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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S BIBLE LESSONS


Where did you get the title for this curriculum?

Our weekly children's curriculum is entitled Discovering God on Route 66 because children can study at least one lesson from each of the 66 books in the Bible!  All of God's Word is powerful!  Lesson selections are prayerfully made by looking at the main focus from each of the books.  The goal is that children will "discover" through many methods of learning that God has a plan for their lives - and they can find it in the Bible!

When can these lessons be taught?
Lessons are great for any day of the week that your children are gathered together for about 1 hour!  That could be Sunday School, Children's Church, a Wednesday night program, etc.  Because this program started out in children's church, that is how most churches use it.

Also, there is no specific time of the year that you need to begin.  The curriculum follows the books of the Bible and thus is not limited to certain times of the year to be workable.

What age group does this curriculum work best with?
This curriculum is geared toward children in the first through the fifth grades.  There is some reading involved with each lesson because children read the Bible each week and many times they read words from Bible verses for the games.  First graders tend to do great and I have seen them get excited about learning to read well enough to volunteer to read a Bible verse.

My church and other churches have allowed Kindergartners to attend if they are well behaved children.  However, if possible, I would recommend not allowing children younger than the first grade!  Give those little brothers and sisters something to look forward to when they get older!!

What are FUNSHEETS?
FUNSHEETS are creative papers that are sent home with the children.  They may be a basic word search or maze or code - OR - a task to do at home to show love or a chance to retell the story the teacher told in class with some props or a game to reemphasize a Bible verse!

The goal is to assist parents in talking with their children about what they are learning!  Typically, parents ask, "What did you learn today?"  Children respond with "Nothing" or "About Jesus".  Parents can look at the FUNSHEET and as they help their child to complete the paper, they can ask more thought provoking questions.  My prayer is that this could be an encouraging time of spiritual growth and insight!  

How often do you have puppet shows, dramas, games, or crafts?
With each quarter's worth of lessons there are about 2 or 3 crafts, 1 or 2 puppet shows, and 1 or 2 dramas.  Puppet shows can easily be presented as dramas.  Almost all the lesson that don't have a craft or major demonstration have a game included.   So that's about 9 out of the 13 lessons that will have games.  But it all varies from quarter to quarter.

Do we need to purchase items separately?
Puppet scripts and dramas are included.  Craft directions are included, you'll just need to shop somewhere like Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby to buy supplies.  Song suggestions are made, but you'll need to purchase CD's or tapes or have a guest come in with a guitar!!  (I don't sell any additional materials or "kits".  I try to make it so that you can go with what you have.)

For each quarter of lessons, I will send you a list of upcoming needs such as magnets or foam board or even a special guest or song idea.  The first quarter probably has the most needs since there are items that are made that are used again in other lessons later.

Why are there only 10 Quarters worth of lessons listed on this web site?
I've been teaching these lessons for about 12 years.  The first time I started writing the lessons, many of them were simply scribbled on papers.  Then, we moved to a new state that's not part of the "Bible Belt".  I met children who had never seen a Bible and kids who thought Bible stories were just made up like Cinderella.  All that is to say, that the reason all the lessons aren't listed yet is because I list them (a quarter at a time) as I revise them, add additional lessons, and teach them again.

When will the Old Testament Lessons be made available?
Spring 2013.  They will be listed one quarter at a time.  There will be 6 quarters worth of Old Testament lessons.

If the lessons last 4 years, what do I do with 5 years worth of children?
In this case, you will need to add about 10 additional lessons each year.  That is actually not too difficult.  You can extend some lessons to 2 weeks.  You can teach special lessons for Motherís Day, Christmas, Easter, end of school, etc. Also, we often do review lessons each quarter.  We play favorite games and review verses and stories.

Another option is to use a different plan for the summer months.  Our church has bought VBS material and divided the 5 lessons into 10 lessons for a great summer!

What happens after we have used the lessons for 4 years?
You will be amazed at how quickly time can go by before you're ready to teach the same lessons again!!  I save games, craft examples, etc. in plastic Ziploc bags and label them with the lesson number.  Extra papers and printouts are placed in labeled folders.  Then, I file all of year #1 for example, in a plastic portable file box. 

It's so encouraging to know that the fruit of the hard work put in by the teachers can be beneficial years later.  I'm sure most companies would think that this process is not "business smart" - but my goal is to teach kids the Bible and how to live it!

Could these lessons be used with single grade groups rather than combination groups?
Of course!   If you like, each grade (say 1st - 5th) could start out with the same lessons.  Then, the next year, grade 1 would teach those same lessons again.  Meanwhile, grades 2 -5 would go through the second year.  In the third year, grades 1 and 2 could repeat years 1 and 2 while grades 3 - 5 are taught year 3.  And keep going in this same manner.  This would greatly simplify lesson planning for the teachers!

Are lessons easy enough for our small church?
Yes.  My small church - just over 100 attendees - meets in a high school!  That means we have to set up the room every week and make sure it is put back perfectly!  We keep basic craft supplies, Bibles, and candy in plastic crates on my son's old red wagon!

We rotate 2 teachers each week for a month.  The lessons work out great!!

How many children do you recommend to meet in one group?
This curriculum is well suited for a group from 6 children to 60 children.  If you have 30 or more children, I suggest that you divide the children into 2 groups.  It's very difficult to give a lot of individual attention when the size reaches more than 30 children.  Remember, children will learn more by your showing them love by listening, knowing their names, spending time with them, etc. than the actual lessons!

Can I preview a lesson?
You can take a look at part of Lesson #5 at http://www.stuff4church.org/Free%20Lesson.htm.  If you would like a free copy of this entire lesson, please email Nancy your name and church name to .  My hope and prayer is that you will teach this lesson and lead children to become Christians!!

How do I order a lesson?
Look over the descriptions for each lesson.  Register*.  Next, email Nancy at with a request for the lessons you are interested in purchasing.  Each individual lesson costs $7.  Or, save money and buy a consecutive 13-week group for only $75.

I will then email you an invoice from PayPal.  OR let me know that you prefer to call with a credit card number or if you prefer to send a check.

Lessons are emailed after payment is made by credit card at PayPal, by phone, or check is mailed.

*Registration takes only a few minutes.  None of your information will ever be sold or "loaned" to any other company of any type!!