Best-selling children’s author Marty Machowski knows children need help understanding the Bible as one story with Jesus as the hero. That’s why he created The Gospel Story Curriculum—giving kids in preschool to sixth grade a clear picture of Jesus.
The Gospel Story Curriculum presents key stories from Genesis to Revelation, highlighting God’s plan of redemption in a way that’s engaging, interactive, and easy to understand.
This unique curriculum helps children grow over the course of a year and a half, teaching them to explore the same Bible stories at three different learning levels. Machowski presents the material in a fresh way each time, allowing kids to see the Bible through a lens of redemptive history.
—Preschool Lessons: In the preschool curriculum, three- to five-year-old children are introduced to God's big plan of salvation in Jesus Christ as they learn key Bible stories. Each lesson equips teachers to bring Christ to preschoolers with the help of a lesson snapshot, simple object lessons, coloring sheets, and easy-to-follow instructions.
—Lower Elementary Lessons: Designed for first- to third-grade children, the lower elementary curriculum takes a more detailed look at how each of these Bible stories connects to the gospel. Through age-appropriate object lessons, activities, and coloring sheets, teachers can help young elementary school children see Christ in the Old and New Testament.
—Upper Elementary Lessons: The developing minds of fourth- to sixth-grade children are challenged to search the Bible through engaging activities. Using the same story content as the lower elementary curriculum, the upper elementary curriculum utilizes different activities and object lessons suitable for nine- to twelve-year old kids. Reviewing the now-familiar Bible stories, older children will gain a deeper understanding of redemption in Christ as they begin to study Scripture for themselves.
Recommended companion materials include: The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short, Old Story New, OT Sword Bible Memory Cards, NT Sword Bible Memory Cards, OT coloring book, and NT coloring book.
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over thirty years. He is the author of The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short, Old Story New, the Gospel Story Curriculum, the Prepare Him Room advent devotional and curriculum, Wise Up family devotional and curriculum, Listen Up family devotional and curriculum, Dragon Seed, and The Ology. He and his wife Lois have six children and two grandchildren, and they reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.