Tagged: Sunday School


Jesus, My Savior and Frienda free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: This children’s ministry devotion accompanies CTA’s new kids’ theme—Jesus, My Savior and Friend. The theme takes on a comic book design and teaches children about the best superhero there ever was—Jesus! The easy-to-use resources in this theme could be implemented for VBS, summer Sunday school, fifth Sundays, mid-week services, and community-wide events. And,…

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Celebrating Mother’s Day in Sunday School3 Kids’ Crafts

Of course God did not stipulate that the second Sunday in May be a celebration of mothers, but he does command us to honor and respect our mothers and mother-figures. Since this is such an important lesson for children, we encourage you to set aside time during Sunday school on May 10 to celebrate Mother’s…

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Teaching the Faith: Preschool Style

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 When I think about describing preschoolers, two words come to mind: experimenters and explorers. Kids between the ages of three and five are on a never-ending quest to discover God’s world and…

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Boredom-Busting Activities for Summer

In just a few weeks, we’ll close the books on another school year. The kids will finally be free! But all this elation has a short shelf life. Before long, all of those kids who were bouncing off the walls with energy will be sulking around the house, muttering those dreaded words: “I’m bored.” That’s…

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25 Authentic, Meaningful Ways to Affirm Kids & Youth

This time of year, activities in Christian schools, Sunday schools, CCD classes, choirs, Awana, and Bible clubs begin winding to a close. In a few weeks, the children and youth you have worked with for multiple weeks, months, or perhaps even years will move on—to a different class, school, or community. Perhaps one of the…

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What Works in Classroom Discipline: Ways to keep your class focused and learning

List the top five fears of beginning teachers, and you’ll find “classroom discipline” near the top of that list. List the top five frustrations of many seasoned teachers, and you’ll find “classroom discipline” near the top of the list, too! For those who teach in church, this issue can seem even more daunting. Many of…

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Sunday School: It Takes a Church Family

Editor’s note: We are reprinting this month’s Customer Comments article from CTA’s monthly Grab N’ Go newsletter just in case you missed it. As children’s ministries begin again all across the nation, we thought you might find it encouraging—and glean a helpful idea or two along the way!  Teaching Sunday school requires a few specific…

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VBS Follow-up & More! — free resources

Has Jay missed class two weeks in a row? Does Barry have a birthday this week? Is Jessica a new girl in your Bible club? Does Elijah have a bad case of bronchitis? Stay in touch with everyone in your class or Bible club throughout the year, using CTA’s new free downloadable postcards for kids….

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Make Team Teaching Work—for you AND the kids

Team teaching makes sense in all kinds of ways for Sunday school, midweek classes, and Bible clubs, too: It’s safer. Kids need not leave the room alone to get a drink or use the restroom. One adult can go with them to the hallway, while her co-leader stays with the rest of the group. It’s…

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