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 Are you willing to let your kids teach you?

Not only does the Holy Spirit want to touch our kids, He wants to speak through our kids.

Teaching, Learning
Free Become An Awesome Sunday School Teacher

Want to be an awesome Sunday School teacher? Here are four ways that you can become the best Sunday School teacher that you can be!

Sunday School, Teaching
All Access Benefits of Arts and Crafts for Kids

Why are arts and crafts projects important for your kid's ministry?

Arts and Crafts
Free Best (and Worst) Attention Getters for Teaching Kids

Teaching kids is kind of an art form. So how do you keep their attention without pulling your hair out? Try these attention getters!

Classroon Control
All Access Bible Crafts on Matthew 10:40-42 "Welcome Others"

Use these simple crafts in your Sunday School class when teaching from Matthew 10:40-42.

Hospitality
All Access Bible Object Lessons about Sin

Here are a four great object lessons that explain sin to kids.

Object Lesson
All Access Bible Verse Search Puzzles: Having Fun with the Bible

Here's a fun way to help your kids remember their scripture reading!

Fun teaching ideas
All Access Bible Verses About Friendship for Elementary Kids

10 verses with slides to teach kids about friendship

Bible Verses
All Access Bible Verses to Encourage Sunday School Teachers

Encourage your Sunday School teachers with these 5 Bible verses. 

Sunday School Burnout
All Access Bitterness, Loyalty, and Family Drama in the Story of Ruth

God wants us to be loyal and faithful to our friends and family; even when things seem challenging, He will work things out for good.

Lessons, Ruth, Loyalty
All Access Break Out of Your Teaching Rut - Go Take A Hike!

Dig out of your rut by taking a hike!

Sunday School, Effective Teaching
All Access Bringing the Bible to Life!

I can’t think of anything more important to get creative about than your presentation of God’s Word. Here are some ideas for how you can use visuals aids to bring your stories to life!

Stories
All Access But Will They Come Back??

How do you retain visitors to your church?

Return Visitors
All Access Child Discipleship: Kids Need An Internal Biblical Roadmap

Be intentional in guiding your children to develop an internal Biblical Roadmap.

Discipleship
Free Children's Lesson Plan Template

Here is a great lesson planning worksheet for children's lessons, which includes both a blank template and an explanation for how to use it!

Lesson Plan Template
All Access Church, Not Childcare

What do you call your Church's children's service time?

Kids Church
All Access Classroom Management Tips

Some advice on how to manage your classroom at all age levels. 

Classroom management
All Access Collaborative Problem Solving

3 steps to collaborative problem solving.

Problem Solving
All Access Creating a Culture of Warmth

Where is the warmth-meter in your ministry?  

Making Kids Feel Safe and Comfortable
All Access Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Have fun this Easter by changing up your egg hunt!

Easter, Games
All Access David Tries to Hide His Sin (Game)

An adaptation of David and Bathsheba to teach about hiding sin. 

Hiding from God
Starter Develop: Leveraging Transformational Moments

Development as a dynamic system [is] a perpetually ongoing process, extending from conception to death, that is molded by a complex network of biological, psychological, and social influences. ~ Laura E. Berk “Jesus became wiser and stronger. He also became more and more pleasing to God and to people.” (Luke 2:52)   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 11.7px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 15.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Teaching Tips, Teachable Moments
Free Discipline Policies That Work (1 of 2)

Almost every teacher in a church's children's ministry is looking for help to manage the classroom. Trisha Peach shares her best and time-tested discipline ideas.

Discipline
All Access Do You REALLY See Your Neighbors?

It's important to see people the way Jesus did. We should not see their faults, but rather see a PERSON!

Seeing Others as Jesus Did
All Access Does Curriculum Lose its Value When It Becomes Dated?

When does curriculum for children's ministry become outdated?

Curriculum
All Access Draw the Bible; Turn Off the DVD Player

Karl presents a creative teaching style and encourages us to stop using the DVD player while teaching.

Teaching Methods, DVD, Drawing
All Access Easiest Large Group Game Ever

This is probably the easiest large group game ever invented. If you can think of an easier one, please let me know in the comments.

Games, Large Group
All Access Educational Objectives with Children in Your Church

What should your kids know as they reach the end of each grade level? Here's a handy list to help you out!

Learning Goals
All Access Engaging Your Audience

Whether you're preaching to kids or adults, @kidsconsultant Melissa MacDonald has these powerful tips to help you engage your audience. 

Preaching, Teaching, Planning
All Access Enhancing Your Cross-Cultural Connections in Ministry

In our diverse modern culture, virtually all ministry is “cross-cultural” and effective connections and relationship building will depend up your cross-cultural understanding and communication skills.

Cross Culture
Free Explaining the Trinity to Kids

How do you explain the Trinity to your kids?

Trinity
All Access Five Questions Every Communicator Must Ask Before They Teach

Everytime someone teaches, there are questions they must answer as they prepare their lesson. To those who teach children, these questions are even more crucial, because children will readily believe what you teach them.

Teaching
All Access Five Ways To Create a Fun Kidmin Environment

Ideas on how to make your kidmin space fun for kids!

Fun, Kid Environments
All Access Four Basic Steps for an Effective Kids Service

Take these 4 steps to help run an effective kids ministry service. 

Kids Church
All Access Get That Lesson to Stick!

We all want to get the Word of God into the children we teach. Here's a simple idea to get the kids into the Word.

Using Bibles, Acting
All Access Getting the New Kid to Open Up

Is it possible to get any kid to talk to you? Yes it is, and here are a few tricks. Feel free to put them to the test, and I guarantee that you will get a positive response.

New Kids, Welcoming
All Access Good News Skittles Printable Gospel Tool for Kids

Try this creative idea using Skittles to share the good news of Jesus with your children. 

Creative Ideas, Gospel Presentation
Starter Hear: Speaking So Children Want to Listen

What would ministry be without conversation? ~ Katey Hage "How can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them?" ~ Paul (Romans 10:14)   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 11.7px 0.0px; text-align: justify; line-height: 15.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Teaching Tips, Conversations, Connecting
All Access Help! We Have an Unruly Kid and Nothing Works!

It can be so frustrating when you have one kid or a couple of kids that disrupt the entire group. Everything you’ve learned about classroom management has been tried and the kid is still out of control. What do you do?

Discipline, Listening, Controlling your classroom
All Access Helping Your Kids Memorize Scripture

Do you struggle with finding easy ways for your kids to memorize scripture? Whether at home or at church, these tips can help children of all learning styles painlessly remember their verses.

Bible Memorization
All Access Here's why play time might be the most important part of your KidMin

What do you think is the most important thing that happens in your KidMin on a Sunday morning?

The Importance of Play
All Access Here's why play time might be the most important part of your KidMin

Why and how can playtime be the most important part of your Sunday morning?

Fun and Games
All Access How do you teach children Bible verses?

5 Easy Ways to Help Children Learn Bible Verses

Memorization
All Access How I Do Small Groups for Kids

One of the things I have found over the years is that it is important that we teach God’s Word, but also create a place for kids to interact with each other and make friends. I do that through Small Groups.

Small Groups
All Access How I Turned My Ministry into a Family Ministry

When the church and the home are working together, we will have more success in making disciples of our kids.

Family Ministry
All Access How Important Is It... That We Teach the Gospel to Kids?

Gospel Training
All Access How to Approach a Horse (or child)

A simple, fun lesson from the barnyard on how to approach a child who is unfamiliar with you.

approaching new kids
All Access How To Become An Effective Team Member

Use these tips to become a better team member that will benefit not only your team, but the kids in your ministry.

Team Work
All Access How to Deal with Difficult Kids

Parents need you to partner with them in discipling their kids. 

Behavior
Free How to Get Your Fifth-Grade Boys to Worship

What keeps your middle schoolers from worshiping? How can you turn it around?

Worship
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