There are several Bible Stories that you could use this craft for – creation, calling of the first disciples, the large catch of fish.. It is mini fish cut out of sugar paper, tissue paper water and sea weed, some cellophane, blue, green and yellow crayons and a piece of sugar paper.
Sometimes it’s nice to make a craft that you can also use for telling the Bible story. We have craft before and after story time but it really doesn’t matter – it can either be a taster for what’s to come or a recap of the story that’s just been told.
The story is from Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12 and Luke 5:17-26.
For the craft we made the man’s mat by decorating sugar paper with large pieces of tissue paper and then we made a man – on one side he was happy and on the other side he was sad. We used fabric for clothes and wool for hair.
When telling the story I pretended to carry the man up the steps to the roof and then lower him down to the feet of Jesus. The paper mat was rolled up as part of the story too.
The people shapes are from Baker Ross via Amazon
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