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Introducing Kidology Theorems

Introducing Kidology Theorems
Before the website, Kidology started with the launch of my first book, The Kidology Handbook – then came the Kidology University Conference (we did 15 in 3 states!), and then the website in 1994. It all began with the Study of Kidology – studying how kids think, relate, communicate and learn – and their world! For over 25 years Kidology has grown, the Handbook has been updated, the website has grown, new resources and curriculum have been added, but the study of kids has never stopped! For 2022 I’m returning to that initial focus with a weekly THEOREM on the...

Kids Need Practical LIFE SKILLS

Kids Need Practical LIFE SKILLS
Kids don’t need FLUFF, they need HELP navigating this challenging world. I can’t resist sharing this SNEAK PEEK at the next series ROCK SOLID! It’s going to have some AMAZINGLY PRACTICAL LIFE SKILLS for kids! (That adults could benefit from too, honestly.) How to read the Bible, how to pray, choosing friends, restoring broken friendships, and so much more. REAL SKILLS for REAL LIFE. Kidology.org/rocksolid – READY NOW for January and February, FREE for Kidology All Access Members. Here is a glimpse into some of the practical lessons the kids will be learning in the ROCK SOLID series: How to...

KidCheck Introduces Roster Check-In

KidCheck Introduces Roster Check-In
You will LOVE Roster Check-in! Why? When I was over both kids and youth for a season while our church was looking for a youth pastor, I quickly recognized that our youth ministry was not as secure as the kids’ ministry. Teens were coming and going and guests were not being registered. I was worried that a parent was going to show up asking where their child was and I would end up responding with a dumb look on my face. Knowing teens will be teens, I was worried that youth group could be used by a savvy kid as...

Kids Church Rules and Rewards

Kids Church Rules and Rewards
I like to keep rules light-hearted and fun, but effective. So for my outdoor themed children’s church, The Outpost, I use Trail Tips and every service a “Super Adventurer” is chosen and awarded who best follows these tips. Here is what the Tips and Certificate look like. The Tips: The Certificate: Over on Kidology, All Access members get full sized samples they can use to modify to fit their ministry as well as ones with Karl’s logos and name removed. Check it out at Kidology.org/trailtips

100 Ways to Show Your Kids LOVE!

100 Ways to Show Your Kids LOVE!
Here are 100 EASY (and FUN) ways to show your kid you LOVE them!   1. Say “I love you” often. 2. Say “I like you” as well. (Like is optional!) 3. Pay attention to them when they are talking to you. 4. Sit with them and read stories together. 5. Ask what the best part of their day has been. 6. Sing worship songs with them. 7. Play along with them, whether it is blocks, coloring or video games. 8. Read a Bible Story together. 9. Tell them that you love them no matter what. 10. If you are...

The Ultimate Jesus Action Figure

The Ultimate Jesus Action Figure
The Ultimate Jesus Action Figure! A friend of mine made this, Cristopher Osorino, and sent me pictures. Y’all know I created Toyboxtales.com and have DVD’s of Bible Stories told with action figures and newer ones on PastorKarl.com – but this was just so amazing. Here is his Here’s is hia “recipe” if anyone is willing to make me one: (Note the wounds on his hands and feet.) From Hasbro Marvel Legends: – Namor the Sub-Mariner (body) – Malekith (hair) From DC Multiverse – White Knight Azrael And the tunic he has I got from some old McFarlane figure from spawn...