Christian Curriculum for
Bible Themes: ABC Lessons
Children learn their ABC's and a little bit about God at the same time. A different animal represents each letter. Each animal is used to convey a different Biblical concept. Older children learn complete Bible verses, and learn to print or write in cursive. These lessons can be used from preschool through third grade.
This series of lessons include worksheets for writing the ABC's in print and cursive, games and activities to reinforce the lesson, printable Bible verse cards, crafts. These lessons are available to members only. The first lesson in this series is a free sample lesson.
A - Ant - "Consider the Ants" - Proverbs 6:6-8
In this lesson children learn that we can learn something from the ants and become wise. The ants do their work even when they don't have someone telling them what to do or checking up on them. (Proverbs 6:6-8)
There are many crafts and activities to reinforce the lesson. Children learn how to make ants using their fingerprints. They make 3D paper ants with a message in their mouths that reminds the children how to be wise like the ants. They can make ant recipes, take home a paper in which they list things that they remembered to do without having to be reminded, and play a game in which they pretend to be ants and walk around the room saying an "Ant Chant". They can play with ant cards to review the Bible lesson or the Bible verse. They also follow an ant trail to figure out an important lesson the ants are trying to teach.
Free Sunday School lesson - This is a free sample lesson from The Resource Room. Click here to get your free sample lesson - Consider the Ants Free Sample Lesson.
These lessons are also available for home school use in the ABC, I Believe Lessons. The ABC, I Believe lessons include games and activities for reading, spelling, math, and science for home school use.
B - Bee - "God's Masterpiece" - Psalm 139:14-16
God created bees for a special purpose. They all have important jobs to do. If God created these tiny little insects for such an important job, how much more important is the job you were created for. Just like these insects, God has a plan for your life, but you are so much more important than an insect. You were created in God’s own likeness. You are his masterpiece. Or you can use "Bear One Another's Burdens" below.
B - Bear One Another's Burdens
Children learn what it means to "bear one another's burdens". They learn about how four friends bore the burden of a sick friend by helping him get to Jesus. And how Jesus bore our burdens by dying on the cross. He took on all our sins so we might be forgiven. This lesson was designed for Christian home school use. It will also work great for Christian preschools and Sunday school. It includes worksheets for writing the ABC's in print and cursive, games and activities to reinforce the lesson, Bible verse cards, math games and phonic games, arts and crafts, science project ideas and other learning activities. This lesson is available to members only.
C - Cat - "Scaredy Cat" - Isaiah 41:10a
Children learn about how to overcome fear through this make-believe story about a little, scaredy cat lion that meets Daniel in the lion's den. This lesson also includes worksheets for writing the ABC's in print and cursive, and games and activities to reinforce the lesson.
Crafts and Activities Include: "Spin the Lion" review game, "Lion's in the Den" song, stuffed lion craft, lion face with noodle mane craft, scaredy cat puppet, and a scaredy cat Bible verse book. This lesson is available to members only.
D - Dog - "Beware of the Dogs" - Proverbs 26:17
(Proverbs 26:17) Children learn that D stands for Dog, and that getting involved in someone else's fight is like pulling the ear of a dog--you just might get bit. This lesson is presented in the form of a story about a poor, foolish frog that gets involved in the fight of three dangerous dogs. You'll find lots of doggy games, crafts, and learning activities to go along with this lesson. It includes worksheets for writing the ABC's in print and cursive, games and activities to reinforce the lesson, Bible verse cards, arts and crafts, and other learning activities.
Crafts and activities include: making a 3D Bible scene, making a box house and acting out the story, making a bear bookmark, coloring a "Bear Burdens" color sheet, learning what burdens are through a simple experiment, Bible verse review game, carrying a paralyzed man relay game, "How big is your burden?" guessing game, and songs. This lesson is available to members only.
E - Elephant - Pink Elephants?” - Philippians 2:14-15, Romans 12:2, and Romans 12:9-12
Phil. 2:14-15 (KJV) Children learn that Jesus wants them to be an example to others; and that they should be known for their kindness, patience and good behavior. This lesson includes worksheets for writing the ABC's in print and cursive, games and activities to reinforce the lesson, Bible verse cards, arts and crafts, and other learning activities.
Activities Include: "Feed the Elephant" worksheet, "Stand out for Jesus!" bulletin board display, making an elephant using your hand, "Feed the Elephant" Bible verse review game, "Pass the Peanut" relay game, "Guess what's in the Box" guessing game.
Crafts include: Make a TP roll elephant, make an egg carton elephant, or a paper plate elephant.
Learning Activities Include: Counting peanuts, reviewing words or numbers using an elephant spinner, reviewing addition facts with peanuts. This lesson is available to members only.
F - Flamingo“Changing From the Inside Out” - 2 Cor. 3:18
"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." 2 Cor. 3:18 (KJV) Children learn that when we accept Jesus as our Savior we become a brand new person inside. Our sins are forgiven and we start a new life in Christ. We are given his Holy Spirit to guide us and teach us. As we learn more and more about Jesus and experience his love and forgiveness we begin to change from the inside out. This lesson includes worksheets for writing the ABC's in print and cursive, games and activities to reinforce the lesson, Bible verse cards, arts and crafts, and other learning activities.
Crafts and activities for this lesson include: making a flamingo out of pipe cleaners, flamingo coloring sheet, Flamingo Bingo Review game, and songs. This lesson is available to members only.
G – Grasshopper – “Grasshoppers and Giants” - Numbers 13 and 14
Sometimes we feel like grasshoppers in a world of giants like the spies sent to check out Canaan in the story. When we feel this way we should remember everything that God has done for us. He will give us the strength to deal with our fears and problems. This lesson is available to Members Only.
H – Hen – “Under His Wings” - Psalm 91:4-5a
(Psalm 91:4) Children learn that God protects us like a mother bird protects her chicks. We don't have to be afraid because we can trust in him. This lesson includes worksheets for writing the ABC's in print and cursive, games and activities to reinforce the lesson, Bible verse cards, arts and crafts, and other learning activities.
Included in this lesson is a hen and chick color sheet, "He Covers us with His Feathers" color and craft sheet (pictured), "Covered with feathers" color and craft sheet, Standup hen and chick craft (pictured), and a bird head craft with real feathers. Other activities include a memory verse search game in which children help the mother hen find her chicks, a feather relay, and songs. This lesson is available to members only.
It seems like we measure and compare everything. We need to know how much, how many, how long, how deep, how old, how pretty. We love to compare and contrast. Who is the fastest, the prettiest, the smartest, the richest, etc., but there is one thing that we just can't measure--God's love. There is nothing to compare to his love. It is higher than the heavens, everlasting, never fails, and is priceless. Only his love is perfect. Activities include: learning what an inch is, comparing inchworms, making an inchworm bookmark, Inchworm Bible verse color sheet, yard stick craft, God's Love is Immeasurable" picture with frame, inchworm on a leaf craft, inchworm color and activity sheet, walk like an inchworm, inch along game, and "Inch, Little Inchworm" song.
Also included are learning activities for home school use including: making an inchworm using dotters to learn patterning, making an inchworm salad, using an inchworm measuring tape to estimate and measure different sizes of letter I's. Children measure a Robin's tail and a flamingo's neck after reading "Inch by Inch" by Leo Lionni. They also learn the meaning of different sayings using the word inch such as, "Give him an inch and he will take a mile." This lesson is available to members only.
J - Junco – “Make a Joyful Noise” - Psalms 98:4
All creation is like a symphony praising God for who He is and what He does and we should praise God too. When children hear the junco they will remember that God loves to hear our praises. This lesson is available to members only.
K – King Snake – “King of Kings - Rev. 17:14
Jesus, King of Kings
The kingsnake is used as an example of how people sometimes do the wrong thing because they don't understand what they are doing. People sometimes kill the kingsnake because he looks scary or dangerous. They don't realize that it is actually a very beneficial snake and harmless. Jesus was also killed and rejected because the people didn't understand who he was. But he proved that he is King of king and Lord of lords by arising from the dead.
L – Ladybugs – “Ladybug Friends” - Gal. 5:13 (Free Sample Lesson)
Ladybugs are helpful insect. People like to see them around because they know that they can help save their plants from being destroyed by aphids. Jesus also helped many people. He was sent to save the world. We should follow Jesus' and the ladybug's example. We should be ladybug friends.
M – Mosquito – “What Kind of Friend are You?” - Job 27:4M
Mosquitoes are harmful insects. People do not like to see them around because they bite and hurt. People can also be like mosquitoes. They can hurt with the words they say. Words can be even more harmful than a mosquito bite. Mosquito bites heal within a few days, but people remember unkind words for a very long time.
N – Nightcrawler – “Go Fish” – Matthew 4:19
Night crawlers - In this Lesson children learn how to fish for men. We use night crawlers to catch fish. God's word and his love is the bait we use to catch men for Jesus. Click here for a Free Sample Lesson.
O – Owl – “Be Wise” – Proverbs 2:6
Children learn that getting good grades and studying in school will make them smart, but that the wisdom and understanding that comes from God is much more important.
P – Pig – “The Big Mistake” – Luke 15:11-31
The story of the prodigal son
Children learn that God is a kind and forgiving God.
Q – Quail – “Manna Again!” - Numbers 11:4-10, 18-20, 31-34
The story or the Israelites in the Wilderness. This lesson teaches children that God wants us to be happy with what we have. He provides for all our needs and wants us to be thankful for everything he gives us.
R – Raven – “Elijah and the Birds” – Philippians 4:19 and 1 Kings 17:1-6
God gives us everything we need. God took care of Elijah and he takes care of us. This lesson is a puppet skit done with a bird puppet.
S – Sheep – “The Lost Sheep” – Luke 15:3-7
Jesus loves you and wants you to be good. When you do bad things it makes God very sad, but God will not leave you. He will keep calling you back to him.
When you ask God to forgive you, God is very happy and will forgive you. Or you can use The Good Shepherd Lesson
T – Turtle – “God is Always With Us!” – Hebrews 13:5
Children learn that God is always with them no matter where they go. He will never leave them. Children will be reminded of God’s presence when they see a turtle and the shell that goes with him everywhere. Written by Carolyn Warvel
U – Underwing moth – “Attracted to the Light” – Matthew 5:14-16
Children learn about underwing moths and how they are attracted to lights. Jesus called himself the light of the world. Thousands of people were attracted to him. Although scientists don't know why moths are attracted to lights, we do know why people were attracted to Jesus. They followed him everywhere because he gave them hope and healed them. We can also be a light that attracts people to Jesus. When people see Jesus in us they will want to know him. But we must not hide that light; we must be bold and tell people where are hope comes from.
V – Vole – “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God” – Psalm 19:1
We can't see God, but we can know he exists because we can see all the wonderful things he created.
W – Water Strider – “Keep Your Eyes on Jesus” - Matt 14:22-27, Mark 6:45-51, and John 6:15-21
(Water Strider) - This lesson is about the miracle of Jesus walking on the water. Children learn that when we keep our eyes on Jesus instead of focusing on our problems, God will give us the strength we need to face our fears.
X – X-ray Fish – Psalms 139:1-6
God can see everything, he knows everything about us, he sees what we look like on the outside and on the inside, and he knows what we are thinking and how we feel. He sees us when we are mad or sad. He sees everything we do and knows everything we think and he loves us anyway.
Y – Yak – “Yackety Yak” – James 1:19
The Bible teaches us to be swift to hear and slow to speak. When we listen to others instead of talking about ourselves, we show them that we care about them.
Z – Zorilla – “Beware of the Zorilla!” – Psalm 34:14
The zorilla warns us to stay away when we get too close or it is feeling threatened. When it lifts its tail we know to turn around and run or we just may have to suffer the consequences. The Bible also gives us warnings to protect us from the consequences of sin.
Comments from Subscribers of The Resource Room:
I have just started the ABC lesson with my preschool and kindergarten Sunday school class and they really enjoyed learning the letters. They are actually looking forward to learning more letters. I use the dotted ones for the younger ones and the regular free draw with the older ones. I think it is a wonderful thing. Jeanie
Thanks so much for the ABC lessons. I've been using them for the last several weeks on Wednesday nights with pre-schoolers. This series has been so easy because they are all on page with everything I need at my fingertips. I use the trace the dots coloring page, the poster and the craft. We hang all the posters up and review them every week. The kids know the letters and the theme of the lesson for each one. They are the most fun lessons I've found anywhere. Vicky
Well we did it...this past Sunday we completed the ABC series. Both the children and the teachers loved it. We even learned about some animals we have never heard of before, like the vole and the zorilla. Now we will start the armour of God series and at the end of that series each child will be fully dressed in their armour and we will take pictures and make frames for them. Thanks again for all the hard work. You make our job a lot easier. Blessings...Mindy
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