Communion Projects for Children
Karen Holford explores the meaning of Communion and how children relate to this service. We often think Communion means the service where we eat Communion bread and drink a small glass of grape juice, but Communion is about belonging together, sharing, and...
ECE Be Like Jesus Companion
This web resource has printable lesson plans, videos, stories, and activity suggestions for parents or teachers. Topics include Honesty, Love, Acceptance, Obedience, Respect, Trust, Giving, Joy/Happiness, Perseverance, Responsibility, Caring, and Sharing....
Encouraging Spiritual Growth Through the Use of the Journey Metaphor
The concept of pilgrimage aptly illustrates the Christian journey in life, seeking to grow and press on until we reach our eternal home. This article proposes using the journey metaphor in the classroom and provides many discussion questions and ideas of ways...
Fruit of the Spirit Unit
Grade 1-Grade 4
This booklet with activities and Bible verses teaches about the Fruit of the Spirit using Bible stories. includes journaling activities, a word search, and a puzzle.
Helping Your Family to Grow Spiritually
The most important gift we can give our children is the desire to love God and to follow and serve Him. Parents and teachers can help their children to become spiritually strong by setting positive examples. The children are encouraged by their parents’...
Leading a Child to Jesus - The Most Important Job in the World
"For years most of our evangelism budget has been focused on winning adults. But recent research has helped us to realise that 70-90% of adult Christians first accepted Jesus as their Saviour before the age of 13! So, it’s up to 10 times easier...
Like A Little Child
This book is written with the belief that most addictive and high-risk behaviors can be avoided if we understand and take action to support and nurture the spirituality of the young child. Research has proven that all addictions stem back to a low sense of...
Nurturing a Child’s Faith
0-2 years-Grade 12
Children learn about Jesus in different ways as they grow. Parents, teachers, and church members can help children grow closer to Jesus by nurturing their faith. Karen Holford shares development steps, strategies, and resources to make the most of each step...
A Search Institute resource for parents, offering "positive, strength-based approach to parenting that gives families small, everyday steps to raising successful kids."
Simpler Solutions for Successful Sabbath Schools
0-2 years-Grade 4
Making a children’s Sabbath School successful takes planning, resources, supportive members, creative ideas, preparation, prayer, and so much more.
Simple planning and organisation can help teachers, children, parents and the future church. Karen Holford...
Story Time Felts
Story Time Felts offers the very finest in felt board stories and visual aids for learning and open-ended play. It carries an extensive line of educational felt board story sets and non-denominational religious felts as well as dress-up dolls,including custom...
TEACH Journal: Eternal Health and Safety Issues
Inspiring spiritual nurture, this teacher note page uses the metaphor of a power cord to discuss school spiritual power. When power cords are exposed or severed, we immediately work to make the necessary repairs. How much more eagerly should we ensure our...
Teaching Children About Confession
Teaching about confession needs to be balanced by teaching about the grace and love of God, who freely forgives us each time we confess to Him. Children need to know that God can forgive any sin, and He longs to set us free from our sins. Parents and teachers...
Teaching Children to Be Intercessors - 12 Great Ideas
Karen Holford shares 12 terrific ideas for teaching children intercessory prayer through hands-on, meaningful activities. Great for the classroom or home, parents and teachers will find wonderful ways to facilitate their children's spiritual development. Find...
Teaching Children to be Thankful in Their Prayers
Thanking God is an integral part of the Christian life. Karen Holford shares 13 wonderful ideas for teaching children to give thanks in their prayers. Great for the classroom or home, parents and teachers will find creative ways to facilitate their children's...
Teaching Children to Praise
"Do you or your children struggle to know what to say when asked to pray? Is prayer time becoming routine around your house—even boring? Karen Holford has an idea. Actually she has many ideas that are guaranteed to make time with Jesus interesting,...
With Jesus in the Family - How Early Childhood Attachment Styles Influence Later Relationships, Both with God and in the Workplace
"Attachment styles profoundly influence human relationships throughout life, including aspects of religion and the workplace. Individual educators as well as educational institutions take on parental qualities in relation to those who rely on them. Depending...
Worship in an Early Childhood Setting
In this TEACH article author Joan Hope discusses key components of worship time: prayer, music, and story. She also underlines the importance of incorporating these elements into Adventist early childhood learning centers.
Young Child Ministries
"The mission of Young Child Ministries is to assist families with young children in understanding the Biblical principles of child rearing and child guidance." This site provides resources for developing the whole child with guidance from the Bible,...