I was so intrigued by the Irish Fig Roll Commercial that I decided to check out the makers – Brown Bag Films. And I discovered some wonderful short animations – all about 4½minutes long. Back in the 1960’s a recording crew went into a primary school in Dublin and asked the children to retell Bible stories in their own words.
In recent years, BBF have taken these tapes, and added animation – and the results are great! I cannot imagine any of the children I teach now [except maybe one or two who attend Sunday School] being able to recall so much of the biblical detail.
There is a whole cache of these on YouTube – I am including two I particularly enjoyed – the story of Lazarus, and death of John the Baptist – this last one was Oscar nominated!!
Do watch out for the” Possels Taking Tea at Bethany and the “Leopards Full With Sores An’ All” being cured!
I love the way children put their own interpretation on things and if they do not recognise a word, often substitute one they do know.
I have a friend who tells me that as a child, she enjoyed the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Unicorn. And when my brother was about 5 he came back from Sunday School and told us of a character in the Old Testament who was so wicked that “The Lord smoked him and he died”
So be warned! Repent! and give up yer aul sins!!