Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Curriculum Reviews - Best Buys - Live B.I.G. from Cokesbury!

As we look at the "Best Buys" for curriculum, once again I'm delighted to share with you Live B.I.G. from Cokesbury! Live B.I.G. is a large group/small group curriculum and is a best buy for the following reasons - 
    Live B.I.G.
  1. You can get everything you need for "One Big Room" for just $66 per quarter - this is a great price for a DVD curriculum.
  2. Most materials are downloadable and reproducible
Allow me to share with you some information about Live B.I.G. Curriculum!
  • Publisher - Cokesbury Publishing
  • Website -
  • Price - $66 per quarter per age level for DVD kit - or for "One Big Room" or $17 to download leader's guide and then additional cost per student for student books
  • Type - Large Group/Small Group
  • Scope - Topical
  • Available for Preschool, Elementary age children, Tweens or for "One Big Room" with a multi-age class
Strengths -
  • Biblically Sound
  • Entirely downloadable and reproducible 
  • Lessons for older children engage and involve them in presenting the Bible lesson with dramas
  • Unified Scope and Sequence
  • Scope is built each year around showing children God has a B.I.G. plan for them and for their lives
  • Variety of options for activities with opportunity to talk about how the activity connects with the lesson and their lives
  • Children are encouraged the think about what they can do to live what they learned in their life during the coming week
Would like to see - 
  • Quarterly service projects to "Put Feet to Their Faith"
  • Family flyers to continue the learning at home
  • Optional Second Service
  • An opportunity for volunteers to pray Scripture for each child to bless them
I like the design and focus of Live B.I.G. and appreciate the options for "One Big Room" and for Tweens giving churches the flexibility of combining ages for large group time and then connecting in small group with more closely graded groups while still providing options for Tweens to meet on their own. Excellent focus on equipping children to know God and then Live B.I.G. for Him! If you are looking for Large Group/Small Group curriculum, take a look at Live B.I.G.! Cokesbury says, "It's more than just a Sunday School lesson. Live B.I.G. reaches your children with cutting-edge teaching tools. The multifaceted lessons help kids grow as children of God and take what they learn from Sunday School into their everyday lives! Live B.I.G. is designed to help children ages 3-13 learn about the love of God through Jesus so they can live their 'Belief in God.'"

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