This Daniel and the Lions’ Den Paper Play Set is the perfect addition to family home evening, family scripture study and Primary lessons!
Hi! It’s Heidi from A Lively Hope, dropping in today with the next installment of our Old Testament stories paper play sets. If you missed the last two paper play sets I have shared be sure to check them out: Jonah and the Whale and David and Goliath, and you can also read my slightly embarrassing reason why I’ve been creating these sets, but I’m happy to report that my idea worked!
One of my primary goals in life is to develop a deep testimony of the scriptures. I set aside time each morning to read and ponder God’s word, and I’m constantly looking for ways to inspire my kids to love the scriptures.
We work nearly every day on memorization (here’s how we memorize scriptures in just a few minutes a day and some cards you can print for free). One of the best ways I’ve found to inspire children with a love of the scriptures is to help them understand the stories.
Ideas to help your kids learn to love the scriptures:
•From a young age, tell them stories from the scriptures. I try to tell a scripture story or two during the sacrament to my little ones. I’ll pull a kiddo onto my lap and whisper into his ear. Not only does it help my little one(s) stay still and quiet during the most important part of our Sabbath worship, it also helps me to feel like I’m getting something out of the meeting.
•Tell the stories on their level. Don’t get into deep doctrine, this is just the time to help them become familiar with what happened, they’ll be ready for a deeper understanding as they grow and hear the stories more often.
•We’ve really loved this very simple bible storybook. The illustrations are engaging and the stories are short enough that my very active 4 year old is engaged the whole time. For older children, this Book of Mormon Family Reader is awesome! It includes a plainly-written summary of stories from the Book of Mormon and then includes the actual verses. It’s a perfect blend for kids who are a bit older.
•Incorporate scripture stories into daily life. Inspire your children to be a good sibling like Miriam was to Baby Moses, or help them forgive by telling the story of the Prodigal Son.
Today I’m here to share a paper play set for the story of Daniel and the Lions Den. Use this set in family home evening, family scripture study or as a way to keep your little one busy for a few seconds during sacrament meeting 😉
Supplies for Daniel and the Lions’ Den Paper Play Set:
Print play set (Download below)
Laminator, if desired
Popsicle sticks, if desired
Velcro or pieces of flannel, if desired
How to make paper doll play set:
First, print out the paper dolls and background and cut out each figure.
Laminate each of the pieces. This step is optional, but it will help the figure last longer.
You could attach the popsicle sticks as a handle onto the puppets, but we like them better without.
You could also use velcro or a piece of flannel glued to the back of the puppets to use them on a flannel board, if desired.
And that’s it! You’ve got yourself a great new tool to use to help your kids learn to love the scriptures.
If you would like to use my Daniel and the Lions’ Den Paper Play Set, just click the link below to download.
We hope you enjoy my Daniel and the Lions’ Den Paper Play Set Printables and use them for a lesson or for your own family. How have you successfully helped your children to learn scripture stories? Tell us all about it in the comments!
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