“Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.” (Prov. 8:10-11)
Theme: What’s Most Important?
- Review: Go over memory verse. If your children enjoy moving, hop, skip or jump as you sing the verse together.
- Bible: Read Prov. 3:13-15, 8:10-11, 25:12 together. Every time they hear the words “gold” or “silver”, have them raise their hand. Give them a coin each time to be used later in the bidding game!
- Bidding Wars: Assemble 3-4 containers with prizes inside. Make the containers various sizes and put the least valuable prize in the largest jar (or sack or box) and the most valuable prize in the smallest container. Make sure your children don’t know what’s inside! Using their coins from the Bible reading time, let your children bid on the containers. (If your children are like mine, they probably don’t have a clue what bidding is or even what the value of the various coins are! Today might be a good time to do a lesson on money…) As they open the containers, point out how the container’s size isn’t any indicator of value. The small container didn’t look as important, but it held the best prize of all. Refer back to Listening Lesson #5, and remind them of how listening might not look as fun as Disneyworld or a new toy, but it’s way more valuable to their lives!
- Prayer: Ask God to give each of you listening ears!