20 Proverbs

Objective
To learn wise sayings and in particular, children honouring their parents.

Ice Breaker

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.

Bible Card

    • 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

Study

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.

 

Craft

We have 2 crafts:

a) To make a spinner containing the proverbs sayings.

Use the template and fold to make the chooser  .

Proverbs chooser template

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.