Teaching Ideas

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?

By mrhadmin | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Theme:  Resourcefulness Everyone wanted to see Jesus! There were lots and lots and lots of people around the house. At the edge of the crowd was a man who could not walk. He was lying on a stretcher. His friends had taken him to see Jesus. They looked and looked and looked around. There were…

COOL OFF

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Theme: Self-control Through clenched teeth King Saul angrily shouted to his soldiers: “I want you to find David and kill him!” David, who killed the Philistine Goliath, was now an awesome soldier in Saul’s army and popular with the people. Everyone loved David which made King Saul jealous — VERY, VERY jealous! Jonathan, David’s best…

BRICK AFTER BRICK AFTER BRICK – THEN OOPS!

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Life Value: Humility Bible Story: Based on Genesis 11:1-9 Life Value: Humility  “We are awesome, awesome, awesome!” the people who came after Noah said to one another. “Let’s build a magnificent city all by ourselves with a gigantic tower that reaches way up into the sky so everyone will know how awesome we are!” So…

ALL THE PARTS WORK TOGETHER

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Theme: God’s family; the body of Christ Look at your feet.  Would your feet totally by themselves be any good? No!  They must be connected to the rest of your body to function properly. Look at your hands.  Would your hands be useful if they were all by themselves?  No, they would not! Is there…

THAT'S A LONG TIME!

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Theme:  Patience Day after day after day after day, Noah worked on building the ark. It took him approximately 35,800 days to finish. That’s a LONG time and a LOT of patience! Pitter-patter, pitter-patter, pitter-patter the rain fell for 40 days and 40 nights. That’s a LONG time and a LOT of patience! Up and…

"EVERYONE WHO" GAME

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Repeat the Bible verse together in unison three times.  Then say: “Everyone who is wearing socks stand and say the Bible verse.”   “Everyone who likes ice cream stand and repeat the scripture.” “Everyone who . . . has a pet, likes summer vacation, has brothers and/or sisters, has ever played soccer, likes to eat…

VERSE-ER-CISE

By mrhadmin | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

  For all age groups, the key to Bible verse memorization is repetition. Make it fun! Be creative! Verses studied once are easily forgotten. Review helps children retain what they have learned and helps make the verse a part of the child’s life. One fun way to do that is verse-er-cise. Do exercises while saying…

TAKE DOWN

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Materials Needed:  Post-It notes, Sharpie pen. Preparation:  Write one word on each Post-It note.  (To trigger the scripture recitation, have children say the reference at the beginning.  To reinforce where the verse is located, have them also say the reference at the end.) Activity:  Have children read the Bible verse together three times which you…

BALL PASS

By mrhadmin | June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Explain the significance of the Bible verse you want the children to memorize.  Too often children are required to memorize biblical words before they understand biblical meaning. Teach for understanding. In Psalm 119:34, David said: “Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.” In order…

ECHO GAME

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What we are doing week after week after week in Bible memorization is sequencing — putting words in the right order. The key to teaching memory verses to boys and girls is found in the word “variety”. Be creative and use many ways to teach pupils the Word of God. One idea is the Echo…