A lot of questions have been asked on the ABCJLM Facebook Group about what is needed to use the ABCJLM Curriculum. I wanted to write a blog post combining the answers.
The Lesson Plans contain specific items to enhance the objectives: children’s Bibles, games, videos, craft products, CD’s, and books. Also, each curriculum contains a Supply List (image below). Each of these items are chosen because I have used them with our children. Also, I believe that they have aided in our children’s learning of the specific objectives. Fill free to substitute with items in your home as nothing is required unless you are using ABCJLM with children other than your own. In that case a License is
required for churches, preschools, daycares, and other businesses to use
the ABCJLM website. Read our Licenses Terms.
Lesson Plans and Worksheets:
The Lesson Plans and worksheets are 100% free for immediate family use and are all available on the website. Simply go to the ABCJesusLovesMe website to view and print the Lesson Plans and worksheets.
But many families find this to be time consuming and costly (ink and paper). Two more options are available: spiral-bound books in print and an electronic edition of the Lesson Plans.
|Online||Electronic Edition||Printed Lesson Plans and Workbooks|
|Print from Home||X|
|Free of Ads and Internet Distractions||X||X|
|Scope and Sequence (Yearly Overview)||X|
|For Family Use||X||X||X|
|For Church/Business Use with a Current License||X||X||X|
The Electronic edition is available on Amazon for Kindle and can be used with the FREE Kindle Reading App available to download to your web browser, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android phone.
Which Books Do I Order?
I suggest that for each curriculum, you purchase:
- Lesson Plans book
- Coordinating Workbook
- Bible Coloring Sheets Workbook (Covers all Bible worksheets used in 2-5 Year Curricula)
- Visual Perception Workbook (Used in 4 and 5 Year Curricula)
- Handwriting Book (Unless you would like further handwriting practice, this is not needed if the Curriculum Workbook is purchased.)
What Others are Saying…
You’ve hear my thoughts, now let me share what others have told me.
And I would definitely recommend buying the curriculum book and work book. I made the mistake of trying to print everything my first year and is was way too much work. Much cheaper to buy the books. – Amanda
I purchased the curriculum and it has saved me time from having to print out the pages myself. Everything is at my fingertips. – Takiyah
The books are organized and allow me to highlight activities that I want to do. Because it is bound, I can easily reference what we plan to do. I’m glad I bought the 3 Year curriculum and I’ve already bought the 4 and 5 Year as well. – Lori
I can honestly say that last year I did the 2 yr. old curriculum with my girls and printed out all the worksheets. I probably spent close to $100 in just ink doing that. I have ordered the workbooks for the girls this year to save myself some time and money. I cannot WAIT!!! It’s so worth it to order the workbooks and curriculum book, too! – Annie
What are you waiting for? Time to get started being intentional with the children in your care.