Sunday School Curriculum, Resources, & Supplies

Sunday School has been used by God through the years as a means of nurturing spiritual growth in His people. It has also been a platform for outreach and assimilation of newcomers into church life. While the Sunday School programs in many churches might need to be revitalized, it still has potential to fulfill these objectives. Here are some resources to help.

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Options in Sunday School Curriculum to Fit Your Situation

  • Looking for something suitable for multiple ages in one class?

13 Very Small Group Sunday School Curriculum

13 Very ... Small Group Solutions for Kids - Standard Publishing
 
For: mixed-age classes of children ages 6 through 12

"ideal for use during adult small groups, at house churches, in Sunday school, and with evening programs in smaller churches. Sessions are geared to a range of ages, and there's almost no prep required."



All In One Sunday School Curriculum

All in One Sunday School - Group Publishing
 
For: mixed-age classes of children ages 4 through 12

"will work in any ministry, but it's especially great for smaller churches that combine classes every Sunday. Also good for large churches that combine ages during summer and for any other multi-age class setting"



All Together Now Curriculum

All Together Now by Group Publishing
 
For: mixed-age classes of children ages 4 through 12

"It's a great resource for smaller churches, midweek services, or anytime you have children of different ages together in church."


  • Looking for graded curriculum but synchronized for all ages (same Bible truth for each group)?

Answers Bible Curriculum

Answers Bible Curriculum - Answers in Genesis
 
For: Preschool, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Jr. High, High School, Adults

"a full-featured, chronological, 3-year Sunday school program. ... Each group covers Genesis through Revelation and learns the same material - but at different levels of depth - empowering exciting and easy discussion for the entire family"



Faith Weaver Curriculum

Faith Weaver NOW - Group Publishing
 
For: Infants - Toddlers & 2s, Preschool, Pre-K & Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Middle School/Jr. High, High School/Sr. High, Adults/Parents

"supports the family as the primary setting for spiritual growth by having each family member cover the same Bible story in their class. ... Learners explore the Old Testament chronologically during the summer and fall quarters. Winter and spring quarters, lessons focus on the New Testament."


  • Looking for graded curriculum with a Small Group / Large Group structure?

Living Inside Out Curriculum

Living Inside Out - Group Publishing
 
For: Preschool, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

"combines high-energy large groups and relationship-building small groups to inspire kids to live out their faith everyday, everywhere ... in front of everyone"



Grapple Preteen Curriculum

Grapple - Group Publishing
 
For: Preteens

"Dig into the real-life issues they are dealing with every day ... attention-grabbing lessons, discussion-sparking videos and access to creating your own, easy-to-use website to take Biblical learning to a whole new level (password-protected access to www.MyGrapple.com for you and anywhere between 10 to an unlimited number of users, depending on your group's size)."


  • Looking for graded curriculum that requires low preparation?

Buzz Curriculum

Buzz - Group Publishing
 
For: Preschool, Pre-K & Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6

"made for busy volunteers - sweet and simple - but still created for the faith growth that you expect from Group. If it's in the lesson, it's in the box - and lesson prep's as simple as praying for kids in the class."


  • Looking for graded curriculum with lots of active, hands-on learning?

Hands-On Bible Curriculum

Hands On Bible Curriculum - Group Publishing
 
For: Toddlers & 2s, Preschool, Pre-K & Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6

"age-appropriate, hands-on colorful, fun gizmos that lead kids straight to the heart of a Bible lesson and make it easier to remember ... teaching tools in the Learning Lab let you capture the attention of even your bounciest child!"


  • Looking for digital, online Sunday School or Small Group curriculum?

Click below for Group Publishing's Digital Curriculum

Group Live Children's Curriculum      Group Live Curriculum for 5th - 6th Grades      Group Live Junior High Curriculum      Group Live High School Curriculum      Group Live College Curriculum
 

David C. Cook provides a digital curriculum, Rio, for first through sixth grade

Rio Curriculum
 
  • Looking for DVD based curriculum?
What's in the Bible? Curriculum

  • Looking for other types of Sunday School Curriculum?
  • Bible in Life: Toddlers - Adult - by David C. Cook
    "Recognizes life needs of students and reveals biblical and practical application; Incorporates teaching methods to developmental abilities of each age group; Enables teachers to reach every student according to the individual learning styles"
  • PreSchool: PreK & K - by Gospel Light
    "Music, games, art projects, skits and other fun activities draw children to God and His love!"
  • Give Me Jesus: Grade 1-4 - by Gospel Light
    "Each session has an easy-to-follow 1-2-3 plan for teaching: Get Thinking, Get God's Word, Get Talking. In addition, every lesson has a Big Idea (why the lesson will make a difference in kids' lives) and an Action Plan (helps the teacher focus on what kids can do in this session to apply the Big Idea to Life)."
  • The Edge: Grades 5-6 - by Gospel Light
    "Small-group activities and discussions. A new design that makes it easy to lead students in creative activities and inductive Bible study."
  • HeartShaper: Toddlers - Grade 6 - by Standard Publishing
    "Children of all ages discover God's love and interact with the Bible in a way that helps them connect to God, Jesus, the church, family, and others."
  • Encounter: Teens - by Standard Publishing
    "Help teens meet God face-to-face. .. Each step of this lesson plan contains two options, allowing the teacher to choose from activities best suited to his or her teens. Options include "hands-on" activities such as drama, art, and games as well as intellectually engaging research, reporting, and discussion."
  • Lesson Quarterly: Adults - by Standard Publishing
    "takes students through a six-year plan to survey the Bible."

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May God use the Sunday School at your church to build up His people. These resources will help but always remember to seek God's wisdom for how to use these ideas in your setting to truly makes a difference.