Watch this Short Video, and You Can Become a Better Storyteller

Bible Storytelling Jonah little girl
This young girl is already a master storyteller.

Kids love stories, but sometimes us grow-ups take all the fun out of the retelling.

One of my Sunday School teachers sent me this video link tonight. At first I thought it was just another cute kid telling a bible story, but it’s really much more.

This young girl tells a Bible storybook version of Jonah with such skill that I had to watch it through the end. You’ll love it too, and if you pay attention she can make you a better Bible storyteller too. It’s just that good…

Here are 5 quick lesson I’ll remember from this video:

  1. You don’t need fancy props to tell a good story. Sometimes an honest curiosity is the best illustration.
  2. Preparation matters. This little girl appears to have memorized the tale by heart.
  3. Pausing and using dramatic voices really makes the story come alive. I love the way she voice acts the different characters in the story.
  4. When the story gets intense, make sure your voice follows suit. I love the way she gets so intense when the storm is raging.
  5. Parents who love the Bible raise kids who love the Bible. I can’t image this little girls mom is indifferent to God’s word. I would guess it’s much more than a storybook in their home.

I’d love to hear your impressions, click here to leave a comment. You can also browse all our free Jonah lessons and resources.


Comments

  1. linda says

    Awesome, thank God for such a fantastic girl and her willingness to share. Will share her video in church with the kids.

  2. Lindsey Douglas says

    I am this little girl’s mom. What a blessing to know that she is helping spread God’s word. We try to teach our 3 little ones that no matter your size, you can make a big difference for Jesus. She tells 2 other stories. Go to Youtube and type in “Mary Margaret tells the story” and you will find them. Thank you for sharing!!! We pray that she keeps Jesus in her heart always!!

  3. sharon keith says

    I really was inspired by the storyteller in the little girl. She really showed
    expressions.It made the story come alive. iI really made me think
    about what I can do different. Sharon

  4. says

    This is a wonderful video that complements a series of posts we are running on our blog about children in worship. We linked to it. We’ll be glad to provide a link to your site. We think the topic, Children in Ministry, needs attention! Thanks for posting it.

  5. Becca says

    Praise God, that was so amazing.She is bless and she has encourage my life. May the holy spirit be upon her life in Jesus

  6. Mary Grace Amoto says

    .. Praise God for the life of this cute child, she is not just cute but she is very talented,. i’m a sunday school teacher and i would like to learned more in teaching, i thank God because i found this website.

  7. bridget says

    she is outstanding and sounds a lot like a children minister, she is inspiring. we belive God to raise such children.

  8. Sherron says

    She is absolutely inspiring! Thank you for the blessing of this viewing.
    The tips for improving story telling are excellent.
    Thank you!

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