Scope & Sequence for Ages 2 and 3
Year 1Year 2

Strong Kids for 2s & 3s teaches Biblical truth concerning God, God’s Son, God’s Word, and God’s world.

Students learn that God is their creator and that He loves and helps them. They begin to understand what sin is and that Jesus came to earth as a baby and then grew up and died for them.

Quarterly Emphasis

Year 1

  • Jesus Cares for Us
  • God Is with Us
  • God Loves Us
  • God Created Us

Year 2

  • God Provides for Us
  • Jesus Loves Us
  • God Sees and Hears Us
  • God Helps Us Serve Him

BuildUP Themes

Here are the major emphases that are measurable in this age group:

  • Believe the gospel (11)
  • Understand Biblical ethics (6)
  • Internalize godliness (16)
  • Learn doctrine (43)
  • Develop life skills (18)
  • Uplift others (29)
  • Prepare to serve (9)

Learn more about measuring growth.

Year 1

Jesus Cares for Us

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Jesus and His Friends

1 Friends Brought a Man to Jesus Mark 2:1-12 God wants friends to help each other.
2 Jesus Visited His Friends Luke 10:38-42 God wants us to be kind.
3 Jesus Cared for His Friends John 11:1-3, 17-45 Jesus cares when we are sad.
4 Jesus Made a New Friend Luke 19:1-10 Jesus loves all people.

Unit 2 | Jesus and the Sick

5 Jesus Made a Blind Man See John 9:1-7 Jesus helps us by His power.
6 Jesus Received Praise John 9:8-38 Jesus deserves our praise.
7 Jesus Healed a Woman’s Back Luke 13:10-13 Jesus cares about our bodies.
8 Jesus Healed a Withered Hand Matt. 12:9-13 Jesus cares about our bodies.
9 Jesus Made a Deaf Man Hear Mark 7:31-37 Jesus helps us by His power.

Unit 3 | Jesus and the Needy

10 Jesus Shared His Love for Children Matt. 18:1-14 Jesus loves meeting children’s needs.
11 Jesus Showed His Love for Children Matt. 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16 Jesus wants little children to believe in Him.
12 Jesus Thanked God for Food John 6:1-14 Jesus thanked God for food.
13 Jesus Fed a Multitude John 6:1-14 Jesus provides for our needs.

God Is with Us

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | God Sent Jesus

1 Gabriel Told Mary about Jesus Luke 1:26-38 God chose Mary to be Jesus’ mother.
2 Baby Jesus Was Born Luke 2:1-7 God sent Jesus because He loves us.
3 Angels Glorified God Luke 2:6-14 God used angels to announce Jesus’ birth.
4 Shepherds Visited Baby Jesus Luke 2:8-20 God wants us to tell others about Jesus.

Unit 2 | God Helped David

5 David Loved God 1 Sam. 16:1-13 God wants us to love Him.
6 David Cared for His Sheep 1 Sam. 16:11, 19; 2 Sam. 7:8; Ps. 23:2 God is pleased when we are helpful.
7 David Protected His Sheep 1 Sam. 17:34-36 God is pleased when we are helpful.
8 David Obeyed His Father 1 Sam. 17:15-20 God is pleased when we are obedient.
9 David Trusted God 1 Sam. 17:17-30 God is pleased when we trust Him.
10 David Defeated the Giant 1 Sam. 17:4-10, 31-49 God helps us obey Him.
11 David Sung to the Lord 1 Sam. 16:14-19 God helps us be happy helpers.
12 David Helped King Saul 1 Sam. 16:14-23 God helps us help others.
13 David and Jonathan Became Friends 1 Sam. 18:1-5 God gives us friends to love.

God Loves Us

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | God Protected

1 God Protected Moses Exod. 1:8–2:2 God gives us families to help us.
2 God Kept Moses Safe Exod. 2:1-4 God gives us mothers to protect us.
3 God Provided for Moses Exod. 2:1-10 God cares for little children.
4 God Promised to be with Moses Exod. 3:7-12; 12:37-39; 13:19-22 God promises to be with us.

Unit 2 | God Provided

5 God Provided for a Widow 2 Kings 4:1-7 God provides for our needs.
6 God Provided for Elisha 2 Kings 4:8-11 God provides us with homes.

Unit 3 | God Loved

7 Jesus’ Friends Praised Him Luke 19:28-40 Jesus deserves our praise.
8 Jesus Lives! Matt. 28:1-8 Jesus is living today as our Savior.
9 Jesus Appeared to Two Men Luke 24:13-35 Jesus is living today as our Savior.
10 Jesus Made Breakfast for His Friends John 21:1-14 Jesus is living today as our Savior.
11 Jesus Returned to Heaven Mark 16:19; Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:9 Jesus is living in Heaven today.

Unit 4 | God Cared

12 God Cared about Naaman 2 Kings 5:1-5 God cares for us when we are sick.
13 God Cared for Naaman 2 Kings 5:1-15 God helps us when we are sick.

God Created Us

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | God Created the World

1 God Made Day and Night Gen. 1:1-5 God created light for us to see.
2 God Made Sky and Land Gen. 1:6-10 God created land to live on.
3 God Made Plants Gen. 1:11-13 God created beautiful plants.
4 God Made Sun, Moon, and Stars Gen. 1:14-19 God created amazing stars and planets.
5 God Made Fish and Birds Gen. 1:20-23 God created fish for water and birds for the air.
6 God Made the Animals Gen. 1:24, 25 God made the wonderful animals.
7 God Made People Gen. 1:26-31; 2:7-15, 18-25 God made man and woman to be together.
8 God Made All of Creation Gen. 1:31–2:3 God made everything perfect.

Unit 2 | God Provided for Adam

9 God Gave Adam Work Gen. 2:15-20 God has work for us to do.
10 God Forgave Adam and Eve Gen. 2:15-17; 3 God forgives us our sin.
11 God Gave Children Gen. 4:1, 2, 25, 26 God loves families.
12 God Gave Food Gen. 1:14; 2:16; 3:17-19; 8:22 God planned the seasons for growing food.
13 God Gave Me Life Job 10:8-12; Ps. 139:14-16 God loves every child.

Year 2

God Provides for Us

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | God Saved Noah

1 God Instructed Noah Gen. 6:5-14; Heb. 11:7 God sees us when we obey.
2 God Helped Noah Obey Gen. 6:13–7:5 God wants us to obey Him.
3 God Rescued Noah Gen. 7:10-24 God shows us grace.
4 God Stopped the Rain Gen. 8:1-12 God cares for us.
5 God’s Rainbow Promise Gen. 8:13–9:13 God keeps His promises.

Unit 2 | God Provided for Israel

6 God Led Israel Exod. 14:1–15:2 God leads us with greatness.
7 God Gave Israel Meat Exod. 16:12, 13 God provides us with food.
8 God Gave Israel Bread Exod. 16:4-18 God provides us with food.
9 God Gave Israel Water Exod. 17:1-6 God provides us with water.
10 God Gave Israel Clothes Deut. 29:5; Neh. 9:21 God provides us with clothes and shoes.

Unit 3 | Israel Gave Thanks

11 Preparing for the Feast Lev. 23:33-44 God wants us to thank Him for His goodness.
12 Celebrating the Feast Lev. 23:33-45 God wants us to thank Him for His goodness.
13 Thanking God Ps. 100 God wants us to thank Him for His goodness.

Jesus Loves Us

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Jesus Was Born

1 Mary and Joseph Went to Bethlehem Luke 2:1-6 God planned Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem.
2 Baby Jesus Was Born Luke 2:1-7 Jesus, God’s Son, became a baby.
3 Angels Celebrated Jesus’ Birth Luke 2:7-14 Jesus came to save the world.
4 Shepherds Visited Baby Jesus Luke 2:7-20 Jesus deserves our praise.

Unit 2 | Jesus Grew Up

5 Wise Men Followed a Star Matt. 2:1-11 God led wise men to little Jesus.
6 Wise Men Visited Jesus Matt. 2:1-12 God led wise men to worship Jesus.
7 Jesus Went to the Temple Luke 2:41-47 God wants us to learn about Him.
8 Jesus in the Temple Luke 2:41-47 God gives us a church for learning about Him.

Unit 2 | Jesus Helped People

9 Jesus Listened to a Father John 4:46-54 Jesus can heal because He is God’s Son.
10 Jesus Made a Boy Well John 4:46-54 Jesus can heal because He is God’s Son.
11 Jesus Listened to His Disciples Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41 Jesus can help us when we are afraid.
12 Jesus Stopped a Storm Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41 Jesus wants us to ask for help when we are afraid.
13 Jesus, the Son of God Matt. 2:1-11; Luke 2:1-20, 41-47; John 4:46-54 Jesus grew up just like we grow up.

God Sees and Hears Us

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Serving in God’s House

1 Praying in God’s House 1 Sam. 1:1-18 God hears our prayers.
2 God Answers Hannah’s Prayer 1 Sam. 1:19-28 God answers our prayers.
3 Samuel Helps Eli 1 Sam. 1:24–2:11 God is pleased when children serve Him.
4 Hannah Visits Samuel 1 Sam. 2:18-26 God blessed Samuel for serving Him.

Unit 2 | Worshiping God’s Son

5 Mary’s Gift Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8 God is glad when we give to Him.
6 Jesus’ Triumphal Entry Matt. 21:1-9 Jesus deserves our praise.
7 Jesus Rises from the Dead Matt. 28:1-8 Jesus died and rose again.
8 Mary Sees Jesus John 20:1, 2, 11-18 Jesus talked with people after His resurrection.

Unit 2 | Worshiping in God’s House

9 Samuel Hears God’s Voice 1 Sam. 3:1-10 God wants us to obey Him.
10 Samuel Obeys God 1 Sam. 3:10-20 God wants us to obey Him.
11 Building God’s House 1 Kings 6:1-9; 2 Chron. 3:1–5:1 God wants us to come together to worship Him.
12 Singing Praises in God’s House 2 Chron. 5:11-14 God wants us to sing praises to Him in church.
13 Sharing God’s Word in His House 2 Kings 22:8–23:3 God wants us to hear His Word in church.

God Helps Us Serve Him

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Peter Served God

1 Peter Followed Jesus John  21:1-17 God wants us to love Jesus.
2 Peter Preached about Jesus Acts 2:14-40; 5:40-42 God wants children to talk about Him.
3 Peter Healed in Jesus’ Name Acts 3:1-11 God has amazing power.
4 A Healed Man Praised God Acts 3:1-11 God loves to hear us praise Him.
5 Dorcas Helped People Acts 9:36-42 God uses people to help us serve.
6 People Prayed for Peter Acts 12:1-6 God wants us to talk to Him in prayer.
7 God Answered Prayers for Peter Acts 12:5-17 God answers our prayers.
8 Peter Wrote God’s Word 1 Pet. 1:1; 5:7; 2 Pet. 1:1, 21 God told people what to write in the Bible.

Unit 2 | Paul Served God

9 Paul Followed Jesus Acts 9:1-22 God wants us to serve Him.
10 Timothy Learned God’s Word 2 Tim. 1:5; 3:15 God wants us to learn God’s Word.
11 Paul and Timothy Served God Acts 16:1-5; 2 Tim. 1:5 God gives us teachers to explain God’s Word.
12 God Kept Paul Safe Acts 27:17-37 God wants us to trust Him always.
13 God Cared for Paul Acts 28:1-6 God always cares for us.