Easter with toddlers

Some ideas for Easter.. a garden to make and the Easer Story (including a you tube clip)

Easter Craft

To make all you need is – picture of the empty tomb printed onto card (see file to download – there is a choice – one has the words ‘Jesus is alive!’), pictures of flowers from garden catalogues, glue, pencils and crayons. Make the picture while the card is flat and then fold in half… Read More Easter Craft

God Knows when I feel….excited!

Children are often excited. This story from Matthew 21 is about the excited crowd who welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem. Traditionally this event is called Palm Sunday. It begins the week of Easter. We’ve told this story many times at Toddler Group. The following is an idea… In the storybag you might like to have a… Read More God Knows when I feel….excited!

God knows when I feel….thankful

This story is from Luke 17:11-19. Bible truth for toddlers – God knows when I feel thankful I used 10 wooden spoons to represent the ten men that asked Jesus to help them. On one side there is a sad face and on the other a happy face. Turn the spoons around as the men… Read More God knows when I feel….thankful

God knows when I feel….scared

God really does know how we feel. This week’s story is from Luke 8:22-25 when the disciples were scared. Even though Jesus was sleeping he is the Son of God, and he still knew how the disciples felt. Bible truth for Toddlers – God knows when I am scared In the storybag – disciples, a… Read More God knows when I feel….scared

God knows when I feel….. busy!

This term we are telling Bible Stories that remind us that God knows how we feel. We start with Martha feeling busy. The story is from Luke 10: 38-42. Each week there will be a different emoji paper plate face that represents how the character in the story is feeling. Bible truth for Toddlers –… Read More God knows when I feel….. busy!

Valentine Craft

Lots of hearts in different colours and sizes and some blank cards. Optional flower pot. The above card was mine. The children made their own versions!

The Boy with 2 Fish and 5 Loaves – A Bible Number Story

This Bible Story had lots of numbers! 2 fish, 5 loaves, 12 baskets of leftovers and 5,000 people! But we are using it to count to five. The Story is from John 6. It is, of course, ‘The feeding of the 5,000’.The Bible Truth for Toddlers is ‘Jesus is amazing!’. There is also something for… Read More The Boy with 2 Fish and 5 Loaves – A Bible Number Story

Weaving Craft

This is a great activity for an after school club for children aged 4-plus. It needs a bit of prep but is well worth the effort. We made these at our children’s club – everyone joined in – lots of concentration! Paper plate (cut the petals – we have 11. It’s best to have an… Read More Weaving Craft

The Man with Four Friends – A Bible Number Story

We are up to the number four! For the other numbers we have told stories about have a look at these links – Number One, Number Two, Number Three This week the Bible Story is from Mark 2:1-22. The Bible Truth for Toddlers is ‘Jesus can forgive the wrong that people do’. To tell the… Read More The Man with Four Friends – A Bible Number Story