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Welcome to Children's Quizzing!

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Children's Quizzing is a six-year Bible study program with a competition element, designed for school-age children.

Children's Quizzing Participants
This Bible study has been created for children 6 to 12 years old or in school grades 1-6. All ages can use all sections of the study. However, some sections of the study have been especially planned with beginning readers or preteens in mind.

Children's Quizzing Scope and Sequence
Each book in the Children's Quizzing curriculum has been chosen intentionally to help children gain an overall understanding of the chronology of the Bible. The six studies in the scope and sequence are:
  • 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)

Children's Quizzing provides Bible study review and competition questions for two levels of ability and comprehension.
  • The RED Level is for younger children, beginning readers, and older quizzers who need or desire a simpler level of review and competition. RED Level competition questions include some from Dr. Digalot's Challenge in the Children's Quizzing curriculum plus rewritten questions and entirely new questions.
  • The BLUE Level is for older children, better readers, and younger quizzers who need or desire an advanced form of review and competition. BLUE Level competition questions include some from Dr. Digalot's Challenge plus rewritten questions and entirely new questions. These questions require a higher level of thought processing.
Although the RED and BLUE Levels of review questions are developed for particular comprehension levels, they are not limited to certain grades. Children can use either level, depending on whether they desire an easier or an advanced level of review.

What Kids Learn in Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel:
  • The events and messages of 1 & 2 Samuel, including these details and more:
    1. Samuel became God's servant at a very young age. God spoke through Samuel, and Samuel led Israel as their last judge.
    2. Israel tried to take advantage of God by bringing the ark into battle with them. The Philistines defeated Israel and took the ark.
    3. Later, the ark was returned. Samuel set up an Ebenezer stone, which reminded the Israelites of all that God had done for them.
    4. The Israelites asked for a king. God warned them that a king would demand much from them. They still wanted a human king instead of relying on God as their king.
    5. The Lord chose Saul to be the first king of Israel. Throughout his reign Saul distrusted and dishonored God.
    6. David was anointed as the next king. He was a man after God's own heart. David was an excellent warrior and trusted God to give him strength.
    7. Saul became jealous of David and tried to kill him many times. After Saul died, David became king over Judah, and later over all Israel.
    8. Later, David sinned against God greatly. However, he repented of his sins, was forgiven, and continued to live for God.
    9. David was an ancestor of Jesus, God's Son. We will learn about Jesus in our next expedition.

    Live for the King!
    • Students will learn that God is the true King we should follow and serve!
    • 20 Faith Words to help children build their spiritual vocabulary and understanding of the Christian faith.
    • God's Characteristics—snapshots of what God is like, revealed through His interactions with people and situations in each Dig Site (lesson).

    Features of the Children's Quizzing Bible Study
    1. Archeological Theme
      • Fun Characters. Dr. Digalot, a famous archeologist and his sidekick, Canteen the Camel, lead the way as children study each week's passage. There are twenty Dig Sites (weekly lessons) on the "expedition" known as Live for the King!
      • More information about Dr. Digalot:
        Full Name: Dr. Likes T. Digalot
        Place of Birth: Midda Nowhere
        Favorite Pastimes: Discovering God's Word, storytelling, keeping a diary of his discoveries, and soccer
        Collections: Books (especially the Bible), old maps, objects from his adventures that he keeps in his suitcase.
      • Features of the Archeological Theme:
        Dr. Digalot's Diary: A weekly "diary" entry that helps frame the Dig Site (weekly lesson) with a whimsical twist and fictional plotline
        Time Warp: Activities designed to engage the children in a fun way as they "time warp" back to the ancient days being studied
        ARTI-FACTS: Important facts, Faith Words, other vocabulary words, and names of people, places, and things that children gather from each Dig Site. Most important of the ARTI-FACTS are God's Characteristics—key qualities in God's nature and being that are revealed as He interacts with the people and situations in the narrative.
    2. A Clear, Easy-to-Remember Bible Truth
      Each truth summarizes the key idea in the Bible passage studied in each Dig Site. Learning the 20 Bible Truth statements gives kids an overall picture of the message of 1 & 2 Samuel.
    3. Special Features for the Leader
      • Teaching Tips—Ideas for teaching the Dig Site in the most effective ways possible
      • Discussion Questions—Additional questions that naturally spring out of the narrative being studied to help spur thinking and conversation with the children
      • Dig Deeper—Extra ideas for leaders and groups who want additional study on the topic of the Dig Site. This section was also designed with home school families in mind. Suggestions include areas of study such as: reading, math, science, creative writing, and extra Bible study. You and your kids will love it.
      • Canteen's Questions—Supplemental questions that appear only in the Leader's Guide to help kids review the facts learned in each Dig Site. Since these questions do not provide multiple-choice answers, they require kids to think on a deeper level.
      • Features for Beginning Readers
        • A Storytelling Component to help children learn the lesson in a different way.
        • 20 Motions—one for each Dig Site (lesson)—to help children learn the essential idea of each Dig Site through physical movement. When children string all 20 motions together, they will know the essence of the entire book they have studied.
      • A Special Feature for Preteens
        • Preteen Secret Passage takes each Dig Site to the next level for preteens with special games, activities, and discussion questions designed with 5th and 6th graders in mind.

    Prepare for Your Expedition
    1. Buy Supplies
      Order the following Children's Quizzing materials from the Nazarene Publishing House at or 1-800-877-0700.
    2. Review Your Site Map
      The beginning pages of the leader's guide detail the information needed to plan and prepare for your Bible study. The Site Map in each Dig Site (lesson) details the sections of the study and what they include.
    3. Choose the Day, Time, Length (60 or 90 minutes), and Location for Your Weekly Dig Site (lesson)
      • Determine if you will combine or separate the levels--RED Level (beginning) and BLUE Level (advanced)
        • RED Level is designed for younger children, ages 6-8 years old or in grades 1-3.
        • BLUE Level is designed for older children, ages 9-12 years old or in grades 4-6.
        • Dr. Digalot's Challenge has review questions for both RED and BLUE Levels. Every section (except for Preteen Secret Passage) can be used for either RED or BLUE Levels. However, the storytelling component can help children (especially beginning readers) learn the information for each Dig Site through a story format.
    4. Advertise Your Expedition
      • Place information in the church newsletter and worship folder.
      • Use the posters to announce the beginning of the Bible study.
      • Send all eligible (age) children and their parents a postcard detailing the time and location of your Bible study.
      • Make announcements in children's Sunday School classes, children's church, and in your church's other ministries to children. Also do so in adult Sunday School classes that include parents of school-age children.
    5. Begin Your Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel: Live for the King!
      Children's Quizzing is, first and foremost, a valuable Bible study program for children. The information and truths children learn as they study God's Word provide a solid foundation for a life. Although quizzing competition adds an extra measure of excitement, it is not essential to a successful program. Pray that your children will learn to love and study the Bible, applying its truths to their lives.
    If your church wants to participate in quizzing competition, contact the general Children's Ministries office at or at 1-888-644-4510.

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