For Bible this year we are studying one bible story a week. On Day One, I do the story with Betty Luken's felts. The second day we read it out of a bible story book. The third day I have them do a notebook page for the story. On the final day, I'm letting them tell the story with the felts. The extra day is for really working on the memory verse, which we review each day.
I was frustrated in the past with rushing through the bible stories. They didn't really seem to learn the stories, everything became a blur. So I came up with this idea, we'll see if it helps at all (I guess I need to give it more than two days).
On a funny note, the story we started with this week was the boyhood of Jesus. When I completed the story the first time, we talked about how we should want to be like Jesus (kind, obedient to parents, etc.). Josiah piped up, "But Jesus didn't obey his parents, he ran away from them."
My husband was working in the living room. I looked at him and said, "what can you say to that?" He (being a pastor) told him that he just obeyed his Daddy instead of his Mommy. I thought it was pretty funny (and pretty observant too)!