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I am in the process of posting 20 free Sunday School lessons at CLAMcentral.com. That’s five weeks times four age-levels. It’s been a long journey to this point and a very long way to go to do all 400+ lessons in the series, but it’s fun and a blessing from God to me. Check ’em out; they are for you!

The image above shows a typical Print and Prep file; there is one with each lesson. In this particular lesson, Upper Elementary New Testament Week 1, there are six files included in the folder you download: The lesson plan itself (“Jesus is Our Friend”), the Biggie Verse poster that you tape together from four sheets, Student Notebook activity pages, a game we call “Bug Splat,” and finally a page that begins a weekly Bible time line.

I have a ton of stuff I want to accomplish with CLAMcentral. It’ll take years to reach a fraction of the potential. Take a look at the lessons, then drop by here to say hi.

16 thoughts on “Free Sunday School Resources

  1. I am so excited! Everything looks amazing. I want to do the curriculum justice so I will be taking this week to read the resource guide and get everything ready. We will start teaching next week. I will let you know how it goes. Threw a kids party one shot last weekend and it was awesome. Thanks for all you do.

  2. Thanks so much, Sarah. I’m doing my first Kids Party of the year in a couple of weeks and will begin to release all the downloadables that go with that as soon as I can.

  3. Tom,

    The resource guide made it so easy that I taught the first lesson this morning. It was amazing. I have never seen my kids so engaged. The Bible Wars was the biggest surprise. My newer students were actually beating some of my veteran students. I had a small group today of only 5 kids but they were thrilled with the lesson. One of my long time members said “Ms. Sarah, this was the best lesson ever, keep doing this.” The notebook pages were a hit as well. Even though my kids know each other pretty well, they were talking and socializing as a group to learn about each other instead of being in the little groups that kids this age tend to get into. The one page lesson plan made the lesson seamless. My favorite resource was the print and prep. I felt totally ready for Sunday morning, which is a rare thing for me. I work 3 jobs and go to school full time. Easy prep is a priority and this page makes everything clear. No more guessing how many copies of what I need. Thank you so much. I could not be more pleased with how well the lesson went. PS, my kids walked across the tables for their bridge. It was big fun. Can’t wait to continue using Clambake curriculum.

    1. Wow! I hope you’ll let me quote that. Thanks very much, Sarah. Say hi to your students for me and tell them I’m praying that they grow up to be great men and women for God.

      Blessings,

      Tom

  4. Tom, I just had to post and tell you how excited I an to teach Sunday morning. I haven’t had this much excitement for teaching in a long time. Can’t thank you enough.

  5. I taught lesson 2 yesterday. It went great. My kids LOVE Bible Wars. That was the first thing they asked for. Making the covers went well. My kids are not typically the crafty type but they enjoyed decorating the class bibles. We were actually 15 minutes late coming downstairs and”big church” lasts for 90 minutes. More than enough to keep kids busy and engaged in learning.

    1. That’s great! Let me know if you have any ideas to make the lessons even more useful to you.

  6. Hi Tom,
    I noticed that in week 3 Upper Elementary’s print and prep file it says to use ledger paper for the bingo game but in the instructions in the game file it says to print on letter size. I went with letter, quite frankly because that is what was in my printer at the time and it worked fine. Just thought I would let you know. Thanks again for everything you are doing. You and your team are amazing. Can’t wait to see what kind of Crazy Looking Animal Mascots my kids come up with.

    1. Thanks, Sarah! I’m hunched in front of the computer correcting many small errors I keep finding–frustrating! Thanks for the heads up and let me know if you see anything else.

  7. I will, only because you asked. Please know it is not a criticism or complaint of any kind.

  8. Tom,
    Another great Sunday. I have incorporated printing the Biggie Verse for my kids on small cards they can take home and memorize for a prize the next week. Bundles of lollipops work wonders. Bible Wars is still a huge hit with them as a group. I have to keep some of my stronger/older students from answering all the time to give the others a chance. I have one, however, who just won’t even try. He is my only boy in a group of 10 girls and he’s my youngest. Any suggestions on how to involve him. He is usually pretty outgoing and he reads well, so it is not an issue of not being able to read, just wondering if you had any suggestions on how to grab his attention. Thanks.

  9. Sarah,

    So glad you are having success with the lessons!

    For the boy, I would suggest that you let him behave as he wishes at this time. First, it’s early in the year (just your third Sunday) so he will likely surprise you pretty soon. Second, obviously he needs some more guys in there. Maybe you can pull in an adult guy to assist.

    The KIDS PARTY program will bring girls and boys into your Sunday School. KP will be available at CLAMcentral in a couple of months, a full-blown well-established series of events that is very successful at growing the numbers. I know you did the One-Shot, but the full program is awesome. In short, help is on the way!

    But again, I have no problem letting kids be wall flowers in my Sunday classes. In the long run, the vast majority go quickly from one stage to the next maturity-wise.

    Please keep me informed on how he gets on.

    Blessings,

    Tom

  10. Hi Tom,
    For planning purposes… any time frame for weeks 6-10 upper elementary? I will be doing week 5 this Sunday. It is such a blessing. Just a note… 4 of my kids are getting baptized this week. Praise God. It is an awesome thing when you see the fruits of your labor. My Austin, the boy I talked to you about got two answers first in Bible Wars last week. He was so proud. Thanks for all you do.

    1. Week 5 already! The review lessons are my favorites. Great for Austin and super good to hear about the baptisms.

      I have lessons 6-10 in various stages of completion, It should be no trouble to get them to you before you need them. I will email you a download site sometime early next week for lesson 6 at least.

      1. Thanks. If I can help with any editing, proofreading, etc. I would be glad to do so.

  11. Sarah, I sent you an email with a link to Lesson 6; more lessons will be posted there soon. I had to correct the link in a second email, but that one works.

    Thanks!

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