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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…

Prepared to Minister: The Power of a Surrendered Heart

What happens when we prepare our hearts can perhaps be best explained by considering what results when we skip the process altogether. When the prayer of surrender is skipped, the children’s Bible teacher might make the mistake of thinking that God needs her (or him) to perform this service and the parents should be happy…

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The Pledge to the Christian Flag

The Christian Pledge of Allegiance is similar to other pledges in that it is intended to encourage devotion in those who recite it. While pledges to countries like the United States (or any other country) will encourage faithfulness to the particular country, the Christian Pledge calls believers to be devoted to Jesus and his people.…

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The Great Easter Controversy!

You know that Easter is one of the top two events in the year for Christians. Both Easter and Christmas carry important truths about God’s love and plan that kids need to learn. The problem for many Christian parents and teachers is the culturalization of the holidays. Is Easter still about Jesus’ resurrection? Too often…

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Children's Bible Coded Words Activity - Samuel Served in God's House

Free, Printable Bible Activities for Children

Sunday School Zone is, first and foremost, about helping parents and teachers teach the Bible to kids. One of the ways we do that is by providing free, printable Bible activities that introduce children to Bible stories and people through learning activities that reflect a variety of learning styles among children. Not all children have the…

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Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Time with Kids

Whether as a volunteer in a children’s Sunday School class or as a parent with your own child(ren), the time you have with these little guys passes very quickly. How can you make the most of your time? 1. Be Ready. Most classroom or home devotional problems can be traced back to this one simple step…

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Teaching The Bible To Children

There are hundreds of free, printable Bible activities on Sunday School Zone and they are, in fact, all free. People are searching for these kinds of free activities and we’re glad to provide them. We’re able to keep doing this because we sell advertising on the site and then use the money to grow the…

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Four Things I Would Put on Your Report Card at Church

As school is about to wrap up another year, kids are in the middle of all kinds of testing to see if they have mastered enough content to move on to the next phase of their education. Over the years our culture has developed expectations for each grade level or course as children go through…

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Why God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers?

Older preschoolers (ages 3-5) may never be at a more teachable point in their lives. This simple fact alone gives us a great opportunity to fulfill God’s timeless command to teach His story to successive generations. Deuteronomy 4:9b says, “…don’t forget the things your eyes have seen… Teach them to your children and your grandchildren.” (HCSB,…

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Valentine’s Day: What’s a Church to Do?

You know the holidays can dictate a train of thought for our kids. Media, family and school all contribute to a child’s perspective on any given holiday (or issue for that matter). For church and ministry, that doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but we have to be cautious that the secular interpretation of…

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