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Whirl Classroom

Bible-centered Sunday school

Why choose Whirl Classroom?

  • Characters kids can relate to

    Animated characters model what it’s like for kids to go through the questions and challenges of living out their faith.

  • Bible-centered approach

    Kids dive into the Bible in every lesson.

  • Age-appropriate resources

    Lesson materials and videos engage younger and older kids.

  • Faith in action

    Learner leaflets include many ways families can put their faith into action throughout the week.

How it works

Lessons follow a four-part sequence: Welcome, Hear, Respond, and Launch. Each week, kids and leaders start their time together by identifying where they are in the church year and watching an animated video. Next they dive into Whirl Story Bible or Whirl NRSV Bible, responding to the scripture lesson with creative leaflet activities, circling up to review the lesson, and praying before being sent out.

Printed lesson materials are sold quarterly, and you can access all leader content with a Sparkhouse Online subscription.

Whirl Bibles

Whirl children's Bibles are the core of the curriculum and serve as the foundation of every lesson.

Sparkhouse Online

Sunday school preparation has never been easier. Get online access to scheduling tools and leader materials for Whirl and other Sunday school curricula.

Scope and sequence

Includes ten units that can be covered in two years, spanning the Old and New Testaments. Download the full scope and sequence.

1. In the Beginning
Genesis 1:1—2:4a
2. God’s Covenant with Noah
Genesis 6–9
3. Abraham and Sarah
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; 17:1-7, 15-16; 18:1-5; 21:1-7
4. Rebekah and Isaac
Genesis 24
5. Jacob
Genesis 25:19-28; 27:1-40; 32:22-31
6. Joseph and His Brothers
Genesis 37:1-28
7. Joseph in Egypt
Genesis 39:20—41:57;
45:3-11, 15
8. Deborah
Judges 4–5
9. Elijah and Elisha
2 Kings 2:1-15
10. Esther
Esther 2:5-18; 3:1-6;
4:1-17; 8:1-17
11. Daniel
Daniel 6
12. Jonah
Jonah 1; 2:1-2, 10; 3:1-5, 10
1. Isaiah’s Words
Isaiah 2:1-5
2. The Annunciation
Luke 1:26-38
3. Mary Visits Elizabeth
Luke 1:39-55
4. Jesus Is Born
Luke 2:1-20
5. Simeon and Anna
Luke 2:22-40
6. The Wise Men
Matthew 2:1-12
7. Jesus Is Baptized
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
8. Many Follow Jesus
Luke 5:1–11; 6:12-16; 8:1-3
9. Jesus Blesses Children
Mark 10:13-16
10. Jesus Teaches about Prayer
Matthew 6:5-15
11. Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man
Mark 2:1-12
12. Jesus Calms the Storm
Mark 4:35-41
13. The Widow’s Offering
Mark 12:38-44
The Transfiguration
Luke 9:28-36
1. The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:25–37
2. The Prodigal Son
Luke 15:11–32
3. The Parable of the Sower
Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23
4. Jesus the Good Shepherd
John 10:11-18
5. The Greatest Commandment
Matthew 22:34–40
6. Luke’s Holy Week
Luke 22:14–23; 23:26–56
7. Jesus Is Risen
John 20:1–18
8. Thomas Believes
John 20:19–31
9. The Great Commisson
Matthew 28:16–20
10. The Holy Spirit at Pentecost
Acts 2:1–21
11. The Early Believers
Acts 4:32–35
12. Saul’s Conversion
Acts 9:1–20
13. Many Parts, One Body
1 Corinthians 12:12–31
Beginning and End
Revelation 1:4–8
1. A Light to the Nations
Isaiah 42:1-9
2. God Provides
Isaiah 55:1-9
3. False and True Fasts
Isaiah 58:1-12
4. Justice and Jubilee
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
5. Two Sons in the Vineyard
Matthew 21:23-32
6. Ten Bridesmaids
Matthew 25:1-13
7. The Parable of the Talents
Matthew 25:14-30
8. The Widow and the Judge
Luke 18:1-8
9. Night and Day Prayers
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
10. Working Together
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
11. Pray for Everyone
1 Timothy 2:1-7
12. Faith Passed Down
2 Timothy 1:1-14
1. Adam and Eve
Genesis 2:4-25; 3:1-24
2. Baby Moses
Exodus 2:1-10
3. The Burning Bush and the Plagues
Exodus 3:1-15, 7:14–12:32
4. The Red Sea
Exodus 14:1-30
5. The Ten Commandments
Exodus 20:1-17
6. Joshua
Joshua 6:1-20
7. Ruth and Naomi
Ruth 1
8. God Calls Samuel
1 Samuel 3:1-20
9. David Is Anointed
1 Samuel 16:1-13
10. David and Goliath
1 Samuel 17:1-49
11. Kings David and Solomon
2 Samuel 7:1-17;
1 Kings 2:10-12; 6
12. The Lord Is My Shepherd
Psalm 23
1. Malachi’s Words
Malachi 3:1-4
2. An Angel Visits Joseph
Matthew 1:18-25
3. John Prepares the Way
Mark 1:1-8
4. Jesus Is Born
Luke 2:1-20
5. Boy Jesus in the Temple
Luke 2:41-52
6. Jesus Calls Disciples
Matthew 4:18-22;
9:9-13; 10:1-4
7. The Beatitudes
Matthew 5:1-12
8. Jesus Walks on Water
Matthew 14:22-33
9. The Parable of the Vineyard
Matthew 20:1-16
10. Jesus Turns Water to Wine
John 2:1-11
11. Mary and Martha
Luke 10:38-42
12. Jesus Raises Lazarus
John 11:1-45
13. The Lost Sheep and Coin
Luke 15:1-10
14. Jesus Heals Ten with Leprosy
Luke 17:11-19
1. Jesus Feeds 5,000
John 6:1-21
2. The Woman at the Well
John 4:5-42
3. Jesus Meets Zacchaeus
Luke 19:1-10
4. Nicodemus at Night
John 3:1-17
5. Mary Anoints Jesus
John 12:1-8
6. Matthew’s Holy Week
Matthew 21:1-11; 27:27-66
7. Jesus Is Risen
Matthew 28:1-10
8. The Road to Emmaus
Luke 24:13-35
9. The Ascension
Acts 1:6-14
10. The Holy Spirit at Pentacost
Acts 2:1-21
11. Peter and Tabitha
Acts 9:36-43
12. Paul, Silas, and the Earthquake
Acts 16:16-34
13. Rejoice in the Lord Always
Philippians 4:1-9
14. New Heaven and New Earth
Revelation 21:1-6
1. Jeremiah’s Call
Jeremiah 1:4-10
2. Trust in the Lord
Jeremiah 17:5-10
3. A Comforting Message
Jeremiah 31:7-14
4. Zephaniah’s Joyful Song
Zephaniah 3:14-20
5. The Unforgiving Servant
Matthew 18:21-35
6. Sheep and Goats
Matthew 25:31-46
7. Who’s the Greatest?
Mark 9:30-37
8. Abide in Love
John 15:9-17
9. Faith like Abraham
Romans 4:13-25
10. Jews and Gentiles
Romans 15:4-13
11. United in Christ
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
12. Blessings in Christ
Ephesians 1:3-14

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