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Teaching Methods 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 effeictively.

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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Premium Developing a K.C. Krew Workshop Notes

These are the Kidologist's workshop notes for his workshop on developing a team of 5-6th Graders to help run children's church.

5-6th Grade Ministry / Tweener
Premium 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
Premium Bible Basics

LOTS of ideas for teaching about the Bible. This is the chapter I wrote for Group's Ulitimate Bible Guide for Kids!

The Bible
Premium BIBLE-O-RAMA Bible Game Day

For a 5th Sunday after a series on the Bible, we did a Bible-O-Rama day with several fun games to help kids review the Books of the Bible.

Fun Bible Games w/ Needed Materials
Premium His Yoke is Easy and His Burden is Light

Are you feeling worn out, stressed, and ready to drop out of ministry? Wait! There's a way to avoid 'burn out"!

Avoiding Burnout
Premium New Ways to Do the WORDLESS BOOK!

Everyone has seen a Wordless Book, here are some NEW ways to present it! Get Creative!!

Wordless Book Variety
Basic Puppets – A Helpful Hand in Teaching

Kids and adults respond better to puppets than to almost any other creative teaching method.

Puppetry
Premium Skit in a Bag

Fun impromptu acting game that gets your kids outside of their box and thinking creatively.

Gifts, Drama
Premium Teaching Character to Three-Year-Olds

Preschoolers are at a strategic age to learn so much about life. Creativity, compassion, patience, confidence, and cooperation are just a few of the many new qualities that begin to develop during these years.

Parenting
Premium Teaching Children To Trust In The Midst Of Trials

It is much easier to teach a child to trust in a loving God when all is well. However, our children need to learn that God is present and loving even when things are difficult.

Trust & Trials
Premium Teaching Responsibility

A fun and interactive way to teach on the parable of the talents. This was originally taught in a school chapel on responsibility.  

Responsibility & Talents
Premium Teaching Your Children to Pray Grace-Filled Prayers

Someone once said that the definition of grace is: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Because of what Jesus did for us by dying on the cross, we have all of God’s richest blessings – most importantly – we are saved by His grace from all of our sin. By His grace, God has called us...

Grace & Prayer
Premium The Habits of Highly Mediocre Children's Pastors

Highly mediocre children's pastors... Do everything themselves. They would never think of delegating or multiplying themselves in others. Their self esteem relies on being a doer. They get insecure if others around them begin to demonstrate any leadership skills...

Leadership
Premium Tips for Teaching Preteens (Middle Schoolers)

Karl Bastian provides some practical tips on engaging and keeping the interest of middle schoolers when teaching. (Bonus: Comes with a sample middle school lesson.)

Teaching Preteens
Premium Training Kids to Pray in Group

3 practical ideas to help your kids pray from the H.E.A.R.T

Prayer, Praise, Guiding
Premium Un-Hang Man

Interactive lesson with a powerful teaching twist for upper elementary kids! Follow these instructions carefully and you will have a lesson filled with fun and laughter that ends with a somber challenge both for salvation and a surrendered life for kids already saved!

Salvation
Premium We Know This Story Already!

How can you teach the standard Bible stories and still engage those kids who "already know this one"?

Bringing Stories to Life
Premium Wheel of Memory(Review Game Show)

This is a pretty simple review game show. (You can also just use Bible trivia questions.)You will need Spinning Wheel -wood or poster board.

Teaching
Premium Teaching Children To Pray: Some Basics From The Scriptures

Children can be taught the basics of prayer from the Lord Himself, who has given us some very specific instructions. The simplest and most powerful way that children (and adults too) can grasp and understand prayer is to read and follow God’s How-To Manual of Prayer--The Bible. Study one of these prayer concepts together each week and put them into practice so that children will begin to weave prayer into the fabric of their every day lives. The Lord will be faithful as your children grow in their prayer lives.

Prayer
Basic 5 Things to do with Glow Sticks

Now, thanks to the power of dollar stores you can find glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces and the like really cheap. Use them in these 5 creative ways to add fun.. and GLOW to your Kids Ministry!

Games with Glow Sticks


  

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