To learn wise sayings and in particular, children honouring their parents.
Ask the children if they know any sayings such as:
- A stitch in time saves nine
- The early bird catches the worm
- A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
- Many hands make light work
- Too many cooks spoin the broth
Then ask what the meaning to the sayings are.
- Author: Solomon (chapters 1-29), Agur (chapter 30 and king Lemuel (chapter 31)
- Type: Wisdom
- Written: 1000 to 600 BC
- No. Chapters: 31
- O.T. Book No.: 20
Proverbs is a book of wise sayings, mainly written by a wise man called Solomon.
Following them it makes us wiser people.
Read proverbs 1v1-9 and consider the importance of being wise, heeding God and listening to your parents teaching.
Discuss what these proverbs mean:
- Proverbs 15v22: Plans fail without good advice
- Proverbs 15v28: Good people think before they answer
- Proverbs 3v5: Trust in the Lord with all your heart
- Proverbs 3v27: Whenever you are able, do good to people who need help
- Proverbs 3v7: Don’t depend on your own wisdom
- Proverbs 4v13: Always remember what you have been taught. Don’t let go of it.
- Proverbs 12v1: Anyone who loves learning accepts being corrected
- Proverbs 13v4: THe lazy person will not get what he wants.
We have 2 crafts:
a) To make a spinner containing the proverbs sayings.
Use the template and fold to make the chooser .
b) To make ‘Forget Me Not’ bookmarks.
In the summer I went and pressed some ‘Forget Me Not’ flowers.
Write out Proverbs 1v8,9 onto a piece of card:
“My child. Listen to you father’s teaching and do not forget your mother’s advice. Their teaching will beautify your life. It will be like flowers in your hair or a chain around your neck.”
Stick the ‘Forget Me Not’ flower onto the other side.
Lamenate the bookmarks, cut them out and puch a hold in the top. It might be worth doing this before the study.
Cut out a label for the children to add their comments. With a piece of ribbon, let them tie their label to the bookmark.