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 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
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 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
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 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
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