Tips for an Effective Lesson

    • 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 example.

    • 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 possible.

    • 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 end.

    • 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 assignments.

    • You may want students to read an age-appropriate portion of the book of the Bible being discussed before or after the lesson.

    • The "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."

    Deuteronomy 6:6,7a