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Teaching techniques, crafts, lessons and more to make learning about God an adventure kids look forward to!

Dry Erase Stories On a Budget

If you've been following me long, you know how much I use hands on throughout a story to teach kids God's story. I stumbled across these dry erase flash cards and voilà, dry erase stories on a budget! The kids loved them and they are inexpensive and reusable....

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Major Fail & What I Learned From It

Lesson learned after a big fail this past Sunday. I oversee the kindergarten through fifth grades, an age group that is very easy for me to work with. They are a great group of kids. I recently took over a combined group that is supposed to be 4 years through third...

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This One Event Grew Bible Class by Over 300%

Bible Science is my favorite time of the year because it is so much fun, kids beg for it and it brings children to church that might not have come otherwise. We saw an increase in mid-week attendance of over 300% on our first night! Sounds really cool when I put it...

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Does Sunday School Really Matter?

Is Bible Class really all that important? For us, bible class is about bible study, a deep dive into God's message.  Have you ever noticed that the more time you spend in scripture, the easier it is to behave like a Christian? It becomes second nature. Ever noticed...

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Prayer Cards for Kids

Prayer cards for kids are a simple way to engage kids, to get them thinking about what they are praying for. Even for many adults, prayer does not come naturally and when adults do pray, it is often an afterthought. We know that we cannot have a real relationship with...

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Plastic Wrap Bible Fun

This past Sunday went fantastic in my children's bible classes. Why? Because they had FUN! Our lesson was about Jesus being tempted in the wilderness; but you can use this activity for ANY lesson. Remember the game at Christmas everyone was playing where tons of mini...

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Don’t Let Fear Slow Your KidMin

Fear. When is the last time you found yourself afraid of something? How about the kids in your children’s ministry? Fear is a natural emotion felt by all ages. Fear often causes people to make some really bad choices. Taking lying for example. Typically, a person lies...

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