Teach the Whys

“I kept six honest serving-men (They taught me all I know);Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.”– Rudyard Kipling – As we teach morals, it’s best to tell children reasons for why the behavior or attitude is a poor moral choice or a wise one. When I was […]

Why present Jesus in the context of His times?

Why is it important to present Jesus in the context of his times? “If we settle for a superficial understanding of who (Jesus) was and what he intended, we end up preaching a superficial gospel. The ‘everybody knows’ version of Jesus too easily carries an individualistic, consumer-oriented appeal… this makes worship superficial, for we miss […]

Checklist: Characteristics of Children at Different Ages

Infants • are self-centered. • depend on others to care for them. • learn through their senses. They respond well to music. • focus on the present. • do not make conscious choices between right and wrong. • are sensitive to tone of voice. • enjoy holding and chewing on their toys. • may want […]

Arts and Crafts Volume 1

Arts and Crafts Volume 1 was one of our first publications for teachers of preschool Bible class, and we are bringing it back at new lower price! Young children learn best by doing. And the more senses they use, the more they will learn. Arts and Crafts Volume 1 includes more than 100 intriguing ideas […]

Keep It in Mind

Scripture Memory A four-year-old came out of Sunday school saying his memory verse, “Children obey your carrots.”                   What’s a Memory? In one of my favorite picture books, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox, Wilfrid Gordon’s best friend at the old people’s home has lost her […]

What If ? – Two Questions about Stages

“Eighty to ninety percent of Christian young people leave the church after graduation from high school.” – Dr. Brad Widstrom (1)   Finding Faith – or Losing It? At this point, it would be unfair of us to leave the issue of faith development without addressing the current phenomenon that has sent many teachers, parents, […]

The Paper Cross

(By request, I am providing this creative storytelling device. It is found in my book 100 Ways to Teach Your Child about God.  Enjoy! -Karyn) TELL this story using a piece of plain white paper. THERE was once wealthy man who had everything he could want. But he also had something he didn’t want. He […]