paper bags

Paper bag characters are a simple a fun way to bring your Bible lessons to life and the variations can go from single character scene reenactments to whole unit reviews. Here are some possible variations, but we’d love additional submission in the comments.

  • Groups kids together in small groups depending on the story. Have them each create a paper bag character. Then when they’re finished, have them retell the story together as a small group.
  • Have each child create their version of the same character (Examples: Joseph (with his coat), Job (after illness had struck)).
  • Have each member of the class make a character for a unit review. Give them a name and a description to glue to the back. (Examples: Judges, Kings)
  • Have the class create a whole scene to reenact. (Example: Jesus’ Birth, Last Supper)

Kids love this activity. Let us know if you have other creative uses for paper bag characters in your classes.

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