This topic is for collecting images, resources, and how-to for "shadow puppets."
About Shadow Puppets in Sunday School
Shadow puppets have a level of sophistication that appeals to all ages, but especially older elementary students who may balk at using traditional hand puppets or staged dramas. Working behind the scenes reduces their feeling of self-consciousness. Not having to manage a speaking part let's students focus on the presentation and actions.
Depending on your story and class size, students can rehearse then take turns presenting the story or stories to each other.
The "script" can be something you write, or a drama script from here at rotation.org. It can also be from a Bible storybook or direct from scripture with some embellishments. It's also a good idea to add some detail to the story so that there's plenty for the puppeteers to do.
Videotaping a presentation is also a good idea as students will want to see "how they did." Repeating is also reinforcement of the story too!