The Sunday School Zone Blog

The Sunday School Zone Blog contains insights on children’s spiritual formation as well as tips, ideas, and suggestions to help Christian parents and leaders as they work with kids of all abilities (and even adults with special needs) at home, church, and school. If you would like to contribute to the blog, please visit our Writer Inquiries page and then send us an explanatory email at [email protected] describing the kind of writing you’d like to do. We welcome those who have something of substance to say to Christian parents and teachers of children. You already know that Sunday School Zone offers tons of free, printable Bible activities for kids. If you think you’d like to contribute, please read more…

Suggestions and Activities for Kids During the COVID Crisis

It looks like the Summer vacation will be coming early for many kids this year. And, it’s not just school they’re missing. It’s all of the church activities and many other extracurricular activities. Kids are home more than usual and for longer than usual. And, due to the adjustments in schedules with lots of businesses,…

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A Message of Comfort During the COVID Crisis

When faced with enormous uncertainty and a nation in crisis, Jeremiah received this word of comfort from the Lord… “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jer. 29:11). Good words that we all need to hear…

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How to Use Easter for Outreach

We are regularly encouraged in Scripture to minister, share, and care for all people as a priority in our lives. In one of His great parables, Jesus said… “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these…

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Dealing With Speech and Language Disorders

Speech and language disorders are disabilities that we often forget to address in special-needs ministry. We can look at a child entering in a wheelchair and know that physical support is needed. A child coming in with a feeding tube will have us quickly asking caregivers questions to keep the child safe. A language disorder,…

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Christ-Centered Easter Traditions

As Christians, it can sometimes feel challenging to find a balance between the world’s way of doing something and a Biblical perspective. This is most often seen when it comes to holidays. Even a holiday like Easter, which has a very obvious Christian origin, has become muddled over the years with other traditions. Today, if…

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Teaching the Omni-Brothers to Children

I remember learning about the “Omni-Brothers” when I was in Sunday School as a child. Of course, I knew they weren’t actually brothers, nor were they people, but the comparison has stuck in my mind all these years. The Omni-brothers… Omnipotence Omnipresence Omniscience Three Essential Truths The Omni-Brothers are three essential truths about God that…

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The Art of the Graceful “No”

In his letter to the Colossian Church, Paul give some timeless advice… “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man” (Col. 4:6). If you have ever spent much time around toddlers, you know that they have a favorite word… “Will you pick…

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The Beatitudes For Kids

The Beatitudes, found in Matthew 5:1-12, are a familiar text and part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. As with everything Jesus said, there have been volumes written about the Beatitudes and much of it is “heavy” stuff that has been written for pastors and academics. Parents and teachers of children, however, also need to…

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80 Preschool Bible Verses

Bible Verses for Preschoolers

It’s never really too early to begin helping children learn God’s Word. Even preschoolers can begin to appreciate, honor, and respect the Bible as the Word of God. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 80 Bible verses for preschoolers that reflect and grow out of the preschool curriculum we call God’s Unfolding Story for…

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