Practice, practice, practice

We are blessed at LCH to have 4 people who are able to be the storyteller for Godly Play.  That means we can trade off and not have to memorize the story every week.  Next Sunday my daughter is giving the Noah story.  She is a trained Waldorf kindergarten teacher so she is comfortable with storytelling, but even so it’s important to go over the gestures and the pieces of the story set, so she came over to my house to practice.  That gave me a chance to take a couple of pictures.

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During the telling of the Great Flood the storyteller rocks the ark up above the heads of the children.  It is a wonderful gesture showing how devastating the flood was.

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At the end of the story God puts a rainbow in the sky as a promise that he would never cause another flood.  The teacher material says we could use a prism to make a piece of rainbow, but it wasn’t splashy enough.  My daughter had the fantastic idea to make the rainbow out of ribbon on a stick.  It makes a lovely curve above the ark and the animals.

It’s great to tell old stories in a new way.

About Linda Miller

I am a retired teacher, the mother of two daughters, and the grandmother of three children. I co-chair the Sunday school at LCH and am very proud of what we do in our program. In my spare time I teach knitting to children at two local schools.
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