Category: Teaching Tips

How to Talk to Kids About the Easter Bunny

I have fond memories of biking to my cousin’s house in the wee hours of Easter morning to hide a duck egg in his rabbit’s hutch. This annual event was my family’s sole association with the Easter Bunny. Ironically, I care more about the Easter Bunny as an adult than I did as a kid…
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10 Bible Time Family Favorites

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things I enjoy lots of things. Reading. Coffee. Friends. A good movie. Kid snuggles. Sleep. Not necessarily in that order. One thing I REALLY enjoy is learning about new resources to help me and my kids know and enjoy Jesus more. So, Nathan and I put our heads…
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Back to School Bible Lesson for Kids

Kids across the country are heading back to school to learn reading, writing, and all kinds of other stuff. This is a fantastic opportunity to teach them about God who never needs to learn because he already knows EVERYTHING. God knows EVERYTHING about animals, colors, the Bible, cartoons, and kids. That’s a super important truth…
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Memory Verse Music for Families to Sing

My kids often enjoy Scripture songs while they ride in the car, mix up a batch of waffles (with unicorn fluff, of course), or brush their hair. In this guest post, award-winning children’s author Danika Cooley shares some of her favorite sources of Scripture songs for families. We use some of these songs in our…
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10 Easy Bible Verse Memory Games

“Fathers, do not POKE your children!” That’s what my 4 year old said when I asked what her new memory verse was. My wife has recently been teaching Ephesians 6:1-4 to our little ones bit by bit and apparently when they started verse 4, my Party Girl thought “provoke” sounded a lot like “poke.” This…
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5 Pumpkin Praise Games for Kids

It’s pumpkin season! For the record, pumpkin spice anything is gross in my humble opinion, but I’m still pretty fond of pumpkins because it’s so easy to use them to have fun praising God with kids. You’re probably already familiar with the concept of pumpkin carving or painting, but have you ever tried pumpkin praising?…
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Stepping Over the Fences

Can you picture two young black American girls playing and having the time of their lives with a German white elderly couple? A sweet friendship formed because of the innocence and curiosity of two little girls and the kindness extended by the Wagners. We called them our Oma and Opa, they were our German grandparents…
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Talking to Kids About Kindness

If you’re watching the news and keeping up with current events, you’re probably struck by the brokenness of our world. The world has always been broken, but right now the brokenness and sadness are on full display for all to see. I’ve been struck by the brokenness, but also have been wondering… what do I…
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Ten Ways to Love Kids in Crisis

“I’m afraid Dad is going to die,” He sobbed as he poured out his worries about the crisis that had invaded his childhood. This kid was scared, confused, and hurting. This kid is also my own son. In more than a decade of children’s ministry, I’ve worked with many kids experiencing a crisis in their…
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5 Ways to Help Kids in Anxious Times

Last week my oldest son and a couple friends were talking about ceiling fans—specifically ceiling fans falling out of the ceiling and hitting them on the head. I did my best to assure them that falling ceiling fans isn’t something they need to think or worry about. We talked about studs and sturdy construction and…
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