About

Hello to you all! I am so excited to be able to share ideas for teaching kids’ Bible classes. I am a member of the church of Christ in Denver, CO.

Teaching children’s Bible classes has always been my passion. I love God, His word and kids! I have taught all ages through the years. The last 35 or so have focused on teaching the Old Testament to elementary age children.

If you live within a reasonable driving distance from Denver and would like to have a kids’ Bible class teacher workshop, please contact me at mtnkathy.petrillo@gmail.com or 303-552-7119.

The primary responsibility of teaching children about God is found within each child’s home. The role of a kids’ Bible class teacher is to reinforce or complement what is taught in the home. Teachers don’t have the luxury of teaching God’s word to kids when we sit in our house, when we walk by the way, when we lie down and when we rise up as Deut. 6:7 commands. Bible class teachers usually have only one or two class sessions each week that are less than an hour. Therefore, we must maximize our limited time using effective lesson planning, engaging visual aids, interesting activities, meaningful songs, and so much more!

 

My first teaching experience was when I was 17 years old. One of our elder’s wives sat very patiently in the classroom with me as I trudged through each class period. The children were very well behaved even though I, as the teacher, wasn’t all that great. I was not deterred, however, because I knew I wanted to succeed at teaching kids’ Bible classes. Fast forward 50 years and here I am sharing experience and ideas garnered since that first feeble teaching effort.

May God bless you as you serve him!

Kathy Petrillo

Acknowledgements go to the following:

  • FreeBibleImages.org allows their images to be used freely as long as they are not sold.
  • I have been given permission to digitize and reproduce materials published by Jana Smith and Beverly Scott known as the Imaginality series. They are no longer available for purchase anywhere.
  • Many of my teaching materials have been gathered and altered over almost half of a century. I simply do not remember the sources they may have come from. Therefore, I am unable to give credit where credit is due. If you are aware of any source used on this website that is not listed, please let me know so I can make proper acknowledgments.

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