HeartShaper Age Groups

Toddlers & 2s is a one-year scope-and-sequence curriculum for children ages 1 and 2. Designed to allow children to explore one Bible concept or story each month, Toddlers & 2s includes options for babies and a bonus unit for older children

Preschool is a two-year scope-and-sequence curriculum for children ages 3 and 4. Designed to help children learn basic Bible stories through developing preschool skills, Preschool includes extra options especially for two-year-olds.

Pre-K & K is a two-year scope-and-sequence curriculum for children ages 5 and 6. Designed to help children learn basic Bible stories through developing preschool skills, Pre-K & K includes extra options especially for four-year-olds.

Early Elementary is a two-year scope-and-sequence curriculum for children in grades 1 and 2. Designed to guide children during an age-appropriate trip through the Bible, beginning Bible-use skills are integrated into every lesson.

Middle Elementary is a two-year scope-and-sequence curriculum for children in grades 3 and 4. Designed to guide children during a chronological trip through the Bible, new Bible-use skills are integrated into every lesson.

PreTeen is a two-year scope-and-sequence curriculum for kids in grades 5 and 6. Designed to encourage kids to use their Bible knowledge to explore issues, advanced Bible skills are integrated into every lesson.

Toddlers & 2s

Each Toddlers & 2s lesson is based on simple concepts, songs, sensory activities, and reality-based learning. There are many opportunities for children to explore, discover, and move. Teachers are encouraged to sing, play, talk, and repeat activities, giving young ones time to smile, laugh, and wonder.

Toddlers & 2s is designed to engage children in interactive Bible learning while providing flexibility for unique situations. Bible lessons are based on an understanding of how children at this age learn, and activities are tailored for their range of abilities.

Each lesson includes three easy steps:

  • Activity Time (a variety of exercises designed to help teachers guide children to explore the theme)

  • Bible Time (Bible story or concept presented through illustrations like rhymes, songs, and reality-based objects)

  • Discovery Time (more activities to let children continue exploring the lesson theme)

Preschool/Pre-K & K

Each Preschool and Pre-K & K lesson builds on the concepts taught to younger children, while adding more Bible stories, integrating prereading skills, incorporating simple group games, offering activities that stimulate imaginations, and guiding the teacher to answer lots of questions. Lessons also continue the use of multisensory experiences.

Preschool and Pre-K & K engage children in interactive Bible learning while providing teachers with flexibility for unique situations.

Each lesson includes three easy steps:

  • Activity Time (a variety of exercises designed to help teachers guide children to explore the theme)

  • Bible Time (Bible story or concept presented through illustrations like rhymes, songs, and reality-based objects)

  • Discovery Time (more activities to let children continue exploring the lesson theme)

Early Elementary

Early Elementary was developed for the beginning reader and writer. Helpful tips guide teachers in adapting activities to meet the needs of their individual classes while reviewing favorite Bible stories, introducing Bible skills, and keeping their focus on what God asks them to do.

Each lesson includes four easy steps:

  • Focus In (activity options to help teachers introduce the lesson theme and Life Focus)

  • Explore His Word (interaction with a Bible story or Scripture passage, Bible skills practice, and Scripture memorization)

  • Make It Real (activity options to help kids answer, “What does this story or Scripture mean for me?”)

  • Live It Out (activities to help kids do, say, think, and commit in response to God’s Word)

Middle Elementary

Middle Elementary was designed with the knowledge that integrating Bible skills and Bible chronology into the lesson doesn’t mean kids should be expected to sit down and listen. However, attention spans do lengthen, and middle elementary kids are eager to learn about God and how they fit into His plan.

They are also at an age where they can learn large amounts of Scripture, put Bible stories into perspective, and attach meaning to what they have just heard and read.

Each lesson includes four easy steps:

  • Focus In (activity options to help teachers introduce the lesson theme and Life Focus)

  • Explore His Word (interaction with a Bible story or Scripture passage, Bible skills practice, and Scripture memorization)

  • Make It Real (activity options to help kids answer, “What does this story or Scripture mean for me?”)

  • Live It Out (activities to help kids do, say, think, and commit in response to God’s Word)

Preteen

Issues and topics presented at the PreTeen level build on the solid foundation begun in the earlier elementary years. Each lesson is structured to help teachers guide students beyond “right” and “wrong” answers, lead them in meaningful discussion, and encourage them in their commitments to Christ.

Each lesson includes four easy steps:

  • Focus In (activity options to help teachers introduce the lesson theme and Life Focus)

  • Explore His Word (interaction with a Bible story or Scripture passage, Bible skills practice, and Scripture memorization)

  • Make It Real (activity options to help kids answer, “What does this story or Scripture mean for me?”)
  • Live It Out (activities to help kids do, say, think, and commit in response to God’s Word)