Category: Sunday School Ideas

GRACE Memory Verse Game

“Freedom isn’t free,” That’s a statement often said around Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, or the 4th of July as we honor the courageous families who sacrifice so much to preserve our nation’s freedom. This same statement also rings true for grace. While saving grace is freely given to all who believe, it came at a…
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Bacon Bible Lessons!?

I’ve used many tools and resources to teach God’s Word to kids over the years, but had never considered adding bacon to my teaching arsenal. That is, not until a friend shared this picture of her bright boy using bacon to bring the Bible to life. Can you guess what bit of basic Bible history…
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Pizza Party for Jesus!

Have you ever wondered what role pizza played in launching me into ministry? (You’ve probably never wondered it before, but I’ll bet you’re wondering it now!) God used pizza in some pretty cool ways to teach me the importance of showing the love of Jesus to all kinds of people. Here’s an older picture of…
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How to Make a Heart Themed Scripture Memory Game

Scripture repeatedly emphasizes that a transformed life flows from a transformed heart. This game is a fun way to repeat memory verses about hearts while reinforcing the truth that what’s in our heart overflows into what we think, say, and do. We need to have a heart that loves God. Making The Game! Draw hearts…
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How to Make an Amazing Animals Memory Verse Game

God created animals with amazing abilities that fascinate kids of all ages! This game is a fun way to captivate kids and showcase the Savior’s supreme creativity while you repeat memory verses about God’s creative power and wisdom. Making the Game! With a little research you can find some mind-blowing facts that magnify the creative…
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What Did Jesus Look Like?

“Daddy, is Jesus brown?” My princess asked as I put her to bed (It’s amazing how theologically curious my offspring suddenly become when it’s time for lights out.) If you teach kids, maybe you’ve also been asked some variation of the question, “What did Jesus look like?” Even kids who never go to church often…
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How to Use Your Nativity Set to Teach Kids

I still haven’t taken down our Christmas lights (Christmas is only 8 months away after all.) so it should come as no surprise that I also haven’t put away our nativity set. We won’t get into the reason the lights are still up, but I do want to share why I NEVER put away our…
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How to Use A Mystery Bag in Sunday School

“Can you guess what’s in my super amazing fantastically cool green bag of amazingness!?” I’ve used this question to capture the attention of thousands of kids at churches, backyards, schools, community centers, and even a pig farm. (Some of my fondest memories of teaching kids happened on a pig farm.) At pig farms or after…
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Crazy Sock Games for Kids

I’d like to thank my parents. Years ago they gave me a pair of crazy colored socks for Christmas. These unexpectedly comfortable socks perfectly fit my unusually large feet and I soon discovered they were a useful tool for children’s ministry. Not long after receiving those socks, I was commissioned to teach a Bible lesson…
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Snow Day Sunday School

What was God doing in 1901 when the vacuum cleaner was invented? He was loving YOU! Church may have been snowed out this week, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying Jesus at home as we learned about His steadfast love that has always existed–even before microwaves were invented in 1946! Going to church is…
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