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 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 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 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 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 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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