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 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
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 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
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
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Christian Life
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