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Let Your Light Shine Bible Lesson

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Help your students understand what it means to let their lights shine. Use these verses from Ephesians for a quick and easy Bible lesson.
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A Sunday school teacher may be the link between a child's life and his or her eternal destiny.
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Bible Fun For Kids: Genesis Room Decorating by Nicole

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Bible Lessons for Kids: The Resurrection of Jesus - Bible Study for Upper Elementary Kids

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DiscipleBlog.com » Blog Archive » Train Children Now (they’ll thank you later)

DiscipleBlog.com » Blog Archive » Train Children Now (they’ll thank you later) | Children's Ministry Ideas | Scoop.it

Kids sometimes wonder, “Where does this path lead?“ They are looking for clear direction and honest answers. Many parents feel inadequate, so they leave academic and social training to the school and spiritual training to the church—or to chance. As a result, many children “grow up too fast,” having to navigate life’s choices without leadership or direction. They wander aimlessly—and often choose precipitous courses.

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Children need guidance, honesty and clear answers and paths.

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Start in the Heart

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King Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived. He said to “guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23). Dr. Scott Turansky, co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, reminds us that the heart is shaped by what you think about all day long.

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Creation Spin Wheel Craft

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  This is a great, but simple craft to help the children in your class remember what happened during the days of Creation.
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The Boyhood of Jesus - Free Printable Bible Study for Kids

The Boyhood of Jesus - Free Printable Bible Study for Kids | Children's Ministry Ideas | Scoop.it

This free printable Bible study is based on Luke 2:40-52.

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The “To Don’t” List For Children’s Ministry

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Discipline is NOT Optional

Discipline is NOT Optional | Children's Ministry Ideas | Scoop.it

Kids protest, “Why are you punishing me?“ Children can see only that correction results in a rebuke, spanking, or loss of privileges. They cannot yet appreciate the long-term value of learning an important lesson that molds, strengthens, and perfects their character.

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Bible Lessons for Kids: Moses and the Red Sea Bump Game

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Bible Lessons for Kids: 5 Ways to Introduce Your Bible Lesson

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Resurrection

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This activity was used while studying Jesus' resurrection but it can be used while studying any of the resurrections in the activity. The six passages on the card are to be looked up in the Bible. ...
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DiscipleBlog.com » Blog Archive » Top 10 Teaching Tips

DiscipleBlog.com » Blog Archive » Top 10 Teaching Tips | Children's Ministry Ideas | Scoop.it

You love God. You love kids. You’re devoted to helping children grow in Christ-likeness. But are there ways you can become even more effective? Here are ten teaching tips that can help you become more efficient and effective.

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Bible Lessons for Kids: The Plagues of Egypt

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How to Find Rest in a Busy World

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In this article, Marla Campbell from the Cook School of Intercultural Studies of Biola University looks at the impact of Sabbath and rest on ministers and parents—urging ministers to model this vital spiritual intimacy with God.

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Last Days of Jesus Put It In Order Activity

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A review activity that asks the student to put 14 pictures representing the last days of Jesus in order. Sequencing activities can be a very good way to help with retention. While it can be just as...
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Jesus is Tempted in the Wilderness Card Matching Activity

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"Book of Hosea" Bible Coloring Page

"Book of Hosea" Bible Coloring Page | Children's Ministry Ideas | Scoop.it
This free coloring page is based on the book of Hosea. It’s one part of our series of illustrations for each individual book of the Bible.
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John the Baptist Bible Study and Game for Kids - Free Printable

John the Baptist Bible Study and Game for Kids - Free Printable | Children's Ministry Ideas | Scoop.it

This Bible study of John the Baptist is based on Matthew 3.  It may be reprinted for home of classroom use.  Have the children use whatever Bible version you prefer.  I have taken the questions from the NIV version.  Basically, they should read Matthew 3, complete the Bible study questions and then play the game.  Click on the image below for the free printable.

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Bible Lessons for Kids: Bread from Heaven

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This post contains the Bible story, review questions, and free printable sequence activity. Click on the image after the story to get the free download activity.

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Kindergarten teacher: My job is now about tests and data — not children. I quit.

Kindergarten teacher:  My job is now about tests and data — not children. I quit. | Children's Ministry Ideas | Scoop.it
' I reached the place ... where I began to feel I was part of a broken system that was causing damage to those very children I was there to serve.'
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This is not a children's ministry article, but I feel that it is important.  As a former public school elementary school teacher, I saw this disturbing trend developing.  I have been retired now for six years, but I still follow teacher blogs and I see how this emphasis on test scores in increasing.

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Bible Lessons for Kids: Silly Crows Bible Game - Free Printable

Bible Lessons for Kids: Silly Crows Bible Game - Free Printable | Children's Ministry Ideas | Scoop.it

Here is a free printable Bible game that helps kids practice the books of the Bible.  It is played like lotto, but has some funny twists added in.  Click on the image or link below to download the game. 

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Bible Lessons for Kids: How the Sea Became Dry Land

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BALL THROW – Bible Verse Memorization Game | Mary Rice Hopkins

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Easter Lapbook Links

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Easter Lapbook Links

Thanks to all of our members who helped with compiling these links! 
Please visit these special blogs for more lapbooking fun!

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Bible Lessons for Kids: The Night When a Nation was Born

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