Sunday School Lessons for Kids

100% free Sunday School lessons. Download a single lesson plan or choose a curriculum series. You’ll find thousands of Bible lesson plans and activities for Sunday School. Below is what we recommend lessons for this week. You can also search by scripture, Bible story, or theme.

Featured Sunday School Lessons

Sunday School Lessons from the Lectionary

The Bible Curriculum for Children's Ministry

52-Week Curriculum for Purchase

the BIBLE curriculum

Take kids back to the basics of God’s Word one book at a time. The first unit of this 52 week curriculum is available for purchase at the Sunday School Store.

100% Free Lessons for Sunday School

Curriculum on the 10 Commandments

Gods Rules Ten Commandments for Kids Lesson Study

Sunday School Lessons: God’s Good Rules

12-Week Study based on the Ten Commandments for Kids

This new Bible curriculum 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.

42 Week Curriculum on the Attributes of God

42 week Sunday school curriculum on the attributes of God

Sunday School Lessons: What is God Like?

42 unit study based on the Attributes of God for kids

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 Week Curriculum on the Psalms

32 lessons from the Psalms about praising God

Praise God through the Psalms

32 Sunday School Lessons based on the Book of Psalms

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

Lesson plans on following Jesus

Sunday School Lessons: The Walk

4-week practical training for kids on following Jesus.

This study is filled with practical help for kids as they learn to follow after Jesus and experience his power in daily life. All the lessons are available 100% free using the links below.

Armor of God curriculum for kids Sunday School

Sunday School Lessons: How To Win Against Sin

9-week curriculum for training kids in the Armor of God

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.

Sunday School curriculum on the Lord
s prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (includes coloring book)

10-lesson Sunday School curriculum based on the Jesus’ model prayer

Use our 10 part study 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. Our curriculum and printables will reinforce that process and help kids discover the meaning in each petition of Jesus’ model prayer.

Parables of Jesus lesson plans

Parables of Jesus 

9-unit curriculum based on the teachings 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 lesson 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.

Already have a theme or Bible story in mind? Use our search tool to find the teacher guides, lesson activities, curriculum, crafts, and for your class. We post Sunday’s lessons from the International Sunday School Lesson – Uniform Series. You will also see Bible studies based on the Gospel reading in the Revised Common Lectionary.

Sunday School Lessons – free for your Church

  • Life of Jesus (10 lessons – discover the way Jesus minister to the people and offers his salvation to all)
  • Fruit of the Spirit (9 lesson studies for kids to discover the spiritual fruits)
  • Days of Creation – Sunday School Lesson (studies on the truth about the beginning of the world, includes creation coloring pages and printable paperback mini-book)
  • Toddlers Knowing God (8 lessons for training the nursery in the basics of God’s character to start their faith strong)
  • Book of James (5 studies lessons on this practical New Testament book)

Age Specific Curriculum

Education Activities for Sunday School

  • Kings of Israel (28 studies, includes the history of King David and an account of the struggle of the Hebrews to obey God’s covenant.)
  • Book of Acts (34 unit curriculum will examine the history of the disciples & early Church leaders. Discover how the Holy Spirit was working in the creation of the Church.)
  • Sanctity of Life (5 lessons – key verse studies that examine the gift of life in God’s creation and address contemporary issues with God’s truth)
  • Tough Questions Kids Ask (9 lessons -address the big spiritual questions with the truth from the Bible. Examine and discover how to obey God’s Word in modern life.)
  • Bible Organization (3 lessons – ideal for classes of new believers)
  • Object Talk Messages (200+ lessons) includes sample audio video multimedia teaching examples. Follows the current year cycle of 52 weeks curriculum.

Seasonal Curriculum & Holidays Lessons

Our Sunday School curriculum has special holiday lessons. Chose from the list of teacher guides and studies below:

Lectionary Reference for this Sunday

Scripture Reflection & Personal Bible Study

  • These “John 14:15-21 devotions explain the promise that Jesus would send a comforting Holy Spirit. We’ve compiled the following devotionals to help you grow in your faith and understanding of God’s Word. Use them for personal Bible study or when preparing a sermon or Sunday School lesson on this passage. […]
  • These “John 14:1-14” devotions explain the powerful claim that Jesus is the only way to God. We’ve compiled the following devotionals to help you grow in your faith and understanding of God’s Word. Use them for personal Bible study or when preparing a sermon or Sunday School lesson on this […]

About our Digital Studies

Because all our teacher guides are free online in digital download & print – you never need to order samples. Just click through to the lesson and select the PDF download of the curriculum. Even if you purchase paperback curriculum on a regular cycle, our Sunday School lesson can give help buildup your studies with Bible based ideas. When you add our studies to your regular planning, you’ll become a stronger teacher.

Please email us if you have any suggestions if you or minister leaders have ideas to improve these classes.

Free Sunday School Curriculum from Other Websites

Bible Education Resources and Online Curriculum

The following websites have a good selection of free Sunday School curriculum for children. Many Christian education companies offer printed editions of for sale. However, there is plenty of free help to keep you busy for many months.

The index by scripture reference is a work in progress. For each book of the Bible you will find a variety of lessons, crafts, coloring pages and more. Some books will have more content than others. This index is not exhaustive because we’re tagging materials as we update them throughout 2019. It’s a new way to browse our content. Like all the resources on Ministry-To-Children, our Sunday School Curriculum is 100% free and easy print for your church.

Bible Reference Index (Alphabetical) New & Old Testament

New Sunday School Lessons for your church curriculum

  • Go Make Disciples (Matthew 28:16-20) Bible Lesson for Kids on the Great Commission

    This Sunday School lesson was designed for to use with their children on the week of June 7, 2020. It’s based on Matthew 28:16-20 where Jesus commission his followers to go and make more disciples.

    Great Commission Sunday School Lesson

    Go Make Disciples!

    Sunday School Suggestions (in home or in groups) to Remember the Great Commission

    Before His Ascension, Jesus gave the disciples an important task: they were to go into “all the world” and spread the Gospel to others. This was not just a command for the twelve, but for all of us. Sharing the Good News is not a chore, however, but a blessing. We are agents of God’s will, and we have opportunities to serve Him and make His name known to those near and far!

    Lesson focus: This lesson focuses on the importance of how Jesus sent the disciples into the world to build His church and share the good news of the Gospel. It urges youngsters to carry on that critical task by considering how they can love those near to them, and others far away.

    Bible Passage: Matthew 28:16-20

    Target Audience: Kindergarten-6th grade (or whoever you might have at home!)

    Materials Needed: Construction paper, decorative materials, toilet paper tubes, scissors, glue or tape, paper plates, globes, postcards, Bible (all optional, depending which activities you choose to use—except for the Bible, you need that for sure).

    More Great Commission Teaching Helps

    Group Games and Lesson Introduction

    In the Great Commission, we are sent out to share our faith with one another and encourage others to know and love Christ. Spark the interest and honor the theme of that Great Commandment, as you prepare students to study it (note: most of these elements could be used at home or in a larger group setting). Here are some potential activities to enjoy.

    How big is the world? Ask students to think of as many countries and languages as they can. How many are there? Which is the largest? Provide some facts for things they may not know, and explain that Jesus sent the disciples to spread Christianity to ALL the world!

    • Look at a globe, and discuss features of our great planet. What might it mean to go into ALL the world? What do you know about the work of a missionary?
    • Play “red light/green light” in honor of GOING into the world.
    • Sending…the Commission has to do with a sending into the world. Celebrate this by sending some letters or cards of your own! Discuss types of mail and why the postal service is important. We get to be “mail men” of a sort, too!
    • Commissioning…a sending! Brainstorm some other people or jobs that get “sent.” People like pastors, nurses, military officers, and many others are officially designated and sent into the world to do their jobs. We get to do that as Christians!
    • What does a secret agent do? We get to be agents of God’s will! Think of what a special forces team or secret agents do…when we go out as Christians, our lives can be just as exciting. What are some “sneaky” methods of serving others not for our own credit, but for letting someone else feel loved?
    • Does your church support a missionary? Learn about them, and find special ways to pray for and support them.

    Remind children that Jesus has given us all an important job to spread the good news of Jesus to everyone. We are going to discuss the importance of this God-given commandment. Jesus Didn’t just ask the disciples to tell the world of Him if they felt like it…He wants everyone to be part of the Great Commission!

    Ask: Who can you think of that needs to hear some good news? If you had good news, who might be the first person you’d share it with?

    Great Commission Bible Lesson for Kids

    Bible Lesson:  As always, how you choose to experience the story will vary according to the ages and abilities of your children (and how many are participating). You may wish to share video clips, children’s versions, or other methods to communicate the Great Commission. Today’s Scripture passage is not too long, but conveys a powerful and essential message for all of us. Set the stage for Christ’s instructions, reminding kids that after Jesus rose from the dead, He visited people, and He taught the disciples.

    Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. -Matthew 28:16-17

    Ask: Why do you think some people still doubted, even after all that had happened?

    Explain that right before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He gave the disciples an important task. This was not just a job for the disciples, but for all people in all times! Listen to these words of Jesus, and contemplate what they might mean for you: 

    And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” -Matthew 28:18-20

    Jesus reminded His disciples that He had “all authority in heaven and on earth”… maybe this was to reinforce the power He had as Son of God and one with God. That means if He gives a command, we should listen! Therefore, Jesus wants the disciples to GO and teach others of His laws and His sacrifice. Those instructions were not just for the disciples, but for us, too! Jesus promises to be with us. What wonderful news! We can carry that out when we share His love and His life with others.

    *Ask: The disciples were excited to tell everyone who would listen about Jesus. Who can you tell about Him? How can you tell about Him? Don’t forget, the Holy Spirit helps us when we feel nervous about sharing the Gospel.

    Remind kids that all of us are called to love and serve one another, and to share the Gospel with those around us. This might be people far away, or it might be those close to us! There are so many ways we can communicate God’s love.  We can tell people about God, and we can also live as His people by demonstrating genuine care for one another. Everyone, everywhere is our mission field!

    Crafts: “Commission Globe,” “Sharing Megaphone,” “Go Make Disciples Signal light” (options)

    “Great Commission” Themed Snacks for Sunday School

    Enjoy some Fruit-by-the-Foot to remember that our feet take us places to share the Gospel.

    • Have some Gospel spreading fuel, like trail mix or granola.
    • Remember to love all people, “sweet and sour”. Have Sour Patch Kids!
    • “GO” into the world and have “Go-gurt”!
    • “Signal light cookies”: shortbread with frosting and red, green, and yellow candies
    • Celebrate global flair with international-themed treats.

Who are the Major Christian Education Publishers?

LifeWay Christian Resources: Long knows as the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, LifeWay is a leading publisher of Baptist materials and curriculum for churches.

Group Publishing: An independent publisher of Sunday School curriculum, Christian Magazines, and Vacation Bible School.

Cokesbury & Abingdon Press: The traditional publisher of the United Methodist Church. Cokesbury is the retail division of the United Methodist Publishing House. Based in Nashville, TN, Cokesbury serves as an agency of the United Methodist Church but serves also as an ecumenical resource provider to other denominations.

Regular Baptist Press (RBP): Is the publishing company for the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC), established in 1932 is one of several Baptist groups in North America retaining the name “Regular Baptist”.

Standard Publishing is a nondenominational Christian publishing company founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1872. Major publications have included its flagship journal, Christian Standard, and church education materials including Vacation Bible School curricula. In 2015, Standard Publishing became an imprint of David C. Cook when the latter acquired the company’s Bible lesson commentary series, Sunday school curriculum and other church resources.

David C. Cook: An American nonprofit Christian publisher based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was founded as a provider of Sunday school curriculum and remains a major publisher of such materials. It also publishes fiction and nonfiction books and distributes supporting materials like toys and games.