Bible Lessons

Looking for creative ideas for your next Bible lesson?  Here is some inspiration and samples of what we have tried with the children in our church.  Many of the ideas are easily adapted to a home setting.  Explore!  And leave your comments, I love feedback and would love to hear what creative learning is taking place with your children.

Old Testament Ideas

Living Life in Transition…
I have been avoiding this post hoping for more clarity and direction…but since I don’t think that is going to
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Wordless Book Story Bag Craft for Kids
This wordless book craft creates a fun sensory learning experience and doubles as a take home story bag that children
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Why Children Matter to God and Why That Matters to You
Children matter to God. God has a heart for children and we need to take seriously the message of the
Read more.
how to discipline children without crushing their spirit
How to Discipline Children Without Crushing Their Spirit
  This is the second installment in my series, What the Bible says about children.  If you missed the first
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Your Children Are a Gift from God, Now What?
Children are a gift from god, but how should that impact how you parent? Find out what the Bible says
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Completing Whole30 as a family
8 Surprising Ways Surviving Whole30 is Changing our Family
Our family is halfway through a Whole30 challenge and for the most part we are thriving!  If you aren’t familiar
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One Ministry Shift that will Help You Reach Kids More Effectively
What is the one ministry shift you can make to more effectively reach children?  It isn’t super fun or glamorous
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6 Reasons Christian Parents Need to Stop Parenting Out of Fear
Sometimes I wish there was a formula for spiritual formation and discipleship that guaranteed that my children would respond to
Read more.
Children's Prayers
How to Make Prayer Prompts That Motivate and Focus Children’s Prayers
A Vision for Children’s Prayers How do you model prayer to young children? I spend a lot of time worshipping
Read more.
Play based lesson ideas for Jesus feeds 5000
Jesus Feeds the 5000 Play Based Lesson ideas
Jesus feeds the 5000.  It’s one of my favorite Bible stories.  Jesus has been teaching all day and the people
Read more.
The Lord's prayer storytelling basket
The Lord’s Prayer Lesson
Follow my blog with Bloglovin I made this storytelling basket to teach the Lord’s prayer to a group of 1st
Read more.
Reflective children's ministry
Reflective Children’s Ministry
Follow my blog with Bloglovin The tagline for this blog is…Reflective Children’s Ministry and since I totally made up that
Read more.
Joseph's coat Joseph Sunday school lesson
Joseph Bible Box Lesson for two-year-olds
This Joseph Bible Box lesson was made for two and early three-year-olds and can be used for a Joseph Sunday
Read more.
sunday school Teaching Two-year-olds
Teaching Two-Year-Olds: A Children’s Ministry Challenge
When trying to find volunteers, I have been tempted to refer to the two-year-old age group as the black hole
Read more.
Christ Centered Valentine's Day idea Jesus loves me Fizzy hearts
Christ Centered Valentine’s Day Idea: Jesus loves me fizzy hearts
Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly.  If you are looking for a Christ centered Valentine’s Day idea that you can do
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connecting to God through wondering
Why Wondering helps Children in Connecting to God and the Bible
As Children’s ministry people, we deeply value the discipleship of children and want them to apply the truths of the
Read more.
Parable of the Good shepherd craft idea
Parable of the Good Shepherd Storytelling Kits
We made these take home storytelling kits for the Parable of the good shepherd last week in AWANA Cubbies The
Read more.
Preschool Missions project ideas
Button Flower Bouquet Kids Service Project
Here is a fun and simple kids service project great for preschool children that can brighten someone’s day!  We made
Read more.
Montessori continent boxes missions lesson
How to Create Montessori Continent Boxes to teach kids about Missions
What are Continent Boxes? Continent Boxes are a Montessori teaching tool used to teach children geography.  They are boxes (bags,
Read more.
Process Art Children's spiritual development
Using Process Art to Encourage Children’s Spiritual Development
Understanding the value of process over product is important when teaching for spiritual growth. After all, spiritual growth is in
Read more.
Nesting Box Missions Craft
Nesting Box Missions Craft for Kids
This nesting box missions craft is a great way to help children understand how serving Jesus at home connects with
Read more.
Learning Engagement: The Key to Children’s Ministry that goes beyond Entertainment
"Church should never be boring." "Make your children's ministry the best hour of every kids' week." "If kids are having
Read more.
Preschool Missions Activities
Preschool Missions Activities
I recently taught an eight week lesson series on missions to our preschool Sunday school class. Why do missions activities
Read more.
Reggio Emilia and Children's spirituality
What is Reggio Emilia? The Reggio Approach and Children’s Ministry
Reggio Emilia is an approach to early childhood education that began in and around Reggio Emilia Italy after World War
Read more.
Open Ended Christmas Activities for Kids
Christmas Activities for kids- Loose Parts Nativity Scenes
Are you looking for open ended Christmas activities for kids?  Here is a creative Christmas invitation to play with materials
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Top children's ministry blogs to inspire your ministry
10 Totally Inspiring Children’s Ministry Blogs
  There are so many creative souls out there that have a heart for introducing children to Jesus Christ and
Read more.
Elijah and Elisha Sunday School Lesson
Elijah and Elisha Lesson Ideas- Fiery Chariot Story
Sometimes I get brave enough to do something really messy during Sunday school.  This idea for teaching the Elijah and
Read more.
Learning through Play How children use Godly Play Materials
Learning through Play: How Children Use Godly Play Materials
The Godly Play approach encourages learning through play, but what does this learning look like in action?  It is often
Read more.
It must be God’s chair…
Our family stopped at an apple orchard while visiting Michigan last week.  At the orchard there was this giant chair
Read more.
Servanthood- teaching kids empathy as a foundation to service
Servanthood | Teaching Kids Empathy
Jesus calls us to a life of servanthood.  Servanthood isn’t just kindness–it’s a kind of selflessness that is only possible
Read more.
Handling Faith Misunderstandings with Children
Family meal times are a priority in our home as is prayer before each meals.  I must admit that the
Read more.
Bible storytelling Entering God's stories
Bible Storytelling: Learning to Enter the Story
Motivation for better Bible storytelling for kids… Because children learn so powerfully through story, Bible storytelling should be one of
Read more.
Jesus Calms the Storm- Preschool Lesson
Lesson ideas for Jesus Calms the Storm for preschool aged children. Can't wait to try the chalk drawing on black
Read more.
Teaching Bible Stories for kids without a Big Idea
Bible Stories for Kids: A New Approach to Lesson Planning
Most children’s Bible curriculum teach Bible stories for kids by telling the Bible story and crafting a Bible truth into
Read more.
Godly Play Art Shelves
We have been on a Godly Play journey for about a year and I am loving it.  But I still
Read more.
Parable of the Good Shepherd Process Art
When planning Bible lesson activities for children, I am perhaps a Pinterest addict…check out my Pinterest boards for proof.  I
Read more.
Creation Activities for kids: Small World Play
A simple piece of felt, plastic animals and trees, and wooden peg people become an open invitation to small world
Read more.
Jesus and Zacchaeus Lesson Ideas
    We have been following the lessons from Young Children and Worship for Lent this year.  The series is
Read more.
David and Goliath Lesson
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on one of the product links, I receive compensation.
Read more.
Jesus Loves the Little Children Lesson
    Our lesson this week was Jesus loves the little children and we shared the story of Jesus welcoming
Read more.
Sand Play for 10 Plagues Story
Out desert box just got invaded by bugs—albeit plastic ones, but lots of creepy things to help the children learn
Read more.
Nicodemus visits Jesus at night in felt.
This morning at church I was running about and nearly missed seeing these precious works of art created by the
Read more.
Noah's Ark Bible Lesson. The Great Flood Rain in a Jar activity
Noah’s Ark Bible Lesson: Rain Jars
I love, love, love when I can tie together hands on science lessons with Bible content!  For our Noah’s Ark
Read more.
Noah's Ark Sunday School Lesson Rainbow Promise
Noah’s Ark Sunday School Lesson: God’s Rainbow
I picked up a whole box of brightly colored buttons at a second hand store–so when our AWANA Cubbies lesson
Read more.
Crossing the Jordan: A Retelling with Blue Jello and Candy
After seeing this activity show up in my Pinterest feed used with the story of Moses Crossing the Red Sea,
Read more.
Make Washi Tape Trumpets for Jericho Story
Any retelling of the Battle of Jericho wouldn’t be quite complete without creating a trumpet of some sort to represent
Read more.
Creating Stone Memorials for Crossing the Jordan Story
Invitation to create and explore using stones in response to Bible story from Joshua chapter 4 where the Israelites created
Read more.
Word Art Project to Aid Scripture Memory
To help the children at our Vacation Bible School memorize and reflect on our theme verse, Joshua 1:9, I set
Read more.
A Weekend Vacation Bible School Experiment
Today our church wrapped up our first ever weekend Vacation Bible School event and I am feeling pretty good about
Read more.
God Made Pets Pretend Play
In Puggles, the curriculum for two-year-olds we use in our AWANA program, a great deal of time is spend exploring
Read more.
Creation Story for Kids Play Activity
This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive compensation.
Read more.
How does a Young Child Reflect God’s Image?
It is my privilege to worship regularly young children and these experiences have caused me to reflect on how a
Read more.
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal Lesson Ideas
When teaching Bible stories to preschoolers, I try to think of elements of the story they may be naturally interested
Read more.

New Testament Ideas

 

Living Life in Transition…
I have been avoiding this post hoping for more clarity and direction…but since I don’t think that is going to
Read more.
Wordless Book Story Bag Craft for Kids
This wordless book craft creates a fun sensory learning experience and doubles as a take home story bag that children
Read more.
Why Children Matter to God and Why That Matters to You
Children matter to God. God has a heart for children and we need to take seriously the message of the
Read more.
how to discipline children without crushing their spirit
How to Discipline Children Without Crushing Their Spirit
  This is the second installment in my series, What the Bible says about children.  If you missed the first
Read more.
Your Children Are a Gift from God, Now What?
Children are a gift from god, but how should that impact how you parent? Find out what the Bible says
Read more.
Completing Whole30 as a family
8 Surprising Ways Surviving Whole30 is Changing our Family
Our family is halfway through a Whole30 challenge and for the most part we are thriving!  If you aren’t familiar
Read more.
One Ministry Shift that will Help You Reach Kids More Effectively
What is the one ministry shift you can make to more effectively reach children?  It isn’t super fun or glamorous
Read more.
6 Reasons Christian Parents Need to Stop Parenting Out of Fear
Sometimes I wish there was a formula for spiritual formation and discipleship that guaranteed that my children would respond to
Read more.
Children's Prayers
How to Make Prayer Prompts That Motivate and Focus Children’s Prayers
A Vision for Children’s Prayers How do you model prayer to young children? I spend a lot of time worshipping
Read more.
Play based lesson ideas for Jesus feeds 5000
Jesus Feeds the 5000 Play Based Lesson ideas
Jesus feeds the 5000.  It’s one of my favorite Bible stories.  Jesus has been teaching all day and the people
Read more.
The Lord's prayer storytelling basket
The Lord’s Prayer Lesson
Follow my blog with Bloglovin I made this storytelling basket to teach the Lord’s prayer to a group of 1st
Read more.
Reflective children's ministry
Reflective Children’s Ministry
Follow my blog with Bloglovin The tagline for this blog is…Reflective Children’s Ministry and since I totally made up that
Read more.
Joseph's coat Joseph Sunday school lesson
Joseph Bible Box Lesson for two-year-olds
This Joseph Bible Box lesson was made for two and early three-year-olds and can be used for a Joseph Sunday
Read more.
sunday school Teaching Two-year-olds
Teaching Two-Year-Olds: A Children’s Ministry Challenge
When trying to find volunteers, I have been tempted to refer to the two-year-old age group as the black hole
Read more.
Christ Centered Valentine's Day idea Jesus loves me Fizzy hearts
Christ Centered Valentine’s Day Idea: Jesus loves me fizzy hearts
Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly.  If you are looking for a Christ centered Valentine’s Day idea that you can do
Read more.
connecting to God through wondering
Why Wondering helps Children in Connecting to God and the Bible
As Children’s ministry people, we deeply value the discipleship of children and want them to apply the truths of the
Read more.
Parable of the Good shepherd craft idea
Parable of the Good Shepherd Storytelling Kits
We made these take home storytelling kits for the Parable of the good shepherd last week in AWANA Cubbies The
Read more.
Preschool Missions project ideas
Button Flower Bouquet Kids Service Project
Here is a fun and simple kids service project great for preschool children that can brighten someone’s day!  We made
Read more.
Montessori continent boxes missions lesson
How to Create Montessori Continent Boxes to teach kids about Missions
What are Continent Boxes? Continent Boxes are a Montessori teaching tool used to teach children geography.  They are boxes (bags,
Read more.
Process Art Children's spiritual development
Using Process Art to Encourage Children’s Spiritual Development
Understanding the value of process over product is important when teaching for spiritual growth. After all, spiritual growth is in
Read more.
Nesting Box Missions Craft
Nesting Box Missions Craft for Kids
This nesting box missions craft is a great way to help children understand how serving Jesus at home connects with
Read more.
Learning Engagement: The Key to Children’s Ministry that goes beyond Entertainment
"Church should never be boring." "Make your children's ministry the best hour of every kids' week." "If kids are having
Read more.
Preschool Missions Activities
Preschool Missions Activities
I recently taught an eight week lesson series on missions to our preschool Sunday school class. Why do missions activities
Read more.
Reggio Emilia and Children's spirituality
What is Reggio Emilia? The Reggio Approach and Children’s Ministry
Reggio Emilia is an approach to early childhood education that began in and around Reggio Emilia Italy after World War
Read more.
Open Ended Christmas Activities for Kids
Christmas Activities for kids- Loose Parts Nativity Scenes
Are you looking for open ended Christmas activities for kids?  Here is a creative Christmas invitation to play with materials
Read more.
Top children's ministry blogs to inspire your ministry
10 Totally Inspiring Children’s Ministry Blogs
  There are so many creative souls out there that have a heart for introducing children to Jesus Christ and
Read more.
Elijah and Elisha Sunday School Lesson
Elijah and Elisha Lesson Ideas- Fiery Chariot Story
Sometimes I get brave enough to do something really messy during Sunday school.  This idea for teaching the Elijah and
Read more.
Learning through Play How children use Godly Play Materials
Learning through Play: How Children Use Godly Play Materials
The Godly Play approach encourages learning through play, but what does this learning look like in action?  It is often
Read more.
It must be God’s chair…
Our family stopped at an apple orchard while visiting Michigan last week.  At the orchard there was this giant chair
Read more.
Servanthood- teaching kids empathy as a foundation to service
Servanthood | Teaching Kids Empathy
Jesus calls us to a life of servanthood.  Servanthood isn’t just kindness–it’s a kind of selflessness that is only possible
Read more.
Handling Faith Misunderstandings with Children
Family meal times are a priority in our home as is prayer before each meals.  I must admit that the
Read more.
Bible storytelling Entering God's stories
Bible Storytelling: Learning to Enter the Story
Motivation for better Bible storytelling for kids… Because children learn so powerfully through story, Bible storytelling should be one of
Read more.
Jesus Calms the Storm- Preschool Lesson
Lesson ideas for Jesus Calms the Storm for preschool aged children. Can't wait to try the chalk drawing on black
Read more.
Teaching Bible Stories for kids without a Big Idea
Bible Stories for Kids: A New Approach to Lesson Planning
Most children’s Bible curriculum teach Bible stories for kids by telling the Bible story and crafting a Bible truth into
Read more.
Godly Play Art Shelves
We have been on a Godly Play journey for about a year and I am loving it.  But I still
Read more.
Parable of the Good Shepherd Process Art
When planning Bible lesson activities for children, I am perhaps a Pinterest addict…check out my Pinterest boards for proof.  I
Read more.
Creation Activities for kids: Small World Play
A simple piece of felt, plastic animals and trees, and wooden peg people become an open invitation to small world
Read more.
Jesus and Zacchaeus Lesson Ideas
    We have been following the lessons from Young Children and Worship for Lent this year.  The series is
Read more.
David and Goliath Lesson
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on one of the product links, I receive compensation.
Read more.
Jesus Loves the Little Children Lesson
    Our lesson this week was Jesus loves the little children and we shared the story of Jesus welcoming
Read more.
Sand Play for 10 Plagues Story
Out desert box just got invaded by bugs—albeit plastic ones, but lots of creepy things to help the children learn
Read more.
Nicodemus visits Jesus at night in felt.
This morning at church I was running about and nearly missed seeing these precious works of art created by the
Read more.
Noah's Ark Bible Lesson. The Great Flood Rain in a Jar activity
Noah’s Ark Bible Lesson: Rain Jars
I love, love, love when I can tie together hands on science lessons with Bible content!  For our Noah’s Ark
Read more.
Noah's Ark Sunday School Lesson Rainbow Promise
Noah’s Ark Sunday School Lesson: God’s Rainbow
I picked up a whole box of brightly colored buttons at a second hand store–so when our AWANA Cubbies lesson
Read more.
Crossing the Jordan: A Retelling with Blue Jello and Candy
After seeing this activity show up in my Pinterest feed used with the story of Moses Crossing the Red Sea,
Read more.
Make Washi Tape Trumpets for Jericho Story
Any retelling of the Battle of Jericho wouldn’t be quite complete without creating a trumpet of some sort to represent
Read more.
Creating Stone Memorials for Crossing the Jordan Story
Invitation to create and explore using stones in response to Bible story from Joshua chapter 4 where the Israelites created
Read more.
Word Art Project to Aid Scripture Memory
To help the children at our Vacation Bible School memorize and reflect on our theme verse, Joshua 1:9, I set
Read more.
A Weekend Vacation Bible School Experiment
Today our church wrapped up our first ever weekend Vacation Bible School event and I am feeling pretty good about
Read more.
God Made Pets Pretend Play
In Puggles, the curriculum for two-year-olds we use in our AWANA program, a great deal of time is spend exploring
Read more.
Creation Story for Kids Play Activity
This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive compensation.
Read more.
How does a Young Child Reflect God’s Image?
It is my privilege to worship regularly young children and these experiences have caused me to reflect on how a
Read more.
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal Lesson Ideas
When teaching Bible stories to preschoolers, I try to think of elements of the story they may be naturally interested
Read more.