The Big Red Book
Published by: Scripture Union
Target Audience: Anyone interested in Pre-school ministry
Each Big Book has an introduction to running a pre-school group with a photocopiable registration form, as well as ideas for welcome times and home times.
Within each session there are plenty of ideas for Play time, Game time, Making time, Story time, Rhyme time, Song time, Pray time, Extra time and Discussion starters for any accompanying adults. In addition, each session has an A4 photocopiable Activity page which could be used as a take-home sheet. Most of the activities are simple to organise, take 2-10mins to run (a few are longer) and are categorised with icons that relate to the Government's Early Learning Goals which is particularly useful in nursery settings. Crafts and songs could be useful in a Christian Toddler Group depending on its size and structure.
The Big Red Book has 10 sessions on the theme of Christmas and two musical Nativity plays in the back which could be used for Christmas Special Events including pram services.