Tips for an Effective
Start with prayer because of the promise
in Proverbs 3:6 -- "In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."
Keep the Master Drawing visible as an
If you colored a student sheet in
advance, show it to your students to encourage them to do their best work.
Younger students may need to color a
copy of the Master Drawing as you teach the lesson, you might want to fill in part of the Student Sheet
before you make copies for them, or use the K-3 curriculum that matches the 4-A as closely as
You draw first and then read the
comments related to the drawing. The students draw after you!
Coloring is important to the process,
but it might distract students from listening, perhaps do it during "Application for Life" questions at the
Honor the Word by reading directly from
the Bible as much as possible. The students should look up verses to read as welll.
Through out the day, discuss what you
are learning and let the students share their thoughts.
Review is always good, but we recommend
you keep it light. A colored Master Drawing may be cut into simple puzzle pieces and as students answer
review questions correctly, they can add a piece to the puzzle.
Key verses can be used as devotional studies or memory
You may want students to read an
age-appropriate portion of the book of the Bible being discussed before or after the lesson.
"PICTURE SMART BIBLE Student Test and Answer Key" is available to check student's understanding and
retention. It is recommended for middle school students and above.
"These words which I command you today shall
be in your hearts.
You shall teach them diligently to your children."