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Interactive Bible Story Method: Travel Back in Time With Jesus

Todayís storytelling idea, based on John 4:1-42, is from our Bible curriculum, Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve. This method is similar to the fun, storytelling technique, ďGoiní on a Bear Hunt,Ē an interactive method whereby the listeners travel with you; as the story progresses the listeners move according to your directions (bold and italicized). Itís ok to pause while the kids walk or run in place and before moving on to the next section of the story. You might select a few kids to stand by you as you lead the class and tell the story. You can improvise the story in your own words or use the following script and read it dramatically. This method is an open-ended method and will work with many Bible action narratives.

Everybody stand up, because today weíre going to travel back in time with Jesus. 

Letís begin walking (walk in place or begin patting legs).

The Pharisees heard that Jesus was gaining and baptizing more followers than John, but it wasnít Jesus who baptized, it was his disciples. When the Lord learned of this, he left Judea and hurried back to Galilee.

Letís get moving (walk faster)! 

Now Jesus had to go through Samaria, which was quite a long ways away from Samaria.

Letís get running so weíll get to Samaria before lunch time (run in place)

Look, thereís a shortcut through that wheat field. Letís go! (Clap hands through the wheat.) 

Now climb the hill. (Arms climb up.) 

Now down we go. (Arms climb down.)

Keep running. Oh my! Thereís a snake. (Jump over it!) 

Hereís another hill. Up we go. And back down. (Keep running!)

Finally Jesus came to a town in Samaria called Sychar. He was very thirsty, hungry and tired. So he sat down by a well, named Jacobís Well, and his disciples went into town to buy some food.

(Letís have a seat and rest with Jesus.)

When Jesus looked up he saw a Samaritan woman coming to the well to get some water in the middle of the day. 

Do you see her? 

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