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

Some festive baking! Yum!

This is a very easy recipe called 1-2-3 biscuits from ‘Cakes and Cake Decorating’ by Rosemary Wadey. The recipe  2oz/50g butter 1oz/25g caster sugar 3oz/75g plain flour To make  Cream butter and sugar together and then gradually add the flour. Knead till smooth. I made this in my mixer but it is easily done by hand.… Read More Some festive baking! Yum!

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.

Star Christmas decoration to make – using lollipop sticks

Lots of sequins are needed for this simple star shaped decoration for the Christmas Tree! You will also need PVA glue Paint – I used yellow but you can use any colour poster paint Sequins ‘Joy to the World’ mini banner (free download available below) A button and thread Six lollipop/ popsicle sticks per star.… Read More Star Christmas decoration to make – using lollipop sticks

How to make a shepherd

You can print the above by clicking on download…

Angel tree topper instructions

I made these angels last year for our toddler group. There are some instructions here on the blog in a previous post but this printable instruction leaflet is much easier to print and share.

Happy Christmas!

‘Love came down at Christmas,Love all lovely, love divine;Love was born at Christmas,Star and angels gave the sign.’ Christina Rossetti

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

Shepherd craft

Luke tells us that shepherds were told that the Saviour had been born! ‘For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord’ Luke 2:11 So here are some shepherds to make … using paper plates

Jesus is born craft

All you need for this craft – paper party bags, shredded tissue paper, stars, baby picture, glue, crayons or material for the swaddling cloths. There is a lot of cutting out to do beforehand and not loads for children to do – they decorate the baby, add the tissue paper and the star – so… Read More Jesus is born craft