This Sunday School photo comes from member Barb Little. who was using the Writing Team's Peter Sinks, Jesus Saves! "Boat and Butter" lesson plan.

Barb's photo illustrates one of the many things we love about the Rotation Model: It appeals to older kids, including older boys that many churches struggle to keep interested. Most of the "free" Bible lesson plans on the web are for little children. And a lot of published curriculum for older students is boring and sedentary.'s new Writing Team lesson sets are written for a broad-age range, but especially to appeal to older kids -because it's a crucial time in their decision-making about church and faith.

In addition to all our free Sunday School lesson forums, Supporting Members can access a special collection of Sunday School lesson plans written by our Writing Team. They are extra awesome, creative, and detailed. See the Writing Team Lesson Menu.

New from the Writing Team:

Jesus Heals the Ten Lepers

Six all new Sunday School lesson plans full of creative methods, media, and life application.

Recently Posted by the Team:

Psalm 8

Six different creative Sunday School lesson plans about one of the most inspiring and memorable Psalms.

Coming late July from the WT:
Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath

Latest Newsletter: June 2017 Newsletter "A Sunday School ministry like no other" 1. Recently Posted ♦ New Art Workshop photos , ♦ A Supporting Member has posted printable labels for the Peter Do You Love Me? Mission Workshop project (Supporting Membership required to view). ♦ We've updated the " how to download a YouTube video " article. We also added more "how-to" pics and an instructional video for how to play media from your smartphone or tablet to your TV . ♦ In the "Help, I...Read More...
Last Reply By Betsy Burgdorff · First Unread Post

Latest Posts in Our Workshop Resources & Photos Forum

Related Articles: How to download a YouTube video for viewing offline How to connect your iPhone, Tablet, Laptop, or DVD Player to a TV or LCD Projector The Rise of YouTube as a Sunday School media resource Not having an internet connection in the classroom is a modern problem for teachers who want to use online media in their Sunday School. Fortunately, today's laptops, tablets, and SmartTVs can easily connect to the internet via your cell phone's internet connection. To do so, you simply...Read More...
The Lego and " Story Table " Workshops use the same principle to engage and teach: student construct, then retell the Bible story using props (figurines, Legos, etc). In the past, these workshop ideas have been called "Diorama" and "Construction" workshops. They are a particularly fun and "different" kind of workshop in the Rotation Model. Lego table dramas can be as simple or elaborate as time and student ability allow. There are many reasons why we like "Lego" workshops: Kids and adults...Read More...
Last Reply By Luanne Payne · First Unread Post

"Look what I found!" ~ Resource Discoveries

About the Rotation Model and Lessons at Our Site

Our content is primarily organized for those using the Workshop Rotation Model to organize their Sunday School (one story taught several weeks in a row, with a different approach each week). However, our content is easily adaptable by traditional Sunday Schools.

Learn more about the Model
The Rotation Model is based on two principles:
(1) Creative teaching methods and rooms ("workshops") help students learn and want to return.
(2) Speeding through a new Bible every week creates biblically illiterate kids and burned-out teachers who can't handle the rate of change and constant preparation.

Our solution: slow down.

Here's a typical four week rotation schedule for 3 different grade groups.

Prodigal Son
Teacher: Jane
Teacher: Amy
Teacher: Bill
Teacher: Jo
Week 1 Grades K-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6 Open
Week 2 Open Grades K-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6
Week 3 Grades 5-6 Open Grades K-1 Grades 2-4
Week 4 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6 Open Grades K-1

Rotation schedules are super-flexible. Add a week and a workshop to have a five week rotation. Add another grade by filling in the "Open" slots. Add a fifth row to bring in an additional workshop. See more schedule examples.

Follow us on Facebook Inc. is a volunteer-run, 100% member supported, 501(c)3 non-profit Sunday School lesson ministry. All content here is the copyrighted property of its listed author. You are welcome to borrow and adapt content here for non-commercial teaching purposes --as long as both the site and author is referenced. Posting here implies permission for others to use your content for non-commercial purposes. Inc reserves the right to manage, move, condense, delete, and otherwise improve all content posted to the site. Read our Terms of Service.