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…

Preschoolers Are Incredible People!

Indeed! Preschoolers are special people with unique and varying developmental needs. Older preschoolers may never be at a more teachable point in their lives. This fact alone gives us a wonderful opportunity to fulfill God’s timeless command to teach His story to successive generations (Deut. 4:9). As we teach, we must consider all aspects of…

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Five Keys to Life-Changing KidMin Worship

You never intended to become a worship leader. But, somewhere along the way, the role of “worship leader for children” was added to your job description at church. Now you’ve got to figure out how to do something more than just play a couple YouTube video clips while the fifth-grade boys give each other wet…

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Churches Are Getting Creative About Ministry

It’s no surprise that churches and people in ministry (especially kids ministry) are getting creative about how they connect with their people and how they seek to maintain fellowship, worship, and discipleship during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are discovering some great things churches are doing and we thought it might be good to share these…

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Fear Not… Finding Comfort in the Chaos

Confused. Anxious. Disoriented. Conflicted. Frightened. Angry. These are not usually the emotions that are front and center for me at the dawning of springtime. It is truly my favorite time of year. But this year… this year… is just something else. Can you relate? I spend a good chunk of winter emotionally trudging toward springtime.…

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How Our Family Is Celebrating Easter in the Middle of a Pandemic

“In the blink of an eye,” our world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have shuttered our businesses, closed our schools, and learned the meaning of the term “social distancing.” And now we learn that Easter will be celebrated at home this year. A new experience for us all. Churches have…

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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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