Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Green Unit C2
Lesson 2: Solomon Asks for Wisdom (1 Kings 3:3 - 15)
Create a Prayer Scroll - Materials Needed:
- brown paper lunch bags (one per student)
- markers or crayons
- ribbon or yarn
Give students a brown paper lunch bag, and have them cut off the bottom of the bag. Then have them cut the bag along the side seam to make a large piece of brown paper. Tear the edges so the paper looks old. Ask kids to think about an ability or character trait they would like to have (for example: courage, strength, kindness, a happy heart, etc.). Then invite them to write a prayer on the paper, asking God to give them this gift (younger kids can draw pictures to illustrate what they'd like). Students can decorate their scrolls with little pictures, symbols, shapes, etc. When everyone is finished, go around the room and invite kids to show the class their scroll. Have them name what they asked for; then have them say how they could use this gift from god to help other people, rather then just helping themselves. (For example, someone who asked for courage might be able to stand up for another child who is being bullied at school.) Finally, roll up the scrolls and tie each with a piece of ribbon or yarn.
Activity - Wise Choices:
Prior to class, put pairs of food items in a bag, one healthy, one less healthy (e.g. apple and candy bar; carrots and chips; bottle of water and bottle of pop). When the students have gathered, go through the bag and take out one pair of items at a time asking the kids which snack they would prefer. Then, ask which ones the wiser choice would be and why. In today's lesson, King Solomon had the change to ask for anything in the world. What did he ask God for?