There’s no question that finding just the right curriculum to fit your children’s ministry is a difficult feat to accomplish. There are literally hundreds of programs available, from the most basic coloring sheets and stories to full-featured productions that rival the top entertainment programming available today. And the cost for that programming is equally diverse. But the issue often isn’t finding a curriculum that you can afford, but finding one that has the content, resources and facility requirements that match your needs. These variables are what led to me writing my own curriculum for the last several years.
While you can apply these same suggestions to writing lessons for any age group. I typically recommend writing targeted at your elementary-aged children. The preschool content of your curriculum is very basic and foundational. The differences are usually in the style of presentation. By the time children are in elementary-age classes, they are forming faith questions that should be addressed specifically.