We have used a few flannel board stories from the Friend for family night recently and it has worked really well for us. We give each member of our family one of the pictures to color while we give the lesson, which is based on the article that accompanies the flannel board story. We discuss the lesson and then when everyone is done coloring and cutting out the figures, we retell the story using the figures.
The link below is a nice index of the flannel board stories in past friends:
The pictures are also good to let kids color at church or as a sunday activity.