Come Adventure With Us
Welcome new friends and old friends to the new Praise Factory website! Learn the latest website news here!
All three of the new curriculum are in the tester phase for us. We’re launching Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids this autumn and Deep Down Detectives (Lord willing), next year in 2018. Praise Factory Investigators has been being used for the past couple of years already and is nearing the end of this phase.
We offer the curriculum to you now, if you want to adventure alongside of us through any extra bumps and blips that are inevitable on a maiden voyage. Or, feel free to wait until we make the first crossing and learn from the experience. It’s totally up to you. There is plenty of curriculum in the original version that’s been used for years. I will continue to keep that version up for a number of years. Go to Original version.
One more thing about the maiden voyage of the curriculum… we will begin posting pictures, tips and other helpful information as we go in the Ship’s Diary section. Maybe some of the things we are learning will be helpful to you, too. We’ve learned a lot already and will begin posting September, 2017, if not sooner. This section will also be found the Other Resources tab.
A LOT MORE THAN CURRICULUM
Besides the curriculum, there are a lot of new resources to aid anyone thinking about Children’s Ministry. You will find these in the Getting Started section, found in Other Resources in the top menu, or by clicking here.
New Curriculum Available Now:
- Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids: Units 1-16 (80 sessions)
- Deep Down Detectives: Unit 1 (12 sessions) more coming available regularly throughout 2017 and 2018
- Praise Factory Investigators (PFI): Units 1,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12 (162 sessions)
CURRENT UPDATES OF WORK IN PROGRESS
7/25/2017: I’m taking my strainer and going through Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids in search of typo “gnats.” Will make this further-edited edition of the curriculum (pdf and hard copy) available by end of week, Lord willing. If you like less gnats, then you might want to wait a few more days to download/purchase. If I find anything larger than a gnat, I will post it in the Ship’s Diary section (coming August 1 or sooner). You can always download the new version of those edited pages in the curriculum download section.
7/31/2017: Finished straining “gnats” from the Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids documents. There may be a few little critters buzzing around, but caught most of them. The pdf files with the changes are now uploaded. If you downloaded before this date, you can always come back and download a duplicate page if you want less “oops” in it. All of the edited versions are also now available on Amazon.
8/5/2017 Creating smaller format storyboard pictures for those using a 24″ x 36″ felt board. Also slightly downsizing the currently available Visual Aids books to fit the 36″ x 48″ space on a bi-fold science project board with a bit more space between the images. Both the new smaller format Visual Aid books and the currently available large format Visual Aids books should all be available on website and through Amazon by 8/14/2017. If it was me, I would wait one more week to order these visual aids books and get them with these adjustments.
8/6/2017 Anyone using Teach, Take & Tell use the storyboard pictures in Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids. Same stories (with a few improvements), but prettier pictures.
8/13/2017 Almost done going through the Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids visual aids one last time. Have found a few images missing. Here they are:
I will be replacing corrected files both in the hard copy Amazon books and in the download sections. Check for these updated versions on 8/19/2017.
for young learners, ages 2-5
Hide ‘n’ Seek Kids is the first of three curriculums in the Praise Factory family of curriculum. It is used with children, ages 2-5. It presents the 16 Praise Factory themes as 16 Bible Truths. There are five sessions of activities for each of the 16 Bible Truths–80 sessions in all. Use as few or as many of the five sessions as you want. Each theme forms a unit that stands on its own. Units do not have to be used in numerical order.
for school starters, ages 3-7
Deep Down Detectives is the second of three curriculums in the Praise Factory family of curriculum. It is used with children, ages 3-7 years. It presents the 16 Praise Factory themes as 69 Bible truths. There are three sessions of activities for each of the 69 Bible Truths–207 sessions in all. Use as few or as many of the three sessions as you want. Each theme forms a unit that stands on its own. Units do not have to be used in numerical order.
for primary school kids, ages 5-12
Praise Factory Investigators is the third of three curriculums in the Praise Factory family of curriculum. It is used with children, ages 5-12 years. It presents the 16 Praise Factory themes as 104 Bible truths. There are three sessions for each of the 104 Bible truths–an Old Testament, New Testament and Church History/Missions story for each. 312 sessions in all. Use as few or as many of the three sessions as you want. Each theme forms a unit that stands on its own. Units do not have to be used in numerical order.