This Children's Chapel curriculum is designed for children ages 2 - 5

Take your children Beyond Basics!

The Beyond Basics Children's Chapel curriculum complements the Bible Basics Sunday School Curriculum. Beyond Basics may be used following Sunday School as an extended session to reinforce the Sunday School lesson. Or, Beyond Basics may be used independently of Sunday School at any other time, such as Sunday or Wednesday evenings.

The Beyond Basics Extended Session Kit contains materials for children's chapel for thirteen weeks (one quarter).

$88.95 Kit


All items listed below are included in the Resource Kit.

Beyond Basics Director's Guide
    Complete instructions for conducting the sessions are found in this book.
Beyond Basics Devotional Guide
    Each Sunday, teachers will present parents with a devotional guide for family devotional time.
Beyond Basics Resource Book
    Teachers will find patterns and reproducible materials
Beyond Basics Visual Aids
    Posters, puzzle, pictures, song poster and much more.
Beyond Basics Music CD

    Includes 6 songs


Quarterly Studies & Ordering

Order Spring Quarter 2015

We Learn To Trust Jesus

The children will appreciate Jesus’ great love, discover miracles Jesus did and
participate in forgiveness lessons.

Unit 1—Jesus Helps Others
     God's Promises Are for Me
     Friends Take Their Friends to Jesus
     Bartimaeus' Faith
     Only Believe
Unit 2—Jesus Shows Us How To Love
     Jesus Paid It All
     Jesus Is Alive
     Jesus Went Home
     Let the Children Come
     Commandments for All Times
Unit 3—Jesus Teaches Me To Forgive

     Freedom of Forgiveness
     Faith and Forgiveness
     Jesus Taught Others About
     Jesus Forgave Everyone
     Prayer and Forgiveness

    1. The Lord Is My Shepherd
    2. Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
    3. Jesus Loves Me
    4. Alive, Alive
    5. He Keeps Me Singing
    6. Thy Word Have I Hid in My Heart


Sample Pages

Director's Guide | Devotional Guide

Visuals | Resource Book



Order Summer Quarter 2015

Not Available at this time

We Learn ......



Sample Pages (old links)

Director's Guide | Devotional Guide

Resource Book | Visuals


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  About Beyond Basics

The purpose of Beyond Basics is that the children will have an extended lesson from their Sunday School lesson. Both the Sunday School and Beyond Basics lessons are tied together so the children will learn about one Bible story each week. The activities that are given in the lessons help the children to grasp the concept of the lesson being taught. Beyond Basics is children's chapel material. The children must learn from an early age what chapel is. Coming to church is a time to worship the Lord for both adults and children. The worship concept must be taught early so, when they do go into the sanctuary, they will be able to sit and listen while the Word is being taught. These lessons of Beyond Basics start with a quiet time for the children. Remind them what the purpose of coming to church is. In the beginning of some lessons is a Scripture reading about prayer. Take the time to read these so the children will learn how important prayer is. God is always waiting and desiring that His children talk to Him. It is true that young children cannot be still for long periods of time. They must be trained (Prov. 22:6). The spiritual training that children learn is the most important training they will receive. Even though it may be hard for them to sit and listen, continue to gently remind them where they are and what they should be doing. Over time the concept of worship will begin to blossom. Since you are teaching little children, there are several different activities in each lesson to teach the concept of the main Bible story. Throughout the lessons, if the children get too rowdy, continue to remind them that they are in God's house. Each lesson has a game, music, Memory Verse activity and a craft. At the end of the lesson is review time and quiet time. Over all by the end of the lesson the children should have a good understanding of the Bible story.

Beyond Basics—The Mission

Beyond Basics is a Bible-based curriculum designed to provide early childhood teachers with resources for leading young children to love Jesus, know God’s Word and obey His commands.

Little ones readily respond to Jesus. He loves children and is a gentle, compassionate friend. His caring ways explained in the three units of this material furnish the base for developing faith in the Son of God.

Extended session for young children, conducted during adult worship or during a mid-week session, provides opportunities for boys and girls to participate in personalized Bible instruction and training on their level of understanding. Beyond Basics complements Bible Basics Sunday School curriculum, but it is written to use alone as well.

Corresponding themes for the lessons in both courses provide more effective learning experiences. Bible Basics Sunday School lessons introduce the Bible story and theme. Beyond Basics extended session carries students along the same thought line to further examine the Bible story but with emphasis on life application. Keeping the same theme and using the same Bible story promotes more permanent learning than if the two sessions go in different directions with unrelated themes and stories.

The materials included in Beyond Basics Resource Kit will help you guide meaningful involvement in the learning process. Your investment of time in planning, preparation and sharing multiplies as God puts His blessings on your efforts.
Beyond Basics—The Children

Children will sit in child-sized chairs to listen to an appealing story accompanied with pictures to help them visualize action. It has to be short, however. Attention span for early childhood is the age plus or minus two minutes. These children’s teachers have to be resourceful to change activities often.
Picture board books, easy puzzles, picture matches, large coloring pictures with simple lines, animal hand puppets and perhaps their favorite activity of all, play dough, help very young children have enjoyable experiences at church. Most will only scribble color but gain satisfaction from covering the page with crayon marks.

Most are too young to have good cutting skills. The children will, however, benefit from and enjoy having practice paper to cut, but when preparing a resource pattern, cut it out ahead of time.
Teaching little ones just emerging from babyhood requires skills with which God will equip His chosen workers. They probably love their teacher more dearly than any other age children. Maybe it’s because they are still small enough to take up into your arms and carry at times. You can feel a kinship with Jesus. He insisted that His disciples let very young children through to Him. He took them into His arms and blessed them.

Four- and five-year-old children feel quite advanced when they promote to a class designed especially for them. If possible, have separate groups for most effective learning. If you must share a room with the younger children, try rotating both groups around the activities to involve them at different times. Enlist a support team to help as needed.

Early childhood teachers accomplish much more in extended session than keeping children from hurting themselves or each other, furnishing snacks, singing choruses and telling a Bible story. Students in a class setting had much rather do an activity than sit and watch a video, no matter how animated it is.

Difficult concepts are taught through active learning, rhymes, songs and stories. Young children learn by doing, not sitting. Play is their work. It is the way they will learn the Bible principles you stress. Have lots of color, pictures and visuals.
Be creative in planning your schedule to include maximum involvement—doing—by focusing their attention as they participate in activities. They will learn more.

Four- and five-year-old children come in such a variety of personalities and temperaments that it’s difficult to say “this is what he is like.” Some are in preschool or kindergarten class where they have learned to recognize letters and, in some cases, have begun to read.

Teaching the value of reading God’s Word is a priority. Some of the Memory Verse activities suggest helping them find the Memory Verse in their Bibles and letting them read it from there.

These students can color a picture with more details and “stay in the lines” fairly well. However, we stimulate more creativity when we offer a blank sheet of paper with the suggestion of painting or drawing his own picture.Cutting skills have advanced.

Most have accurate control when cutting along printed lines. Most children feel good when allowed to do their own cutting, gluing and making a lesson reminder. Encourage independence whenever possible. Learning new skills is part of growing up.

Love the boys and girls as Jesus would if He were in your place. You represent Him to your students.