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…

Doing “All Things Through Christ” In the New Year

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil. 4:13). As is often the case, if any kind of sickness hits our church, my “little” class might easily turn into my “little little” class. So, this past Sunday after the flu had arrived during Christmas week, I wasn’t surprised to find only one…

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Yahweh – The Name of God

The naming of people, places and things is important to us because doing so allows us to know who or what we are dealing with; a name identifies someone or something, thereby allowing us to know where we stand in relation to that person or thing. But why is Yahweh – the name of God…

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Reverencing The Holidays

In the first book of the New Testament, Matthew tells us… “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto…

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How The Biblical Story Shapes Your Kids’ Worldview

“In the beginning…” Three simple words that signal the start of the greatest story of all time. This is the story of humanity and God’s involvement with humanity. This is the story of God’s eternal Kingdom. This is the story of the Bible. And, this is YOUR KIDS’ story. The article will help you understand…

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Balancing Santa and The Savior

You probably have already heard yourself several times this holiday using the phrase, “The real meaning of Christmas.” It may not be those exact words, but the sentiment is common among Christian teachers and parents. Why do we constantly have to point out the real meaning of Christmas? The truth is because “Christmas” doesn’t generally…

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Generating Generosity

Most parents and teachers have had that moment when we’ve seen a child, perhaps even our own child, show a truly non-generous side. The toy is snatched away from the outstretched hands of another child who wants to play. Candy is hidden away in a pocket with a defiant, “Mine!” Even older children and teens…

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Including Older Adults This Holiday Season

The holidays can be the most joyful time of the year for some and the most painful time of the year for others. For many people in our churches and community, the holidays bring a lot of bitter sweet feelings as happy memories mix with the reality of loss. This is most widespread among our…

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Teaching Kids How to Be Fishers of Men

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him (Matt. 4:18-20, KJV).…

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What Is The “Heaven” Jesus Is Preparing?

In order to facilitate teaching older preschoolers the biblical story, we have created a simple framework for the story that includes the following elements that we call the God’s Unfolding Story Narrative Elements. God Made Everything People Disobeyed God God Chose A Special People Jesus Came To Help Us Jesus Began The Church Jesus Is…

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