I once heard that 85% of Christian kids never hear their parents talk about their faith. Even if that number is higher than what is actually true there are a lot of families that are missing the opportunity to talk to their kids about God. God’s Big Story Cards are an easy way for families to engage in faith talk and Bible study. The cards are part of the DWELL curriculum from Faith Alive but can be used with any program in a variety of ways.
The box contains 165 cards and each card represents a bible story. The cards have different story symbols on then (which match the story symbols in the DWELL curriculum) and the place in the scripture where the story is found. On the back side of the cards are six ways to further explore the story through prayer, retelling the story, singing a song, sharing a story, etc. You can roll the colored die that is provided to help you select which activity to do.
While these cards can be used to build relationships in the Sunday School classroom they also can be used to connect families to the story and connect to each other. For example, the family can try to guess the story from the symbol, or they can select ten story cards at random and try to put them in chronological order. If your church is using the DWELL curriculum you could try to find the story your child recently studied in Sunday School. There are lots of ways to use the cards to guide your family devotional time. The stories in the box can be used over and over.
Vibrant Faith Ministries also has cards that can be used to talk about faith in a family setting. I have also placed these Faith Talk cards in our 3rd to 6th grade classrooms and encourage the teachers to use them if they extra time.