Ruth Bible Lesson Ideas for Kids

Ruth Bible Lesson Ideas for Kids

We’re learning how to Navigate the Old Testament in our midweek Children’s Ministry program and this week, we’ll be taking a closer look at the book of Ruth.   Check out our previous lessons below:

We’ve covered Ruth once before on Growing Kids Ministry.  You can check out the Ruth Gleans in the Field lesson from Children’s Church here.

If you’re looking for a few craft or activity ideas to coordinate with the book of Ruth, you’ve come to the right place!

Ruth Themed Crafts

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelets: Crafts from the Book of Ruth

Ruth and Naomi had a pretty amazing friendship.  Do you have a friend you would still with no matter what?  Is your faith something that ties you together?  For a craft that touches on all of these things, try making friendship bracelets with the kids using embroidery floss or beads.  For more friendship themed crafts, check out this post on Growing Kids Ministry.

Create a 3-D Picture


Check out My Little House for a PDF download and instructions on how to create this super fun 3-D image.  There are many other stories besides Ruth to look at as well!

Wheat in a Basket

Grab some “wheat” from Hobby Lobby and this coloring page and make a fun Ruth project with the kids.  Original picture from Hands on Bible Teacher.

Basket of Wheat

Using either yellow pipe cleaners or the wheat from Hobby Lobby mentioned above, you can make this basket of wheat with the younger bunch.  Get the full instructions at Nursery Rhymes and Fun. 

Ruth Themed Activities

Family Tree

Ruth was part of a pretty amazing (and unexpected!) family tree. Check out this post from Devo kids for more details and for a printable to help kids construct their own family tree.

Complete Lesson for Preschoolers

Check out Mrs. Jones’ website for a complete lesson for preschool kids including a song and a game to play!

Showing Kindness

Boaz showed incredible kindness to Ruth by putting out extra grain for her to gather.  How might we show kindness to others in our community?  Brainstorm with the kids about ways we can help others in need.  Check out this 40 days of kindness challenge for inspiration and ideas. 

Story in a Bottle

Want kids to head home with a fun way to retell the story to mom and dad?  Check out this amazing idea and compete instructions from Michelle Paige.

Complete Lesson from Cokesbury

 Check out this complete lesson about Ruth with introduction ideas, crafts, and games.

Turn the Room into a Field

Make the story really come to life with these ideas from Children’s Ministry magazine! 

Word Puzzles and More!

Ruth Word Puzzles


You can find tons of word puzzles at this post over at DLTK.

What About You?

Want to deepen your own understanding of the book of Ruth?  Check out these resources:

28 Day Guided Bible Reading of Ruth

Women of the Bible: Lessons from Ruth

That’s all for now!

Check out all my Old Testament posts by clicking here. 

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