Kids Drama Club: Imagination and Storytelling

drama-5Wellspring Kids Drama Club Meets Every Tuesday Night!

Who: Kids in 2nd Grade through 6th Grade
When: Tuesday Nights from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: In The Space

Wellspring Kids Drama Club started one month ago, and it has been a special time for kids to grow in their friendships, confidence, and imaginations.  We’re off to a great start with 17 kids coming on Tuesday nights to our Drama Club! All kids in 2nd – 6th grade are welcome to join us! We love seeing the kids’ excitement – and it makes us excited for the coming year of developing this creative community for kids!  We’re making puppets, learning about puppetry, creating characters, creating stories, and playing drama games.

We are also working on a short Christmas skit that we will present on Sunday, December 20th.

drama-1Some of my fondest memories of childhood involve creating dramatic plays with my brother, cousins, and friends.  We came alive as we ventured into these new worlds.  And we didn’t care if we had an audience or not because we imagined performing in front of large crowds!  Puppets and storytelling were also a big part of growing up as my parents created the best puppet shows for kids’ church!

In working with kids, I have seen the Lord highlight the importance of children’s imagination and the power of storytelling.

“Imagination is evidence of the Divine.” – William Blake

“True imagination is not fanciful daydreaming; it is fire from heaven.”Enrest Holmes

Kids learn through imagination, and God speaks to us through imagination.

drama-3“For years, imagination was thought of as a way for children to escape from reality, and once they reached a certain age, it was believed they would push fantasy aside and deal with the real world. But, increasingly, child-development experts are recognizing the importance of imagination and the role it plays in understanding reality. Imagination is necessary for learning about people and events we don’t directly experience, such as history or events on the other side of the world.” – Shirley Wang (WSJ)

Bill Johnson from Bethel church said, “A yielded imagination becomes a sanctified imagination; and it’s the sanctified imagination that is positioned for visions and dreams… It is like a canvas to a painter.”

drama-2Storytelling:

Cornerstone Learning Center talks about 8 amazing benefits of storytelling for kids:

  • Instills virtues in children
  • Boosts their listening skills
  • Fosters their imagination
  • Increases their cultural understanding
  • Enhances their communication skills
  • drama-7-2Help sharpen memory
  • Makes learning easier
  • Improves social skills

We have the privilege of teaching kids God’s story – the GREATEST story ever told!

Please pray for our kids’ spiritual imaginations and giftings to be awakened in them.  And for God to lead us and develop our drama club into a drama ministry.

“Mrs. Jenn” Olszyk

Wellspring Kids Children’s Minister

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