Last fall I brought you our Adam and Eve story telling box, and I finally have another to show you. I made my boxes after hearing about the program 'Godly Play.' It is a Montessori Sunday School program that I wish we had at any church around here, but we dont. So, I figured I'd do my own take on the program.
The boxes are in our school room and the kids can take them off the shelf during free time and tell the Bible stories-and they do!
This box is to tell an account of the Tower of Babel...
I keep our materials in little sterilite boxes I found for 1.25 at Walmart.
In the years after Noah and the flood, everyone lived near each other and spoke the same language.
They built their own buildings.
But they weren't very tall.
Then one man said to another, "If we all cooperate and put our blocks together we could build a HUGE tower. It would be so tall!"
They thought this sounded good, so they began to build. The taller they built the tower, the more powerful they felt. In fact, they started to realize that if they kept building, their tower would go all the way to the sky!!
And if they got all the way to the sky, they would reach God! And if they were as high as God, they wouldnt need him anymore, because they would be like God!
God did not like this one bit! He sent a great earthquake to knock down the tower and divide the earth. The men soon realized they couldnt understand each other! They were speaking different languages!!
Because they couldnt understand each other, the men decided to move away. And though we dont know exactly were each man went, we know that today people live on 6 different continents.
Some people live in North America (like us!).
Some in South America.
Some in Africa.
and in Oceania.
God made lots of wonderful places for us to live here on Earth, but He wants us to be like Him by following Him-not by following other men.
If we follow men, all that we do will end up in a pile of rubble-just like the Tower of Babel.
Other story telling box ideas:
Adam and Eve
Enjoy & God Bless!!