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how to get kids to pay attention

How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Usually if the kids are bored it's because the teacher is boring. Engaged students pay attention.
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3 Ways to Prevent Your Kids’ Sense of Entitlement

How to nurture an attitude of gratitude instead of an attitude of entitlement.
how to raise a generous child

How To Raise A Generous Child

Our children will either be “givers” or “takers” in society, and that will be greatly influenced by the life they live in our homes.
Vision Casting

Vision Casting for Children’s Ministry Leaders: What It Is and How to Do It

Vision casting is simply communicating your vision so that others make your vision their own. Here are 7 steps for successfully casting your vision in a way that others can grasp and own it.
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20 Ways To Make Kids Laugh At Church

There's nothing more precious than the laughter of a child ... especially at church.
10 Fun Bible Verse Memory Games for Kids in Groups

10 Fun Bible Verse Memory Games for Kids in Groups

Need to freshen up your Scripture memory techniques? Here are 10 fun game ideas for your classroom.
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7 Ways to Connect With Kids

Anyone who leads and serves in Children’s Ministry needs to make it a priority to connect with kids EARLY and OFTEN.

10 Ways to Make Your Children’s Ministry More Inviting

Environments matter, but that doesn't mean improving them has to be difficult or expensive.
23 1/2 Themes for a Great Theme Night

23 1/2 Themes for a Great Theme Night

You’ve done backwards night, crazy hat night, silly sock night and double point night … now what? Here are 23 and a half themes for theme night to get those creative brain cells going.
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7 Important Tactics That Makes Kids Feel Valuable

Make sure your children know how much they matter to you and to your church.
Introduce the Bible to Preschoolers

15 Ways to Introduce the Bible to Preschoolers

Preschoolers can’t read so how do we introduce the Bible to preschoolers? Here are some things to do introduce the Bible to preschoolers to make them understand the uniqueness of God’s Word.
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3 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited For Church

Jason Raitz explains how he helps his kids understand the importance of church. How do you help them feel involved and included?
4 Tools to Engage Special-Needs Kids in the Christmas Story

4 Tools to Engage Special-Needs Kids in the Christmas Story

Creating a sensory experience and inviting participation during the Bible story is important for every child, especially those with learning differences. Below are a few ideas to involve listeners with special needs in the Christmas story.
Cultivating Thankful Hearts in Kids

Cultivating Thankful Hearts in Kids

Jody Capehart gives some great tips on how to encourage a thankful heart in a child. Forward this message to the parents in your kidmin.
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100 Great Ideas for Your Fall Festival for Families

Having a fall festival at your church on or around Halloween is a great outreach to families who are looking for a safe place for their children. Check out these 100 great ideas for your fall family festival from Children’s Ministry Magazine.

Leaving Your Ministry: 7 Tips for a Smooth Transition

How you leave a ministry is as critical as why.
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100 Bible Games (with Videos) Kids Will Love in Sunday School

Check out these Bible games that kids will love in your Sunday school, midweek program, children's church, or even at home.
How to Completely DIS-Engage Parents from Your Children’s Ministry

How to Completely DIS-Engage Parents From Your Children’s Ministry

If the church's role is to come alongside the family as the primary place of faith training, we want families engaged. Could your ministry be guilty of disengaging parents?

12 Ways to Make a Child Feel Like a Million Bucks

Whether you are a Sunday School teacher, a children’s pastor or volunteer, or just someone who wants to make an eternal difference in the life of a child, here are a dozen ways to make a child feel valued.
12 Practical Tips for Classroom Management

12 Practical Tips for Classroom Management

The lack of classroom management causes more frustration in volunteers than just about anything.

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