Free Children’s Ministry Curriculum

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Find the right curriculum for your children’s ministry. These 100% free resources are perfect for kids’ church or any time you need a Bible study to teach children.

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Gods Rules Ten Commandments for Kids Lesson Study - children's ministry curriculum

God’s Good Rules: Curriculum for Children’s Ministry

This 12-week children’s ministry curriculum is based on the Ten Commandments for Kids. Each study includes coloring pages, games, and craft ideas for each lesson. Kids will discover the truth of God’s law, their trouble to obey, and the free salvation Jesus offers on account of the cross.


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42 Week Curriculum the Attributes of God for Children

One of the most important tasks of anyone in charge of children’s ministry is that of deciding what truth to teach the children under your care. In my years as a children’s ministry director it was one task that I took very seriously. There were so many things I wanted the children in our church to know, but as I listed them out, they all boiled down to the gospel: who is God?, who is man? and what did Jesus do? With these three simple questions and spiritual guidelines in mind I started forming our children’s materials.


32 lessons children's ministry curriculum from the Psalms about praising God

32 Week Kids Curriculum on the Psalms

God deserves praise! That’s why the book of book of Psalms is a wonderful study of spiritual worship. This 32 lesson children’s ministry curriculum will help kids understand and experience the character of God and respond with praise.


Armor of God children's ministry curriculum

“How To Win Against Sin” 9 Week Children’s Ministry Curriculum

The Armor of God is a great passage of Scripture to teach to children. It is visual and has immediate, real world applications for them. The 9 lesson unit covers Ephesians 6 verse 10-20. It is entitled “How to Win Against Sin” because our real battle is against sin, and with Jesus, we can win.


children's ministry curriculum on the Lord's s prayer

The Lord’s Prayer: 10 Studies Kids Curriculum

Use this children’s ministry curriculum to teach the Lord’s Prayer for Kids from Matthew 6 verse 9-13. In many churches, kids will memorize and recite this passage as a foundation for spiritual habits of prayer. These lesson plans and printables will reinforce that process and help kids discover the meaning in each petition of Jesus’ model prayer.


Parables of Jesus children's ministry curriculum

9-unit curriculum that studies the “Parables of Jesus”

Kids learn best through storytelling (just like the first disciples) – that’s why teaching the parables of Jesus is perfect for Sunday School and Junior Church. This 9 unit children’s ministry curriculum is 100% free to download an teach. Every verse of the Bible is important but the words of Jesus offer spiritual power for all disciples to obey.


About our Kids Ministry Curriculum

Our children’s ministry curriculum is a guide, but God empowers teachers to make the real difference. Our teaching materials are “broadly graded” that can be adapted to any grade level students. In most children’s ministry, the students are combined into one large group teaching session. All our lesson plans are flexible and allow the teacher to decide how “in-depth” to take the conversation. For example, young Kindergarten and First Grade students will need the teacher to read all the Bible passages. Second and third grade will have stronger reading skills and can benefit from simple worksheets. Older elementary students, grades four and five, will likely be ages 10-12. These preteens will enjoy deeper discussion and life applications. Each of these studies are flexible enough for any ministry.

For more ideas be sure to check out the children’s ministry curriculum available for free during the COVID-19 shutdown of kids church. We hear from parents often about how these studies have blessed their families.


More Curriculum for Your Children’s Ministry

Do you need more children’s ministry curriculum? Everyday thousands of readers visit our website for free lesson plans for their children’s ministry. Everything on this site is 100% free, and that’s exactly why I wanted to let you know about other options for free Children’s Ministry Curriculum.

Check them out and review all the excellent paid materials available for sale. Don’t miss the new Children’s Ministry curriculum series’ every month, and they always make the first lesson free for anyone to download. This includes their holiday themed lessons every year for free, and they’re always offering entire curriculum series’ for free as a way to say thanks to the people who visit their website. Jump over to their website to check it out.

I’ve used and reviewed their curriculum for years in my own children’s ministry. They have also been a great supporter of our website as a regular sponsor (helping up keep everything free here on Ministry-To-Children). If you’re familiar with them, you know they’re the most generous company you’ll find serving in Children’s Ministry.

What are some recommended Bible Curriculum lessons for Kids?

  • Children’s Sermon “That’s Not Fair” from Matthew 20:1-16 on the Parable of the Workers
    This children’s sermon will teach kids the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard found in Matthew 20:1-16. Download the printable teaching notes below, gather your object lesson props, and watch our demonstration video as you prepare to teach. Children’s Sermon NotesDownload https://youtu.be/Rat_wlLUnCw Children’s Message “That’s Not Fair”  “The first will be last” children’s sermon from Matthew 20:1-16 Main Objective: ...
  • “God Wants Me to Forgive Everyone?” Sunday School Lesson from Matthew 18:21-35
    Jesus expects his followers to forgive others and he offered this parable in Matthew 18:21-35 to help us understand that means everyone. Download this Sunday School lesson below and prepare to teach. Lesson PlanDownload “God Wants Me to Forgive Everyone?” Sunday School Lesson on the Unforgiving Servant in Matthew 18:21-35 What is mercy?  The concept can seem foreign or ...
  • Children’s Sermon on Forgiveness and Mercy from Matthew 18:21-35
    Jesus expects his followers to forgive others, because he first gave us mercy. Use this children’s sermon object lesson to help kids learn the parable of the Unmerciful Servant from Matthew 18:21-35. Download the printable lesson notes below, gather your teaching props, and watch our demonstration video as you prepare to share this Bible message. Teaching ...
  • “Forgiving Others” Sunday School Lesson on Matthew 18:15-20
    It’s hard to forgive others, especially close friends. Use this Sunday School lesson from Matthew 18:15-20 to show kids that God has a plan for repairing broken relationships. Even when our closest friends sin against us, the Gospel provides grace for repentance and restoration. Sunday School LessonDownload This printable Sunday School lesson includes complete teaching plan, craft ...
  • Children’s Sermon “Can We Fix It?” from Matthew 18:15-20 on Conflict Resolution
    This children’s sermon aims to communicate the importance of keeping peace in relationships and restoring conflict if possible. Children’s Sermon NotesDownload https://youtu.be/_Aoe7U_dYxc “Can We Fix It?” Children’s Sermon Resolving Conflict and Fixing Friendships Lesson from Matthew 18:15-20 Children will be reminded that sometimes we need outside help to fix things, even things like interactions with others. It might ...
  • “The Cost of Following Jesus” Sunday School Lesson from Matthew 16:21-28
    It’s not always easy to follow Jesus. That’s the lesson Peter learned in Matthew 16:21-28. Use this Sunday School lesson to teach kids about the cost of following Jesus. The free lesson download below includes complete teaching notes, game ideas, crafts, and bonus printables. Lesson PlanDownload “What Does it Take to Follow?” Children’s Sunday School Lesson Matthew 16:21-28 This ...
  • “The Greatest Reward” Bible Crafts on Matthew 16:21-28
    Use this craft ideas to help children reflect on what it costs to follow Christ. Print the directions below, gather your project supplies, and watch our demonstration video as you prepare. Craft DirectionsDownload https://youtu.be/ysg7A7HVPCc “The Greatest Reward” Matthew 16:21-28 Craft Ideas on the Cost of Discipleship In this Gospel lesson, we focus on the importance of committing to follow Jesus. ...
  • Matthew 16:21-28 Children’s Sermon “Worth the Cost”
    Following Jesus isn’t always easy, but kids need to know it’s worth the cost. Use this children’s sermon and object lesson to teach Matthew 16:21-28 to children. Children’s Sermon NotesDownload https://youtu.be/aPB_Wkxpa10 “Worth the Cost” Children’s Sermon Object Lesson on Sacrifice and Christian Discipleship from Matthew 16:21-28 Main Objective: This message aims to communicate to kids the importance of living our ...
  • Sunday School Lesson (Matthew 16:13-20) Who do you say that I AM?
    Use this children’s Bible study to teach about the real identity of Jesus as the promised Messiah. It is based on Matthew 16, where Peter makes this good confession. Lesson PlanDownload “Who Do You Say That I AM? Children’s Sunday School Lesson Matthew 16:13-20 Who do YOU say I am? Sunday School Suggestions For Identifying Jesus as the Messiah  For ...
  • Children’s Sermon: We are the Body of Christ (Romans 12:1-8)
    Use this children’s sermon and object lesson to help kids understand how the church works together to serve the world in Jesus name. It’s based on Romans 12:1-8. Message NotesDownload https://youtu.be/Tf2W0hnzm1A “We are the Body” Children’s Sermon on Spiritual Gifts and Living at the Body of Christ Main Objective: The church is the body of Christ. We hear this more ...

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  1. This looks amazing! Thank you SO much! I have been writing the curriculum for our church for years and need a break. This will be great for us. Thanks for generously providing it for free!

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