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 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
All Access Enhancing Your Cross-Cultural Connections in Ministry

In our diverse modern culture, virtually all ministry is “cross-cultural” and effective connections and relationship building will depend up your cross-cultural understanding and communication skills.

Cross Culture
Free Explaining the Trinity to Kids

How do you explain the Trinity to your kids?

Trinity
All Access Five Questions Every Communicator Must Ask Before They Teach

Everytime someone teaches, there are questions they must answer as they prepare their lesson. To those who teach children, these questions are even more crucial, because children will readily believe what you teach them.

Teaching
All Access Five Ways To Create a Fun Kidmin Environment

Ideas on how to make your kidmin space fun for kids!

Fun, Kid Environments
All Access Get That Lesson to Stick!

We all want to get the Word of God into the children we teach. Here's a simple idea to get the kids into the Word.

Using Bibles, Acting
All Access Getting the New Kid to Open Up

Is it possible to get any kid to talk to you? Yes it is, and here are a few tricks. Feel free to put them to the test, and I guarantee that you will get a positive response.

New Kids, Welcoming
All Access Good News Skittles Printable Gospel Tool for Kids

Try this creative idea using Skittles to share the good news of Jesus with your children. 

Creative Ideas, Gospel Presentation
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

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

Fun and Games
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 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
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 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
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