Scope & Sequence for Grades 1 and 2
Year 1Year 2

Strong Kids for Primaries tracks through the Bible chronologically but breaks at times to provide students with a deep understanding of Jesus and His part in God’s plan to save the world.

Students grasp Who Jesus is, what He is like, and why He came to earth.

Quarterly Emphasis

Year 1

  • God Plans
  • God Saves
  • God Forgives
  • God Responds

Year 2

  • God Speaks
  • God Rules
  • God Provides
  • God Builds

BuildUP Themes

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

  • Believe the gospel (32)
  • Understand Biblical ethics (13)
  • Internalize godliness (28)
  • Learn doctrine (23)
  • Develop life skills (29)
  • Uplift others (20)
  • Prepare to serve (23)

Learn more about measuring growth.

Year 1

God Plans

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | God’s Plan for Creation Begins

1 God Is Holy Lev. 19:2; Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:13-19; Rev. 20:10 God is holy and completely separate from sin.
2 God Made the Universe Gen. 1:1-25 God created the world with awesome power.
3 God Created Adam and Eve Gen. 1:26–2:25 God personally relates to people.
4 God Holds Everything Together Gen. 1:1; Col. 1:17; Heb. 1:1-3 God holds His Creation together.
5 God Gave Grace Gen. 2:8–3:24 God’s grace is sufficient to cover all our sins.
6 God Rescued a Family Gen. 6:1–9:17 God offers to rescue us from our sin.

Unit 2 | God’s Plan for Salvation Begins

7 God Made a Promise Gen. 12:1-9; 15 God promised to bless the world through Abraham.
8 God Provided a Substitute Gen. 21:1-7; 22:1-19 God provided Christ as our substitute sacrifice for sin.
9 God Accomplished His Will Gen. 27:1-40 God is worthy of our faith and obedience.
10 God Revealed His Presence Gen. 28:1-5, 10-22 God is with us and working out His plan.
11 God Went with Joseph Gen. 37 God wants us to trust Him even when troubles come.
12 God Remembered Joseph Gen. 39; 40 God wants us to trust Him through disappointments.
13 God Saved His People Alive Gen. 41–45; 50 God wants us to recognize His plan for our good.

God Saves

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | A Savior Is Born

1 Jesus Made It All John 1:1-4, 14, 15, 18; Heb. 1:1-3; Col. 1:15, 16 Jesus, the Son of God, created the world.
2 John’s Birth Was Predicted Luke 1:5-25 God has the power to give life.
3 Jesus’ Birth Was Predicted Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-58 Jesus’ birth and death were always a part of God’s plan.
4 Jesus’ Birth Was Proclaimed Luke 2:1-20 Jesus became a baby boy to save the world.
5 Jesus Was Praised Luke 2:21-38 Jesus came to earth to provide redemption from sin.
6 Jesus Was Worshiped Matt. 2:1-12 Jesus is worthy of our worship and devotion.

Unit 2 | A Deliverer Is Born

7 God Protected His Deliverer Exod. 1; 2:1-10 God’s power overcomes even powerful kings.
8 God Prepared His Deliverer Exod. 2:11-3:22 God chooses to use people to do His will.
9 God Promoted His Name Exod. 7:14–10:29 God shows that He is true and powerful.
10 God Provided a Sacrifice Exod. 11; 12 Jesus, the Lamb of God, paid the penalty for our sins.
11 God Provided Deliverance Exod. 13:17–15:2; Ps. 78:52, 53 God teaches us to trust Him as He leads us.
12 God Provided Water Exod. 15:22–16:16 God wants us to turn to Him in times of need.
13 God Provided Instructions Exod. 20:1-21; 32 God’s teaches us to worship Him and respect others.

God Forgives

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Israel Rejects God’s Promised Son

1 Jesus Proved His Sinlessness Matt. 4:1-11 Jesus resisted Satan’s temptation because He is sinless.
2 Jesus Helped People See John 9 Jesus gave both physical and spiritual sight.
3 Jesus Was Celebrated and Rejected Luke 19:28-40; Zech. 9:9 Jesus is the rightful ruler of our lives.
4 Jesus Predicted His Sacrifice Matt. 26:17-30; Mark 14:10-26 Jesus, the Lamb of God, is the final sacrifice for sin.
5 Jesus Washed Sinners Clean John 13:1-17 Jesus showed us what it means to serve others.
6 Jesus Surrendored to God’s Will Matt. 26:31-75; Luke 22:61, 62 Jesus willingly obeyed God the Father’s will.
7 Jesus Died as the Lamb of God Matt. 26:57-68; Luke 23:7-11 Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
8 Jesus Rose Victorious Matt. 28:1-15; Acts 1:9-11 Jesus rose from the dead and returned to Heaven victoriously.

Unit 2 | Israel Rejects God’s Promised Land

9 A Giant “No” to the Promised Land Num. 13:1, 2, 17–14:45 God expects us to trust Him fully.
10 Justice and Mercy in the Wilderness Num. 16 God deals with sin both justly and mercifully.
11 Budding Leadership Num. 17 God gives us leaders to help us live for Him.
12 Moses Struck Out Num. 20:1-13 God wants us to obey Him with a good attitude.
13 Salvation from Fiery Serpents Num. 21:1-9 God wants us to put our faith in Christ for salvation.

God Responds

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Conquering the Land

1 Rahab’s Bold Choice Josh. 1; 2 God’s power encourages us to have faith in Him.
2 Israel’s Step of Faith Josh. 3; 4 God helps us do His will.
3 Israel’s Shout of Victory Josh. 5:13–6:27 God encourages us to trust and obey Him.
4 Israel’s Hard Lesson Josh. 7:1–8:29 God is faithful to His promises to judge sin.
5 Israel’s Tricky Enemy Josh. 9 God gives His wisdom to all who seek it.
6 Israel’s Partial Victory Josh. 10:1-15, 40-43; 11:16-23 God uses people to accomplish His will.

Unit 2 | Judges in the Land

7 God’s Hand at Work Judg. 3 God never stops being faithful to His promises.
8 Deborah’s Contagious Faith Judg. 4; 5 God uses faithful people to encourage our faith in Him.
9 Gideon’s Fear of Man Judg. 6 God wants us to fear Him enough to obey Him.
10 Gideon’s Fear of God Judg. 7; 8:10-12 God’s person and power make Him worthy of our respect.
11 Jephthah’s Sincerity Judg. 11:1-33 God wants us to serve Him sincerely.
12 Samson’s Strength Judg. 13; 14:5, 6; 16:2, 3 God gives us all we need to do His will.
13 Samson’s Fall and Faith Judg. 16:4-31 God desires that we please and serve Him above all else.

Year 2

God Speaks

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | Who Jesus Is

1 Jesus Identified with Sinners Isa. 40:3; Matt. 3:1-17; Luke 1:39-41; John 1:29, 30 Jesus came to earth to be the Savior of the world.
2 Jesus Called His Fishers of Men Mark 1:16-20; 2:13-17; 3:13-19; Luke 9:1, 2, 6, 10 Jesus trained ordinary men to serve Him.
3 Jesus Revealed His Glory Matt. 16:21; 17: 1-13; Mark 9:1-13 Jesus is the perfect Son of God.

Unit 2 | What Jesus Did

4 Jesus Is the Great Physician Matt. 8:1-13 Jesus can heal people because He is the Son God.
5 Jesus’ Storm Illustration Mark 4:35-41 Jesus has power over nature because He is the Son of God.
6 Jesus Forgave Sin Mark 2:1-12 Jesus has power to forgive sins because He is the Son of God.
7 Jesus Solved a Big Problem Mark 8:1-9 Jesus meets our needs because He is the Son of God.
8 Jesus’ Lifeguard Illustration Matt. 14:22-33 Jesus is worthy of our worship because He is the Son of God.
9 Jesus Responded to a Father’s Faith John 4:46-53 Jesus responds to our faith because He is the Son of God.
10 Jesus Gave New Life Luke 7:11-17 Jesus has power over death because He is the Son of God.

Unit 3 | What Jesus Taught

11 The Good Shepherd’s Sacrifice John 10:1-18 Jesus taught about His sacrificial care for us.
12 Neighbor Helping Neighbor Luke 10:25-37 Jesus taught us to care for our neighbors.
13 Big Change for a Little Guy Luke 19:1-10 Jesus taught us to tell others about Him.

God Rules

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | The King of Kings

1 Ruth’s Selfless Love Ruth 1 God loves us with a selfless love.
2 Ruth Reaped What She Sowed Ruth 2 God delights to meet our needs.
3 Christ’s Royal Line Continued Ruth 3; 4 God always keeps His promises.
4 Jesus, the King of Kings, Arrived Luke 2:1-20 God provided Jesus to redeem us from our sins.

Unit 2 | The Kings of Israel

5 God Gave to Generous Hannah 1 Sam. 1:1–2:11 God blesses those who sacrificially serve Him.
6 Here Comes the Ark 1 Sam. 4:1-11; 5:1–6:16 God desires our sincere worship for His awesome power.
7 The King Israel Wanted 1 Sam. 9:1–10:25; 12:20-25 God’s faithfulness, love, and power make Him worthy of trust.
8 King Saul Lost His Patience 1 Sam. 13:1-16 God desires our sincere obedience.
9 King Saul Lost His Kingdom 1 Sam. 15:1-29 God desires our obedience more than our sacrifice.
10 David’s Giant Faith 1 Sam. 16:1-13; 17 God makes champions out of those who get to know Him.
11 David Said “No” to Revenge 1 Sam. 24; 26 God’s trustworthiness is not affected by our circumstances.
12 King David’s Kindness 2 Sam. 7; 9 God’s lovingkindness is an example for us.
13 King Solomon’s Glory Faded 1 Kings 3:1-15; 11:1-13 God wants us to apply the wisdom in His Word.

God Provides

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | God’s Prophets in the Promised Land

1 God’s Unlikely Providers 1 Kings 16:28–17:24 God is trustworthy because He keeps His promises.
2 Mountain Showdown 1 Kings 18:17-40 God is the one true God and is worthy of our worship.
3 New Freedom and New Life 2 Kings 4:1-37 God is the provider of needs and giver of life.
4 Victory in Sight 2 Kings 6:8–7:20 God teaches us to walk by faith.

Unit 2 | Jesus, God’s Prophet from Heaven

5 God’s Night Light John 3:1-21 Jesus is God’s light in a world dark with sin.
6 Jesus’ Lesson on Life and Death John 11:1-44 Jesus came from God to give us life.
7 Jesus’ Final Victory Luke 24:1-12; John 20:3-10 Jesus rose victorious over sin and death.

Unit 3 | God’s Leaders in Captivity

8 The End of a Kingdom 2 Chron. 34:1–36:21 God’s Word is for our good and God’s glory.
9 A Warm Welcome for Three Friends Dan. 3 God gives us the strength and courage to stand for Him.
10 Serious Text Message Dan. 5 God holds people accountable for their actions.
11 Lionlike Courage Dan. 6 God’s glory is worth dying for.
12 God Saved a Queen Esth. 2:1–9:4 God controls kings and history.
13 Jerusalem Makeover Neh. 1–4; 6:15, 16 God offers us forgiveness when we sin.

God Builds

Title Passage(s) Theme

Unit 1 | The Church Begins

1 The Spirit’s Powerful Arrival Acts 2:1-11 The Holy Spirit empowers us to do God’s will.
2 A Church Is Born Acts 2:14-47 Christ commands us to serve in His church.
3 The Apostles’ Boldness Acts 3:1–4:31; 5:14-32 The Spirit gives us boldness to serve God.
4 The Apostles’ Joy Acts 5:29-42 The Spirit gives us joy as we serve God.
5 Stephen’s Selfless Sacrifice Acts 6:8–7:60 God wants us to be willing to serve Him sacrificially.

Unit 2 | The Church Spreads

6 The Gospel Spread Acts 8:4-8, 26-40 The Holy Spirit guides us as we serve God.
7 The Gospel Spread Further Acts 4:36, 37; 9:1-31; 13:1-3; 14:8-20 Christ commands us to share the gospel.
8 Paul Made New Friends Acts 18:1-11 Christ wants us to serve together in His church.
9 Paul Served with Love Acts 20:1–21:15; 21:26–22:21 Christ wants us to lovingly serve Him and others.
10 Paul Served Courageously Acts 27:1–28:10 Christ wants us to faithfully serve Him even when its hard.

Unit 3 | The Church with Jesus

11 Jesus Is Coming! 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 2 Cor. 5:9-15 Christ is coming to rapture and reward believers.
12 King Jesus Will Reign Isa. 2:2, 4: 11:6-9; Rev. 19:11-21; 20:1-6 Christ will return to earth to set up His Kingdom.
13 Living with Jesus Forever Rev. 21:1–22:5 Christ is preparing an eternal home for believers.