Who's your audience? Effective lessons are geared to and connect with learners where they are. This question applies to family Bible study leaders, Children's Ministers, homeschool moms and dads, Sunday school teachers, AWANA leaders, church volunteers, childcare workers, and nursery workers. I led a breakout during a children's ministry leader training at my church the last Saturday in February. This is a little of what I shared. I hope it blesses you and your church.
Short Attention Spans
Be sensitive to when it’s time to change the activity.
Keep Bible lessons short and too the point. Still, it’s important to answer kids questions as they are exploring Bible truths. It’s a balancing act.
Change up the pace. Alternate quiet, “sit still” times with active times (like crafts, games, music, or projects).
Change your plan as needed. It may be a “high energy day.” Be ready to adapt.