Remember the flannel graph? Characters cut out. Placed on a board covered with flannel. Welcome to my childhood.
I’m certainly not knocking the flannel graph, but let me ask you…
What would a “Digital Flannel Graph” look like?
I think it would look like Eikon Bible Art. (Though you won’t find the word “flannel” on their website. I checked.)
Their tagline is “Stunning graphics for all forms of children’s ministry.”
The site is filled with all kinds of graphics, PowerPoint, comic books (ebooks as well as print), and videos (digital and physical DVD). It won’t fit every need or taste, but the graphics are really good and I definitely recommend you check them out.
Here are three of the main items they offer and how you could use it. (And some freebies at the end of this post.)
These are complete Bible stories told in picture form. (Here’s where the “digital flannel graph” image comes into play.) No sound. No video. Just still images that give a backdrop as you tell the story.
Each pack also comes with printable PDFs of various activities you can do with a Sunday School class, VBS, youth group, etc.
There are 125 complete stories to choose from, so the chance of you finding the Bible story you want is very high. You can purchase individual stories for about $10, but they are also sold in “Packs” of 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 – bringing the price down as low as $3.33 per story.
These are similar in style to the graphics in the PowerPoint Packs, but have words to go along with the pictures to tell the story. Each comic book comes with four Bible stories. Think “bite-sized version of the Action Bible.”
They’re sold as eBooks as well as in print for $1.50. They also offer discounts for bulk purchases if you want to give some away to your students, families, as a gift for visitors, or prizes for VBS. Nice.
These aren’t “videos” per se, as much as they take the graphics from the stories and add in music and narration. And they do it really well! You can see some samples at their YouTube Channel.
I showed this 12-minute story of the life of John Harper to my almost-9-year-old son, his buddy, and his 12-year-old cousin. They all stayed super-engaged, asked a bunch of questions (good…very good), and one even said, “That was awesome!” at the end.
One of the guys behind Eikon Bible Art is Willie Deans. He has agreed to share three specials for my readers:
- You can download the Road to Damascus PowerPoint story for free right from their website. (You will have to create an account, but don’t have to purchase anything.)
- Willie said that my readers could take 20% off their entire first order. Just use this coupon code: INTRO
- Willie will give you THREE PowerPoint Stories of your choice (in addition to the Road to Damascus) simply by sending out the tweet below and then letting him know on this page.
Eikon Bible Art. Check it out. Or share it with the KidMin Pastor at your church.
Question: What is one graphic, video, or storytelling resources that you would like my readers to know about?