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Shake Up Your Kids’ Club Nights

Shake Up Your Kids’ Club Nights Springtime activities will soon beckon children away from your church’s weekday club. Now may be the time to change your routine. You can shake up your kids’ club nights by using a little creativity. Tonya Calton of Lee’s Summit (Missouri)…
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4 Activities To Fight the Wintertime Blahs

4 Activities To Fight the Wintertime Blahs Most parts of the country are facing their coldest and wettest time of the year. With this cold, damp weather, parents and kids just don’t want to go out. At the same time, the school year is half to two-thirds…
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Plan a Kids4Truth Clubs Award Ceremony

Plan a Kids4Truth Clubs Award Ceremony Reward students who applied themselves to their memory work during the club year—hold a year-end award ceremony in front of the entire church. During this ceremony, each student who has met your criteria earns a year-end pin and certificate. Each…
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Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn: Pray!

Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn: Pray! 10th in a Series on Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn Marrena Ralph You, your knowledge, your abilities, your workers—all are imperfect. God can bless your clubs even when the people and program have weaknesses. But there is…
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Make Workers a Valuable Part of Your Teaching Team

Make Workers a Valuable Part of Your Teaching Team 9th in a Series on Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn Marrena Ralph & Jonita Barram The memory techniques you use to help children learn are key, but there is a “secret weapon” in your room that can sink…
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Use Effective Memory Techniques

Use Effective Memory Techniques 8th in a Series on Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn Marrena Ralph As you get to know the kids in your club, you get to know their unique needs, which may include help with their memory work.…
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Be Sensitive to Needs

Be Sensitive to Needs 7th in a Series on Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn Marrena Ralph Effective use of review games reinforces students’ learning. Marrena suggests tailoring games to employ the students’ various learning styles. But what about their other needs? Read…
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Use Games Effectively

Use Games Effectively 6th in a Series on Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn Marrena Ralph You are using a reward system, and that’s great. Kids enjoy being rewarded for doing well, especially in review games, especially when there’s competition! Kids4Truth…
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Use a Reward System

Use a Reward System 5th in a Series on Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn Marrena Ralph You’ve shown your students that you value God and His Word, now it’s time to show them that you value their time and effort. Someone…
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Show the Children What You Value

Show the Children What You Value 4th in a Series on Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn Marrena Ralph You have evaluated the components of a safe, inviting environment. Now it truly is time to engage with your students. In our society, people show…
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Make Your Program Special

Make Your Program Special 3rd in a Series on Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn Marrena Ralph You’ve prayed. You’ve investigated your heart and made changes. Now it’s time to teach! But wait. Before any kids arrive, make your program special. What…
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Be Excited and Zealous

Be Excited and Zealous 2nd in a Series on Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn Marrena Ralph You’ve prayed for your students and for yourself as their teacher. You’ve prayed to learn as you read the articles in this series. Now it’s time…
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Pray First: How to Engage Students and Motivate Them to Learn

Pray First: How to Engage Students and Motivate Them to Learn 1st in a Series on Engaging Children and Motivating Them to Learn Marrena Ralph He sat in the seat I wished wasn’t there—you know, that seat where the portable wall pulls out into the room and kids try to “disappear.”…
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