Kid’s eyes light up when they find out they’ll be watching a video. Zip For Kids Bible story videos give kids something fun and important to focus on. Here are three reasons to love them!
1. Kids love videos!
I don’t know if you’ve seen kids sit up a little straighter and get excited when they find out they’ll be watching a video, but I have! I love to see them getting excited about hearing a Bible story and if they can associate that with a medium they already love, so much the better.
2. Sometimes I feel inadequate as a volunteer teacher.
There are some weeks and some stories that I, as a volunteer teacher, don’t feel adequate to explain to kids on their level of language and understanding. These videos do that work for a teacher. They not only tell kids the story, but also provide teachers with kid-friendly phrases and explanations that they can adopt and reiterate as the session progresses.
3. A different perspective helps.
If kids get to hear a Bible story told by the video at the beginning of a session and then hear the story reiterated by you during a review activity later, they’re hearing it several times from different perspectives.It helps them adopt those words into their hearts more effectively.
Check out the sample video below!
Have you used Zip For Kids in your church? Send us your stories and pictures to Bethany.firstname.lastname@example.org and you might just wind up on the Zip Blog!
Bethany Brown is a Production Editor for the Lifeway Church Resources VBS Team. She is a member of Hermitage Hills Baptist Church where she works with preteens and Backyard Kids Club. Bethany has seen kids ministry in many different cultures growing up in East Africa as a missionary kid. She loves helping kids learn how much they are loved and valued by God.