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 Sunday School Zone 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 to The Sunday School Zone Blog, please read more…

Can They Really Understand? (Talking to Preschoolers and Children About Easter: Part 1)

Easter is a special time of the year for believers. Those of us who have taken to heart the reality of Jesus’ mission as the fulfillment of God’s plan are often moved to tears of joy. We are amazed at God’s loving and sacrificial character while, at the same time, we are moved to tears…

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What Do I Say? (Talking to Preschoolers and Children About Easter: Part 2)

Young children growing up in a Scripture-rich environment will hear certain phrases over and over at church and at home. They will hear them enough that they can repeat them as easily as singing the ABC song. But, just because they can say, “Jesus died on the cross for our sins,” or “We have to…

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Relationships 101

As you work with children—no matter what their ages or life stages—relationships are paramount. From babies to teens, kids in class and at home learn and thrive in positive relationships. Of course, each of us has a different personality. Some are full of excitement and smiles. Others of us are more quiet and serious. All…

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Asking Strategic Questions

Frequently the majority of the questions we ask call for a yes or no answer, or a one word answer. Enhance your conversations with questions that lead to deeper thinking and problem solving. Strategic questions keep conversations going, and they usually highlight vitally important elements like relationships with other people and with God. Here are…

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Help! I’m a Parent!

I don’t know about you, but I have faced many, many times when my three came slogging into the room, and almost in unison their little voices chimed out, “I’m BORED!” Of course you know that as a parent, you have a responsibility to keep these little ones from ever being bored! (Just kidding!) Still,…

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Parent Partnership

I am a gardener and one of the real joys in my life is to begin with a tiny seed and, through the growing season, watch flowers or vegetables grow and mature. In the last few years I have found even greater joy in the art of bonsai. Many of you will know that for…

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Flood of Noah: Global or Local?

Was the flood of Noah a worldwide (global) flood, or could it have been merely a local flood? This is a common question in our day. Some geologists, as well as some Bible students, contend for a local rather than a widespread, worldwide event. In part, they reason that so soon after creation, the populations…

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