Unit 1: It’s a Whatsit [Premium]


It’s a Whatsit! What’s a Whatsit? Whatever you want it to be! During the “It’s a Whatsit” series, a new “Whatsit” will be revealed each week. To the average person, the Whatsit might look like an everyday household item, but toss in a little bit of imagination and the Whatsit can become a sword, an apple, a giant man-eating sloth, or just about anything you want it to be. Kids will be challenged to use the Whatsit in a dozen different and creative ways to make the earliest stories in the Bible come alive.

This Premium Unit includes episodes of the “Journey Today Show” as well as additional Premium materials. The “JTS” videos are available for download one month before the use date listed. See the “Here’s What You Get” graphic below for more details.

2.1 The Ten Commandments: Part 1 Key Verse: Luke 10:27a
Sept 11 Big Idea: The Ten Commandments show us how to love God. Bible Basis: Ex. 19:1-20:8
2.2 The Ten Commandments: Part 2 Key Verse: Luke 10:27b
Sept 18 Big Idea: The Ten Commandments show us how to love others. Bible Basis: Ex. 20:12-21; 32:1-35
2.3 12 Spies Explore Canaan Key Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7
Sept 25 Big Idea: God gives us a spirit of power, so we can have the courage to follow Him anywhere. Bible Basis: Numbers 13:1-14:10
2.4 The Bronze Snake*** Key Verse: John 3:14-15
Oct 2 Big Idea: God is merciful and has lifted His Son upon a cross so that we might be saved
from death. Bible Basis: Numbers 21:1-9
2.5 Crossing the Jordan: The Promised Land Key Verse: Psalm 105:5
Oct 9 Big Idea: God wants us to remember all of the great things He has done for us. Bible Basis: Joshua 3-4

PLEASE NOTE: The “Journey Today Show” videos are available for download one month before the use date listed above. 


*Each GO! unit is part of a 12-month scope and sequence that takes kids on a chronological journey through the Bible. The scope and sequence is designed to follow the Christian calendar so that the Christmas lessons land on Christmas and the Easter lessons land on Easter. The “Recommended Use Dates” indicate where the unit falls within the one-year curriculum calendar. You are able to use the unit at any time of the year that works best for you, but by following the “Recommended Use Dates,” you can easily transition into using the other GO! units to tell the remainder of the Big Bible Story. Click here to view the curriculum calendar.

*** There will be glimpses of God’s salvation plan throughout the year, but there will be four lessons where that plan is communicated clearly and kids will have an opportunity to respond. Those lessons are denoted with *** next to the lesson title.

Lessons Include:

  • Customizable large group lesson
  • Customizable small group lesson
  • Journey Today Show lesson video
  • Dynamic graphics and media
  • Professional illustrations
  • Tech instructions
  • Supply lists
  • Set-Up instructions
  • GO! Home Parent Guide
  • Training tips for large group leaders
  • Training tips for small group leaders
  • Leader devotionals
  • Social media posts and images
  • Weekly email template to send to families
  • Additional small group activity 

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