Teaching Tips Zone

It's no mystery that teaching kids can be challenging. There are lots of ways to teach - but the more creative you are the better!

This zone is not lessons, but tons of help, ideas and guidance on how to teach more effectively.

It is loaded with ideas you just need to try, like Drawing the Bible or Using Shoes to Teach or even Beach Balls!

If you have a fun, creative or effective teaching method, be sure to share it!

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All Access 8 Books of the Bible Games

To help with the idea of doing while learning, here are 8 kid-tested and teacher-approved games to help your students learn the books of the Bible.

Bible Knowledge
All Access A Few Things About Gratitude

What are you grateful for today?

Thanksgiving, Gratitude
Free A Great Way to Get Your Kids Leading Adults in Worship

First Timothy 4:12 commands children to be an example for those older than them. Can children set an example in leading adults in worship? Brian Dollar shares how the kids at his church are able to do so.

Serving, Kids Leading Worship
All Access A Zeal that Consumes: Finding Passion for Your Ministry

How exciting is your Sunday School hour?

Sunday School
All Access Ant Tag

Scripture (Proverbs 6:6) tells us to learn a lesson from the ants on how to be wise. Here's a game that is both fun and lets you do just that.

Game
Free Become An Awesome Sunday School Teacher

Want to be an awesome Sunday School teacher? Here are four ways that you can become the best Sunday School teacher that you can be!

Sunday School, Teaching
All Access Benefits of Arts and Crafts for Kids

Why are arts and crafts projects important for your kid's ministry?

Arts and Crafts
Free Best (and Worst) Attention Getters for Teaching Kids

Teaching kids is kind of an art form. So how do you keep their attention without pulling your hair out? Try these attention getters!

Classroon Control
All Access Bible Verse Search Puzzles: Having Fun with the Bible

Here's a fun way to help your kids remember their scripture reading!

Fun teaching ideas
Starter Bitterness, Loyalty, and Family Drama in the Story of Ruth

God wants us to be loyal and faithful to our friends and family; even when things seem challenging, He will work things out for good.

Lessons, Ruth, Loyalty
All Access Break Out of Your Teaching Rut - Go Take A Hike!

Dig out of your rut by taking a hike!

Sunday School, Effective Teaching
All Access Bringing the Bible to Life!

I can’t think of anything more important to get creative about than your presentation of God’s Word. Here are some ideas for how you can use visuals aids to bring your stories to life!

Stories
Free Children's Lesson Plan Template

Here is a great lesson planning worksheet for children's lessons, which includes both a blank template and an explanation for how to use it!

Lesson Plan Template
All Access Church, Not Childcare

What do you call your Church's children's service time?

Kids Church
All Access Classroom Management Tips

Some advice on how to manage your classroom at all age levels. 

Classroom management
All Access Creating a Culture of Warmth

Where is the warmth-meter in your ministry?  

Making Kids Feel Safe and Comfortable
All Access David Tries to Hide His Sin (Game)

An adaptation of David and Bathsheba to teach about hiding sin. 

Hiding from God
All Access Develop: Leveraging Transformational Moments

Development as a dynamic system [is] a perpetually ongoing process, extending from conception to death, that is molded by a complex network of biological, psychological, and social influences. ~ Laura E. Berk “Jesus became wiser and stronger. He also became more and more pleasing to God and to people.” (Luke 2:52)   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 11.7px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 15.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Teaching Tips, Teachable Moments
Free Discipline Policies That Work (1 of 2)

Almost every teacher in a church's children's ministry is looking for help to manage the classroom. Trisha Peach shares her best and time-tested discipline ideas.

Discipline
All Access Do You REALLY See Your Neighbors?

It's important to see people the way Jesus did. We should not see their faults, but rather see a PERSON!

Seeing Others as Jesus Did
All Access Does Curriculum Lose its Value When It Becomes Dated?

When does curriculum for children's ministry become outdated?

Curriculum
All Access Draw the Bible; Turn Off the DVD Player

Karl presents a creative teaching style and encourages us to stop using the DVD player while teaching.

Teaching Methods, DVD, Drawing
All Access Easiest Large Group Game Ever

This is probably the easiest large group game ever invented. If you can think of an easier one, please let me know in the comments.

Games, Large Group
All Access Educational Objectives with Children in Your Church

What should your kids know as they reach the end of each grade level? Here's a handy list to help you out!

Learning Goals
All Access Engaging Your Audience

Whether you're preaching to kids or adults, @kidsconsultant Melissa MacDonald has these powerful tips to help you engage your audience. 

Preaching, Teaching, Planning
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