God knows when I feel….. busy!

This term we are telling Bible Stories that remind us that God knows how we feel. We start with Martha feeling busy. The story is from Luke 10: 38-42. Each week there will be a different emoji paper plate face that represents how the character in the story is feeling. Bible truth for Toddlers –… Read More God knows when I feel….. busy!

The Boy with 2 Fish and 5 Loaves – A Bible Number Story

This Bible Story had lots of numbers! 2 fish, 5 loaves, 12 baskets of leftovers and 5,000 people! But we are using it to count to five. The Story is from John 6. It is, of course, ‘The feeding of the 5,000’.The Bible Truth for Toddlers is ‘Jesus is amazing!’. There is also something for… Read More The Boy with 2 Fish and 5 Loaves – A Bible Number Story

The Man with Four Friends – A Bible Number Story

We are up to the number four! For the other numbers we have told stories about have a look at these links – Number One, Number Two, Number Three This week the Bible Story is from Mark 2:1-22. The Bible Truth for Toddlers is ‘Jesus can forgive the wrong that people do’. To tell the… Read More The Man with Four Friends – A Bible Number Story

Jesus and Three Disciples – A Bible Number Story

We are up to the number 3. This Story is from Matthew 17:1-13. (We have already thought about Jonah and One Big Fish and Noah and Two of Every Animal.) This week’s Bible Truth for Toddler’s is, ‘We can listen to Jesus.’ To tell the story you could have three people to take out of… Read More Jesus and Three Disciples – A Bible Number Story

Noah and two of every animal – A Bible Number Story

Last week we thought about the Number One and Jonah and the One Big Fish. This story is all about counting to two! The Bible Truth for toddlers is, ‘Those who trust in God are rescued’. To tell the story you can use – an ark, animals in pairs, Mr and Mrs Noah, a toy… Read More Noah and two of every animal – A Bible Number Story

Jonah and the One Great Big Fish – A Bible Number Story

We are thinking about counting in toddler group. So we have some Bible Stories with numbers. First up is ‘Jonah and the One Great Big fish‘. The Bible truth for toddlers in this story is ‘God always knows where we are’. The story is from the book of Jonah. To tell the Story you need… Read More Jonah and the One Great Big Fish – A Bible Number Story

Stortelling tip #27

Tell it like you mean it Tell your Bible Story with conviction. These are the best stories and we have the privilege of sharing them. Tell them in such a way that your listeners know that the Bible is important to you. Tell them in such a way that your listeners will know that Jesus… Read More Stortelling tip #27

Storytelling tip #26

Some details add to your story Young children are focused on their world. They know about feeling hungry, tired, happy, sad. They know about home. They know what daytime and nightime are. The weather is part of their everyday. Use these familiar things when you tell the Bible Story. If it happened at night mention… Read More Storytelling tip #26

Storytelling tip #25

Be clear When telling the Bible Story use words that everyone understands. Don’t clutter your story with terminology that you won’t have time to explain. Tell everyone that Zacchaeus was short but leave out his job. You don’t have time to explain to toddlers what tax is.

Storytelling tip #24

Use your voice You can talk quietly, you can whisper, you can talk LOUDLY. (Don’t shout). Vary your volume. It will make the story sound more interesting. Don’t talk too quickly – we sometimes speed up when we are nervous. Try to use a friendly, calm tone. If you aren’t sure how you sound, record… Read More Storytelling tip #24