First Look: Preschool Bible Story Video

Zip for Kids: Preschool mirrors the same Bible content provided for older kids. And just like Zip for Kids, the preschool component gives teachers options for ways to tell the Bible story each day. One of those options is video. There are ten Bible Story videos included in Zip for Kids: Preschool, five for the Old Testament and five for New Testament. Each video is stylistically different, giving the teacher variety and flexibility in choosing how to present the Bible story. Check out this ... Continue Reading

6 Things You Need to Know About Teaching Preschoolers

Teaching preschoolers is THE BEST! No, seriously. It really is! There's something incredibly rewarding about rooting spiritual truths in the minds and hearts of young children and then watching the ways they so naturally apply them to their every day lives. If you're gearing up to teach babies, 1s, 2s, 3s, Pre-K, or kindergartners this summer in VBS, here are 6 things you need to know about teaching preschoolers.   If you don’t have a plan, THEY will! Preschoolers are hands-on, ... Continue Reading

Freebie Friday

Who's ready for a giveaway??? Last week we asked you to tell us the special skills your watch would have if you were a real special agent. Your answers did not disappoint! From seeing through walls to teleporting (to get all that VBS Director work done!) to a Scripture app to a Needometer that would allow a director to know what people need, there were a ton of fun answers! Our randomly selected winner said she would record clues with her special agent watch! This week is another great ... Continue Reading

How Do YOU Tell a Bible Story?

The Bible content for Zip for Kids 2014 focuses on five attributes of God—God is loving, eternal, omnipresent, faithful, and trustworthy. Each attribute is illustrated through an Old Testament example and a New Testament example. Every single element of a Zip for Kids event (Bible study, worship, track times, etc.) ties back to these 10 Bible stories. So how do you want to introduce kids to these 10 amazing Bible stories? Do you want to present the Bible story during large group? Small group? ... Continue Reading