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Eighty-seven (87) Children's Bible Lessons from the Old and New Testaments

Each lesson is presented in audio with highlighted paragraphs to help beginning readers. Free printable study sheets, word searches, and quizzes.
Many lessons have Online Games related to the story.


Children's Bible Lessons
Creation Memory Pegs (helps children remember the Days of Creation)
Ten Commandment Memory Pegs (helps children learn the Ten Commandment)
The Miracles of Jesus with Memory Hooks
Gospel Train for Children
Gospel Train for Older Students and Adults
Links to Bible Art

Slideshows

100 Bible slideshows
Biography slideshows
Famous Artists slideshows

Children's Bible Songs

Original songs for the Bible lessons set to familiar church tunes

Free Bible songs
Church Hymn Tunes

Bible Stories for Young Readers

Audio stories with highlighted paragraphs are presented with original art work by Jean Bartlett.

Bible Stories
Noah
Joseph
Jericho
Daniel

Resources for Bible Teachers

Help for the teacher to find color pages and activities to accompany the Bible lessons.

Resources for Bible Teachers

Bible Coloring Book

Free Bible pictures to color. Ready to print and use.

Bible Coloring Book

Bible-based Spelling Lessons

These free spelling lessons accompany the first 35 Bible lessons


Bible-Based Spelling Lessons

Women's Bible Lessons - God's Exquisite Garden

Inspirational lessons by Linda Lawrence

Women's Bible Lessons
Attitude
The Mind of Christ
Imitate Christ
Communication
Taming the Tongue
Our Legacy
Compassion
Confidence
Courage
Gossip
Honesty
Profanity
Improper Language
Faith
Encouragement
Humility
Assurance
Perseverance
Strength to Endure Suffering
Grieve Not the Spirit
Understanding
Knowledge
Wisdom
Purity in Heart
Trust
Obedience
Happiness
Contentment
Optimism
Inner Peace
Self-Control
Our Example
Patience
Concern
Testing Of Our Faith
Mercy
Grace
Problems Concerning Failure
Practical Results
Good Works
Women Teachers in Bible Times
Women Teachers Today
Having Good Friends
Choosing a Husband
Choosing a Wife
The Exemplary Daughter Part 1
The Exemplary Daughter Part 2
The Ideal Mother Part 1
The Ideal Mother Part 2
The Home As God Would Have It - Part 1
The Home As God Would Have It - Part 2
Impurity, Fornication/Adultery
Marriage As God Would Have It - Part 1
Marriage As God Would Have It - Part 2
The Virtuous Woman - Part 1
The Virtuous Woman - Part 2
The Virtuous Woman - Part 3
Love
Morality
Pride & Haughtiness
Kindness
Respect
Modesty
Lying
Lewdness
Incomprehensible God
Unsearchable Riches
Infinite God
Holiness of God
Righteousness of God
Attendance
Omnipresence of God
Omniscience of God

Biographies for Kids, Famous Leaders for Young Readers

Stories of famous people are presented to inspire the student to follow
their examples of courage, determination, honesty and willingness to work.
Each biography features a slideshow and a free printable study sheet, worksheet, multiple-choice test, word search, word scramble, and crossword puzzle.
There are also online activities for each story and a multiple-choice test which is computer-graded.

Biographies for Kids, Famous Leaders for Young Readers
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
Abraham Lincoln
Theodore Roosevelt
Benjamin Franklin
Francis Scott Key
Deborah Sampson
Constantine
Alexander the Great
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell Museum
Gutenberg
Cyrus McCormick
Thomas A. Edison
Wilbur and Orville Wright
Christopher Columbus
Clara Barton
Helen Keller
Florence Nightingale
Harriet Tubman
Annie Oakley
Rosa Parks
Booker T. Washington
Meriwether Lewis
Amelia Earhart
Joan of Arc
Annie Oakley
Albert Einstein
Marie Curie
George Washington Carver
Sir Isaac Newton
Noah Webster
Hippocrates
Walter Reed
Lou Gehrig
Wilma Rudolph
Tiger Woods
Martin Luther King
Ludwig van Beethoven
John James Audubon
Robert Peary
Matthew Henson
Sojourner Truth
Winston Churchill
John F. Kennedy
John Adams
Frederick Douglass
Susan B. Anthony
John Muir
Louis Pasteur
Henry Ford
Elizabeth Keckly
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Sequoyah
Anne Frank
Increase Mather
Albert Schweitzer
Andrew Jackson
Nikola Tesla
Sir Edmund Hillary
Aristotle
Galileo
Kit Carson
James Forten
Eleanor Roosevelt
Gutzon Borglum
John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed)
Ansel Adams
Michael Phelps
Ronald Reagan
Lise Meitner
Gandhi
Barack Obama
César Chávez
Norman Borlaug
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
Ernest Hemingway
Madam C.J. Walker
William Wilberforce
Greg Mortenson
Mary McLeod Bethune
Benjamin Banneker
Daniel Boone
Phillis Wheatley
Mozart
Sadako Sasaki and the Paper Cranes
George Müller
Michael Faraday
Dean Kamen
Molly Pitcher
Jack Kilby
Donald O'Neal
Nelson Mandela
Dale Chihuly
Jimmy Carter
Lyndon B. Johnson
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Harry S. Truman
Martin Van Buren
Henrietta Lacks
Calvin Coolidge
Margaret Thatcher
Malala Yousafzai
Birthdates of Famous People

Teaching Kids With Learning Disabilities

Four articles with case studies offering suggestions for teaching children with learning disabilities

Teaching Kids with Learning Disabilities
"News" for Kids with Reading Problems
Helping Rosa
Working With Tony
Inexpensive Teaching Materials

Grammar Songs, Parts of Speech

Original songs and free printable teaching materials help young children learn eight parts of speech

Nouns
Noun Song
Verbs
Verb Song
Pronouns
Pronoun Song
Adjectives
Adjective Song
Adverbs
Adverb Song
Prepositions
Preposition Song
Conjunctions
Conjunction Song
Article Adjectives
Article Adjective Song

Musical Spelling Rules

Original songs with printable sheet music help children learn four spelling rules.
The student will find interactive exercises on each spelling rule page to practice using the rule.

Rule for Doubling the Final Consonant
Silent E Spelling Rule
Y Spelling Rule
Rules for Forming Plurals
Kay Morrison Study
research.ppt
suffixes1.doc
resear2.ppt
report2.doc
The 1-1-1 Rule sheet music
1-1-1.mid
Children sing the 1-1-1 Rule
The Plural Rule sheet music
plural.mid
Children sing the Plural Rule
The Y Rule sheet music
yrule.mid
Children sing the Y Rule
The Silent E Rule sheet music
erule.mid
Children sing the Silent E Rule

Literature Based Reading Lessons

Twenty lessons based on popular children's books include free printable word study and comprehension pages.

Literature Based Reading Lessons
Chalk Box Kid
Flat Stanley
Boxcar Children
Surprise Island
Stone Fox
Lily and Miss Liberty
Helen Keller
The Tree That Would Not Die
Little House in the Big Woods
Muggie Maggie
Finding the Titanic
Go Fish
Hannah
Samuel's Choice
George Washington's Breakfast
Beany Goes to Camp
Amelia Bedelia Bookworm
Catwings
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble
Nate the Great and the Monster Mess

Online Classic Literature

Directory of 60+ online books for children

Classic Literature - Online books for kids and teens
The Peter Patter Book - Nursery Rhymes for Children

Halls, Walls, and Bulletin Boards

Pictures of over 150 bulletin boards created by elementary school teachers

Halls, Walls, and Bulletin Boards

Resources for Teachers

20 categories useful to classroom teachers

Resources for Teachers

Paintings by Vera Griffin

These paintings were done by my mother who was a well-known West Texas artist.

Paintings by Vera Griffin
Portraits in Pastel
Vera Griffin - Portrait of Jay Griffin
Vera Griffin - Man With a Hoe
Vera Griffin - Karen
Vera Griffin - Mickey
Vera Griffin - Clown
Vera Griffin - Cowboy
Vera Griffin - Trapper
Historical/Still Life
Vera Griffin - The Alamo
Vera Griffin - Grapes
Portraits in Charcoal
Vera Griffin - Indian (charcoal)
Vera Griffin - Man With a Hoe (charcoal)
Bluebonnet Scenes
Vera Griffin - Bluebonnets
Vera Griffin - Bluebonnets
Vera Griffin - Bluebonnets
Vera Griffin - Bluebonnets
Vera Griffin - Bluebonnets
Vera Griffin - Bluebonnets
Vera Griffin - Bluebonnets
Southwest Art
Vera Griffin - Adobes
Vera Griffin - Indian
Vera Griffin - Pottery
Vera Griffin - Indian Woman
Vera Griffin - Adobe Village
Vera Griffin - Indian
Barns and Houses
Vera Griffin - House
Vera Griffin - Barn Scene
Vera Griffin - Old House
Castles
Vera Griffin - Castle
Snow Scenes
Vera Griffin - Woman Gathering Wood in the Snow
Vera Griffin - Snow Scene
Scenes With Horses
Vera Griffin - Cowboy
Vera Griffin - Horses
Vera Griffin - Cowboys on Horses

Autobiography of Vera Griffin

Autobiography of Vera Carrell Griffin

These memories written by my mother are accompanied by family photos.

Mama and Papa
Grandma Carrell
Uncle Guy
My Sisters and I
The Trunk
Life on the Farm
Antiques
Living at Joshua
Walking to School
Going to Church
Moving to Plymouth
Working in the Field
The Piano
Wilma and Paul
Childhood Pets
Surviving the Depression
Family Times
Our Marriage
Our Girls
The Later Years
Postscript by Elton
Vera Griffin - 1968 Art Show
Comments by Others
Our Family

Gardening

Gardening
Roses
Crape Myrtles
Perennials
Flowering Shrubs
Wildflowers
Trees

Autobiography of Jessie Carrell

Memories

These memoirs written by my maternal grandmother are accompanied by family photos.

The Civil War
The Yankees Come
Hiding the Horse
Burying the Uniform
Papa's Accident
Moving to Texas
Pioneer Life
Filling the Pantry
Special Days
Hard Times
The Long Journey
Old Dolly and the Train
School Days
Postscript
carrell1.ram (Voice recording of Jessie Carrell)
carrell2.ram (Voice recording of Jessie Carrell)
carrell3.ram (Voice recording of Jessie Carrell)
carrell4.ram (Voice recording of Jessie Carrell)

Genealogy

Genealogy
Patricia Apple Flack
Janett Sarah Behol
John Boon/Boone
Melodious Be Carrell
Solomon Shell Carrol
Catherine P. Blackwell
James Blackwell
Thomas Blackwell
Elizabeth Gibson
Louisa Sanders May Crutcher
Jarratt
Sarah Jackson Beasley
Childress
James Flack
Thomas Flack
John Yancy Flack
Be Alexander Howell Carrell
Martha Livina Cathern Flack
Solomon Jocephas Carrell
Jessie Woodson Crutcher Carrell
William Croucher
William E. Crutcher
Samuel Adolphus Crutcher
Thomas Robert Crutcher

How to Feed Your Family for Less

How to Feed Your Family for Less
Print Recipes
The P.M. Garden of Praise - Christmas

Music

Music

Health

Health

Keys to a Successful Marriage

Keys to a Successful Marriage

Golden Marriages

Couples who have been married 50 years or more

Golden Marriages
Oren and Marjorie Anderson
Carlton and Carrie Justice
Fred and Ruth Buenrostro
Pete and Daisy Ford
Ray and Mildred Wilkerson
Jay and Vera Griffin
"Mother", a poem by Willie
"Daddy", a poem by Willie

Awards

Awards

Mrs. Stevens' Kids' Corner

Mrs. Stevens' Kids' Corner

Musical Multiplication

Original songs help children learn the multiplication facts 0-10 Method of teaching the multiplication facts
was developed to teach learning disabled students in a resource room setting.
Children in the regular classroom with various abilities can also experience success with it.

Musical Multiplication
Counting by Ones
Musical Multiplication
Multiplication - Twos
cntby2c.mid (use with multiplying by 2,3,4,and 5)
Counting by Twos
Musical Multiplication
Multiplication - Threes
Musical Multiplication
Multiplication - Fours
Multiplication - Fives
Multiplication - Fours
Multiplication - Super Sixes
Multiplication - No-Nonsense Nines
Multiplying by Ten
Multiplication - 7X8
Multiplying by Zero - Empty Nests
zero2.mid (multiplying by 0)
six.mid (multiplying by 6)
nine.mid (multiplying by 9)
ten.mid (multiplying by 10)
Letter to parents and teachers about Musical Multiplication
Study sheet for multiplication tables
Practice test for multiplication tables
Kids learning Musical Multiplication

Famous Paintings of Children Long Ago

Many pictures in the collection were exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition; the Chicago Fair in 1893.

Famous Paintings of Children Long Ago
The Brothers by Franz Defregger
The Brothers (large picture)
On Dress Parade by J.G. Brown
On Dress Parade by J.G. Brown (large picture)
Vanity by J.G. Brown
Vanity by J.G. Brown (large picture)
Grandmother's Story by H. Werner
Grandmother's Story by H. Werner (large picture)
Wandering Savoyards by P. Meyerheim
Wandering Savoyards by P. Meyerheim (large picture)
Soap Bubbles by Elizabeth Gardner
Soap Bubbles by Elizabeth Gardner (large picture)
The Professor is Out by Luigi Bechi
The Professor is Out by Luigi Bechi (large picture)
The Unwilling Model by Ludwig Knaus
The Unwilling Model by Ludwig Knaus (large picture)
The New Picture Book by Hermann Kaulbach
The New Picture Book by Hermann Kaulbach (large picture)
The Beggars' Breakfast by Jean Geoffrey
The Beggars' Breakfast by Jean Geoffrey (large picture)
The Helping Hand by Emile Renouf
The Helping Hand by Emile Renouf (large picture)
Misery by Fernando Pelez
Misery by Fernando Pelez (large picture)
The Hammock by Georges van den Bos
The Hammock by Georges van den Bos (large picture)
The Knitting School by Fritz Sonderland
The Knitting School by Fritz Sonderland (large picture)
The Sick Bed by H. Lessing
The Sick Bed by H. Lessing (large picture)
The Lost Child by Enrique Melida
The Lost Child by Enrique Melida (large picture)
Toilers of the Sea by Edmond Adolphe Rudaux
Toilers of the Sea by Edmond Adolphe Rudaux (large picture)
Mother's Devotion by Meyer von Bremen
Mother's Devotion by Meyer von Bremen (large picture)
Blind Man's Buff by Auguste Joseph Trupheme
Blind Man's Buff by Auguste Joseph Trupheme (large picture)
The City Cousin by Benjamin Vautier
The City Cousin by Benjamin Vautier (large picture)
Catch! by Emile Munier
Catch! by Emile Munier (large picture)
Visitors' Day by Jean Geoffroy
Visitors' Day by Jean Geoffroy (large picture)
The Boy Luther (Martin Luther) by Gustav-Adolf Spangenberg
The Boy Luther at the House of Madame Cotta by Gustav-Adolf Spangenberg (large picture)
Motherhood by Edouard-Bernard Debat-Ponsan
Motherhood by Edouard-Bernard Debat-Ponsan (large picture)
The Menagerie by Franz Sonderland
Motherhood by Edouard-Bernard Debat-Ponsan (large picture)
Sympathy by Frederick Judd Waugh
Sympathy by Frederick Judd Waugh (large picture)
Going Home by A. Marias
Going Home by A. Marias (large picture)
Tyrolean Minstrels by Franz Defregger
Tyrolean Minstrels by Franz Defregger (large picture)
Franz Defregger

Art Slideshows

Slideshows of famous paintings

Song, God Bless the Children

God Bless the Children
godbless.mid

Guitar Lessons by Aaron Schulman

The Anatomy of the Guitar
Holding and Strumming Your Guitar
Basic Guitar Chords G C and D
Guitar Chords A Am E Em
Barre Chords
Taking the D Chord to Another Level
Basic Chording Scale Exercise
Basic Chording Scale Exercise Part 2

Keyboard and Music Theory

Free music lessons, printable sheet music

Keyboard and Music Theory
PDF of Keyboard Lessons
Introduction to the Keyboard
Stepping Up
Stepping Down
Stepping Up to G
Stepping Down to F
Treble Spaces
Treble Lines
Bass Spaces
Bass Lines
Time Signature
4/4 Time Signature
3/4 Time Signature
Sweet Music
Music Cards
Sharps and Flats
Up and Down the Hills
Major Scales
G Major Scale
F Major Scale
D Major Scale
A Major Scale
E Flat Major Scale
E Major Scale
Building a Major Chord
Major Chords
Chord Numbers and Inversions
The V7 Chord
Mary Had a Little Song
Chord Progressions
Chord Progression in Other Keys
Chord Progression in Other Keys
Chord Progression in Other Keys
Chord Progression in Other Keys
Adding Harmony
Oom Pah in 4/4 Time
Rockin' on the Octave
Oom Pah Pah in 3/4 Time
Oom Pah Pah in 6/8 Time
Intervals

Keyboard Resources

Keyboard Links

Free Sheet Music

Song arrangements by Mrs. Stevens available in PDF format ready for you to print

Song Arrangements
O Holy Night
Away in a Manger
Silent Night
Jingle Bells
Deck the Halls
Joy to the World
O Come All Ye Faithful
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Born To Be Our King
Musette
My Heart Ever Faithful by J.S. Bach
America
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Life's Treasure by Franz Schubert
Over the Heather
Little Fugue by J.S. Bach
In Tyrolian Hills by Mozart
Growing Wool - German Folk Song
Cossack Dance
Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc)
A Hymn of Thanks by Beethoven
Night and Day, a theme by Haydn

Second Grade Activities

Second Grade Activities

Art Project, Dioramas

Art projects made by second graders to accompany a Boxcar Children reading unit

Boxcar Children Activities and Dioramas
More Boxcar Children Diorama by Second Graders

Presidential Trivia for Kids

Interesting facts about U.S. Presidents showcasing children's art project Quadraramas

Presidential Trivia for Kids

Spanish for Kids

Original songs to help children learn Spanish vocabulary

Spanish for Kids
Spanish Song: Come Let Us Sing About Colors
Spanish Song: The Months of the Year
Spanish Song: The Animals in Line
Spanish Song: Parts of the Head

Chapel Programs

Chapel-Carefulness
Chapel - Contentment

Flat Stanley Day

Flat Stanley Day

Caldecott Day

Culminating activity after a second grade class reviews all the Caldecott books

Caldecott Day Activities

Science Fair Projects

Dallas Christian School Science Fair Winners

Games and Puzzles to Accompany the Bible Stories, Biographies, and Spanish Lessons

Online Games
Word Searches
Jigsaw Puzzles
Crossword Puzzles
Word Scrambles
Word Matches
Paint Online
Online Activities
Online Jeopardy

Patriotic Plays for Children

Two free scripts for patriotic programs suitable for presentation by elementary children

Patriotic Plays
Printable script, America a Star-Spangled Production
Patriotic Play, Our Heritage of Blessings
Printable script, Heritage of Blessings
Patriotic Program, 1999

Presidents' Day Activities

Presidents' Day

Art Gallery 1

Forty-three public domain art prints from the book "Famous Paintings" Volume 1 printed in 1913 . Links for research.

Art Gallery 1

Art Gallery 2

Forty-four public domain art prints from the book "Famous Paintings" Volume 2 printed in 1913 . Links for research.

Art Gallery 2

Famous Paintings for Students

Children learn about famous art work through viewing the paintings and reading about the artists.
Each lesson has a free printable study sheet, worksheet, and a black and white copy of the art print to color.
Some pages feature online jigsaw puzzles.

Famous Paintings for Students
Noah's Ark by Edward Hicks
Noah's Ark worksheet
Edward VI as a Child by Hans Holbein, the Younger
Edward VI as a Child worksheet
Sailing the Catboat by Winslow Homer
Sailing the Catboat worksheet
The Courtyard of a House in Delft by Pieter de Hooch
Pieter de Hooch worksheet
The Last Supper by Jaume Huguet
The Last Supper worksheet
Tiger by Ito Jakuchu
Tiger worksheet
Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze
Washington Crossing the Delaware worksheet
Duke of Berry on a Journey by the Limbourg brothers
Limbourg worksheet
Pieta by Michelangelo
Pieta by Michelangelo worksheet
The Angelus by Jean-Francois Millet
The Angelus worksheet
Water Lilies (The Clouds) Claude-Oscar Monet
Water Lilies (The Clouds) by Claude Monet worksheet
A Beautiful World by Grandma Moses
Grandma Moses worksheet
Light Iris by Georgia O'Keeffe
Light Iris by Georgia O'Keeffe worksheet
The Madonna Della Sedia by Raphael
Raphael worksheet
The Syndics of the Clothmakers' Guild by Rembrandt van Rijn
The Syndics of the Clothmakers' Guild worksheet
The Smoke Signal by Frederic Remington
The Smoke Signal worksheet
A Girl With a Watering Can by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Girl With a Watering Can by Renoir worksheet
The Flower Carrier by Diego Rivera
The Flower Carrier worksheet
The Golden Rule by Norman Rockwell
The Golden Rule by Norman Rockwell worksheet
Woman Walking in an Exotic Forest by Henri Rousseau
Woman Walking in an Exotic Forest by Henri Rousseau worksheet
Self-Portrait With Isabella Brant by Peter Paul Rubens
Self-Portrait With Isabella Brant worksheet
La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat
La Grande Jatte worksheet
La Bella by Titian
La Bella worksheet
Las Meninas by Velazquez
Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez worksheet
The Lacemaker by Jan Vermeer
The Lacemaker worksheet
Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci
Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci worksheet
The Giant by N.C. Wyeth
The Giant worksheet
Baboons by Wang Yani
Monkeys by Wang Yani
Wang Yani worksheet
Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton
Pilgrims Going to Church worksheet
The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak by Albert Bierstadt
Landers Peak worksheet
Kinderspiele-Children's Games by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder
Kinderspiele-Children's Games worksheet
The Boating Party by Mary Cassatt
The Boating Party worksheet
David Playing Before Saul by Cavallino
David Playing Before Saul worksheet
Apples and Oranges by Paul Cezanne
Apples and Oranges worksheet
Conversion of Paul by Lucas Cranach the Younger
Conversion of Paul worksheet
Tornado Over Kansas - John Steuart Curry
Tornado Over Kansas worksheet
The Arnolfini Marriage by Jan Van Eyck
Arnolfini Marriage worksheet
Marriage Feast at Cana by Juan de Flandes
Marriage Feast at Cana worksheet
The Reader by Fragonard
The Reader worksheet
Sarah Siddons by Thomas Gainsborough
Mrs. Siddons worksheet
Self Portrait With Bandaged Ear by Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh worksheet
M. Loulou by Paul Gauguin
Gauguin worksheet
Manuel Osorio De Zuniga by Francisco Goya
Goya worksheet
A Young Hare by Albrecht Durer
Durer worksheet
Light at Two Lights by Edward Hopper
Light at Two Lights worksheet
Age of Innocence by Sir Joshua Reynolds
Age of Innocence worksheet
King Charles I of England by Sir Anthony Van Dyck
King Charles I worksheet