What if you knew exactly what you would be teaching in your children’s ministry and when you would be teaching it?
You could . . .
- Plan further in advance with a strategy in mind.
- Stop wondering what you’ll teach next week.
- Shop themed decorations ahead of time.
With Orange Kids Curriculum, you get detailed insight on this coming year of ministry from August to July. We plan our year with the scope and rhythms of a family’s life from the start of school through the fun of summer! Orange Kids Curriculum includes preschool, elementary, and preteen.
First Look is the preschool curriculum, and 252 Kids is the Elementary and Preteen curriculum. These two groups work a bit differently in their scope and cycle. To start, First Look works on a 2-year Scope and Cycle, and 252 Kids switches things up every three years. However, both offer the same great information in Focused Yearly Scopes to help you plan for the year ahead.
FOCUSED YEARLY SCOPE FOR 2021-2022
If you’ve never checked out this document before, here are some things to keep in mind as you look through it.
First Look Preschool
You’ll find the foundational thoughts connecting each lesson of Orange Kids Curriculum including the 9 Core Insights that connect the four curriculum age groups together. These insights are based on what Jesus says in the Greatest Commandment of Love God (Wonder), Love Others (Discovery), and Love Life (Passion).
This page shows titles, art, and important dates. You will find First Look Curriculum series titles for the coming year. Additionally, each theme includes art to get you thinking about how you’ll make the most of that theme in your environment. Finally, these pages include the months for Family Experience (FX) events!
Here, you’ll discover a detailed look at what your children will experience throughout each quarter. It comes complete with the Bible Stories, Memory Verses, Bottom Lines and Key Questions. Every theme also includes a series description that explains the vision and how each month is a reflection or a response to the character of God as seen through Jesus and Scripture.
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252 Kids Elementary and Preteen
On page 1, you’ll find the foundational thoughts connecting each lesson of Orange Kids Curriculum including the 9 Core Insights that connect the four curriculum age groups together. Similar to First Look, the 252 Kids insights are based on what Jesus says in the Greatest Commandment of Love God (Wonder), Love Others (Discovery), and Love Life (Passion).
Page 2 shows the series titles for the coming year, along with theme art to kick-start your thinking on how to make the most of the various themes in your environment. And we can’t forget to mention that this page also includes the months that have weekly or monthly Family Experience (FX) events!
In these pages, you’ll discover a detailed look at what your kids will experience throughout each quarter. They also come complete with the Bible Stories, Memory Verses, Bottom Lines or Key Questions, and Life App for each month. In addition, each theme includes a series description that explains how each month is a reflection or response to the character of God as seen through Jesus and Scripture.
Located on Page 7 is the Life App that families will cover each month. Our Life App teaches kids how the Bible stories connect to their everyday worlds.
Orange Kids Curriculum Three-Year Plan Information
A list of Bible stories that will be covered throughout the entire three-year cycle can be found here. The majority of the lessons here are covered in the weekly curriculum, but a few are covered through memory verses and GodTime devotionals. For your awareness, these are subject to change based on how every year of the Scope and Cycle is created.
Finally, this page includes a list of the Life Apps covered throughout the entire three-year cycle. Note that the 2021-2022 ministry year is Year 3 of the Scope and Cycle. (Click on the images below to download and view the full PDF version).
At Orange, we deeply value relevant and engaging curriculum for our kids. To create top-quality material that will help kids hear and remember the message, our goal is never to “re-invent the wheel.” Rather, our goal is to tweak, improve, and adjust curriculum as needed in the scope and cycle to stay true to our values. Hopefully, this fresh curriculum helps your kids come to know, love, and apply the message of the Gospel in their own lives.
Remember, you are never alone. Your Orange Specialist is here to help you connect, coach, and customize your church’s unique environment. If you need help implementing any of this curriculum in your church setting, find out who your Orange Specialist is here.