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What is Children's Quizzing Bible study?
It is a Bible study intended for children ages 6-12 or in 1st-6th grade. Each study has 20 lessons (called Dig Sites) dedicated to the study of an entire book(s) of the Bible. This Bible study provides the body of information that is used as the basis for children's quizzing competition.

What are the books in the Children's Quizzing Bible study series?

Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel (2016-17)
Studies in Matthew (2017-18)
Studies in Acts (2018-19)
Studies in Genesis (2019-20)
Studies in Exodus (2020-21)
Studies in Joshua, Judges, and Ruth (2021-22)

Why were the above books chosen?
These six books were chosen because together they give the overall chronology of God's chosen people, the Israelites, and a "snapshot" of the Bible.
  • The series begins with the Creation account, the first people, and the Patriarchs (Genesis).
  • It continues with the Israelites living in and leaving Egypt (Exodus), and follows them as they establish themselves in Canaan (Joshua, Judges, & Ruth, and 1 & 2 Samuel).
  • The two New Testament books center on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus (Matthew), and tell how the gospel of salvation came to the Gentiles (Acts).
How does this Bible study work?
Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel is a Bible study kid's style! There are major lesson sections dedicated to active learning. Kids get into 1 & 2 Samuel and learn what the Bible says. Activities are specifically geared to help children immerse themselves in the ancient world, learning what life was like for the Israelites. Each week children build their spiritual vocabulary as they incorporate FAITH WORDS into their everyday lives. Characteristics of God are revealed in each weekly Dig Site to help children learn who God is, what He is like, and how He interacts with people.

For a more detailed description, see How It Works?
What is the theme of Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel?
Live for the King is the theme for Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel. Through inductive Bible study and fun activities, Dr. Digalot and Canteen "time warp" back to Bible times and travel with Samuel, Saul, and David as they attempt to lead Israel. As kids learn about the first two kings of Israel, they are reminded of the importance of serving the one true king, God!

Along the way, Dr. Digalot and Canteen discover that the Lord is King!
Will there be a new theme each year?
Yes. Each of the six years of Children's Quizzing Bible study includes a new theme and adventure for Dr. Digalot and Canteen the Camel.
Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel (2016-17)
Studies in Matthew (2017-18)
Studies in Acts (2018-19)
Studies in Genesis (2019-20)
Studies in Exodus (2020- 21)
Studies in Joshua, Judges, and Ruth (2021-22)
Who are Dr. Digalot and Canteen the Camel?
They are the mascots for Children's Quizzing. Each study has its own theme and fictional story line that feature Dr. Digalot and Canteen. The mascots are displayed throughout the leader's guide and student books and the entire Children's Quizzing line.
Are there any other features in Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel that I should know about?
Yes! Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel features a line of teaching posters. The children's quizzing Resource Poster Set provides four 24" x 36" posters for use in the classroom:
  • Item 1, Live for the King: Hang this fun poster in your classroom as a way to introduce your students to one of the major characters in the study, DAVID!
  • Item 2, Robe Clue Cards: Cut out and use the four designated clue cards for each Dig Site to creatively tell the Bible story. The clue cards can also be used to review each Bible story.
  • Item 3, Map: Use this interactive map as a teaching tool in every Dig Site.
  • Item 4, Bible Memory for the King: Help your students study the memory verses both in class and at home. This poster can also be purchased separately so each student can take one home.
Are there any awards of gifts I can give to students or parents?
Yes. There are a couple of items you can give to students and parents.
How do I learn about Children's Quizzing competitions in the Church of the Nazarene?
Contact Children's Ministries at 1-888-644-4510 or at for more information about how to participate in competitive children's quizzing.
Where can I ask more specific questions about the books and how to use them?
Email us at: Ask the Editor and we'll respond directly.
When can we use this Bible study?
Anytime! Here are some suggested times that churches have tried and liked.
  • Sunday Night. Provide quizzing Bible study for children while parents are in either Sunday night service or small groups
  • Wednesday Night. Do you need an idea for Wednesday night? Consider using this Bible study for your Kids' Club. There are plenty of activities, storytelling, and games for children to enjoy during your church's midweek programming time.
  • Home School. This new Bible study was made with your home school family in mind. Incorporate Children's Quizzing as the Bible study component of your home school program.
  • Anytime! There are active and growing children's Bible studies held on Saturday mornings and every other day of the week.
How do I order materials for Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel?
Call 1- 800-877-0700 or to place your order.
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