Tips & Tricks

All for the Glory of God

All for the Glory of God Tips and Tricks All for the Glory of God -Susan Mackert, director CEF Southern Nevada One of the blessings of teaching children is that you must really know your stuff to be able to bring it down to their level. Last year we taught the memory verse 1 Corinthians... Read More

Positive Actions

Positive Actions Stories from CEF Positive Actions -Tim and Lisa Deam The children were cheering as the review game ended. Quickly Lisa held up her hand and said, “Show me you’re being quiet by raising your hand!” One by one, hands went up as the group quieted. Early elementary... Read More

Pretend Charaters Can Reinforce a Truth

Pretend Charaters Can Reinforce a Truth Tips and Tricks Pretend Characters Can Reinforce a Truth -Tim and Lisa Deam “Is Blueford coming today?” a second grader asked Tim during VBS. Dressed in a blue wig and mis­matched clothing, Tim portrayed a bumbling camp handy-man. Blu­eford and Lisa reviewed the Bible... Read More

Puppets Are a Tool

Puppets Are a Tool Tips and Tricks Put Puppets in Your Teaching Toolbox -Brianna Clark The children around Mary intently watched and listened as she taught about Noah and the flood. They didn’t want to miss a single word. Why? Mary was using puppets.  The children were completely... Read More

Simple Skits, Sketches and Scripture Shows

Simple Skits, Sketches and Scripture Shows Tips and Tricks Simple Skits, Sketches, and Scripture Shows -Gordon and Beki West The church was once the center of creative storytelling, including dramas designed to teach the masses about God and His Word. Even in this age of technology and major motion pictures,... Read More

Dating Defined

Dating Defined Stories from CEF Dating Defined -Carol Nolen If you teach preteens, you’ve heard giggling, flirting, and talk of who likes who. Behind all this talk are assumptions and beliefs about dating that need to be replaced. I remember a group of fourth and fifth graders where... Read More