HeartShaper Sunday School



Bible-Centered Sunday School Curriculum for Toddlers Through Preteens

HeartShaper introduces children to God, His Son, His Word, and His Church through active participation in Bible stories and Bible study, multisensory learning, Bible skill-building activities, and focused life application.







Overview

HeartShaper classroom-based curriculum is focused on helping kids love God and His Word—and live it out. HeartShaper is the only Sunday school curriculum that promotes biblical literacy by taking kids through the Bible five times by the time they reach sixth grade. With one focus per lesson and our unique Quick Steps™, teaching is easy—and learning is fun!

Quick Facts

Age Levels: Toddlers-PreTeen

Scope & Sequence: 1-2 years Download





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Know God and His Word

HeartShaper kids discover who God is by exploring His Word. Kids learn God’s Word by going through the Bible five times by the time they reach 6th grade. (Psalm 119:11)



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Worship God

HeartShaper kids discover who God is by exploring His Word. Kids worship God and develop passionate hearts for Him. (Psalm 86:12)



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Love God and Others

HeartShaper kids discover who God is by exploring His Word. Kids follow Jesus’ example of loving God and others. (John 13:34)



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Serve God

HeartShaper kids discover who God is by exploring His Word.� Kids develop hearts for serving God and helping those around them. (Ephesians 2:10)



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Follow Jesus

HeartShaper kids discover who God is by exploring His Word. Kids learn about Jesus and build a relationship with Him. (Psalm 119:105)



How It Works

The Learning Plan

During the 12 years that children experience HeartShaper Children’s Curriculum, they will take five age-appropriate journeys through the Bible. Bible skills have been integrated when learners are ready to develop those abilities. Toddlers focus on one concept for a whole month while middle elementary learners dive into Bible chronology because they understand time. Preteens discover answers from God’s Word to the questions they face in their world. See how HeartShaper teaches Bible skills all year long.

Age Levels

Toddlers & 2s

Explore, Discover, Move!

Teachers sing, play, talk, and repeat activities, giving young ones time to smile and laugh and wonder.

      - One-year scope and sequence for children ages 1 & 2

      - Children explore one Bible concept or story each month

      - 2+ hours of materials including interactive Bible Time that uses songs and multisensory visuals

      - Colorful visuals, including three board books, and Teddy, the bear puppet friend

      - CD with reproducible music and printable files, including Family Together Time take-home family resource

      - Options for babies and bonus units for older children

Preschool

Multisensory Learning!

Building on concepts taught to younger children, HeartShaper adds more Bible stories, continues multisensory learning, and guides the teacher to answer lots of questions preschoolers ask.

        - Two-year scope and sequence for children ages 3 & 4

        - Children learn basic Bible stories through multisensory experiences and developing preschool skills

        - 2+ hours of materials including large, colorful visuals and Scamper, the squirrel puppet friend

        - Make-n-Share activity pages, Teaching Pictures, and Heart Tugs take-home family resource

        - CD with reproducible music and printable files

        - Online helps for teachers and families

        - Includes activity suggestions for 2-year-olds

Pre-K & K

Interactive Bible Learning Kids Love!

Building on the Bible stories and concepts taught to preschool children, HeartShaper adds more details to Bible stories, integrates pre-reading skills, and offers simple group games. Interactive Bible learning provides teachers with flexibility needed for tailoring lessons to their unique situations.

        - Two-year scope and sequence for children ages 5 & 6

        - Children continue to learn basic Bible stories through multisensory experiences and developing preschool skills, including pre-reading skills

        - 2+ hours of materials including large, colorful visuals and Scout, the sheepdog puppet friend

        - Make-n-Share activity pages, Teaching Pictures, and Heart Tugs take-home family resource

        - Online helps for teachers and families

        - Includes activity suggestions for 4-year-olds

Early Elementary

Perfect for Beginning Readers!

Developed with the beginning reader and writer in mind, HeartShaper reviews favorite Bible stories, introduces Bible skills, and helps kids focus on what God asks them to do.

        - Two-year scope and sequence for children in grades 1 & 2

        - Children take an age-appropriate trip through the Bible over two years

        - Beginning reading and writing skills are included in each lesson, along with beginning Bible-use skills

        - Plenty of activity options, interactive visuals, fun student pages, and Teaching Pictures

        - Weekly Bible Reader® take-home student magazine

        - CD with audio and printable files

        - Online helps for teachers and families





Middle Elementary

Learning How They Fit into God’s Plan!

Kids have fun while they’re learning important truths! HeartShaper actively engages kids as they further develop Bible skills, explore Bible chronology, and learn how to fit into God’s plan.

        - Two-year scope and sequence for kids in grades 3 & 4

        - Kids take two chronological journeys through the Bible

        - Bible skills are integrated into every lesson

        - Activity options, fun visuals and posters, service project ideas, and challenging student activity leaflets

        - CD with audio and printable files

        - Kidz Chat® take-home student magazine

        - Online helps for teachers and families

PreTeen

Going Beyond Right and Wrong Answers!

Preteen lesson activities help kids go beyond right and wrong answers, engaging them in meaningful discussion and encouraging them in their commitment to Christ.

      - Two-year scope and sequence for kids in grades 5 & 6

      - Kids use their Bible knowledge and skills to explore preteen issues

      - Bible skills are integrated into every lesson

      - Activity options, classroom posters, Bible skills tools, and service project ideas

      - CD with audio and printable files

      - Preteen activity leaflets and Live Wire® take-home student magazine

      - Online helps for teachers and families

Features

Help Kids Use Their Bibles

Bible skills are integrated into every lesson, and each HeartShaper age level builds on the skills taught in the one before it. Listed below is one Bible skill per age level. Click on the link to find the complete Bible Skills Plan.

    - Toddlers & 2s—begin to understand that the Bible is God’s special book

    - Preschool—point to and repeat simple Bible words

    - Pre-K & K—begin to sequence events in main Bible stories

    - Early Elementary—know how to find Bible verses

    - Middle Elementary—grasp why it’s important to read and study the Bible

    - PreTeen—see the Bible as God’s Word and accept its absolute truth



Each Quarter You’ll Get

    - Carefully chosen Bible stories and topics for age-appropriate levels

    - Integrated Bible skill activities to help kids develop the ability to find God’s answers

    - Bible memory activities so kids learn one Scripture verse or passage in each unit

Teacher Guides

    - Activity options and ideas for tailoring lessons to accommodate kids’ learning styles

    - Easy-to-prepare Quick Steps™ for easy lesson preparation

    - Available in 2 formats: print or downloadable PDFs. NEW for fall 2013—available in print and as downloadable Microsoft® Word documents, so you can make each lesson your own

Teaching Resources

    - Interactive visuals

    - CD with audio tracks and printable files for additional activities, Bible Memory, teacher helps, and more

Teaching Pictures (Preschool, Pre-K & K, Early Elementary)

    - Bible story in both English and Spanish

    - Activity and game ideas

Student Activities



Take-homes



Online Helps and Related Resources



FREE online resources

    - Family Connections—to help you stay connected with families and for families to use at home

    - The Beat for preteens

    - FREE crafts

    - Family time resources

    - Special needs tips and helps

Correlated and reproducible resources—including coloring, craft, and puzzle books—to use anytime

Packed with Extras

    - For Toddlers & 2s, Pre-K & K: 2+ correlated hours of interactive Bible learning. Toddlers & 2s includes bonus activities for babies.

    - For Early Elementary: Fun Bible story review games and seasonal ideas.

    - For Preteen: Media options and technology tips.

    - For Preteen: The Beat —a weekly online activity option—introduces lessons with current events, trends or media.

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Special Needs

Reach Kids With Special Needs



Reach kids with special needs and make a difference—in a child’s future, in a family’s church experience, and in your church and community. HeartShaper gives the resources you need to train teachers and adapt lesson activities so you can include kids with special needs in your Sunday school.

Our special-needs-friendly tips and activity adaptions are easy for teachers to identify and use! Look for the Special Needs Friendly symbol in your teacher guide to find activities that work well with all kids, including those with special needs. The Special Needs Friendly symbol also points to helpful tips and activity adaptations found on each age level’s Resources CD. To learn more, check out our “how to” brochure:

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