Joyful Learning

2's Curriculum
Joyful Heart Learning

(a theme based, basic Bible concept
curriculum for 2-3 year olds)


  • To instill a respect, love, and excitement for God and His Word.
  • To sow seeds of Bible truths in our littlest ones hearts.
  • To build connections between everyday life and what the Bible says.
  • To expound upon their sense of awe and wonder about their world.
  • To experience different art mediums with the process as the goal, not an end product.
  • To emphasize a love for learning through enjoyable,
    developmentally appropriate experiences.


Overview of the Lessons

The following links will take you to pages that show and describe some of the activities that can be done for each month.  You will notice that there are much more details with the December - July pages. We began Bible Memory in August, but it wasn't until December when I actually began using the themed plans with my oldest daughter.  I hope you find these useful as you plan for your own little ones =)



Bible Concept


  1. Oceans/Beaches
  2. Camping

God created all things.


  1. Family
  2. Home

God made me part of a family.


  1. Fall

The Bible is God's
special book for me.


  1. Five Senses
  2. Thanksgiving

I should be thankful to God.


  1. Christmas

Jesus is God's Son.


  1. Snow/Winter
  2. Groceries

I can talk to God
 through prayer.


  1. Valentines Day Tea
  2. Doctor

Since God loves us, I should show love to others.


  1. Baking: Breads/Cake/Muffins/Pizza
  2. Birds

God provides for my needs.


  1. Easter and Eggs

Jesus loves me and died
for my sins.


  1. Baby Animals
  2. Flowers and Gardens

God is loving and patient.


  1. Zoo Animals
  2. Bubbles

I am safe in God and
can trust in Him.


  1. Fourth of July
  2. Picnics and Baskets

God can use my words
 to help others.


Resource Books

Before Five in Row by Jane C. Lambert. Five in a Row: 1997.   ISBN: 1888659041   (BFIAR)

First Art: Art Experiences for Toddlers and Twos by Mary Ann Kohl. Gryphon House: 2002. ISBN: 0876592221   (FA)

Little Hands Fingerplays and Action Songs: Seasonal Rhymes and Creative Play for 2 to 6 Year Olds by Emily Stetson and Vicky Congdon. Williamson Publishing: 2001. ISBN 1885593538  (LA)

More Toddlers Together: The Complete Planning Guide for Toddler Curriculum by Cynthia Catlin.  Gryphon House: 1996.  ISBN: 0876591799.  (MTT)

Slow and Steady Get Me Ready by June Oberlander. Xulon Press: 2003. ISBN: 159160236X

Story Stretchers for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos: Experiences, Activities, and Games for Popular Children's Books by Shirley Raines, Karen Miller, and Leah Curry-Rood. Gryphon House: 2002 .  ISBN 0876592744 (SS)

Things To Do With Toddlers and Twos by Karen Miller.  Telshare Publications: 2000.  ISBN:  0910287155 (TTD)

Toddler Theme-a- Sauraus:  The Great Big Book of Toddler Teaching Themes by Jean Warren. Totline Publications: 1990.  ISBN:  0911019375   (TTH)

 Toddlers Together: The Complete Planning Guide for Toddler Curriculum by Cynthia Catlin.  Gryphon House: 1994. ISBN: 0876591713.  (TT)



Other Resources for Teaching Two Year Olds


Ages and Stages of Two Year Olds

Preparatory Curriculum: From Brightly Beaming Resources





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