The Wise Men find The King

This story is from Matthew 2:1-18 To tell the story you need – some Wise Men, toy camels and a star. You can add some actions too – stars with hands (like in twinkle, twinkle little star), running, looking, kneeling. The story Bible Truth for Toddlers – Jesus is King Far away from where Jesus… Read More The Wise Men find The King

Star Christmas decoration to make – using lollipop sticks

Lots of sequins are needed for this simple star shaped decoration for the Christmas Tree! You will also need PVA glue Paint – I used yellow but you can use any colour poster paint Sequins ‘Joy to the World’ mini banner (free download available below) A button and thread Six lollipop/ popsicle sticks per star.… Read More Star Christmas decoration to make – using lollipop sticks

Happy Christmas!

‘Love came down at Christmas,Love all lovely, love divine;Love was born at Christmas,Star and angels gave the sign.’ Christina Rossetti

Paper Plate Nativity

Links to ‘how to make’ the characters (specifically the angels but the same basic idea is used for Mary, Joseph and the shepherds too) and the manger The stable is a cardboard box covered in tissue paper. If you cover the inside of the box with yellow paint or tissue paper the characters will show… Read More Paper Plate Nativity

Jesus is born craft

All you need for this craft – paper party bags, shredded tissue paper, stars, baby picture, glue, crayons or material for the swaddling cloths. There is a lot of cutting out to do beforehand and not loads for children to do – they decorate the baby, add the tissue paper and the star – so… Read More Jesus is born craft

Angel!

There are lots of Bible stories that include angels so this craft isn’t just for Christmas! But obviously we often make angel crafts at Christmas so here is a paper plate angel that stands up and could be used as a tree topper. All you need – paper plates (cheap and quite thin as you… Read More Angel!

Christmas stained glass – paper plate!

I first made a paper plate stained glass window back in 2015! You can take a look at the blog post and instructions here – click this link There is quite a bit of prep for this craft but it’s so worth the effort. It looks lovely! This year I thought I would add some… Read More Christmas stained glass – paper plate!

Happy Christmas to you!

Thank you for visiting this blog! I just want to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a blessed New Year. This is my last post of 2018. To finish, here are some photos from the Toddler Group parties that I’ve been involved with over the past week. One was a birthday party for Jesus… Read More Happy Christmas to you!

Journey to Bethlehem – week 6 – The Shepherds

So far we have had stories about Creation, the Fall, Abraham, the angel visiting Mary and the birth of Jesus. Our last story in our journey to Bethlehem series is all about the shepherds. Luke 2:8-20 Bible Story from Luke 2:8-20 Bible truth for toddlers – Jesus is the Saviour ‘The baby sent from God was… Read More Journey to Bethlehem – week 6 – The Shepherds

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