God knows when I feel….scared

God really does know how we feel. This week’s story is from Luke 8:22-25 when the disciples were scared. Even though Jesus was sleeping he is the Son of God, and he still knew how the disciples felt. Bible truth for Toddlers – God knows when I am scared In the storybag – disciples, a… Read More God knows when I feel….scared

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

Playdough Recipe

2 Cups plain flour 2 Cups water 1 Cup salt 2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar 2 Tablespoons oil (not nut oil) Food colouring Put all the dry ingredients in a large microwavable bowl Add oil Add your food colouring to the cold water and mix till dissolved Add the now coloured water to the mix… Read More Playdough Recipe

Storytelling tip #17

Share the load If you can, share the telling of Bible stories with others. We can learn from each other. Be supportive of one another and offer encouragement. It’s sometimes really helpful to have an extra pair of hands to hold a storytelling prop; ask for help from others in the team.

Storytelling tip #16

Begin storytime with a song Instead of announcing storytime with, ‘It’s storytime’, start with a song. It will become your theme song that tells everyone that it’s time for a story. Choose something simple and easy to join in with. Familiar tunes with your own words are great. Once you have your song stick with… Read More Storytelling tip #16

Storytelling tip #15

Involve others Ask for help in collecting items for storytelling props and craft resources. Involve people in your church. Explain what you need and give people the opportunity to join in by collecting cardboard tubes, christmas cards etc. Use your churches’ notice sheet to make the needs known and share pictures of the made crafts… Read More Storytelling tip #15

Storytelling tip #14

Collect craft ideas for your planned Bible stories Keep your eyes open for craft ideas that fit in with the Bible Stories you are planning to tell. Pinterest is full of ideas that can be used or adapted. There are even some on this blog 🙂 Ideas can come from anywhere! Try out any ideas… Read More Storytelling tip #14

Storytelling tip #13

Plan your stories for the year Plan ahead. Look at term dates (use your local school dates) and work out your timetable. Note down any special dates you want to celebrate – Harvest, Christmas, Easter, summer party. Plan your stories for the year ahead. Start with a theme for each half term. Some ideas –… Read More Storytelling tip #13

Storytelling tip #12

Collect together resources that can help you Go Teach and Scripture Union have some great resources that will help you tell Bible Stories in Toddler Group. Children’s Story Bibles and Bible Story books written for young children can be a big help too. They will give you ideas of how to phrase things and how… Read More Storytelling tip #12