New term at toddlers

We are on our way to Chrstmas! I love this term at toddlers as I enjoy all the Christmas stories and crafts and the end of term party. Today we started our Journey to Bethlehem bible story series. We begin with creation and use paper plates as 3D pictures. I’ve done this series before so the paper plates needed a little TLC. DSC_2522

Christmas – all part of The Plan

I love Christmas. It’s an opportunity for all sorts of lovely crafts. People do appear to be in the mood to celebrate. I wanted to put Christmas into context in our stories at toddler group. Why did Jesus come to earth? So this is the journey to Bethlehem that we are taking.. (sorry that the pics are poor quality – just not enough daylight!)

where we start

where we start

God made everything good

God made everything good

Everything did not stay good but God promised to send someone to sort it out.

Everything did not stay good but God promised to send someone to sort it out.

things got worse - only Noah and his family were safe in the ark.

Things got worse – only Noah and his family were safe in the ark.

God promised to make Abraham's family huge and to bless everyone on earth through that family

God promised to make Abraham’s family huge and to bless everyone on earth through that family

God tells mary that she will have a special baby - Jesus - at last the promise in being fulfilled

An angel tells Mary that she will have a special baby – Jesus – at last the promise in being fulfilled

Jesus, the saviour is born!

Jesus, the saviour is born!

Angels tell shepherds the good news - a Saviour has been born. God has kept his promise to send someone to sort out the mess!

Angels tell shepherds the good news – a Saviour has been born. God has kept his promise to send someone to sort out the mess!

We started with creation last week and move on to the serpent this week. I hope that the adults will enjoy this journey and see Christmas as part of God’s Plan.

As we go through the weeks I’ll post pictures of what it will be like at toddler group. Hopefully you will get an idea of how all the paper plate pictures look as we build the story each week.

Final photo of my attempt to show you them altogether.. didn’t quite work .. but the best I could do today. The footprints will be added each week.

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