“Gospel-centered advent curriculum for a variety of ages!”
The Christmas Promise is one of our absolute favorite Christmas books so I’m very excited about this Sunday School curriculum.
This curriculum contains 3 sessions: The Forever King, The Rescuing King, The New King, with a final family service called The Greatest King.
Each session begins with a Prepare Your Heart section that is basically a 1 page devotional on the topic at hand. While it includes Scripture references, the full Scripture is not include in the book. This isn’t a big deal for me because we all have our own Bibles to use, but I thought it was worth noting.
The layout for each session includes 2 sets of lesson plans. The first is for younger kids, ages 3-5 and the second is for older kids, ages 5-12. I thought the layout was fine and easily understood, but I think it could be slightly improved just from an aesthetic standpoint as there were several pages in each lesson with just all text.
I appreciate all of the various parts of the lessons with prayer, discussion, game ideas, craft ideas, etc. I think this could easily be tailored to any Sunday School or homeschool setting. You can certainly “pick and choose” what works best for your group and time constraints.
There are some downloadable resources for the lessons as well. To be honest, I wish there were some more worksheet type pages because my kids particularly enjoy those. Crosswords, fill in the blanks, etc. are all huge hits here.
One of my favorite parts of the lessons is the discussion prompts (with answers or potential answer included) that I think would help any parent or teacher to help guide the children through the lesson.
All in all, this is a very gospel-centered curriculum and would be a great addition to any Sunday School or homeschool for the upcoming Advent season.