Delwyn's 3 year "all ages" program.
designed this program because I was teaching children who ranged from 3
to 12 years of age, and the parents of the kids I was teaching
were not regular Church goers. The children had no background
Bible knowledge, and few of the parents would take the time to even
read a Bible story to their children during the week..
Sabbath school program is set our differently from what you
are used to, because I experimented with it, to cope with
a child who has severe ADHD; and I found that it worked well
for all children.
The children sit in "class" groups around tables with a teacher; at present we have a little-kids table,
a girls table and a boys table. Each table has colouring in
pencils, a box of supplies for the teacher and a weekly Bible
verse colouring page for each child to be coloured in and then put in
their Bible verse book.
An average program is as follows:
I do the singing is in the middle of the program, because I found with
the singing at the beginning, that many of the boys lost interest
before we got to the story.
activity - a game, discussion or activity based on something the kids
already know which introduces the topic or story for the day.
- Combine for the Bible story
- Return to the tables to say the Bible verse and do the colouring page.
/ Activities. While doing the craft the older groups take part
in discussions about what they can learn from the Bible story and
how it applies to their own lives.
- Conclusion & prayer.
Downloadable program and craft helps:Files are labeled according to their year, quarter and week. For example Y2Q1W3 is for Year 2, Quarter 1, Week 3.
Click here to browse through the weekly plans or use the website menu to download an entire quarter.
weekly "Plan" is an overview of the program for that week. It can
be used to help the teacher prepare to teach the lesson.
It also includes a check list of things that must be printed
or prepared for the week.
- The "Program List" is the list that I
print out and give to each of the table teachers. It tells the
teacher what to say and what to do, and gives suggested discussion
The weekly lesson books:The
printable lesson puzzle books are designed so that children of all
ages can do the puzzles and see the story pictures without being able
to read. The Sabbath School program and crafts are designed
for all ages and work best when children are seated in two or three
groups depending on their ages; older children can then have a more in
depth discussion than the younger children.
puzzle books are split into three levels depending on the child's
reading abilities. A new lesson book is handed out each week and
each book contains the Bible story with different puzzles and colouring
Pink Level - No Reading:
For preschool children. The child will like having someone
read the story to them, but the simple puzzles and colouring pictures
can still be
enjoyed by the child who doesn't have help.
Yellow Level - Learning to Read:
This level includes harder puzzles for children who know at least most
of the capital alphabet, but are not necessarily confident or fluent
Blue Level - Reading: For kids who enjoy reading and like the challenge of harder puzzles.
Orange Level - Teen: I
am hoping to have these available in the future. The teen level
involves more Bible details and harder puzzles, including crosswords,
and it aims to apply the lesson in a more in depth way. Somewhere
between the ages of 10 and 13, adolesents start to understand the
concept of symbolism, and this is when the teen level will most
Click here to look at individual lesson books or use the website menu to download an entire quarter.