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…

The Magic of Gratitude: Learning To Be Thankful in a Stressful World

“In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thess. 5:18). Do you ever find yourself in a situation you’d like to wish yourself out of? Wouldn’t it be great if there were some magic words you could say that would transform any moment in your life…

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Discipleship And The Resurrection

Those of us with responsibility for discipling kids either as parents or leaders feel the pressure of this great responsibility. We know from experience the value of a life lived for Jesus and the strength and hope that brings us. We want our children to grow to know it as well. But it’s not just…

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Holiday Overload: Church Edition

You have probably already experienced this, walking into any department store in late Summer or early Fall. You know, you walk into the store around the end of September, your summer tan still fresh on your face and you are ambushed by HallowThanksgiveMas. What is that you may ask? That is our new hybrid holiday…

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Dealing With Siblings In Class

It’s great when families attend church together. That’s one of our goals, right? We want to get families in church, don’t we? But sometimes it does not seem so great when siblings wind up in the same Sunday School class. If your class includes multiple grades, then you might find yourself dealing with this issue.…

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The Dangers of Over Commitment

If you have spent any amount of time in one church, you know just how busy church calendars can get. Even a small church, like my own, can fill up a monthly calendar quickly. Once you let the holidays roll around (adding even more activities to your calendar) you can really start to feel the…

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The Importance of Faithfulness in Teaching

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Gal. 6:9). No doubt about it, dealing with kids week after week can make you weary. The messes, the squabbling, the wiggling. These things can take a toll on you. Do you ever find yourself…

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Overcoming Teaching Fears

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Tim. 1:7) Paul wrote those words to a young Timothy, but they certainly apply to those who teach the Bible to children. For many people the idea of teaching a room full of…

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Go Deeper As a Parent and Teacher

Sunday School Zone provides free printable activities for Christian parents and teachers who are teaching the Bible to their kids. In many cases we are supplementing a curriculum you are already using. In other cases we are simply providing free activities to engage your children in Bible study in a way that is fun and…

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Teaching the Story of the Bible to Kids Workshop at Mega-Con

Kidmin Nation Mega-Con is coming to Nashville Tuesday-Thursday, October 1-3 and we’re hoping to see you and visit with you there! It’s not too late to register and attend. It’s a great event that can make a real difference in your ministry to kids. There’s simply no better KidMin conference around at any price and…

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