Awesome Sunday School Lessons for Kids

Good ones are hard to find!

Sunday School lessons for kids aren’t that hard to find. But, good lessons for your elementary class are really hard to find. And this is why BetterBibleTeachers exists…to produce Sunday School lessons for kids that are ANYTHING but lame.

Below you’ll find a list of free Sunday School Lessons (and object lessons!). We’re constantly making updates to our curriculum library! All lessons are designed for teaching elementary age kids (1st-5th grade). Scroll down and start exploring!

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

FROM THE SERIES: The Book of Life

Ready to captivate your Sunday School Class with an unforgettable lesson on a VERY familiar story? Dive into a garden party adventure featuring Adam, Eve, and a twist on temptation. This script blends humor, relatable scenarios, and powerful biblical application to keep young minds engaged. Unveil the mysteries of choices, faith, and God's unwavering love. Make your next Sunday School session a hit with a tale that resonates and educates. Equip yourself with this must-teach story!

Noah's Ark & the Flood

FROM THE SERIES: The Book of Life

Embark on an engaging journey with Noah's ark and the worldwide folld! Through a fun game, and a memorable lessons you can teach your students about faith, trust, and God's perfect plans. Dive deep into the tale of a man who believed when no one else did and the God who never fails. Enhance your next Sunday School class with this powerful lesson about unwavering faith in God's promises. Set sail on Noah's adventure!

Inspire kids to follow Jesus!

Kids hear about Social Media "followers" all the time. But let's encourage them to follow Jesus more than any other. Laugh, play, and inspire your kids to be a "disciple" of Jesus with this free lesson series.

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Abraham & Sarah (She Laughs!)

FROM THE SERIES: The Promise Keeper

Dive into an interactive game of "How old is TOO old?" and guide your students on a journey through Abraham and Sarah's story. Discover the power of God's promises, even when they seem impossible. Using relatable scenarios, this lesson emphasizes faith, trust, and the unbreakable nature of God's word. Equip yourself with this impactful Sunday School story and showcase God as the ultimate promise keeper. Perfect for your next children's church lesson!

Moses Parts the Red Sea

FROM THE SERIES: The Fire Prince

Dive into the incredible journey of Moses and the Israelites in this Red Sea Sunday School lesson! Discover the miracles, the faith, and the power of trust in God's plan. From the plagues in Egypt to the parting of the Red Sea, learn about Moses' unwavering faith even when faced with insurmountable obstacles. This lesson will inspire your students to trust in God's promises, even in the face of adversity. Get ready to embark on an adventure of faith and miracles with Moses and the Israelites!

Joshua and the Walls of Jericho

FROM THE SERIES: Walls & Waves

Joshua wasn’t battling with swords; he was using a strange plan involving just walking around big walls of Jericho. People might have thought it was funny, but Joshua believed in a powerful secret: faith in God. In this free Sunday School lesson, kids will walk with Joshua , meet a surprising heavenly leader, and see what happens when you put your complete trust in Almighty God. And for some fun, there’s a “Keep Walking” video from Veggie Tales! Teach your Sunday School class about the real power of believing in what you can’t see.

Gideon and the 300

Unbelievable odds. Impossible victories. This lesson dives into the thrilling tale of Gideon, an ordinary man with extraordinary doubts. From angelic visits to astonishing miracles, witness how God transforms fear into faith. Remember, no challenge is too daunting when God’s on your side. In this Sunday School lesson we'll explore trust, transformation, and triumph. No matter how impossible things seem, with God, all things are possible. Teach your class about Gideon’s journey and be inspired by his faith journey!

David & Goliath

FROM THE SERIES: David

Teach one of the most well-known stories from the book of 1 Samuel – David and Goliath! This kid’s Sunday School lesson is brought to life with cool music, playful jokes, and fun challenges. Ever thought of defending with the last item you bought? Even the most "seasoned" Sunday School kids will be in on this lesson for the unexpected laughs and fun surprises! We’ll explore how faith in God can topple the biggest of giants. Dive into the popular story of David and Goliath and remind your Sunday School class about the power of trusting God to fight your battles.

Daniel in the Lion's Den

FROM THE SERIES: Daniel

The Bible story of Daniel in the Lion's Den is VERY familiar, but this Sunday School lesson script will have even your most "expert" kids paying close attention! While the basic story might be known, the layers of intrigue, deceit, and the profound power of faith we uncover will have everyone on the edge of their seats. Watch as divine miracles unfold and reaffirm the wonders of unwavering belief in God. Don't miss this "lion" on an opportunity to talk about God's amazing power!

Easter Sunday School Lessons for Elementary Kids

Jesus' Death on the Cross

FROM THE SERIES: He is Alive!

In this "week-before Easte"r Sunday School lesson, we talk into the pivotal moments just before Jesus’ crucifixion. Acting out the events from Matthew 21, picture yourself as one of Jesus’ disciples sent to fetch a donkey and its colt, a seemingly peculiar request that underscores trust in God’s plans. Witness the crowd’s joyful welcome of Jesus into Jerusalem with palm branches and shouts of “Hosanna!” However, we’ll also explore the swift shift in circumstances as Jesus faces betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion, reminding us of His love and ultimate sacrifice for our sins, so that we might have eternal life!

Jesus's Resurrection from the Dead

FROM THE SERIES: He is Alive!

Let's celebrate Easter as we uncover the most important event in history. Last week, we were moved by the story of Jesus' crucifixion. This week, we'll detail the incredible resurrection of Christ - rising from the dead to conquer the power of sin forever! Journey with Mary Magdalene to the empty tomb and witness the awe-inspiring moment Jesus proved He was stronger than death. It's more than a tale; it's a testament to Jesus' unmatched power and love. Join us for this Sunday School Easter celebration and be inspired by the ultimate act of God's love!

Thanksgiving Sunday School Lessons for Elementary Kids

Be Thankful! - Thanksgiving Lesson

FROM THE SERIES: Be Thankful

In this lesson, we will explore the importance of thankfulness based on Psalm 100 and 1 Thessalonians 5:18. We will discuss various truths and myths about thankfulness, emphasizing that giving thanks is not limited to specific occasions like Thanksgiving and that there is always something to be thankful for because God is always good. Your Sunday School class will be reminded that we can choose to be thankful even in challenging circumstances, trusting in God’s kindness and His plan for our lives.

Thanksgiving Sunday School Lessons for Elementary Kids

Luke's Letter - Christmas Lesson

FROM THE SERIES: The Christmas Situation

In this first lesson of a 4-week Christmas series, we start with a thrilling investigation for kids! With Christmas approaching, we're on a quest to discover the true identity of Jesus. Was He just a character in a festive story or something more? Join our detective journey inspired by the Gospel writer Luke's meticulous research. Find clues, question eyewitnesses, and uncover evidence that proves the real existence of Jesus. Embark on this exciting Christmas adventure for your Sunday School class and unveil the truth about the most wonderful time of the year!

The Angel's Announcement - Christmas Lesson

FROM THE SERIES: The Christmas Situation

Teachers…kids…ever thought about your birth story? Come with us as we dig into the most amazing birth story ever – Jesus’ birth at Christmas. From angels talking to big promises, this isn’t just any baby story. It’s truly special. See what Doctor Luke wrote in the Bible and find out the deep truths about Christmas inside. There are surprises waiting for you, because this isn’t a normal birth news. Teach this wonderful lesson to your Sunday School class and discover the true “magic” of Christmas.

Caesar's Census & the Journey to Bethlehem - Christmas Lesson

FROM THE SERIES: The Christmas Situation

Discover Emperor Caesar Augustus’s desires for power and wealth and see how his actions unknowingly paved the way for Jesus’ birth. While Caesar planned for himself, God was in TOTAL control. Explore the details of the famous journey to Bethlehem, find hidden clues, and see how everything fits perfectly in God’s grand Christmas plan. Amid power struggles and old prophecies, help your elementary Sunday School class understand the true heart of the Christmas story. A tale so real, it invites kids to believe. Leave your class with the question…”are you ready to let Jesus be your Savior?”

Jesus is Born in Bethlehem - Christmas Lesson

FROM THE SERIES: The Christmas Situation

A wonderful Sunday School lesson to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ! Present this unique journey through the Christmas story. With chairs arranged in a peculiar way and a TOP SECRET envelope, your Sunday School class will uncover the series of "unfortunate events" leading up to Jesus' birth. Play a game of musical chairs, decode hidden messages, and piece together a puzzle that brings to life the tale of Jesus' humble birth. Dive deep into the scriptures with us, and discover why Jesus' entry into the world is more than just a holiday tradition. Experience the true "magic" of Christmas, as we sing and praise God for the greatest gift ever given.

The Wise Men Visit Jesus - Christmas Lesson

FROM THE SERIES: Christmas Chaos

In this fun Christmas lesson, kids explore the joy of giving presents, inspired by Jesus' birth and the adventurous Magi, who brought unique gifts like gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The story playfully contrasts this with King Herod's not-so-nice plans, adding a dash of humor. It nudges kids to think about what special, heartfelt gifts they can offer Jesus, capturing the true, joyful spirit of Christmas and God’s loving care

Object Lessons & Teaching Resources

Lead a Child to Jesus

Use this fun "Superhero Script" to explain to your kids that Jesus is the only REAL hero we can have - because He rescues us from sin...something we cannot rescue ourselves from no matter how hard we try. Loaded with Scripture and a word-for-word guide for what to say - you'll feel ready to introduce our Savior to your Sunday School class!

How to Explain Faith to Kids

Faith is incredibly important in what we teach in Sunday School. But, it's also incredibly...INIVISBLE!

So how do you explain faith to kids in a way that is fun and interesting, while also helping them fully understand what it means to "have faith in Jesus"?

Check out this incredible faith object lesson.

19 Incredible Object Lessons

We love object lessons as teachers...especially ones that aren't LAME! Here's a list of 19 of my favorite Sunday School object lessons that you will be bookmarking very soon and come back to over and over again. These object lessons cover a wide variety of topics, perfect for whatever biblical truth you want to share!

19 Sunday School object lessons >

The BetterBibleTeachers Curriculum Library

An ever-growing collection of elementary teaching resources...(250+ weeks of lessons and counting!)

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Games Galore

Inside every lesson you'll find several games. Kids don't just learn by 'sitting and soaking'.

Songs with motions

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Print and Teach Ready

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Object Lessons

You'll find object lessons galore throughout all of my material. (I love them!!)

Words for the Week

Each lesson includes a lesson recap kids can take home to help remember what they've learned.

Complete Lesson Script

Every lesson includes a complete script to follow along with or inspire you.

Stand-Alone Lessons

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Fun Activities

Since kids learn through play, each lesson includes easy to play games for both large and small groups.

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