God made the stars spiral

This is exactly the same basic idea as the blossom spiral that I posted about here https://lettheirlightshine.com/2020/02/20/spring-is-coming/ Instead of blossom I’ve used tissue paper for the sky – you could use anything blue including paint or crayon. But the lovely thing about tissue paper is that I’ve made the strips long so they hang down… Read More God made the stars spiral

God is good! He gives us the beautiful world.

There’s been a lot in the news about how our planet is in danger. We are losing biodiversity at a faster rate than ever before. We need to be grateful for the beautiful creation that God has given to us. Even young children can be encouraged to value the natural world and care for it.… Read More God is good! He gives us the beautiful world.

God gives us…

It’s nearly summer! This term we are thinking about the things that our Good God has given to us. This idea is borrowed from a Toddler Group scheme from Christ Church Dunstable. Last week we thought about the world. We had a globe (that lit up!) and lots of pictures. All the pictures were freely… Read More God gives us…

God made birds – craft

A couple of easy crafts – for the chicken fold a paper plate in half – some cutting out is required. Here’s a PDF to show you the pattern – Chicken+Plate For the paper plate raven – he could be a different bird if you use different colours – fold the plate in half and cut… Read More God made birds – craft

God made plants – story and craft ideas

I decided to focus on edible plants for this story time. In Genesis 1:11 it says ‘ And God said ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed..’ I had a fennel plant to show to the children – they are very touchy feely plants!… Read More God made plants – story and craft ideas

God made big animals – paper plate craft ideas

Paper plates, tissue paper, glue and a bit of preparation = animal crafts that look great and are fun to make. You can add googly eyes, wool, stickers for eyes, triangles for a nose… Here are a couple that I’ve made – There are loads of ideas on my paper plate pinterest board 

God made small animals – craft

Genesis 1: 25 ‘And God made the beasts of the earth…and everything that creeps on the ground…and God saw that it was good.’ There are so many crafts that you could make about the small animals that God made – spiders (!), paper plate ladybirds, butterflies to mane a few. i decided on a caterpillar… Read More God made small animals – craft

God made fish

We did a paper plate craft for this week.  All you need is paper plates, tissue and crepe paper, green paper for seaweed and lots of fish in bright colours.

God made the land

We’e been gradually going through all the things that God made using SU’s Tiddlywinks ‘The Big Green Book’ as a starting point. We’ve learnt about God making water, the sun, moon and stars and the sky. This time it was all about the land. The story time was very simple. We used actions to talk… Read More God made the land

God made the sky

To tell the story (have the props in a story bag and take them out when you need them) ‘God made the sky. It was big and empty. So God put the sun in the sky for daytime. He put the moon in the sky for nighttime. What else can we see at night? God… Read More God made the sky