About Me

Hi, I’m Nathan Johnson and this is where I get to be all geeked out on Sunday School Lessons for elementary kids.


I’ve been teaching Sunday School for 15 years and I love it. I started out in a 4 year-old class and have since moved to teach elementary kids. I really enjoy teaching and it has become something way bigger for me than simply what I do for 15 minutes every Sunday.

I guess you could say I’ve always had a passion for teaching. In fact, I’ve literally grown up listening to great preachers. My dad would take me to different churches all over the East Coast when I was young and as a result I now enjoy listening to great teachers. For this reason I have probably heard THOUSANDS more sermons than most people who go to church on a regular basis.

So I figured…why not share with others whatever I’ve been able to learn from some of the great communicators I’ve heard?

On this site, I’m taking everything I’ve learned about what keeps MY interest and applying it to Sunday School lessons for elementary kids. If the lesson will keep me awake, maybe it will keep them awake too!

So far, the results are promising!

If you believe a lot of traditional Sunday School lessons are rather boring and not very creatively prepared to keep kids’ attention then I want you to check out one of mine.

I believe these lessons will do more than just regurgitate a Bible story. I believe these lessons have a chance to capture an elementary kid’s attention and help them see just how amazing God’s story is.

Come along with me on this crazy ride, and let’s figure out how to teach kids in a way that fascinates them and pushes them in the direction of our loving Heavenly Father.

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7 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Loved your article about Sunday school teachers feeling so bad… it's all so true!  I teach 2/3 grade and my husband teaches 4/5 grade.  We both cannot stand the curriculums we have used in the past, often spending many hours redoing and reworking it.  This year we have, with the blessing of our children's ministry director, decided to create our own on a two year cycle.  Thanks for this website which is encouraging me in this endeavor!

  2. I appreciate your object lesson on faith. You are right–using sitting on a chair as an example of faith is lame! Actually, it doesn’t take faith to trust that a chair will hold you up. All it takes is observing that all chairs one has seen hold people up, then generalizing that this specific chair, too, will hold a person. This is more akin to science than to faith, don’t you think? True faith is like the blindfolded child in your lesson. Trust and obey!

  3. Great site! Just used the “walk on eggs” object lesson and it worked great! Several of the kids wanted to try it, and none of the eggs cracked 🙂

  4. HI, Nathan!
    I came across your lessons today. I was watching the object lessons. I like the one with the clear liquids, the dark liquid (sin) and how Christ (clear liquid) washes away our sin. But, I really don’t know how that is done. The video doesn’t explain it. Is that information you are wiling to share?


    1. Hey Todd!

      The liquids are as follows:

      You = plain tap water
      Sin= water and iodine
      Christ= water and bleach

  5. Patrick Mathendu

    Thank you very much Nathan for reaching me with much help. I am in the Open Gate Church in Mombasa and we have many children and teachers who are doing a good job although we have been struggling with teaching materials. The church is relatively young and we do not have a website yet. I have so much to do in church but my focus is on the children ministry. I will come to you again and again for help, Kindly bear with us.
    Every blessing,

  6. Hi,
    Just landed on this and I love it.
    I am in children’s Ministry and I believe this is good
    Thank you and God bless you

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