The Jesse Box Starter Set is a great way to begin using the Jesse Box at home. It comes with everything you need (except scissors and gluestick): diorama, wooden dowels and wooden animals, 3 Bible story manuals (Noah's Ark, The Nativity, Origens of the Eucharist) which include cut outs for the scenery, props and biblical figures as well as the Bible Story itself and step by step lessons.
Your children will love to interact with the Jesse Box characters as the Bible story develops and progresses through various scene changes.. Click on the video tab for a short visual explanation, but note that the larger, more expensive stage diorama depicted is no longer available. All sets now come with the compact diorama for easy storage.
The Jesse Box product line is designed to engage children and parents alike in the staging and retelling of various stories from the Bible. Children cut out the Bible characters and put them onto the wooden dowels, the story is usually broken out into 3 different scenes or stage settings. As the Bible story is read, the children move the characters to reenact what is happening in the story and at the end of the story, there are lesson questions to further engage the chldren in discussing the meaning of the Bible story and what it teaches us.
Children will love to continue to play with the biblical characters long after the story is told. The Jesse Box is a wonderful educational gift that children will love to interact with as they learn about the Word of God.
Note: Children will also enjoy the related Jesse Box wooden jigsaw puzzles. These puzzles are laser cut will many special pieces in the shape of religious symbols associated with the biblical scene. 6 puzzles in all.