Invite your kids on a Bible exploration!

If you asked your first through sixth graders whether they want to "explore" an exhibit or "read" about it, most would choose to explore. The Bible is meant to be read, but unlike any other piece of literature, it's also living and active. The Word of God exists to be explored! Your elementary through preteens can dig deep into the greatest excavation site in existence–Scripture. As they dwell in the Word, book-by-book, they will experience the Bible like never before. Every session of Explore the Bible brings the Bible to life through rich study and engaging Bible objects, equips kids with foundational Bible knowledge and skills, and encourages them to live what they learn everywhere they go.

Recent Updates:

Last Fall, Explore the Bible: Kids made some updates to improve your kids' Bible study experience:

  • New Study Plan: Empower kids and preschoolers to study all of the books of the Bible every three years
  • Biblical Literacy: In every session, LifeWay's Bible Skills for Kids provides kids with a specific Bible skill they can build upon for the rest of their lives
  • Explore the Bible At Home connects adults with what kids are studying, providing a devotional thought and family Bible reading plan
  • Redesigned layout for Younger Kids Leader Guide; Older Kids Leader Guide; and Kids Worship
  • New Family Card can be used with both Younger Kids and Older Kids
  • Leader Text Connection added to Leader Guide helps to spotlight other areas of Scripture that tie in with what kids are studying


Tool Kit

  • Everything you need for one group
  • Includes one of each: Leader Guide, Poster Pack, Explorer Guide, Family Cards, Enhanced CD, and DVD

Tool Kit with Worship

  • All the resources you need to lead a group PLUS an hour of programming for a large group worship experience
  • Contains everything in the Tool Kit, plus a worship kit filled with videos, teaching plans, music, and more

Leader Guide

  • Easy-to-follow session plans
  • Order one for every leader
  • Available in print or digital

Explorer Guide

  • Magazine-style guide for use in Younger Kids and Older Kids classes
  • Provides fun activities to deepen understanding of Scripture

Bible Timeline for Kids

  • Visualize when events in biblical books occurred
  • Aids in placing biblical events into historical context

Family Cards

  • Equip parents with discussion questions for discipling kids
  • Include memory verse reference and object of the week

Explorer Pack

  • Promotes in-class and at-home discipleship
  • Includes Explorer Guide and Family Cards

Poster Pack

  • Leader-friendly resources that make teaching kids easy
  • Includes Bible verse posters in four translations, a Christ in Context poster, Text Truth statements, visual aids, and other teaching helps
  • Available in print or digital

Enhanced CD

  • Adds fun to your sessions!
  • Filled with songs and printable items for each session
  • Available in print or digital


  • Illustrates Bible truths in modern-day context
  • Includes music videos and on-location videos
  • Available in print or digital

Books of the Bible Posters

  • Contains one colorful poster per Bible book
  • Teaches interesting facts including author, audience, and purpose

Books of the Bible Cards

  • One card for each of the 66 Bible books
  • Includes interesting facts about the book, author, audience, and purpose.
  • Color-coded according to the division of the Bible where it belongs.

Digital Options

  • Take Bible study anywhere you go
  • Downloadable studies for computer, tablet, and smartphone


  • Free resource that compliments what kids learn each week
  • Includes interactive experiences and fun family activities
  • iOS® and Android™ compatibility
  • Available from App Store® and Google Play

Develop Your Kids' Bible Skills

Deepen your kids' engagement, make it easy for visitors, and promote personal Bible skills all with one simple and affordable resource: the Explorers Guide.

*Called Explorers Guide for Kids and Activity Pages for Preschoolers

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