Visuals All Around the House u train DVD
If you’ve discovered that a picture really is worth a thousand words,then you know the value of a visual in children’s ministry (and ministry in general for that matter).
Downside to that fact:
- Visuals can get expensive.
- Ordering the props and visuals in time to arrive before the class means you’ve got to plan ahead. Which for some of us is difficult. Especially if your creativity goes into overdrive at the last minute.
- Organization is essential to save money and equip yourself with great props that facilitate the learning process.
- By planning ahead you have time to look for the best prices.
- Be creative. Use stuff you already have on hand for your visual. You can find them in the kitchen, the toy box or at your local resale shop.
And that’s my favorite kind of visuals…the ones that don’t cost any money or hardly any money. Now don’t misunderstand me, I love tricks and grand props as well, but some of my favorites are novelty items or stuff from my pantry.
Maybe you’re thinking what kind of visual can I find in those places?
It’s amazing. Visuals are all around you!
- Do you realize that anything and everything can be a visual?
Start with the end in mind.
- What do you want to teach?
- What is your goal?
- What do you want the class to take away from your teaching?
- Then what do you have that will visualize that truth?
But I realize seeing is believing.
That’s what I’ve done dozens of times in conferences all over the country. I show you how to use stuff from your pantry, your child’s toy box and thrift stores as a visual to help your students understand the principle you are trying to communicate.
Now we have produced the video from a workshop that I taught in Virginia.
So I can show you how you can save tons of money and have great visuals too.
This video is just one visual after another, that I have used to teach children. I include a brief description of how to use the object to illustrate a spiritual truth.
It will jump start your brain and get you thinking about how to use the junk, I mean wonderful treasures at your house that you’ve been hoarding…I mean saving because you are such a resourceful teacher!
This is a great video that you’ll want to share with all the teachers in your church. Use it at your churches next teacher’s meeting. Just encourage them to bring a notebook cause there’s 30 great ideas to jump start their personal creativity!
Some things to remember when using a visual.
- Can the visual be seen?
- Can it be passed around the room, so everyone can see it better? Or is it something that would cause too much distraction to pass it around?
- Do you need make a close-up video of the visual to project make it bigger?
- Can you move closer to the class, then move across so the visual is seen by everyone?
- Is the visual attractive?
- Is the visual colorful?
- Is the visual culturally relevant?
- Does the visual reinforce the message?
- Does the visual take away from the message?