Easter with toddlers

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

A song for today

Let’s Share Bible Stories with Toddlers

“Hello friends, hello friends. How are you, how are you? It’s time for a story, time for a story. Come and listen, come and listen.” We sing this song to the tune of ‘Frere Jacques’ every week at toddler group. We gather round the story chair in a semi – circle; some sit on the… Read More Let’s Share Bible Stories with Toddlers

Thank you God for my feet..

Acts 3:1-10 is a great story for thanking God for our feet. The children will enjoy jumping and walking. To tell the story use actions – these are in italics. Use as many or as few as suits your group. Bible story from Acts 3:1-10. The lame man is healed Bible truth for toddlers –… Read More Thank you God for my feet..

Thank you God for my hands..

This last term at Toddler Group we thought about ourselves – our hands, feet, eyes, ears, nose and mouth. It is a very easy starting point for the children as they are learning about themselves as well as hearing a short story. We started with Tabitha. We’ve done her story before but with young children… Read More Thank you God for my hands..

‘Thank you God’ big book

This past week I needed a large -ish visual aid to use at Toddler Group that was a change from a story bag. So I made a big book. Well, it’s nearer to an envelope really. Very simple to make. All you need is A3 cartridge paper (it does need to be strong paper) x2,… Read More ‘Thank you God’ big book

A-Z of the Bible

A couple of years ago we used the alphabet to teach a Bible story a week at Toddler Group. We used a person, place or object and once or twice a word from a story for a letter of the alphabet. For example a is for Adam, b is for Bethlehem, c is for carpenter… Read More A-Z of the Bible

Jericho

We don’t usually do stories in strict chronological order at Toddler Group. We generally tell Bible stories that are linked by a theme and may or may not follow on from the previous week. However, we followed the story of Rahab and the spies with the story of Jericho and it worked well. The duplo Jericho… Read More Jericho

Y is for the rich young man

The story of the Rich Young Man (Mark 10:17-22) has a sad ending. He loves his money more than Jesus. With older children you could talk about  things that get in the way of them following Jesus. You could also add a question mark symbol and talk more about why the young man asked the… Read More Y is for the rich young man

H is for Horeb – Bible Alphabet

In Deuteronomy 5 Moses refers to the mountain  where he received the ten commandments as mount Horeb. (In Exodus it is called Mount Sinai – same place; different name) To tell the story I used a simple picture of a mountain drawn on to a large roll of paper (from Ikea). There was a ‘mini… Read More H is for Horeb – Bible Alphabet