Apr 5, 2013

How to Make the Bible Come Alive for Kids

Dan Johnson makes history come alive for his students.  Watch the video below and pick up some great ideas for making the Bible come alive for the kids you minister to.  The ideas I gleaned from him are listed below.  Feel free to share your ideas and thoughts in the comment section.

  1. Engage all senses.  He even used kerosene lamps to engage the sense of smell.
  2. Create experiences instead of just dishing out facts and figures.
  3. Make it interesting.  Kids quickly know the difference between interesting and boring.
  4. Take them there by re-creating the environment.  It doesn't have to be elaborate.  Using a few simple props makes a difference.  This will jump start kids' imaginations.
  5. Kids will only get as excited about the lesson as you are.


The last point is the truest of all. A teacher, armed with very little in the way of resources or props, can deliver life-changing, memorable lessons with enthusiasm. If a teacher sees the story in his/head, is excited about God's Word, and enthusiastically communicates it, God will see to it that those kids remember what they learned. Good word, Dale!
Rob Brooks

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