The Wise Men find The King

This story is from Matthew 2:1-18 To tell the story you need – some Wise Men, toy camels and a star. You can add some actions too – stars with hands (like in twinkle, twinkle little star), running, looking, kneeling. The story Bible Truth for Toddlers – Jesus is King Far away from where Jesus… Read More The Wise Men find The King

The Birth of Jesus story video

Feel free to share this story video. The illustrations are from CEF Press and the words are my own based on the Gospel of Luke.

Paper Plate Nativity

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 of the box with yellow paint or tissue paper the characters will show… Read More Paper Plate Nativity

Journey to Bethlehem – week 6 – The Shepherds

So far we have had stories about Creation, the Fall, Abraham, the angel visiting Mary and the birth of Jesus. Our last story in our journey to Bethlehem series is all about the shepherds. Luke 2:8-20 Bible Story from Luke 2:8-20 Bible truth for toddlers – Jesus is the Saviour ‘The baby sent from God was… Read More Journey to Bethlehem – week 6 – The Shepherds

Journey to Bethlehem – week 5 – Jesus is born

This week we arrive in Bethlehem! The story is from Luke 2:1-7. I often start story time by introducing the characters – in this story we’ll all say hello to Mary and then to Joseph as I take them out of the story bag. (The knitted characters are from an Alan Dart pattern – available… Read More Journey to Bethlehem – week 5 – Jesus is born

Journey to Bethlehem – week 3 – God’s promise to Abraham

This week the Bible story was all about God’s promise to Abraham to give him a huge family and to bless all the people on earth through that family. During the story I use the names Abraham and Sarah for simplicity. (At this point in the Bible they are still using the names Abram and… Read More Journey to Bethlehem – week 3 – God’s promise to Abraham

Christmas story paper plates

These paper plates can be used to tell the Christmas story and/or as craft ideas. They need some prep so I’m posting them now! The Angel Gabriel visits Mary – Luke 1:26-38   Jesus is born – Luke 2:1-7 The shepherds are told about the birth of the Saviour – Luke 2:8-21 You can tell… Read More Christmas story paper plates

Shepherds find the baby in the manger

The baby sent from God was tucked up in the manger. Mary and Joseph were there to look after him. Do you remember his name? He was called Jesus. There they were that night – just the three of them. Meanwhile, out of the town, in the hills there were shepherds. Shepherds look after sheep.… Read More Shepherds find the baby in the manger

The Angel visits Mary

Bible story – from Luke 1:26-38. (Include actions in the story if you can – ask the children and adults to join in) One day Mary was at home. It was just an ordinary day. Mary was cleaning the house (some actions here – maybe dusting or sweeping). But then something extraordinary happened! An angel… Read More The Angel visits Mary