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10 Sunday School Topics to Teach Your Church’s Children

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When most people think about Sunday school topics for children, the first things that come to mind tend to be “classic” Old Testament lessons on Noah and the ark, Jonah and the big fish, Daniel in the lions’ den, and so on. But Bible lessons for kids can extend far beyond these beloved accounts of biblical heroes and adventures.

In fact, almost all Bible study topics and themes can be adapted into age-appropriate Sunday school topics for young learners. God’s Word speaks eternal truth to everyone, whether young or old, new believer or seasoned Christian.

No matter if you’re teaching preschoolers, conducting ministry to youth, or holding virtual classes for homebound church members, many Sunday school topics work well for all learners. With Sunday school lessons for kids, just keep in mind children’s ages, developmental stage and attention levels.

Get started with these 10 Sunday school topics for kids:

1. Love

More than ever, children today need to hear that God loves them unconditionally and that God is love (1 John 4:8). Include these important reminders in every Sunday school lesson you present.

2. Prayer

Throughout the Bible, people speak to God and get results. During his earthly ministry, Jesus speaks often about prayer as a powerful relationship-builder with God. Use object lessons and character studies to reinforce the message that God wants to hear from us and is always listening.

3. Ten Commandments

God’s Ten Commandments are more than just stone tablets entrusted to Moses. God gave his law out of love for the people he created in his image. And children need to hear that obedience flows out of our love for our Creator.

4. Forgiveness

The idea that God totally wipes away our sins through Jesus’ blood can be tough to fathom, even for adults. Assure children that no matter what they may do, they can say sorry to God, who makes them clean and new on the inside.

5. Kindness

Lessons about Jesus’ Golden Rule are always relevant, but these days children especially need to hear about how to treat other kids. Help young people learn Godly behavior that they can apply to all interactions, whether at home, school or church.

6. Heaven

Like adults, children are curious about heaven and what it will be like. Paint a biblical picture of heaven for young learners while presenting the salvation message.

7. Miracles

When choosing Sunday school topics, emphasize the majesty and awesomeness of our great God. Miracles are ideal for that, as you describe the wonders Jesus and his followers performed in his name.

8. Fear

As children grow and change, so do their fears and worries. Use Scripture and the experiences of people in the Bible to assure children that God is always with them and lovingly protects them.

9. Caring

Help Sunday school students discover the importance of following Jesus by caring for and sharing with others. A lifestyle of service and outreach can begin at a young age, so look for practical ways children can live out their faith within the church and community.

10. God’s promises

Another great addition to the list of Sunday school topics is the many promises God makes—and keeps—to his people. In your lessons, point out all the examples of God’s faithfulness throughout the Bible. Then be sure to make connections to children’s daily lives so they can see how God keeps his promises to them, too.

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Stephanie Martin, a freelance journalist, has worked in Christian publishing for 28 years. She’s active at her church in Lakewood, Colorado, where she lives with her family.