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Grade 1

First-grade materials consist of 72 Old and New Testament Bible story lessons, each taught over a two-day period, for a total of 144 sessions. Two Bible stories are presented each week, spending two days on each story to help reinforce and expand concepts. Each lesson can be taught in 35–45 minutes.

Online Extras! Check out the One in Christ Portal for interactive teaching materials and lesson extenders!

Teacher Materials

One in Christ Grade 1 teaching materials are arranged in nine units, each with its own theme, worship suggestions, bulletin board, and mission story. Each lesson contains a lesson plan with background information, a classroom devotion, the main theme of the lesson, lesson objectives, Law and Gospel points, and a materials listing.

Each lesson plan follows the same easy-to-teach format with three sections: Into the Lesson, Into the Word, and Into Our Lives, which encourage and emphasize reflection, discussion, and application. A reduced graphic of the student pages is included for reference.

Teacher Kit Options: Basic & Complete

Grade 1 Basic Teacher Kit

The Basic Teacher Kit contains the core print essentials to develop religion lessons for your classroom.

  • Teacher Guide. Includes lesson plans that follow the same easy-to-teach, three-part format: Into the Lesson, Into the Word, Into Our Lives. This resource is also supported by the One in Christ Portal.
  • Teacher Resource Book. Includes reproducible sheets, unit Bible verse memory selections, parent letters, assessment ideas, and worship resources. Also available in electronic form on the One in Christ Portal.
  • Student Book Set. Nine colorful Bible story books reinforce weekly lessons with engaging activities and stickers.
  • Word Wall Vocabulary. Each lesson includes a commonly used word that can be added to a classroom wall. These words support students’ comprehension of lessons and recognition of sight words.
  • Little Ones Sing Praise 4-CD Set. This 4-CD set includes recordings of all the favorite songs in the Little Ones Sing Praise songbook.
  • Jack Puppet. Support classroom storytelling with this loveable puppet character.
  • Maya Puppet. Support classroom storytelling with this loveable puppet character.
  • Faith in Action Role-Play Animations DVD—Vol. 1. These 18 animations present scenarios that children may encounter in their lives. Discussion questions provide a framework for classes to explore a Christian response to everyday issues.

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Grade 1 Upgrade Kit

Grade 1 Complete Teacher Kit

Complete Teacher Kits provide the basic materials plus extra printed tools to enhance the student learning experience.

  • Teacher Guide. Includes lesson plans that follow the same easy-to-teach, three-part format: Into the Lesson, Into the Word, Into Our Lives. This resource is also supported by the One in Christ Portal.
  • Teacher Resource Book. Includes reproducible sheets, unit Bible verse memory selections, parent letters, assessment ideas, and worship resources. Also available in electronic form on the One in Christ Portal.
  • Student Book Set. Nine colorful Bible story books reinforce weekly lessons with engaging activities and stickers.
  • Word Wall Vocabulary. Each lesson includes a commonly used word that can be added to a classroom wall. These words support students’ comprehension of lessons and recognition of sight words.
  • Little Ones Sing Praise 4-CD Set. This 4-CD set includes recordings of all the favorite songs in the Little Ones Sing Praise songbook.
  • Jack Puppet. Support classroom storytelling with this loveable puppet character.
  • Maya Puppet. Support classroom storytelling with this loveable puppet character.
  • Faith in Action Role-Play Animations DVD—Vol. 1. These 18 animations present scenarios that children may encounter in their lives. Discussion questions provide a framework for classes to explore a Christian response to everyday issues.
  • Christian Symbol Poster Set 2. This set of nine posters will help your students learn meaningful Christian symbols.
  • Bible Story Cards and Figures. Present Bible stories and life-application lessons in an engaging way with these 40 stick puppet figures.
  • Unit Bulletin Board Sets. Each of the nine units includes its own bulletin board to help teachers visually reinforce unit themes and lessons.
    • Unit 1: God Blesses Families
    • Unit 2: God Cares for Us
    • Unit 3: Christ, Be My Leader
    • Unit 4: God Speaks
    • Unit 5: God Shows Us His Love
    • Unit 6: Jesus, Our Pilot
    • Unit 7: We Belong to God
    • Unit 8: I Believe in Jesus
    • Unit 9: Let’s Go
  • Bible Story Books. Seven classic Arch Books give students additional opportunities to learn about the Bible stories.
    • Caleb: God’s Special Spy
    • A Ring of Fiery Horses
    • The Rich Fool
    • Two Men in the Temple
    • Dorcas Sews for Others
    • Isaac Blesses Jacob and Esau
    • Solomon Builds a Temple

Student Materials

Grade 1 Baptism Birthday Cards and Stickers

Celebrate Baptism birthdays in your classroom! Each pack contains 24 festive cards, coordinating stickers, and envelopes.


Grade 1 Student Book Set (Included in Basic & Complete Teacher Kits)

Reinforce weekly lessons with engaging activities and stickers inside nine colorful Bible story books. Each unit has a separate student book, providing students with a collection of keepsake Bible story books at the end of the year. Each book contains four Bible stories that families can read together.



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