Teaching Tip of the Week
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The flannelboard is an old but effective teaching aid. Some publishers,
including CEF Press, publish visualized lessons made specifically for the
flannelboard. But what if a visual aid that you need is not included in the
material? Something like wordstrips, pictures or even symbols for your lesson
or review game?
Why not make your own?
For example: You are going to teach John 3:16 as your scripture
memory verse at club or Sunday school.
1. Just type out the verse in your word processor. (You don't even need fancy
software.) Make the letters big enough to be easily read by the students from
where they will be seated. Leave at least an inch between the lines.
2. Print the verse. Try different colored paper for variety. But make
sure the verse is readable. (Black letters on yellow is the most readable
3. Using spray glue, a glue stick or rubber cement, glue paper towel to the
back of the verse. Make sure it is the thick kind or it may not stick to the
4. Cut the verse in between the lines into strips that can be placed one
at a time on the flannelboard. A paper cutter is nice, but scissors are
Congratulations, you have now made your own visualized memory verse to help
your students memorize this week's verse!
Get creative! Make symbols Like a round gold circle, a dark heart, red
cross and tomb and a clean heart to emphasize the gospel points during your
Bible lesson. Share ideas of visuals you can make on the computer and we
will pass them on to others reading the page.
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