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Aug 24, 2023 12:00:00 AM

5 Great Movies and TV Series for Sunday School Lessons

It can be increasingly difficult to create engaging Sunday school lessons for young children. While there are so many great Bible stories to learn about, it can be hard for a classroom of children to focus on traditional Sunday School lessons. Instead of wearing yourself out, try using scripture-based entertainment. Movies can tell Bible stories in a way that captures your students’ attention and sticks with them year-round.

Here are some of the best for your next class.

Movies And TV Shows For Sunday School Lessons

Bugtime Adventures: A Lot to Swallow

Bugtime Adventures Pure Flix Sunday School Lessons

The “Bugtime Adventures” series on Pure Flix offers 13 stories from the Bible. Episode 1, "A Lot to Swallow", is a fun twist on the well-known Bible story of Jonah and The Whale. When three bugs find themselves trapped in Jonah’s sack, they must come together to find freedom. Along the journey, they learn lessons about helping others — including your enemies — asking for mercy, and following God’s plan.

Stream the entire series of "Bugtime Adventures" for more Christian themes and Bible study ideas only on Pure Flix.

Jesus: He Lived Among Us

Jesus He Lived Among Us Pure Flix Sunday School Lessons

Make the most of your brief time with some of our youngest believers by showing them this Christian movie about the life and ministry of Jesus, told from the Apostle John’s point of view. Cartoon animation and high-quality narration draws children into the story of the Savior’s life, death, and resurrection. This Christian movie can be studied alongside the Gospel of John.

Watch "Jesus: He Lived Among Us" with your young children today on Pure Flix.

VeggieTales: Penniless Princess

VeggieTales The Penniless Princess Pure Flix Sunday School Lessons

For young audiences who need a light-hearted tale with a positive message, this VeggieTales film tells the story of Sarah Krewe, who goes from having everything a veggie could want to being penniless and alone. Our favorite cast of characters help Sarah find her true identity in God and learn everyone deserves kindness, no matter who they are or how many things they have. It’s perfect for teaching Christian themes of teaching children to value character above material possessions.

Stream "VeggieTales: The Penniless Princess" right here on Pure Flix.

VeggieTales: Noah's Ark

VeggieTales Noah's Ark Pure Flix Sunday School Lessons

Noah and his family along with a zoo full of animals take an adventure aboard an orange slice ark.

Watch "VeggieTales: Noah’s Ark" →

Check out all the other VeggieTales movies and shows available on Pure Flix now, and learn more about how the animated classic came to be.

Friends and Heroes

Friends and Heroes Pure Flix Sunday School Lessons

Souls are touched and hearts are lifted when children experience these life-changing stories from the Bible. This Christian movies series has stories that include Daniel escaping from the lion's den, Exodus and much more that will teach children the important Christian values from scripture.

Watch "Friends and Heroes" on Pure Flix now.

Pure Flix offers a wide variety of children’s entertainment. Whether you’re planning Sunday School lessons, searching for positive entertainment at home, or looking for fresh ways to engage children, visit Pure Flix to access free resources that help you strengthen their faith and learn more about God’s Word.