Good Kings and Bad Kings (and the best King of all!)

Good Kings and Bad Kings (and the best King of all!)

We’ve been making our way through the Old Testament during our Wednesday night kids program.  Last week, we talked about a girl named Ruth (and had some tasty object lessons along the way) and this week, we’ll be tackling both Samuels, Kings, and Chronicles in one swoop.  I know, I know!  That’s a lot for one week, but we’ll be doing some new stuff for the Summer and I want to make sure we wrap up the Old Testament before June hits us.

My plan for the lesson is to highlight the various kings in these passages, sorting them into good kinds and bad kings (similar to this lesson).  We’ll talk about the characteristics of a good king and end the discussion with the best king of all: Jesus.  Since Jesus is just around the corner, I thought this would be a great tie in to the servant nature of Jesus even though He was the most powerful king of all.  Hoping to post more pictures and lesson details soon, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, here are some coordinating activities to go along with the Kings of the Bible lesson!

Kings of the Bible Bingo

Kings Of The Bible Bingo Card

Grab some pennies or small stones from the dollar store along with these Bingo cards and get playing!

Sermons on the Kings of the Bible

Amaziah: Trusting the Lord to Provide

You might be able to directly use these during small group time, but this sermon series highlights the kings in Chronicles and might be a great way to prepare your own heart for a lesson.  (Disclaimer: I did not actually listen to any of these sermons and do not know how biblically accurate they are.)  Here’s another series from First Baptist Indian Rocks. 

Go Fish: King Style

Kings of Israel

I’ll be using these cards during the lesson while making a good and bad king chart, but they would be great to use in small group as well. Kids could color a few and then play a game of Go Fish together.   Find them and print them at Adventures in Mommydom. 

Coloring the Kingdom

Rehoboam Coloring Page

Find various coloring pages over at What’s in the Bible including this one of Rehoboam.

Kings, Prophets, and Judges

We haven’t covered the prophets yet, but kids might like sorting out the names of kings and judges like in this activity from Bible Songs and More.  You can find the names in an easy to print format on the website listed above.

Crown Craft

Medieval Crown craft

Of course, making a construction paper crown is a classic craft for kids, especially when you add in stickers, paint, or glitter!  I also found this amazing king crown craft (pictured above) over at First Palette if you want to give the kids a little more of a challenge.

Foil Crown

Crown Craft - King of Kings Foil Bible Craft for Sunday School

Here’s another twist on the crown craft.  This foil crown looks very impressive and is sure to be a hit with the kids!  Find the full directions over at Danielle’s Place.

What About You?

Do you have a King themed activities to share? I’d love to hear about it!



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