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Teaching a Children's Bible Class

Updated on July 12, 2011

Teaching a Children's Bible Class

Children as young as 6-9 months old can sit in booster seats and learn the Bible being taught in a classroom setting. This starts them early on the way to learning God’s word and following God’s principals for the rest of their lives. This is better than just letting them play in the a nursery til they get old enough for a class.

Class doesn’t have to be rigid and you must be flexible from your lesson plan and have alternate activities on hand. Sometimes they are just too fussy to sit and you have to allow them play time on the floor where you can do floor activities. You can’t expect them to sit still during class and then sit through a service quietly, that is impossible for young children.

It is always best to have a helper when you teach young children. If one gets fussy they can help take care of that one while you continue to teach and the children are familiar with you both in case you can’t be there for some reason, they will have a familiar face in class.

Class content has to be kept simple and teach only the basics. What is the Bible, (God’s word), spell B-I-B-L-E, love the Bible, who created the world (God), Noah’s ark with the animals (great song is Good Ole Noah built and Ark to the tune of Old Macdonald). Teach them God made them and their families, hold up a mirror and sing “name” came to class. There are plenty of children’s songs for them to learn.

You can also teach them to pray, bow heads and fold hands. Nothing is more precious than 6-9 month olds praying to God. Teaching them to give to God is also a good idea, pass a basket and play money. Praise - lots of praise when they follow directions.

When teaching about creation use props such as an eye dropper to drop water drop on their hands teaching them about God made water, artificial flowers for God made flowers, artificial fruit and empty plastic food containers for God made food and anything else they can hold and associate with God’s creation.

Attending class early not only gets them used to the classroom idea it also gives them a chance to learn something about God. Keep the same lesson plan for the whole year and add very little as their minds are expanding however repetition is the key to getting them to retain it at that age.

Songs are very important and they love huge gestures. Jesus Loves Me is a wonderful one to start with. God’s creation songs, God’s love songs, any simple songs you know exemplifying God is wonderful to teach.

You will receive great enjoyment and gratification teaching children about God. There is no greater reward than when they come up to you years later and remember something that you taught them, and no greater joy when they come in class and remember something you taught them from the previous week. It is wonderful to see their eyes light up and smile when they sing and praise God. When they are a little older you can’t help but smile when you sing Jesus Loves Me in the main auditorium and they look for you in the crowd to smile because they know they can sing with Mom and Dad on that one and they are so proud. Please consider teaching young children and assist the parents in laying a firm foundation about God in their children’s lives.


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      Mikio 

      7 years ago

      Let children learn:

      "When the LORD your God hands these nations over to you and you conquer them, you must completely destroy them. Make no treaties with them and show them no mercy. Do not intermarry with them, and don't let your daughters and sons marry their sons and daughters. They will lead your young people away from me to worship other gods. Then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and he will destroy you." (Deuteronomy 7:1-4 NLT)

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