How do you talk to kids about the “mushy” topic of LOVE in a fun entertaining way that they will enjoy?
THIS TALE IS YOUR SOLUTION! (Available as a download and lesson HERE)
Without mentioning Love (or that “s” word) it addresses the same issue – WAITING and not giving yourself away, so you don’t miss out on a great thing later. After the tale the teacher can make the point as it relates to the topic of giving ourselves away to others when it comes to our heart and our love.
Two scientists hire a dummy to test their new experiment. The dummy had to wait until lunch break was finished, but ended up giving parts of himself to others in need. He was rejected for the project because he wasn’t complete anymore. This tale talks about waiting for love, to save all your pieces for the right one.
Enjoy this ToyBox Tale inspired Fan Film by Cliff Watt:
Have you ever created a ToyBox Tale? Let me know! I’ll post it here on ToyBoxTales.com so kids all over the world can enjoy it. Who knows? Your tale may be seen in children’s church services everywhere!
If you were with Pastor Karl at Camp Timber-lee then you are probably here looking for the Panakin Skyhopper videos. To make it easy for you, I’ve put them right here on the home page!
Starting the series on the Adventures of Panakin Skyhopper, a band of superhero brothers were happily chit chatting about their stories of fighting villains. However, they do not like their small brother Panakin Skyhopper, who was their dad’s favorite, and who kept on talking about great things he can do when he grows old. The brothers didn’t like him so they sold him to a bunch of bounty hunters passing by.
BAND OF BROTHERS
(Joseph sold as a slave)
(Just click on video to start playing)
In episode 2 of the adventures of Panakin Skyhopper, the bounty hunters sell Panakin to Pizza the Hut. Panakin turns out to be a great mechanic so Pizza the Hut put him in charge of all his robots. However, Panakin was sent to the pit of despair when the old person in charge blamed him for wanting to destroy R2D4, Pizza the Hut’s favorite robot.
PIZZA THE HUT
(Joseph proves trustworthy)
Episode 3 of the adventures of Panakin Skyhopper begins with Panakin entering the pit of despair. Two inmates had dreams that night and Barney helped interpret them which both came true.
MR. T and the GOLD BLANKET
(Joseph, Interpreter of Dreams)
Episode 4 of the adventures of Panakin Skyhopper starts as Pizza the Hut having a terrible dream of 7 evil M&Ms and 7 Pez dispensers eating the good ones, and wanted someone to interpret. A lot of wise men tried but failed. Mr. T. suggested Panakin and he was able to interpret it. Panakin then gets transformed to a superhero — Superman!
BIRTH OF SUPERMAN!
(Joseph Saves the Day!)
The 5th and last episode of the adventures of Panakin Skyhopper jumps 7 years in advance when millions of warehouses of candy were setup to prepare for the 7 years of no candy. Superman / Panakin was surprised as his superhero brothers visit the candy warehouse to get some. He forgives them for what they have done and felt good that he did.
REUNITED and FORGIVEN (Joseph Forgives His Brothers)
I hope you enjoy them all over again! Remember, if you trust God, like Joseph did (or Panakin), God will always work out even bad situations for good – just keep trusting him!
Yes, Pastor Karl has made the 100th Toybox Tale – and to celebrate this momentous occasion, this 100th tale is NOT FOR KIDS! Nope, this tale is dedicated to KIDS PASTORS and those who lead children’s ministries. Created for the very first Kidology Online Training Video, this twelve minute toybox tale gives a glimpse into the reality of what it is like to be a children’s pastor! You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, you might just cry! And you might just see yourself.
Children’s Pastor Todd McKeever writes, “This TBT on ‘A day in the life of a children’s pastor”‘was done so accurate and with tons of humor sprinkled in and a hard hitting message at the end that it is obvious that it was done with an intimate understanding from one who has lived it. Great job Karl.” Children’s Pastor Scott Neubaer writes, “I had to laugh – you sent us that link to the TBT Karl, and I tried to watch it but it took me literally three hours to watch it because I kept getting interrupted with various things.” You’ll get why this is funny when you see it for yourself!
You can watch an abbreviated 6 minute version at www.YouTube.com/Kidologist plus another crazy video of Karl in the Kidology Labs.
BONUS: Ever wondered how Karl makes these videos? For the first time ever for this 100th tale, he set up a camera filming himself filming the tale with the actual video in a picture-in-picture so you can see the process and the finished result simultaneously! Watch it here!
Here is a “Tale from the Toys” created by Pastor Jack Henry of Grace Baptist Church in Powder Springs, GA. Featured is a special interview with Noah and the big big ark. Get to know what gopher wood is, if the ark stinks, and a lot more!
So what do you do when Pastor Karl takes a break from making new Toybox Tales? You make your own! Enjoy this tale from Pastor Ryan Wolfe of First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio. See Miss Piggy get sacrificed! Watch the “Hammer” defeat an army of evil enemies. Watch Antiochus Vader fail to try to blow out the candles of the Menorah, and more!
The children finally meet Aslan and face the evil army of the really bad lady. Aslan sacrificed himself to let Edmund live. The children return to the real world and the professor taught them that Jesus died for our sins so that we may have eternal life.
Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy enter the land inside the wardrobe. They meet a lot of interesting creatures. Edmund visits the evil Empress but got imprisoned for not bringing his siblings. The other siblings go on a mission to save Edmund and meets Father Christmas.
Check out the FAN MADE FILMS! Have you made your own ToyBoxTale? Let Karl know! Send a YouTube link, or ask for instructions on how to send large files and we will host the film for you.
Please note that category, season, and series lists are displayed in reverse order, as is the natural of blogs - to display posts newest to oldest. However, in the Digital ToyBox they are all listed in order of creation for downloading. (requires purchase)
Below you can browse by topic, characters used, or series. All the ToyBox Tales are FREE to watch online. Access to the Digital ToyBox provides video downloads you can save to your computer or project at church!