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

Bartimaeus Bible Story

Mark 10:32,33, 46-52. This is one of my favourite Bible stories. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover and to face arrest and death when he stops to help a blind man who has to beg to be able to survive. Jesus isn’t too distracted or busy. He stops for a man… Read More Bartimaeus Bible Story

Meet the gang!

Say hello to my trusty Bible people. My mum knitted all of these from an Alan Dart pattern for a nativity set. They are perfect for telling stories at Toddler Group. Although I don’t use them every week as variety is good, I wouldn’t want to be without them!

Jairus’s daughter – Luke 8 Bible story – homes Jesus visited

Meet Jairus! To tell the story from Luke 8 I used some simple pictures. I introduced ‘Jairus’ first and asked the children to repeat his name and say hello. The pictures I used were a selection of symbols and a photo of a house that I made from a shoe box, and one phrase. I… Read More Jairus’s daughter – Luke 8 Bible story – homes Jesus visited

Who’s in the story bag?

I like to use a story bag at toddler group story time. I find it holds the interest of the children and adults better than a picture. My mum is a great knitter and made some Bible characters for me. If you are able to have a go at making some then the pattern is… Read More Who’s in the story bag?