Once upon a time I was preparing a Bible story lesson for my young kids and recalled childhood memories of an object lesson I’d learned on a homemade flannel board.
I still remember many of the stories and songs my mom and church teachers taught as I played with the interactive story pieces on the board and was encouraged to act out and retell the stories.
As I became a mom, these recalled learning experiences moved me to search for flannel board pieces I could use in teaching my own children, but flannel board stories seemed to be old-school and hard to find. And when I finally did find some, they were dull and outdated. I knew if I was bored with the images, my kids would be too.
They say invention often comes from necessity, and soon I began to spend my babies’ naptimes with a stack of felt and pair of scissors–experimenting with shapes, and creating my own flannel board pieces.
I had no intention of sharing these creations, but friends began to ask for storytelling pieces for their kids, and I soon realized flannel board storytelling is a classic teaching method — not old-fashioned — and a really fun way to get kids involved in learning the stories!
Since then, I’ve created and shared many stories and received overwhelming and humbling words from parents, teachers, and church leaders of encouragement, teaching success, and requests to continue creating these interactive props.
I’m forever grateful for the opportunities these story creations have introduced–allowing me to stay home with my five kids and help supplement my husband’s teaching income.
My current design projects still happen while my kids nap and are developing into a “BUNDLE” of New Testament storytelling sets.
CLICK HERE to get more information about the New Testament bundle and continue to enjoy using the printables when teaching the scriptures to your children.