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 Hear: Speaking So Children Want to Listen

What would ministry be without conversation? ~ Katey Hage "How can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them?" ~ Paul (Romans 10:14)   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, Conversations, Connecting
All Access Help! We Have an Unruly Kid and Nothing Works!

It can be so frustrating when you have one kid or a couple of kids that disrupt the entire group. Everything you’ve learned about classroom management has been tried and the kid is still out of control. What do you do?

Discipline, Listening, Controlling your classroom
All Access Helping Your Kids Memorize Scripture

Do you struggle with finding easy ways for your kids to memorize scripture? Whether at home or at church, these tips can help children of all learning styles painlessly remember their verses.

Bible Memorization
All Access Here's why play time might be the most important part of your KidMin

What do you think is the most important thing that happens in your KidMin on a Sunday morning?

The Importance of Play
All Access Here's why play time might be the most important part of your KidMin

Why and how can playtime be the most important part of your Sunday morning?

Fun and Games
All Access How do you teach children Bible verses?

5 Easy Ways to Help Children Learn Bible Verses

Memorization
All Access How I Do Small Groups for Kids

One of the things I have found over the years is that it is important that we teach God’s Word, but also create a place for kids to interact with each other and make friends. I do that through Small Groups.

Small Groups
All Access How I Turned My Ministry into a Family Ministry

When the church and the home are working together, we will have more success in making disciples of our kids.

Family Ministry
All Access How Important Is It... That We Teach the Gospel to Kids?

Gospel Training
All Access How to Approach a Horse (or child)

A simple, fun lesson from the barnyard on how to approach a child who is unfamiliar with you.

approaching new kids
All Access How To Become An Effective Team Member

Use these tips to become a better team member that will benefit not only your team, but the kids in your ministry.

Team Work
All Access How to Deal with Difficult Kids

Parents need you to partner with them in discipling their kids. 

Behavior
Free How to Get Your Fifth-Grade Boys to Worship

What keeps your middle schoolers from worshiping? How can you turn it around?

Worship
Free How To Handle Discipline Problems in Children's Church

Review these tips for handling discipline problems in your classroom or kids church. Take control of your classroom and get back to the business of guiding your kids into a deeper understand of God and His Word.

Discipline in Kids Church
Free How to Put Together Ready-to-go Emergency Lessons

Have you ever had a Sunday School or Kids Church leader call in sick last minute? If you're not prepared, you'll be left scrambling for ideas for your substitute teacher. To avoid this, have an emergency lesson ready to go.

Leadership, Preparation, Volunteers
All Access How to Remove Biblical Illiteracy from your Ministry

Help children connect with the Bible on a daily basis. 

Biblical Accuracy
All Access How to Start a Puppet-Team Ministry

Learn the Basics of starting a puppet ministry

Puppets, Leadership
All Access How to Teach Children to Pray: "Who Prayed in the Bible?" Game

A simple game to help remind kids that God answers when we pray.

Prayer, Games
All Access It's Not About the Puppets

Reaching kids is not primarily about having the right physical tools. Remind yourself what it IS about.

Using your Gifts and Resources
All Access Jesus Feeds the 5,000 Teaching Skit

This is a great little skit that would be a good addition to your lesson about Jesus feeding the 5,000.

Skit, Feeding the 5,000
Free Kid Volunteers: The Welcome Table

Are you looking for creative ways to get kids involved in serving in your ministry?

Getting Kids Involved in Serving
All Access Kids and Conversion

Witnessing to kids can be tricky at times. Here are a few tips to staying on track and keeping things clear for the kids.

Conversion, Salvation, Counseling
All Access Leading Children to Know and Follow Jesus

What are the best ways to share your faith with children?

Discipleship
All Access Lesson: Why Do We Study the Bible?

What are the Scriptures? Why is it so important for us to study? Includes an object lesson, games, and craft.  

Bible Study
All Access Loving Kids in a Pumpkin Pie Culture

In this throw away culture where relationships change so often, how can we help children overcome their fear of being rejected for the next best thing?

Love, Affirmation, Friendship
Free Make Your Easter Egg Hunt a Family Event

Involve the parents with your next Easter egg hunt!

Easter, Family
All Access Making Memorization More Memorable with Icons

Scripture is inspired, contains authority over our lives, is a guide in spiritual matters, is significant in knowing God and His will, and is useful for explaining and defending our beliefs. But having kids memorize scripture is crazy hard. Read how the use of a mnemonic tool really works in helping get God's word memorized.  

Scripture Memorization
All Access Making Summer Meaningful with Simple Family Activities

Great ideas for fun summer family activities.

Summer, Family, Fun Activities
Free More Positive Classroom Ideas (2 of 2)

Almost every teacher in a church's children's ministry is looking for help to manage the classroom. Pastor Trisha Peach shares her best and time-tested discipline ideas. Part 2 of Pastor Trisha's articles on Discipline.

Discipline
All Access My Money Plan

When is the last time you taught your church children how to write a money plan/budget?

A worksheet teaching kids how to budget
All Access No R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for anyone or anything. What do you do?

Should you expect respect from all kids? What about kids who have been through trauma? 

Respect, Divorce Care
All Access Object Lessons and Props Are Biblical

Don't let your props take the place of your message.

Props in Ministry
All Access Object Lessons Can Make an Impact!

What is an object lesson? Here are several basic instructions that you need to know for giving one!

Object Lesson Instructions
All Access One Way Sunday School Teachers Can Encourage Active Participation in Class

Keep your class actively participating with these simple tips. 

Participation
Starter Paul's Shipwreck - Kids Church Lesson

Use this children’s Sunday School lesson teach students about God’s protection.

Kids Church Lesson
All Access Play The Ball Where The Monkey Drops It

Some things are beyond our control. You have to start with what you have. You never get to start with what you wish you had.

Ministry Upsets
All Access Play Through the Bible

To effectively reach children, we need to understand children and teach them in a manner that they learn best.

Fun teaching ideas
All Access Praying with Mike and Ike

Using Mike and Ike candies as a way to help kids learn to pray and to connect the things around them with reminders to pray.

Prayer
All Access Principles for Managing Difficult Behavior

Here are some key principles for managing difficult behaviors.

Discipline
All Access Put On Your Oxygen Mask First

Take care of yourself so you can help take care of others.

Self-Care
All Access Questions Kids Ask About God

Kids have questions, naturally. One of the best ways to interact and lead them closer to God is by engaging with their questions.

Worship Stations, Questions
Free Robert Munch 17:17 - Teaching Bible Skills - The Reference

Steps for teaching your kids how to use the Bible--by Book, Chapter and Verse.

Bible References
All Access See: Using Visuals for Greater Impact

… paint a power-packed picture for all those visual learners out there. ~ Aaron Reynolds "Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light." ~ Jesus (Matthew 6:22)

Teaching Tips, Using Visuals
All Access Sharing the Gospel with Kids

4 steps to simply sharing the Gospel with the kids in your mnisttry

Evangelism
Free Six Questions to Ask When Choosing Songs for Worship with Kids

When it comes to worship with children the choices of songs might be overwhelming, but rather than going back to the few songs you repeat each week, consider these questions to help you find the best worship songs for kids.

Worship, Songs
All Access Teach Kids to be Bible Detectives!

I think one of the greatest skills you can teach your class is to study the Bible themselves.

Studying the Bible
All Access Teach your children to S.L.A.N.T.

Want your kids to pay attention better in class? Teach them to S.L.A.N.T.

Discipline, Listening
Free Teaching a Negative Child

Teaching kids about the love of God is a privilege and a joy, but what happens when your group includes a negative child?

Difficult Behavior
All Access Teaching Bible Skills

Let’s encourage our kids to be comfortable and familiar with their Bibles. 

Bible Study
All Access Teaching Kids Doctrine

Doctrine can be taught to children! Here are eight basics that every Christian church can agree on and should teach to all of their members, beginning with the children.

Doctrine, Teaching
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