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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Free Teaching Kids How to Pray for Others

Empower kids to pray for each other by teaching them how to pray. The prayer of a child can make a huge impact.

Prayer, Caring
All Access Teaching Kids To Be Confident In Their Faith

 Kids must be taught their faith in order to gain confidence in it!

Faith
All Access Teaching Kids to Pray

Teaching kids to talk to God and hear from him is one of the most transformative parts of the small group experience, so be intentional about making it a priority in your time together.

Prayer
All Access Teaching Tip: Using Perspective to Creatively Share Bible Stories for Kids

It's the same old BIble story, but it can also be a fresh one, when told through the eyes of someone new. 

Sunday School, Effective Teaching
All Access The #1 Way to Bore Kids in Your KidMin

Learn to teach, not just tell. 

Teaching Skills
All Access The Infiltration of Whirlwind Kids -- What Do You Do?

Children are active and have a lot of energy. But some kids are hyper all the time, it seems. Here's what you can do.

Divorce, ADHD, Grace, Discipline
Free The ONE Rule that Saved My Ministry... and the Night that Almost Ended It

This valuable story could prevent you from great heartache and a ruined ministry career! A MUST-READ!

Safety, Leadership, Integrity
All Access The Quick Quiet: Get Them Listening!

Every teacher or Children’s Ministry leader needs a few “quick quiet” tricks to help tame an unruly class. Here are a few methods that you should keep readily at hand.

Classroom Control, Management
Starter The Tongue

The tongue can be a powerful weapon. 

The Tongue
Free Three Things You Probably Didn't Know About Speaking

Do you ever wonder why your message fell flat? Maybe you need to work less on the content and more on the delivery. 

Message Delivery, Public Speaking
All Access Through the Eyes of a Child

12 short but meaningful tips on how to be a thoughtful teacher of children.

Relating to Children
All Access Tips for Student Participation in Large Group

Give yourself a break and use these tips for active participation during large group time. 

Management, Large Group
All Access Tips for Teaching Kids to Read the Bible

Whether in Sunday school or at home, use these 6 steps to help encourage your kids in studying the Bible.

Bible Study
All Access Tips for Using Bible Games with Kids

Since Bible games are a teaching tool, you want to do your very best using them in your program. The following tips will help you.

Games
All Access Top 5 Reasons to have VBS

Is it worth the stress to run a VBS each year?

VBS
Starter Top Traits of High-Functioning Teams

What do you do to plan as a team?

Teamwork
All Access Training Kids to be Truthful and Kind

Are your kids meat-eaters and bone-spitters? We need to train them in clarity and charity. 

Truth and Kindness
All Access Using Technology in Children's Ministry

Here are the many ways that I use technology in children's ministry.

Technology, Children's Ministry
All Access We're Not All That Different

Here are some common “themes” of ministry that are literally worldwide.  

Leadership
All Access What Toy Will Be the Next Fidget Spinner?

What's the next big "thing" in Kidmin?

Games, Toys, Fun for Kids
All Access Who is Responsible to Disciple my Kids?

Who is Responsible to Disciple my Kids - the church or me?

Discipleship
All Access Why Bible Games Work With Kids

Every children’s ministry should maximize Bible review games. They are essential to an exciting program.

Games
All Access Why Do Behavior Problems Escalate When There is a Divorce?

Read the causes of unruly kids during and after divorce. 

Behavior, Divorce
All Access Worship Response Stations

Use these worship station ideas to allow kids to express themselves in ways that they are most comfortable. 

Worship, Object Lessons
Free Teaching Kids To Hear The Voice Of God

Teach your kids how they can listen for the voice of God when choosing friends.

Wise Choices, Hearing the Holy Spirit, Discernment
All Access Don't Raise Your Voice

Have you ever just played a game, gotten the kids all hyped up and then wanted their attention back? Don't raise your voice is this technique.

Crowd Control
All Access Effective Use of Storytelling

Eight tips are shared on how to make your storytelling more effective.

Storytelling
All Access Leading a Child to Christ

This is a short overview of how to lead a child to faith in Christ. It is the outline used by the Kidologist in his workshop by the same name. Includes the classic 'star fish story.'

Evangelism
All Access Now where is that lesson?

Christian Life
All Access Teaching children how they should pray

I find the story of Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10, Luke 18) ideal for teaching children about how we should pray.

Teaching Prayer
All Access Teaching children to make right choices

Showing how we can teach children to make their own right choices.

Making right choices.
All Access Teaching children to pray in public

I have found that it is relatively easy to get the younger children to pray out loud in class, but those aged about 8 and above are more self-conscious, and so less inclined to do so. The following is a technique that I have found to be very effective in encouraging older children to pray in public.

Teaching Prayer
All Access Teaching Memory Verses

Fifteen fun ways of teaching scripture memory verses are shared.

Scripture Memorization
All Access Teaching the Books of the Bible

A variety of ideas for teaching kids the books of the Bible.

Books of the Bible
Starter Apples and Bananas Review Game

This is a multiple choice review game based on the Fruit of the Spirit but that can be used with any theme.

Review Game
All Access Becoming an Excellent Children's Ministry Teacher - Part 8: Be Creative

Some of my readers will consider the topic of creativity in children’s ministry and say, “Duh.” In fact many of you are far better suited to write such an article, amazingly creative innovators that you are. Yet here I am and you along with me as we consider for a moment the role of creativity in becoming an excellent children’s ministry teacher.

Becoming an Excellent Children's Ministry Teacher
All Access How to Peel a Bible Story

Bible stories are easier for kids to understand and apply if you break them down and serve them in small parts.

Key Concepts for Ministry
All Access Jesus used object lessons

Jesus used objects lessons all the time!

Teaching ideas
Starter Shoe Game Storytelling Technique

Learn how to integrate a simple game involving every child in your group and their shoes. Guaranteed to capture the attention of even those most energetic child.

Storytelling game
All Access Teaching Children about Salvation

There is much confusion today about what it means to be a Christian. It is very important that what we teach children about their relationship with God is accurate.

Salvation
All Access Teaching he Trinity Concept to Children

It is interesting the many ways we can illustrate the Trinity to children. Here are several creative ways that present this doctrine in simplicity.

Trinity
Starter Teaching, the Final Frontier

A dramatic metaphor of classroom discipline based on the Original Star Trek Series. I wrote this in partial fulfillment of a teaching component in my seminary internship. It is based on real events.

Classroom Discipline
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Kidology Curriculum

Kids Church Lessons
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