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…

Can We Teach Babies?

Most churches recognize the value of “childcare” for newborns. It’s important to provide a proper “nursery” so parents and family members can attend other activities taking place at church. But what about teaching newborns? Can we teach babies? Should churches give serious consideration to “discipling” (teaching) babies? Can infants and those who are not yet…

Read More ⇨

The Impact of Adam and Eve’s Sin on Newborns

How we go about teaching young babies in our homes and churches will be influenced by what we believe about the impact of Adam and Eve’s Sin on newborns. Do babies need to be “trained” from birth to overcome the sinful nature? Is “disciplining” newborns (teaching them to deny the sinful nature) something we should…

Read More ⇨

Resurrection Sunday and Good Friday

It’s a reality of many church calendars that it’s really easy to skip over Good Friday in our treatment of the relevant Easter stories for kids. The prior Sunday is when we typically celebrate Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem on what we now call Palm Sunday. There’s nothing wrong with this. And, of course, it’s…

Read More ⇨

Teachable From The Start

Even before birth, an infant is interacting with and genuinely learning from its surroundings. Scientists now understand that a child’s brain development begins in the womb and continues most rapidly from birth to age 3. As educators in the church, we need to recognize this as a great opportunity to influence genuine biblical learning (discipleship)…

Read More ⇨

Advent Resources On Sunday School Zone

The Advent season consists of the four Sundays prior to Christmas Day. We typically think of the Advent season as celebrating the advent or “coming” of Jesus in His birth because the season is so closely related to Christmas on the calendar. But Advent is also intended to point forward to Jesus’ second “coming” at…

Read More ⇨

The Topical Memory System for Kids

Memorizing Bible verses is a great habit to develop for kids and adults alike. Brain science studies have confirmed the long-term benefits of committing literature or Scripture to memory. Anxiety goes down and spiritual confidence goes up! Having God’s Word hidden in their heart helps kids make good choices and be reassured of eternal truths.…

Read More ⇨
Bible Studies for Kids

An Old Testament Model for Child Discipleship

We don’t have a great deal of detail about how Old Testament Hebrews conducted the formal, institutional education of their children. In all likelihood, there was little, if any, “formal, institutional education” taking place on a broad scale. This was an agrarian culture where children provided an important “human resource” for advancing the well-being of…

Read More ⇨

Lead Volunteers: Ask God, He Gives Generously

Are you good with handling the details of paperwork? What about keeping up with current and complicated tax laws? Taxes are complicated. Since I am not the greatest individual with whom to entrust details of paperwork, the responsibility of filing my taxes gets outsourced to a tax professional. Years ago, I called my tax guy…

Read More ⇨

Inviting Kids Into The Kingdom Epic

My husband introduced our kids to Star Wars when I was out of town. A year later, I share space with several cheap lightsabers and a toy spaceship whose name I can never get quite right. Our kids don’t care if the characters look like them. They transform from pilots to princesses to robots to…

Read More ⇨

FOLLOW US