Kids are an amazing gift from God, but He didn’t hand them over to us without a catch: we have to teach them all about Christ so that they can get back into Heaven! It’s a big job, but I know we can do it! Here are my top 5 tips for getting Christ into the kiddos.
#1: Use Singing, Dancing, Role-play, and Hand Gestures
It worked when I was a kid, and it works now. Getting them involved in any way you can, whether that be in singing songs like “This Little Light of Mine” or creating a play mimicking David and Goliath, they will be more interested and willing to learn.
#2: Make Crafts, and Do Hands on Activities
Go outside, and explain the story of creation through the things you find. Talk about the moon and the sun, and maybe make puppets based off of their favourite characters of the Bible. Have fun, and let them take the ropes after you get them started.
#3: Memorize Bible Verses Together
Pick short, meaningful Bible verses to memorize with the children. Ones involving God’s mercy or His laws work great, but allow them to choose which one they want to use, since it’ll be more fun for them, especially at first. I use memorizer to memorize things! Add hand gestures and pictures to help them memorize each word in order.
#4: Do a Child-Based Bible Study
Use a Bible study meant for children, or make one using a simple story. Jonah, Noah’s Ark, and the story of Jesus’ birth are all great ones! Introduce verses to memorize, pages to colour, and songs to sing. Just like a miniature VBS, make it fun for them! Consider it a retreat!
#5: Let Them Ask Questions
It’s the best way to learn. Let them guide you, and help them understand as you go along. Make sure they know they can ask as many questions as they want, and to ask if they need help or are confused. It really helps, and as far as I’m aware, there are no bad questions!