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Big Questions and Answers

Big Questions & Answers for little people is a three year children’s systematic theology for three to pre-kindergartener five-year-olds. It presents 52 key biblical truths that expand the children’s understanding of the same12 Big Questions and Answers used in Teach, Take and Tell. There are 3 weeks of curriculum for each of the 52 biblical truths. A Bible story, reflective of the truth is presented along with the concept each of three weeks. This allows the children to master the concept and the story. Actions rhymes, songs, games and crafts reinforce and add variety to this basic core lesson.

Key Concept Bible Story

The Story

The same Bible story is used in each key concept, with different story telling ideas suggested for each week. The children do not tire of hearing the same story for three weeks, but typically are delighted to have mastered it by the end of the concept.

Each story is written with action cues written along the side. There is also "What about you and me?" section at the end of the story. This is a simple presentation of the gospel, as ties into the story and key concept.

see the story for Big Question #1, Concept 1 pdf

Story-telling Suggestions

Week 1: Tell story using action cues and incorporating a few simple props into your story; or, use the flannelgraph pictures, putting them up as you tell the story.

Week 2: Big Bible Story Picture Board (Made as the Week 1 Go and Tell Craft Activity) using hand or popsicle puppets/flannelgraph figures as main characters

Week 3: Lead children in acting out the story, using the action cues. You can also have the children help put flannelgraph pictures on the flannelgraph board.

The "Flannelgraph pictures" are simply printed out versions of the pictures used in the Week 1 Go & Tell Craft: The Bible Picture Storyboard. These pictures are also used in the Intake Activities for Weeks 2 and 3 for each concept.

Appendix A in the Teacher's Binder lists good, inexpensive sources for buying puppets, if you choose to use those in Week 2. Alternatively, you can just attach the Flannelgraph pictures to popsicle sticks and make simple puppets that way.

see samples of flannelgraph figures for Big Question #1, Concept 1 story pdf