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Storytelling with Shapes: Easter

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Original price $9.99 - Original price $34.99
Original price
$9.99 - $34.99
Current price $9.99

Storytelling with Shapes: Easter guides you through a creative, engaging, and tactile way of experiencing the Easter story. Because of the varying degrees of difficulties in the puzzles, Storytelling with Shapes: Easter can be used by many age groups, children, youth (6th–12th grade), and even during intergenerational events.

Storytelling with Shapes: Easter uses seven individual shapes (tans). When these tans are combined, they create larger shapes (tangrams), helping participants imagine the story. An ancient Chinese story tells the legend of tangrams about a wise sage who, on his journey to bring a square sheet of glass to the king, fell, and the glass broke. When the sage presented the pieces to the king, he restructured them to form images that helped to tell of his journey. The king loved this way of storytelling and recreated the shapes out of wood. And that’s how tangrams were invented!

This resource invites participants to move through the story of Easter from John 20:1–18 using narrative tangram puzzles. This is done with two separate tangram activities:

Shape & Story: The Easter story includes eight tangram shapes, with two options available.

  • Match & Place: Match the individual shapes to the shapes on the page and place each shape on its spot to form the large shape connected to the story.
  • Visualize & Place: Visualize and experiment with how your shapes fit together to create the larger shape in the silhouette. Then, using all seven shapes, fill in the silhouette to solve the tangram puzzle.

Storytelling Cards: The Easter story contains eight tangrams, each with two options available. An included leader guide helps lead participants through the storytelling process, providing instructions on when to create the shapes as the story unfolds.

  • Piece it Together: Make the tangram puzzles as you read the story. Arrange your shapes to piece the picture together from each storytelling card.
  • Solve the Silhouette: Solve the tangram puzzles as you read the story. Arrange your shapes to form the silhouette from each storytelling card.

We hope this new way of telling, hearing, and shaping the Easter story will allow for a deeper understanding of Easter.

How can I use these?

Storytelling with Shapes: Easter can be used by children, youth, and adults of all ages as a creative way to celebrate the joy of Easter morning.

  • Sunday School: take time on Easter to walk through the story with your tangrams.
  • Youth Group: make life-size versions of the tangram shapes and see which groups can assemble each moment from the Easter story the fastest! Also, these can serve as tangram fidget devices as you lead lessons on Easter.
  • Adult Bible Studies & Intergenerational events: invite adults to use the tangram shapes to create the shapes from the stories during Bible studies; have intergenerational groups work together to figure out the silhouette puzzles. You could also see what other shapes they might come up with to represent additional parts of the Easter story. 

What will I receive?

You will receive one PDF that includes both the Story & Shape activity and the Storytelling Cards activity.

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