Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes by Jennifer Tolbert
This class is focused on helping the children learn more about King Solomon and understand the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.
1. The books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes are found in the Old Testament and written by King Solomon. They are books where we can find wise saying and Godly perspective.
2. We can be wise like Solomon by reading Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.
3. Solomon's fame spread throughout the world for his wisdom and insight.
Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.
Old Testament Book
Hear O Israel
Lord My Desire
Building Up the Temple
Read Your Bible, Pray Every Day
Castle of My Heart
Be Careful Little Eyes
Begin Class with Songs, Games, Table Activity, or Sharing Time
Open Class in Prayer
Introducing the Story Ideas
1. Blind Man's Guide: Blindfold one of the children. Tell the child he has to find a spot in the room based on the other kids verbal directions. Tell the kids to notice how confusing it is when you aren't sure who to listen to.
2. A Time for Everything: Have the children identify different things they can expect from each season. For example, "what season would we go swimming? What season would we play in the snow?" Talk about how Solomon observed things like this and wrote down his observations in his books Provers and Ecclesiastes.
READ selcected passages from Proverbs and Ecclesiastes or tell the story of how Solomon built a temple for the Lord.
Proverbs Printable Story from Trueway Kids
Ecclesiastes Printable Story from Trueway Kids
Connect the idea that God is a true friend to us, just like Jonathan was a true friend to David. Challenge the kids to come up with a God is statement based on this lesson. For example, God is my best friend, God is loyal, God will protect me...
Remember the Ant Craft
Supplies: Background, cardboard egg carton, black paint, pipe cleaners, scissors, googly eyes, glue
Trust in the Lord Craft
Supplies: Template, Colors or Markers, PVA Glue, Tissue or Colored Paper
Clock Bible Verse
Supplies: Template, Colors or Markers, Scissors, Fastener Pin, Tape
Cotton Ball Painting
Supplies: Template, cotton balls, paint