Category: Sunday School Ideas

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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St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas with Purpose

The real story of Saint Patrick is far more than good luck and leprechauns! Extraordinary legends surround the life of this remarkable missionary who preached the Gospel in Ireland during the fourth century. Captured by pirates as a teen and sold as a slave in Ireland, Patrick found comfort and courage in God’s love and…
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