Primary Sabbath School Program  

For Children from Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

 It is a one hour program that is broken down in the following manner:

  • Opening Program        20 minutes (There are 13 programs with most elements repeating every 3-6 weeks)
  • Lesson                        20 minutes (We use "My Bible Lessons" from mybiblefirst.org)
  • Theme Program          15 minutes (Changes monthly and focuses on character development)
  • Closing Program           5 minutes (This is the same every week)

The Themes are:

  • January                  Reverence & The Sabbath
  • February                Temperance
  • March                     Helpfulness
  • April                        Love
  • May                        Worship & Prayer
  • June                       Happiness
  • July                        Kindness
  • August                  Obedience
  • September            Witnessing
  • October                 Praise
  • November             Thankfulness
  • December             Unselfishness

Opening Program:

The opening program is divided into three sections:

  • Welcome Segement-5 minutes
  • Books of the Bible Segement-7 minutes
  • Mission Segement-8 minutes

A Sample Program is listed below: (The rest are found in the printable files)

Welcome Segment-5 minutes 

Sample Dialog: Good morning boys and girls, welcome to Sabbath School. Let’s greet our friends. (Say something about the day - the sun is shining etc.)

Opening Song-Sabbath Morning

On this Sabbath morning, We have come to pray
We are glad that we are here, Upon this Sabbath day

Sample Dialog: Let’s all stand for our praise song.

Praise Song-His Banner Over Me is Love

I am his and He is mine, His banner over me is love.
I am his and He is mine, His banner over me is love.
I am his and He is mine, His banner over me is love.

Sample Dialog: The most important thing to do before we study about God is to invite Him into our hearts.  Let’s kneel as we sing.

Before Prayer Song-God Is So Good (remain kneeling through song)

God is so good, God is so good,
God is so good, He’s so good to me.

Prayer:  Have a short opening prayer mention each child by name and pray for missing members.

After Prayer Song-God Is So Good (remain kneeling through song)

God answers prayer, God answers prayer,
God answers prayer, He’s so good to me.

Books of the Bible Segment-7 minutes

Sample Dialog: As you sit back down, make sure you get your Bible.

Song-The B-I-B-L-E

       The B-I-B-L-E, yes that's the book for me.
       I stand by faith on the word of God, the B-I-B-L-E

Sample Dialog: Let’s open our Bibles to the Table of Contents at the very front of your Bible. (Make sure your teachers are helping to locate the page.)  Find Genesis.  It should be at the beginning and start with the letter G. Today we are learning about the Books of Moses.

Book of the Bible Drill: Books of Law (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy)

These 5 books were all written by Moses, probably during the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness.

  • Genesis means “beginnings.”  It tells about relationships between God and man. It also teaches how people  help each other.  It tells us that God is Lord of All, and that He loves and cares about us.
  • Exodus means “exit.”  It tells about the Israelites from the deliverance from slavery in Egypt to the giving of the Ten Commandments.  It tells us how God guided them and was with them.
  • Leviticus tells the Israelites how to live as God’s holy people.  It includes the laws of worship, cleanliness, and how to keep special holidays.  These are what are sometimes called the “Laws of Moses.”
  • Numbers tells the story of the Israelites’ journey through the wilderness.  It tells how God cares for His people, and how patient He was even when they were disobedient.
  • Deuteronomy  means “repetition of the Law.”  Before he dies, Moses gives a farewell speech reminding them of how God loves them and has provided for them.  He also reminds them of God’s happiness rules.

Sample Dialog: Let us sing our Books of the Bible song.

Song-Books of the Bible

Let us sing the Books of Moses, of Moses, of Moses
Let us sing the Books of Moses, for he wrote down the Law.
First Genesis, second Exodus, third Leviticus, fourth Numbers,
the fifth is Deuteronomy, the last of them all.

Mission Segment-8 minutes

Sample Dialog: We know that we can be a missionary for wherever we are.  Let’s stand and sing our song, and don’t forget the motions.

 Mission Song-The Lord’s Army

I may never march in the infantry, Ride in the cavalry, Shoot the artillery
I may never fly o'er the enemy. But I'm in the Lord's army! Yes Sir!
I'm in the Lord's army! Yes sir!
I'm in the Lord's army! Yes sir!
I may never march in the infantry, Ride in the cavalry, Shoot the artillery
I may never fly o'er the enemy. But I'm in the Lord's army! Yes Sir!

Sample Dialog: Today our mission story come from ______________ (name of division)  We are learning about them all quarter.

Mission Story:  Tell or read the Mission Story for this week from adventistmission.org. Make sure the story doesn’t drag. If the story is too long for the timeframe, edit it.

Sample Dialog: One of the ways we can help the missionaries is to bring our offerings.

Offering Song-Father Bless the Gifts We Bring Thee (Have Children bring up their offering during the song, repeat as necessary)

Father bless the gifts we bring thee, Give them something good to do,
May they help someone to love thee, Father may we love thee too.

Lesson Time:

Sample Dialog: It’s time for our Bible lesson now.

Poem:   To our class tables now we walk   
             We have no time to waste.        
             We have much more we want to learn   
             We sit down now with haste.

 For lesson time we divide into small classes of 4-6 children.  We teach the lesson using Bible Felts from littlefolkvisuals.com. The younger the child, the more important it is to have the same teacher each week.

The My Bible Lessons are ordered from  mybiblefirst.org. The following is pasted from their web site.

  • 3-year cycle.
  • Presents the plan of salvation in chronological order, from Genesis to Revelation, in the context of the Bible stories.
  • Individual weekly lessons are designed to assist parents and children in daily Bible study.
  • Each lesson is divided into six daily sections.
  • Each lesson contains "think time" practical applications and a commitment prayer.
  • Includes references from the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, and The Bible Story.
  • True story on the back page.

 Theme Program:

The theme focus is changed monthly to give them time to learn the program, but not get bored with it. Sample dialog has not been written yet, so you will have to come up with your own. A sample program follows the rest can be found in the printable files.

Program 1-Reverence & the Sabbath

Song–This is the Day

This is the day , this is the day that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice and be glad in it, and be glad in it.
This is the day that the Lord has mad, we will rejoice and be glad in it. 
This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made.

 Poem–I Love My Sabbath School and Church

I love my Sabbath School and church, they mean so much to me.
I love to go on time each week, and always present be.
I love to see so many friends, All clean and happy there
I love to sing the hymns with them, Then all kneel down in prayer.
I love to study of God’s word, Each lesson is so clear.
I love to better understand The love of Him so dear
I love to give my offering,  It gives me such a thrill
I love to know it helps a bit, God’s storehouse now to fill
I love the messages so straight Of how I ought to live
I love to hear that God needs me To help the gospel give.

Song–I Love the Sabbath

God made six days for my very own, The seventh belongs to Jesus.
I’ll keep the Sabbath and make it known that I, too, belong to Jesus.
I love the Sabbath, it’s God’s own day.  I’ll keep the Sabbath in God’s own way.
God mad six days for my very own, The Sabbath I’ll keep for Jesus.

 Song–Sabbath in Heaven

Some day we’ll Sabbath in heaven. Some day we’ll see Jesus there.
I know we’ll love everything God has made.  I know we’ll be happy there.

Poem–The Sabbath Day

Of all the days in all the week, I love the Sabbath best.
God gave me six whole days to play, The Sabbath day to rest.
Every week when Friday comes, There is much work to do,
For it’s the preparation day, For hearts and houses too.
The Sabbath starts at sundown, every Friday night.
We welcome Jesus to our home, With family worship bright.
Oh, Sabbath is a happy day, and though I like the rest,
I’m very sure of all the days, I love the Sabbath best.

Song–Sabbath Is a Happy Day

Sabbath is a happy day, happy day, happy day
Sabbath is a happy day. I love every Sabbath

Poem–In God’s House

When we go into God’s House, Upon the Sabbath day,
We go to hear His Holy Word, And sing His praise and pray.
We must not run about or jump, We do not scream or shout;
We want to listen quietly, And tiptoe in and out.
In Sabbath School we sit with friends, Our Memory Verse we say.
In Church we sit with Mom and Dad, It is our family’s way.
We listen to the Pastor speak, about our Father’s love.
We want to learn His plan for us, To live with Him above.

Song–This is God’s House

This is God’s house, His name we would raise.
We come to seek Him, His name we would praise.
This is God’s house with doors open wide.
Enter in reverence, in fellowship abide  A-men.