- focus attention
- make children think
- revise the lesson and help determine what kids know
- arouse curiosity and stimulate interest (especially if questioning occurs as a lead-in to a lesson)
- review and consolidate the story/lesson
- identify any misconceptions
- reflect on learning and help kids apply the Bible lesson and concepts
Your questions don't have to be too complex but it's a good idea to begin with some questions relating to simple facts and progress to higher level questioning requiring thinking and applying to real-life situations.
Make it exciting. Use visuals in your question and review time as much as any other part of your lesson. Include action whenever possible; complete some activity or compete in some skill, game or relay event to earn the next question.
I've included a very simple Spot-the-Difference activity that may be used to review the Daniel and the lions story. The concept is simple: ask a question relating to the story to earn points for the team. A correct answer also gives them the opportunity to earn extra points by spotting a difference on the powerpoint slide. Clicking on a correct part of the image results in the points awarded flashing up on-screen. The Spot the Difference powerpoint is available to download below.