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Children’s Stories

The Vanishing Black Smudge

Many years ago a boy named Davy lived on a farm. It was a big farm, and there was lots to do to care for the animals and grow food for his family. Davy had a big sister Angie, a big brother Joe, and a…

The Tummy-ache

“Mommy!,” shouted Maria. “Mommy!” It was late at night as Maria called from her bed. “My tummy hurts.” Mother came into her bedroom and turned on the light. “…

School Daze

Anna looked in the mirror to brush her bangs. She sighed. Today was her first day of school. She would go with her big sister Marti. Mother had bought them new crayons and paper and pencils and paste…

Second Chances

Note to storyteller: This telling of the Bible story “Jonah and the Whale” is illustrated by using balloons filled with helium gas, tied with strings or ribbons approximately 1½ meters lon…

Sara and Ivan’s Big Change: From the Oven to the Freezer

Ivan and Sara and their parents had been missionaries in Africa for more than four years. At the time this story was written, Ivan was 11 years old and Sara was 9 years old. They lived in the city of…

Reggie’s Angry Face

Reggie liked to make funny faces and do silly things just to get his friends laughing and smiling. Reggie had one face though, that sometimes would scare his friends away. When Reggie got really angry…

Playing Dress Up

In the back of Mother’s closet was a big box. You never could tell what you would find in there. Some days it was full to overflowing, other days there wasn’t so much. But Kathy and her si…

Parrot Preaches

Grandma Maria was the first member of the Colon family to become a Seventh-day Adventist Christian. She loved Jesus very much and it didn’t take long for people in her neighborhood to realize th…

A New Front Tooth

Richard looked at himself in the mirror with disgust. One thing was clear. He just couldn’t smile any more. If he kept his lips together, maybe no one would ever find out. But I’m ahead of…

The Mysterious Life of a Pond

Note: You may wish to adapt this nature lesson to include plants and animals well known to the children in your locale to teach the same lesson. Pictures will heighten interest and hold attention. Hav…

Mother’s Hands

A young mother laid her baby girl to sleep in her cradle. I’ll just go to the neighbors for a minute to visit, she thought to herself. I haven’t had time to talk to her for such a long tim…

Missing Grandpa

Rebecca loved her grandpa! How many of you have to travel quite a ways to see your grandma and grandpa? And some of you can only go to visit them for a vacation or for Christmas? Well, Rebecca was luc…

Lucky

A jogger noticed a large poster tacked to a tree in her neighborhood. The first word that caught her eye was printed in big black letters: “REWARD! $100.00!” The jogger was curious, and ce…

Little Seka’s Big Decision

Seka lives in Ivory Coast, West Africa. From the time he was born, his parents, who were Seventh-day Adventists, had family worship every day. His father and mother told him the stories of the Bible.…

Lahemane Mushe

The three boys stopped dead in their tracks. They were three boys from Sierra Leone. But who on earth was he? Only moments before, the three of them had been chattering their way down the path that le…

Keeper of the Light

Mary’s father was the keeper of a lighthouse on the coast of England. The light of these lamps shines at night to guide ships on their way and to keep them from dangerous rocks and shoals. The l…

Jon’s Hard Lesson

Jon and Brent could hardly wait to leave on vacation. Mom and Dad had talked with them the night before about all the interesting places they would be visiting and had given each of them some spending…

Jamie’s Dilemma

Jamie sat on the porch next to his suitcase with a worried frown on his face. His mother and dad had just given him some news he wasn’t at all sure he liked. The morning had started out all righ…

How Spot and Stripe Made Peace

This story illustrates in a striking way how human beings are connected together through their Creator. You will need a number of small blocks of wood or cardboard for the wall, a small mirror, two sm…

How Jeff Witnessed During the Forest Fire

Jeff Crandall leaned on his hoe. Another row and a half of string beans, and he would have the garden weeded for a couple of weeks at least. He heard the roar of a plane overhead. He looked at the bil…

His Hands Wouldn’t Go Round

Pedro looked like a giant toadstool that morning as he sat on a small stump with his poncho, or loose coat, thrown around his shoulders and his large sombrero, or hat, covering him completely. From hi…

Hannah

Grandma and the aunts and uncles rocked back and forth in the long swings which hung from the roof of the big porch. The three cousins, who were so happy to be together for a week of fun at Grandma&#8…

Grandpa and the Changing Butterfly

Note to storyteller: For this story it is helpful to have pictures or samples of a caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly to show the children. A chrysalis would be especially helpful. Stevey was excit…

Friends Again

Janet and Julie were sisters. They were also best friends. They played together every day after school. Best of all, they liked playing with their dolls. Janet’s best doll had real hair and woul…

The Dog That Laughed All the Way Home

As Wayne parked his pickup truck beside his house one day after work, he heard the neighbor lady calling for him to come over to her house as fast as he could. When Wayne got there, he saw his little…