This term we’ll be using Scripture Union’s Tiddlywinks ‘The Big Green Book’ each week at toddlers.
We will adapt the different ideas each week to suit our group. We are starting with ‘God’s Wonderful World’. It’s all about water. So here’s my craft idea – with a PDF for you and my collection of wet weather gear that I’m planning on dressing up in.
PDF – Umbrella & Rain
When I ordered the ‘The Big Green Book’ from Eden Books I managed to order two copies! So I have a spare to give away. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment. Closing date midnight Thursday 27 April.
Edit – just to add that we will post to Canada, US and Europe 🙂
The Christian Resources Exhibition is on at the Excel in East London. So this morning I took the train to go and have a look around.
I’ve come home with a few goodies and some ideas!
The Go Teach stand
the goodies I bought home!
Now in case you aren’t able to go along I picked up some of the free books from The Go Teach stand – they are samples of Bible stories and crafts for toddlers – if you would like one then get in touch via email or in the comments. We are quite happy to post anywhere. (it’s first come first served 🙂 )
You don’t need to leave your email in the comments – wordpress have a way of letting me know that. 🙂
let me know if you would like one of these samples
A big thank you to those of you who entered the giveaway. I will do another one in a few months time :).
We pulled a name from the bowl (couldn’t find a suitable hat!)
Bea – congratulations! I have sent you an email so I can post this off to you at your address. I hope you find it useful.
A few months ago I won a giveaway on a blog. It was a lovely surprise. So I’ve decided to do a giveaway of my own. It will be a copy of the Toddler Group Bible Storytime Book and a few nice surprises.
We will post anywhere in the world!
To enter just leave a comment. We will draw a winner out of a hat. (I’ll post photos – we won’t cheat!)
The book has stories and craft and play ideas for under three’s.
Oh, and you have till Jan 31 2015 to enter.
The winner will recieve a message and be asked to provide a current address after 31 Jan 2015. Please don’t put your address in the comments.
A few weeks ago in toddler group we learnt about our feet. To build on that we have done a Bible story that includes feet – in Luke 19 we read that a man called Zacchaeus ‘wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him.’ (Luke 19:3,4). In the story time we looked again at our feet being wonderfully made and then continued with the story of Zacchaeus. With very young children it may be enough to just teach that Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus and how he managed to do that. Children can run on the spot and pretend to climb a tree as you tell the story. With school age children you could tell the whole story.
For the craft we had a tree outline and leaves cut from different types of paper and material – which gives the picture some texture and adds different shades of green. Each child had just one man to stick in the tree.
Take a look at a giveaway I am holding here. It closes on January 31 2015. We will post to anywhere in the world so feel free to take a look and leave a comment if you would like to win!
For another idea about telling this story see here.