Lesson Title: God Gave Solomon Wisdom
Bible Reference: 1 Kings 4:29-34; Proverbs 3:5-6
Target Age Group: Preschool
Learning Context: Children’s Church
Target Time Frame: 1 ½ hour
Gospel Connection: God gave Solomon the amazing gift of wisdom. As a result, he became famous for his wisdom and was able to pass it along to us through writing the book of Proverbs. The Bible teaches us everything that we need to know. Today our preschoolers will learn that God gave Solomon the gift of wisdom and in turn, he was able to give us wisdom through the writing of the book of Proverbs.
Learning Aim: God gave Solomon wisdom.
- Strong plastic sandwich baggies
- Cheap tub of blue hair gel
- Masking or duct tape
You say the Italicized words. Non-italicized words are directions.
Open your Bible to 1 Kings 4.
Say, God gave Solomon more wisdom than anyone else in the world. He knew more things than there are grains of sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom was greater than all the people in the west and all the people in the east. He was so smart that people all over the world heard about him and he was famous.
He taught people about plants, animals, birds, reptiles, and fish. Everyone who heard about his wisdom came to learn from him.
But that’s not all. Solomon wrote down his wisdom in the Bible in a book called Proverbs so that we can learn from him too!
Take your Bible and show the class Proverbs. Read a few verses to them in you want.
Solomon’s wisdom came from God. Solomon was able to write down what he knew in the Bible so that we could learn from it too! The Bible teaches us how to live.
What does Solomon Know? Game
The teacher will think of an animal or plant. For example: a monkey. The teacher will then describe the animal or plant to the class until they guess it. The teacher might say, it lives in a tree, it eats bananas, and it is brown. Once someone guesses ‘monkey’ all of the students will act like monkeys. Keep playing the game as long as the students are interested.
Say, Solomon knew all about these animals and more! God gave Solomon great wisdom. Solomon wrote his wisdom down in Proverbs so that we can learn from it!
What Do You Know?
Use a crayon to divide a piece of paper into 4 parts. Give each section a label: Plants, Birds, Fish, and Land Animals. Ask the class to list what they know about each section as you write it on the paper. Let each child take a turn drawing a picture in section.
Say, Solomon was very wise. Many people traveled to hear his teachings. God gave us everything that we needed to know whenever He gave us the Bible. Solomon even wrote some of the Proverbs in the Bible.
Learn a Proverb
Teach the class the actions to go along with Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
“Trust in the LORD Point to the sky
with all your heart Use your fingers to draw a heart around your heart
and do not lean Lean to one side
on your own understanding. Tap your temple
In all your ways acknowledge Him, Point to the sky
and He will make your paths straight.” Move your arm in a straight path from your chin out in front of you.
Make Writing Tablets
You will need a sturdy plastic sandwich baggie for each child. Fill the baggie about 2/3 of the way full with blue hair gel and glitter/confetti. Close the back and seal with duct tape. Let the class use their fingers to write on their new writing tablet. Make sure that the class understands that they cannot squeeze the bag or it will make a big mess.
Say, Solomon wrote down his wisdom so that we could learn from it. Do you remember what the name of the book of the Bible that Solomon wrote is? What do you know about the Bible that you can write on your tablet?
Closing the Lesson
Say, Today we learned that Solomon knew many things because his wisdom came from the Lord. You know many things about the Bible too! Who can you tell about Jesus this week? Close in prayer.