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 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 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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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