The Adventurer curriculum takes the goals of the Adventurer program -- that children will commit their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ and that they will acquire the habits, skills, and knowledge to live for Jesus today -- and turns them into fun and practical activities that Adventurers will enjoy.

 

At each level, the curriculum encourages an age-appropriate, active learning approach.  Instead of asking children to learn a great deal of factual information, it introduces them to general concepts.  The children learn to apply these concepts to their own lives by participating in a wide variety of experiences.

 

The Adventurer curriculum is divided into six levels.

  • The Little Lamb is for pre-kindergarten or 4 year olds.
  • The Eager Beaver is for kindergarten or 5 year olds
  • The Busy Bee level is for first-grade.
  • The Sunbeam level for second-grade.
  • The Builder for third-grade.
  • The Helping Hand for fourth-graders.

 

Each level builds on the levels which came before it and is especially designed to interest, challenge, and provide successful experiences for children of that grade level.

Little Lamb Requirements

Little Lamb logoPre-Kindergarten Program (4 year olds)

updated curricula, 2016

BASIC

  1. Recite the Adventurer Pledge.
  2. Sing "Jesus is My Shepherd. 

MY GOD

  1. Complete three or more of the following
    a. Sing a song about Jesus.
    b. Listen to a story about Jesus.
    c. 
    Say three things you’ve learned about Jesus.
    d. 
    Make a craft about Jesus.
    e. 
    Complete an activity about Jesus.
  2. Complete the Wooly Lamb Star
  3. Complete the Little Boy Jesus Star

MY SELF

  1. Complete three or more of the following:
    a. Sing a song about the body.
    b. Listen to a story about the body.
    c. 
    Say three things you’ve learned about bodies.
    d. 
    Make a craft about bodies.
    e. 
    Complete an activity about bodies.
  2. Complete the Sharing Star
  3. Complete the Healthy Foods Star

MY FAMILY

  1. Complete three or more of the following:
    a. Sing a song about families.
    b. Listen to a story about families.
    c. 
    Say three things you’ve learned about families.
    d. 
    Make a craft about families.
    e. 
    Complete an activity about families.
  2. Complete the Special Helper star
  3. Complete the Healthy Me star

MY WORLD

  1. Complete three or more of the following:
    a. Sing a song about creation.
    b. Listen to a story about creation.
    c. Say three things you’ve learned about creation.
    d. Make a craft about creation.
    e. Complete an activity about creation.
  2. Complete the My Friend Jesus star.
  3. Complete the Community Helpers star.

Little Lamb Additional Stars

Other stars available to complete during the Little Lamb year:

The Leaders' Program and Flash Drive Resources give you "step-by-step" "VBS style" guides and notes to help all levels of experience leaders create fabulous programs for Little Lamb!

Little Lamb resources from AdventSource

Little Lamb Curriculum from AdventSource in Spanish, English, and French

There is also a complete 6-program Club Starter kit that includes all resources for an Adventurer club curriculum.

Eager Beaver Requirements

Kindergarten program (5 year olds)

updated curricula, 2016

BASIC

  1. Recite the Adventurer Pledge.
  2. Recite your country’s Pledge of Allegiance or national anthem.
  3. Pray independently.

MY GOD

  1. Say the fourth commandment: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8).
  2. Complete the Beavers chip.
  3. Complete the Bible Friends chip.
  4. Complete the God’s World chip.

MY SELF

  1. Complete the Alphabet Fun chip.
  2. Complete the Manners Fun chip.
  3. Complete the Know Your Body chip

MY FAMILY

  1. Say the fifth commandment: “Honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12).
  2. Complete the Fire Safety chip.
  3. Complete the Helping at Home chip.
  4. Complete the Pets chip or Toys chip.

MY WORLD

  1. Complete the My Community Friends chip.
  2. Complete the Playing with Friends chip.
  3. Complete the Scavenger Hunt chip.

 

Eager Beaver Additional Chips

In addition to the chips earned while completing the curriculum (to receive the investiture pin), there are several other chips that may also be completed.

 The Leaders' Program and Flash Drive Resources give you "step-by-step" "VBS style" guides and notes to help all levels of experience leaders create fabulous programs for Eager Beavers!



Eager Beaver Curriculum from AdventSource in Spanish, English, and French

There is also a complete 6-program Club Starter kit that includes all resources for an Adventurer club curriculum.

Busy Bee Requirements

First grade program (6 year olds)
 
updated curricula, 2016

BASIC 

I. Recite and accept the Adventurer Pledge

II. Complete the Busy Bee Reading award

MY GOD

I.  God’s Plan to Save Me
 
A.Create a story chart or lapbook showing the order in which these events took place:
•Creation
•The first sin
•Jesus cares for me today
•Jesus comes again 
•Heaven
OR the Bible stories you are studying in school or Sabbath School.
B.Use your story chart or lapbook to show someone how much Jesus cares for you.
 
II.  God’s Message to Me
Complete the Bible I award.
 
III.  God’s Power in My Life
A.Spend regular quiet time with Jesus to talk with Him and learn about Him. 
B.Ask three people why they pray
 

MY SELF

I.  I Am Special
Participate in an activity or make a craft showing different people who care for you.
 
II.  I Can Make Wise Choices
Name at least four different feelings. Participate in an activity or make a craft showing different feelings.
 
III.  I Can Care for My Body
 

MY FAMILY

I.  I Have a Family
Show or explain what you like about each family member.
 
II.  Family Members Care for Each Other
A.  Discover what the fifth commandment (Exodus 20:12) tells you about families.
B.  Act out three ways you can honor your family.
 
III.  My Family Helps Me Care for Myself
 

MY WORLD

I.The World of Friends
Tell how you can be a good friend.
Use:
•Puppets
•Role playing
•Your choice
 
II.The World of Other People
A.Discuss the work people do for your church.
B.Learn about one job by helping the person do it.
 
III.The World of Nature

Busy Bee Additional Awards

Other awards available to complete during the Busy Bee year:

 The Leaders' Program and Flash Drive Resources give you "step-by-step" "VBS style" guides and notes to help all levels of experience leaders create fabulous programs for Busy Bee!

Sunbeam resources from AdventSource

Busy Bee Curriculum from AdventSource in Spanish, English, and French

There is also a complete 6-program Club Starter kit that includes all resources for an Adventurer club curriculum.

Sunbeam Requirements

Second grade program (7 year olds)

updated curricula, 2016

BASIC 

  1. Recite and accept the Adventurer Law.

  2. Complete the Sunbeam Reading award.

MY GOD

  1. God's Plan To Save Me
    1. Create a story chart showing Jesus':
      • Birth
      • Life
      • Death
      • Resurrection
        OR the Bible stories you are studying in school or Sabbath School.
    2. Use your story chart or lapbook to show someone the joy of being saved by Jesus
  2. God's Message To Me

    1. Memorize and explain two Bible verses about being saved by Jesus.
      • Matthew 22:37-39
      • 1 John 1:9
      • Isaiah 1:18
      • Romans 6:23
      • Your choice
    2. Name the two major parts of the Bible and name the four gospels.
    3. Complete the Friend of Jesus Award.
  3. God's Power in My Life

    1. Spend a regular quiet time with Jesus to talk with Him and learn about Him.

    2. Ask three people why they study the Bible.

MY SELF

  1. I Am Special
    Make a tracing of yourself. Decorate it with pictures and words which tell good things about you.
  2. I Can Make Wise Choices
    Participate in an activity about choices.
  3. I Can Care For My Body
    Complete the Fitness Fun Award.

MY FAMILY

  1. I Have A Family
    Create a family collage, scrapbook, crest, or coat of arms
  2. Families Care For Each Other
    Show how Jesus can help you deal with disagreements. Use:
    • Puppets
    • Role playing
    • Your choice
  3. My Family Helps Me Care For Myself
    Complete the Road Safety Award.

MY WORLD

  1. The World of Friends
    Complete the Courtesy Award.
  2. The World of Other People
    1. Explore your neighborhood. List things that are good and things you could help make better.
    2. From your list, choose ways and spend time making your neighborhood better.
  3. The World of Nature
    Complete the Friend of Nature Award.

Sunbeam Additional Awards

Other awards available to complete during the Sunbeam year:

 

The Leaders' Program and Flash Drive Resources give you "step-by-step" "VBS style" guides and notes to help all levels of experience leaders create fabulous programs for Sunbeams!

Sunbeam resources from AdventSource

Sunbeam Curriculum from AdventSource in Spanish, English, and French

There is also a complete 6-program Club Starter kit that includes all resources for an Adventurer club curriculum.

Builder Requirements

Third grade program (8 years old)

updated curricula, 2016

BASIC

  1. Recite the Adventurer Pledge and Law
  2. Explain the Pledge
  3. Complete the Builder Reading award.

MY GOD

  1. God's Plan To Save Me
    1. Create a story chart or lapbook showing the order in which these stories took place:
      • Paul—The disciples share Jesus’ love
      • Martin Luther--Gods church obeys
      • Ellen White--God's church prepares for His coming
      • Yourself--I get ready to meet Jesus
    2. Use your story chart or lapbook to show someone how to give their life to Jesus.
  2. God's  Message To Me
    1. Find, memorize, and explain three Bible verses about giving your life to Jesus:
      • Acts 16:31
      • John 1:12
      • Galatians 3:26
      • 2 Corinthians 5:17
      • Psalm 51:10
      • Your choice
    2. Name the books of the New Testament
  1. God's Power in My Life
    1. Spend a regular quiet time with Jesus to talk with Him and learn about Him.
    2. Complete the Prayer award.

MY SELF

  1. I Am Special
    Put together a scrapbook, poster, or collage, showing some things you can do to serve God and others.
  2. I Can Make Wise Choices
    1. Complete the Media Critic Award.
    2. Participate in an activity that shows the results of good and bad descisions
  3. I Can Care For My Body
    Complete the Temperance Award.

MY FAMILY

  1. I Have A Family
    1. Create a family flag or banner or make a collage of stories and/or photographs about your family.
    2. Find a story in the Bible about a family that changed.
  2. Families Care For Each Other
    Play a game by having each family member show appreciation to each of the other members of the family.
  3. My Family Helps Me Care For Myself
    Complete the Wise Steward Award.

MY WORLD

  1. The World of Friends
    1. Make friends with a person of another culture or generation, or someone who has a disability.
    2. Invite that person to a family or church event.
  2. The World of Other People
    1. Know and explain your national anthem and flag.
    2. Name your country's capital, and the leader of your country.
  3. The World of Nature
    Complete an Award for nature, not previously earned.

Builder Additional Awards

Other awards available to complete during the Builder year:

The Leaders' Program and Flash Drive Resources give you "step-by-step" "VBS style" guides and notes to help all levels of experience leaders create fabulous programs for Builder!

Sunbeam resources from AdventSource

Builder Curriculum from AdventSource in Spanish, English, and French

There is also a complete 6-program Club Starter kit that includes all resources for an Adventurer club curriculum.

Helping Hand Requirements

Fourth grade program (9 years old)

updated curricula, 2016

BASIC

  1. Recite the Adventurer Pledge and Law
  2. Explain the Law
  3. Complete the Helping Hand Reading award.

 

MY GOD

  1. God's Plan To Save Me
    1. Create a story chart or lapbook showing the order in which these stories took place:
      • Noah--Water cleans the earth
      • Abraham--God calls a people
      • Moses--a promised land for God's people
      • David--God works with His people
      • Daniel--God's people disobey
    2. Use your story chart or lapbook to show someone how to live for God.
  2. God's Message to Me   
    Complete the Bible II award
  3. God's Power in My Life     
    1. Spend regular quiet time with Jesus to talk with Him and learn about Him. Journal your time by writing, drawing, or recording a video.
    2. With an adult, choose one thing in your life which Jesus has promised to help you improve. With His help, pray, plan, and work together to reach your goal.

MY SELF

  1. I Am Special 
    1. List some special interests and abilities God has given you.
    2. Share your talents using one of the following:
      • Talent show
      • Show and tell
  2. I Can Make Wise Choices   
    1. Learn the steps of good decision-making.
    2. Use them to solve two real-life problems.
  3. I Can Care For My Body  
    1. Complete the Hygiene Award.

MY FAMILY

  1. I Have A Family 
    Make a scrapbook or picture book about your family history.
  2. Family Members Care For Each Other 
    Help plan a special family worship, family night, or family outing.
  3. My Family Helps Me Care For Myself  
    Complete a level 3 or 4 award not previously earned.

MY WORLD

  1. The World of Friends   
    Complete the Caring Friend award.
  2. The World of Other People
    Complete the Country Fun award.
  3. The World of Nature   
    Earn the Environmentalist award.

Helping Hand Additional Awards

Other awards available to complete during the Helping Hand year:

 

The Leaders' Program and Flash Drive Resources give you "step-by-step" "VBS style" guides and notes to help all levels of experience leaders create fabulous programs for Helping Hand!

Helping Hand resources from AdventSource

Helping Hand Curriculum from AdventSource in Spanish, English, and French

There is also a complete 6-program Club Starter kit that includes all resources for an Adventurer club curriculum.