What Kids Want: A Place that is Safe
Sep06

What Kids Want: A Place that is Safe

Our Wednesday night class is large, composed of a completely different group of kids than Sunday. It spans 5-6 grades, and a wider array of backgrounds. Helping these kids learn to get along has been a major focus of our program, and we seem to have hit upon a chord that really resonated with this group. We call it our Safe Place. Not the official police program, but our policy. Kids Club is a safe place. It is a place we can come and...

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Craft Ideas for the Armor of God?
Aug13

Craft Ideas for the Armor of God?

Q. I am looking for a craft activity for pre-schoolers relating to wearing the armor of God. I had an idea of using card-board cutouts and clothing them with tinfoil armor. Do you have any other ideas? A. Your idea is good. You could divide the class up and have different teams work together on different pieces (breastplate, shield, greaves, helm). As an object lesson you could allow one person from each team to use the armor and the...

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Teaching Non-Readers

Q. I teach Sunday School, and the age group of the children are 6 thru 8 years of age. I only have one child that is willing to read the others are not able to read. What would you recomend as a way to teach? A. I taught a mix of readers and non-readers for years and while it means a change of style, it can be a lot of fun. My strategy included: a) Read selectively. I would pick the most relevant verse or two to the story, and either...

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Ideas To Encourage Attendence

Q. I started teaching Sunday School about a year ago, we have a very small church, in grades 1-5 I only have 3 sometimes 4 children. We attend a church where the children sit through the entire service with their parents, and Sunday School is after fellowship time. Any ideas on how I can get the adults to see to it their children stay for Sunday School? I give little object lessons at the beginning of the worship service and...

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Visual Tools

A visual stimulus can be a very effective teaching aid if it conveys worthy content to the children. Some examples of visual tools are: any object, symbol, illustration, or electronic aid used to clarify abstract ideas more clearly. God used many visual aid through-out the Bible and so did Jesus. Visual stimuli get results because, they appeal to our five senses and this is a very effective way to keep your students attention focused...

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Inspiring Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm- the word literally means to be inspired by God. What works best for teaching is when instructors and teachers are the living example of enthusiasm, because; if we don’t seem interested in our lesson who will be? You can sense enthusiasm for God’s word in a winning instructor and you can feel there inspiration. Enthusiasm begins and grows with good leadership in the presbytery. There is a four part formula for...

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