On Saturday 15 February 2020 I’m running a workshop
‘Telling Bible Stories to Toddlers’
9.30 (doors open at 9 for coffee and pastries) – 12 noon
Broadmead Baptist Church, Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, IG8 8PE
If you’d like to come along get in touch – it’s free!
We will be thinking about how to make Bible Stories engaging and relevant to toddlers using storytelling skills.
After the Christmas break I like to get back into toddler group crafts in a fairly simple and straight forward way – so, we will be making calendars this week.
It’s a good way to use up bits and bobs of craft materials that are left over from last year and to make use of calendar pictures from 2019 and a few Christmas cards!
All you need is – A4 card or heavy paper, glue, small calendars (from amazon or newsagents, stationary shops), collage bits and bobs, pictures from old calendars and christmas cards
‘Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine; Love was born at Christmas, Star and angels gave the sign.’
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10
Angels, Mary, Joseph, shepherds and the manger with the baby. Great for a nativity decoration and for telling the Christmas story.
Links to ‘how to make’ the
characters (specifically the angels but the same basic idea is used for Mary, Joseph and the shepherds too) and the manger
The stable is a cardboard box covered in tissue paper. If you cover the inside with yellow the characters will show up better. You can add battery powered tea lights too!
Luke tells us that shepherds were told that the Saviour had been born!
‘For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord’ Luke 2:11
So here are some shepherds to make … using paper plates
All you need to make these shepherds – paper plates,pipe cleaners, wool, tissue paper and circles.
This is how to cut, fold and stick the paper plate so that your shepherd will stand up. Once you have done this add two holes to slide in the pipe cleaner crook. Then add the face and clothes etc.