Zip Tip: Planning for Preschool

Did you know that the Zip line of curriculum includes a preschool component? Do you have preschoolers that need to be engaged during the Summer, on Wednesday night, or just about any other time? Check out Zip for Preschool. It just might be the answer to all life's problems! (well, maybe not, but it will definitely be a start) Here are a few tips to get you started on the right foot. For more details be sure to check out Zip Preschool. Determine your Target Group—how many kids will you have ... Continue Reading

Mission Project for 2014

As many of you are gearing up for VBS 2014, you maybe wondering how you make missions truly relatable to kids. Each year we offer ideas for a missions project in our VBS curriculum, this year we have partnered with the North American Mission Board and their Send North America initiative. While this project may seem a little hard for children to grasp, we believe that churches can help kids become connected and involved in many ways. Here are a few Teach kids the gospel. Kids need to understand ... Continue Reading

Help! He's On the Wrong Track

There's always that one child sitting with arms crossed and that "you can't make me" look on his face. This track wasn't his first choice, possibly it was not even his second or third choice. But here you are face to face, what do you do? Don't worry this can be redeemed and all is not lost. Use these tips to engage all the kids in your track time. Acknowledge the child's disappointment if this was not his first choice. It's okay to be disappointed, but don't let him camp out there. This track ... Continue Reading

Zip Tip: Getting Kids' Attention

We all know that feeling when it seems like we are herding cats instead of teaching kids. Somedays the barometric pressure is just off and the kids seem to run wild. Or you wonder if you are even speaking out loud. Well, don't waste time and energy trying to get those cats', I means kids' attention. Try these handy tips for quickly restoring calm and order to the room. In a normal volume say: "If you can hear me touch your nose. If you can hear me touch your elbow." Continue with a few ... Continue Reading