Felt boards are a tangible way to teach stories and concepts to kids (and their adults).
Bible stories are no exception. This felt Easter story has been a family staple for the past few years. It is designed to complement the Resurrection account in The Jesus Storybook Bible, featuring:
- “A Dark Night in the Garden”
- “The Sun Stops Shining”
- “God’s Wonderful Surprise”
- “A Dream of Heaven.”
These stories are based on Luke 22-24 & Mark 14-16, Matthew 28, John 19, 20, and 24, and Revelation 1, 5, 21, and 22, so you can use any Bible.
- Feltboard Easter Template and Retell Printable (click to download the PDF)
- The Jesus Storybook Bible (JSB) or other Bible
- various colors of felt*: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, light brown, cream/nude, black, grey, white
- felt board or surface to place your cut-outs (we covered a piece of cardboard with a piece of wool felt)
- scissors & glue to assemble pieces
Print and cut out pieces then trace onto colored pieces of felt. If you are teaching to a group, place the pieces of the story as you read along in the Jesus Storybook Bible — even better, have children help with the pieces! Use the summary to help retell the story.
With children 3(ish) and up: you can probably read straight from the Bible
With younger tots: you may want to just use the condensed summary/simplified version, pictured above and included in download
I hope you can use this as a tool to teach God’s word to the children in your life — whether it’s your family, Sunday school class, or organization. So, I post this with a prayer that many will be blessed and experience God’s love through his Son! Share in the comments how you plan to use this or have used it.
Here’s a quick video of the felt in action:
*Note: Felt is ideal but you could also use construction paper or card stock. The templates characters can be interchangeable for future Bible stories. For example, the Mary template could be used for other women in the Bible and the Jesus template could be used for other male figures in the Bible. Some glue may be needed to assemble pieces.
This post contains affiliate links and is adapted from a previous post on April 15, 2014. It originally appeared at dwellintheland.com.