Here are some ideas to help you with your children’s church material or Sunday school lessons. If you use these suggestions as guides in preparing your material you will enhance your success rate in grabbing and holding your childrens attention.
Children’s Church Tip – KEEP LESSONS FAST-PACED!
No one has a shorter attention span than a child, so plan children’s church lessons that are short, focused, and that can include an activity each time. Students will sit and listen only for a short time before they need to move and create and let out energy, so explain the lesson to the students briefly and show them how they can turn that into a project of some sort. Then begin a hands-on activity that supplements the lesson.
You may need to plan different lessons depending on the age groups you teach; for example, if you teach very young kids and older youth in different classes, the lesson can be the same but the execution must be tweaked for each group. Older students have a longer attention span that do young children, so expand the discussion to include their thoughts and experiences before jumping into a project. With younger kids, they will learn through doing something much better than through talk.
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