccheus).

Interactive storytelling – the stories can be varied, with the children taking responsibility for a character’s movements or speech or with whole group involvement in response to certain planned cues.

Storytelling can be followed by re-telling by the children in their own play time to encourage skills of listening, memory, sequencing, group play and communication.

Questioning can be encouraged after the telling of a story - suggesting that the children think of a question that they would like to ask one of the characters.

Craft can be based on a story – either making some scenery to enhance the storytelling or making a ‘Storystack’ figure of themselves from card and being in the crowd, involved in the story that way.

Some ideas for a nativity scene

Saturday 8 December 2018

I have received these lovely photos. Look at the wonderful craft ideas. The painted stones are such a great idea.

Thank you, Sarah.

Video - Jacob and His Sons - subtitled

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Video - Jesus calls the first disciples

Wednesday 5 December 2018

An amateur video where the children are the stars

Video - The Parable of The Great Feast

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Luke 14

Feedback from a toddler group

Thursday 17 May 2018

I am grateful to this customer for some helpful and encouraging feedback. She bought a set of Storystack characters for the toddler group and this was the feedback from one of the group leaders after their first use.....

Easter

Saturday 31 March 2018

Video - The Rich Young Man

Wednesday 14 March 2018

A new printable story - The Rich Young Man (Matthew 19:16-26 and Luke 18:18-27)

Review from Godventure.co.uk

Sunday 7 January 2018

Thank you to Godventure.co.uk for a helpful review

An example of a powerpoint storytelling - the grateful man (Luke 17)

Tuesday 23 May 2017

View our example story.

Make a crown for a Storystack character

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Make our crown to add a sparkle to your stories!

Video - The Good Samaritan story

Monday 17 April 2017

A video: The Good Samaritan story, told with Storystack characters.

Website launch

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Our website was launched today!

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