Include all learning styles
During the presentation of our kidmin programs and activities, it's important to include activities that will target each learning style. Yes, story-telling is important, especially for auditory learners but you will need to include visuals with banners and printed posters of the lesson, memory verse and Bible point for those who learn best with visual input.
But, include learning activities that ensure participation, such as:drama reenactment and puppets for the kids to use, actions as you learn the Bible point together, games that have a relevant teaching point.
Many, if not all, of these types of activities should be included in your program materials but it's helpful to remember the different learning styles as you present your lessons.
You can also create your own visuals, (posters, images and slides) with some of the apps that are so readily available. For a bit of fun and added interest, try creating a comic strip to highlight an upcoming event, your Bible point or memory verse.
The technique, once you've downloaded the app, is simple. Choose your layout, include your photos, add your speech bubbles and place any stickers on your design. You will need to add special effects to create the 'comic-strip' look and you can choose the degree of intensity for these effects.
It's so much fun that you might like to include the kids in creating the graphics themselves.
You'll find a number of different comic-style apps but I used 'Comic Book' for these images. Check them out, and have some fun!