Tiddlywinks - flexible fun for your under 5s

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Tiddlywinks is Scripture Unions’ Bible teaching and activity resource for toddlers and preschool children up to 5 years old.

The key to success in every Tiddlywinks combined leadership resource and children's activity materials pack is in its built in flexibility.


Just like the children’s game, you can make Tiddlywinks a sharing experience that lasts for less than an hour or keep your under 5s creatively engaged for a whole day.


Under 5s resources for any time and place

Flexibility makes Tiddlywinks ideal for children’s activities in parallel to an adult service or full day’s holiday club. Materials and activities are designed to keep children’s attention and engage their minds and hands.

Solidly Bible based, Tiddlywinks has fun and laughter built in. Activities, puzzles and crafts are just what children would want to do and enjoy doing and leaders will enjoy leading.


Photocopiable activities in one big book

Each Tiddlywinks pack gives you a big book with 25 Bible based activity sessions.  Each session provides a range of activities for you to choose from and tailor make the fun learning experience for your group.

Activities include simple play activities, games, crafting, storytelling, rhymes, songs and prayer ideas all with photocopiable activity materials. All materials can be adapted to almost any size and age of your children group.


Putting your leaders and helpers first

Where some children’s resources simply give you a collection of material for the children, Tiddlywinks give you a wealth of well thought out support for you and your leaders and helpers.

Each Tiddlywinks book has an entire section devoted to you and your leaders and helpers. Practical help and encouragement is provided with information and guidance on:

  • The importance of your work with toddlers and pre-schoolers.
  • The how, where and when of effective children’s ministry.
  • Making creative play with a purpose.
  • Getting the most out of your structure.
  • Quick tips to get your children's’ work off to a great start.
  • Guide to additional leadership resources.
  • Planning your group programme using Tiddlywinks.


Activities and teaching for holidays and clubs

Tiddlywinks is a continually growing and developing children’s and children’s leadership resource. New titles with activities and materials for special days, seasons, clubs and purposes are released all the time.

For the latest Tiddlywinks and children’s play and teaching materials check the Eden.co.uk children's pages and sign up the children’s resources e-mail.


New Tiddlywinks: 'Stories and Pictures'

'Stories and Pictures New Testament' is new from Tiddlywinks. Designed for children under 5 and their leaders, this new 96page story and activity book gives you 45 New Testament stories with photocopiable pictures and activities for any pre-school setting.

'Stories and Pictures Old Testament' is the companion resource with Bible stories and characters from before the time of Jesus that completes your 'Stories and Pictures' collection.


Author snapshot: Scripture Union

Scripture Union is the international mission movement making the Good News known to children, young people and families. Providing resources, training and opportunity, Scripture Union’s purpose is that everyone may come to a personal faith in Christ, grow in Christian maturity.

Quick Guide to Tiddlywinks - children's resources

What is it?

  • Fun, flexible and user-friendly resources for children under 5 years.
  • Leadership resources for working and developing preschool children.
  • Bible based activities and teaching with photocopiable materials.

What will it do for me?

  • Give you a range of children’s materials adaptable to your group.
  • Set you free you from rigid planning and programme constraints.
  • Provide support, guidance and inspiration for your leadership team.
7th March

March 7th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

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