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Children's Quizzing is a six-year Bible study program with a competition element, designed for school-age children. 

Children's Quizzing Participants
This Bible study has been created for children 6 to 12 years old or in school grades 1-6. All ages can use all sections of the study. However, some sections of the study have been especially planned with beginning readers or preteens in mind.

Children's Quizzing Scope and Sequence
Each book in the Children's Quizzing curriculum has been chosen intentionally to help children gain an overall understanding of the chronology of the Bible. The six studies in the scope and sequence are:

  • Studies in Genesis (2019-20)
  • Studies in Exodus (2020-21)
  • Studies in Joshua, Judges, and Ruth (2021-22)
  • Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel (2022-23)
  • Studies in Matthew (2023-24)
  • Studies in Acts (2024-25)

Children's Quizzing provides Bible study review and competition questions for two levels of ability and comprehension.

  • The RED Level is for younger children, beginning readers, and older quizzers who need or desire a simpler level of review and competition. RED Level competition questions include some from Dr. Digalot's Challenge in the Children's Quizzing curriculum plus rewritten questions and entirely new questions.
  • The BLUE Level is for older children, better readers, and younger quizzers who need or desire an advanced form of review and competition. BLUELevel competition questions include some from Dr. Digalot's Challenge plus rewritten questions and entirely new questions. These questions require a higher level of thought processing.

Although the RED and BLUE Levels of review questions are developed for particular comprehension levels, they are not limited to certain grades. Children can use either level, depending on whether they desire an easier or an advanced level of review.

What Kids Learn in Studies in Matthew:

    • God sent His Son, Jesus to earth to be the promised Savior. Jesus grew up in Nazareth. His mother was Mary and His earthly father was Joseph.
    • Jesus began His ministry by being baptized by John the Baptist. When Jesus was tempted by the devil, He resisted it and did not sin.
    • Jesus taught many truths in the Sermon on the Mount. He taught new ways of looking at the Old Testament laws and practices.
    • Jesus healed many who were sick and performed many miracles.
    • Jesus called 12 disciples to follow Him. He sent them out to heal the sick and join Him in building the kingdom of heaven. Among these miracles, He fed the 5,000 people, walked on water, and calmed a stormy sea.
    • Jesus taught using parables to teach the people about the kingdom of heaven and the Second Coming.
    • Jesus was transfigured. This is another time where Jesus was declared as God's Son.
    • Before Passover, Jesus entered Jerusalem, and the people praised Him. As the week went on, the chief priests plotted to kill Him, and one of His disciples, Judas, agreed to turn Him in.
    • During the Passover feast, Jesus gave new meaning to the bread and wine. Then, He went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray, praying for God's will to be done.
    • Jesus was tried and sentenced to death on the Cross. He died and was buried.
    • On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead! He gave His disciples the Great Commission, telling them to go and make disciples of all nations!

Go and Make Disciples!

      • Students will learn about Jesus, and what it means to live in the kingdom of God!
      • 20 Faith Words to help children build their spiritual vocabulary and understanding of the Christian faith.
      • God's Characteristics—snapshots of what God is like, revealed through His interactions with people and situations in each Dig Site (lesson).

Features of the Children's Quizzing Bible Study

      1. Archeological Theme
        • Fun Characters. Dr. Digalot, a famous archeologist and his sidekick, Canteen the Camel, lead the way as children study each week's passage. There are twenty Dig Sites (weekly lessons) on the "expedition" known as Go and Make Disciples!
        • More information about Dr. Digalot:
          Full Name: Dr. Likes T. Digalot
          Place of Birth: Midda Nowhere
          Favorite Pastimes: Discovering God's Word, storytelling, keeping a diary of his discoveries, and soccer
          Collections: Books (especially the Bible), old maps, objects from his adventures that he keeps in his suitcase.
        • Features of the Archeological Theme: 
          Dr. Digalot's Diary: A weekly "diary" entry that helps frame the Dig Site (weekly lesson) with a whimsical twist and fictional plotline
          Time Warp: Activities designed to engage the children in a fun way as they "time warp" back to the ancient days being studied
          ARTI-FACTS: Important facts, Faith Words, other vocabulary words, and names of people, places, and things that children gather from each Dig Site. Most important of the ARTI-FACTS are God's Characteristics—key qualities in God's nature and being that are revealed as He interacts with the people and situations in the narrative. 
      2. A Clear, Easy-to-Remember Bible Truth
        Each truth summarizes the key idea in the Bible passage studied in each Dig Site. Learning the 20 Bible Truth statements gives kids an overall picture of the message of Matthew.
      3. Special Features for the Leader
        • Teaching Tips—Ideas for teaching the Dig Site in the most effective ways possible
        • Discussion Questions—Additional questions that naturally spring out of the narrative being studied to help spur thinking and conversation with the children
        • Dig Deeper—Extra ideas for leaders and groups who want additional study on the topic of the Dig Site. This section was also designed with home school families in mind. Suggestions include areas of study such as: reading, math, science, creative writing, and extra Bible study. You and your kids will love it.
        • Canteen's Questions—Supplemental questions that appear only in the Leader's Guide to help kids review the facts learned in each Dig Site. Since these questions do not provide multiple-choice answers, they require kids to think on a deeper level.
        • Features for Beginning Readers
          • A Storytelling Component to help children learn the lesson in a different way.
          • 20 Motions—one for each Dig Site (lesson)—to help children learn the essential idea of each Dig Site through physical movement. When children string all 20 motions together, they will know the essence of the entire book they have studied.
          • A Special Feature for Preteens
            • Preteen Secret Passage takes each Dig Site to the next level for preteens with special games, activities, and discussion questions designed with 5th and 6th graders in mind.

Prepare for Your Expedition

        1. Buy Supplies
          Order the following Children's Quizzing materials from The Foundry Publishing at or 1-800-877-0700.
          • For Bible Study
            • Children's Quizzing Resource Poster Pack , one pack per classroom. The pack comes with four 24" x 36" teaching posters:
              • Item 1, Jesus Poster: Hang this fun poster in your classroom as a way to introduce your students to one of the major characters in this study.
              • Item 2, Matthew Timeline: Cut out and use the timeline pieces from each Dig Site as a creative teaching tool during the Time Warp activities.
              • Item 3, Map: Use this interactive map as a teaching tool in every Dig Site.
              • Item 4, Memory Verse Poster: Help your students study the memory verses both in class and at home. This poster can also be purchased separately so each student can take one home.
              • Studies in Matthew, Leader's Guide, one per leader. Use the Leader's Guide to choose the sections and activities to teach the Bible study. Each Dig Site combines inductive Bible study and hands-on learning.
              • Studies in Matthew, Student Book, one for each child
              • Children's Quizzing Parent Bumper Sticker , a perfect item for parents who want to show support for their quizzer.
              • Matthew NIV Scripture portion for each child
              • CQ Pencil
              • Postcard inviting children to participate in Matthew
              • Poster advertising your Bible study
              • Participation pin for each child who takes part in Children's Quizzing
              • For Competition
                • Answer boxes, one box per child
                • Yearly participation pin for taking part in one year of Bible study, one per child
                • Review Your Site Map 
                  The beginning pages of the leader's guide detail the information needed to plan and prepare for your Bible study. The Site Map in each Dig Site (lesson) details the sections of the study and what they include.
                • Choose the Day, Time, Length (60 or 90 minutes), and Location for Your Weekly Dig Site (lesson)
                  • Determine if you will combine or separate the levels--RED Level (beginning) and BLUE Level (advanced)
                    • RED Level is designed for younger children, ages 6-8 years old or in grades 1-3.
                    • BLUE Level is designed for older children, ages 9-12 years old or in grades 4-6.
                    • Dr. Digalot's Challenge has review questions for both REDand BLUE Levels. Every section (except for Preteen Secret Passage) can be used for either RED or BLUE Levels. However, the storytelling component can help children (especially beginning readers) learn the information for each Dig Site through a story format.
                • Advertise Your Expedition
                  • Place information in the church newsletter and worship folder.
                  • Use the Promotional Posters to announce the beginning of the Bible study.
                  • Send all eligible (age) children and their parents a Postcard detailing the time and location of your Bible study.
                  • Make announcements in children's Sunday School classes, children's church, and in your church's other ministries to children. Also do so in adult Sunday School classes that include parents of school-age children.
                • Begin Your Studies in Matthew: Go and Make Disciples
                  Children's Quizzing is, first and foremost, a valuable Bible study program for children. The information and truths children learn as they study God's Word provide a solid foundation for a life. Although quizzing competition adds an extra measure of excitement, it is not essential to a successful program. Pray that your children will learn to love and study the Bible, applying its truths to their lives.
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