Kids just love this OT Bible story for its quirkiness. Quirky it may be, but it carries such great lessons that it is referred to 9 other times in the Bible (Numbers 31:8, Deuteronomy 23:4, Joshua 13:22, 24:9, Nehemiah 13:2, Micah 6:5, 2 Peter 2:15, Jude 1:11 and Revelation 2:14). So I feel it is a story worth teaching.
Balaam’s talking donkey also lends itself to drama. You can act it out with as few as 3 people if you adapt it. So here is what you need:
- Donkey costume made from a cardboard box. Click here for directions. (I got the idea from Bible Class Creations)
- Angel costume (raid the Christmas costume box)
- Bag of money (can be a paper bag stuffed with newspaper with $ symbols on it.)
- Sword (Try the