God Knows When I Feel Sad and When I Feel Happy

This is a retelling of the Easter Story – from John 19:28-30; 20:1,11-18 To tell the story it is helpful to have a model of the tomb. We used a cardboard box. Mary was very sad (can you look sad?). Her friend Jesus had died. He hadn’t ever done anything wrong but some people were… Read More God Knows When I Feel Sad and When I Feel Happy

God Knows when I feel….excited!

Children are often excited. This story from Matthew 21 is about the excited crowd who welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem. Traditionally this event is called Palm Sunday. It begins the week of Easter. We’ve told this story many times at Toddler Group. The following is an idea… In the storybag you might like to have a… Read More God Knows when I feel….excited!

Easter Story Video

Palm Sunday Story Video

A short retelling of the Palm Sunday Story I made this video for toddler group. You are very welcome to use it 🙂

Easter Story Paper Plate Craft

Paper plates are just so great for craft ideas (and can be used as storytelling props too) This simple paper plate idea can be used as both. The craft is for a child and adult to make together while talking about the Easter Story. You need – paper plate, tissue paper or similar in green… Read More Easter Story Paper Plate Craft

We’ve arrived at Easter!

We have travelled along the road to Jerusalem to reach the first Easter. Each week we’ve met different people that Jesus met on his journey and now we are at the end of our journey. This weeks story is the Easter Story .. to tell you need Peter, Mary and the paper plate visual (or… Read More We’ve arrived at Easter!

On the Way to Easter…Palm Sunday Story

Jesus rides into Jerusalem… Read More On the Way to Easter…Palm Sunday Story

On the Way to Easter…Mary

The story is from John 12:1-8 Jesus had almost arrived at Jerusalem! He had travelled a long way. How lovely that he was able to go to his friends house. Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha were good friends of Jesus. They wanted to do something special for him so they had a dinner… Read More On the Way to Easter…Mary

On the Way to Easter…Zacchaeus

Jesus is now in Jericho on his way to Jerusalem. Last time he met Bartimaeus. Now he meets Zacchaeus. Two very different people! To tell the story… from Luke 19:1-10 Have a tree – you can make one from a pringle container or draw one – and a person to represent Zacchaeus. Place Zacchaeus in… Read More On the Way to Easter…Zacchaeus

On the Way to Easter…Bartimaeus

We are beginning to get ready for Easter at toddler group. This year we are going on the last journey that Jesus made into Jerusalem, meeting some of the people that Jesus met. Last week we met the Rich Young Man. This week we meet Bartimaeus. The Story is from Mark 10:46-52. To tell the… Read More On the Way to Easter…Bartimaeus