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Yes…You Can Be A Pro At Speaking To Kids

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Have you ever watched someone who can capture kids’ attention and draw them into the lesson?

Not that person?  You can be.  It just takes a few key elements.  Use these and you’ll become a pro at speaking to kids.

Energy

Get excited about the lesson.  The kids will get excited when they see you excited about what you’re teaching. 

Vary your voice level from loud to a whisper.  Imagine yourself in the story you’re sharing.  Describe what you’re seeing, what you’re hearing, and what God is doing.  

Laughter

Kids love to laugh.  Have fun.  Tell jokes.  Bring humor into your teaching. 

Graphics

Create simple slides to go along with your lesson.  Use lots of pictures and keep the text to a minimum.  Kids hear with their eyes.  

Keep it Short

Kids have short attention spans. (adults do too – they just hide it better) Keep your lesson to 10 minutes or less.

What are some other tips for speaking to kids?  Share them with us in the comment below. 

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About the Author

Dale Hudson is the Director of Children's Ministry at Christ Fellowship Church in South Florida. He has been in children's ministry for over 25 years. He was named one of the top 20 most influential people in children's ministry. He is the co-author of 5 books. He writes daily about his children's ministry journey at www.relevantchildrensministry.com.