Joash Repairs The Temple
2 Kings 12:1-19
2 KINGS 12:2
“Jehoash did what was right in the sight of the LORD all the
days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
A large bowl, rice, chopsticks and some pennies.
White construction paper (1 sheet for each child), several small
scraps of paper cut into small squares and/or triangles, scissors,
glue and markers.
Masking tape, a balloon, a chalk or dry erase board.
You will need a large bowl, rice, chopsticks and some pennies. King
Joash and the priests were looking for money to repair the temple.
This game will be a good introduction to the story. Before class fill
a large bowl with rice and hide a few pennies inside the rice.
Choose a few volunteers to help you find the pennies. Have the
volunteers take turns. Give them the pair of chopsticks and ask
them to try to find some treasure in the bowl of rice. Give each
child a few minutes to find the pennies.
When they find the pennies encourage the kids to cheer and clap.
Allow the children to play until all have had a chance, or the
children tire of the game.
After completing the game explain to the children that God put it
on King Joash’s heart to rebuild the temple. He knew that God
blesses those who cheerfully give so he made a big chest in the
temple for people to give towards the repair of the temple. We’re
going to learn in our lesson today how God used King Joash and
how He wants to use each of our lives also.
Could you imagine being the king of an entire nation and only be
seven years old? That’s what happened to a boy by the name of
Jehoash (or Joash)! We can learn a lot from this boy who became
king at seven years old. We can especially learn that God can do
amazing things through our lives. And the exciting thing is that we
don’t even have to wait until we are grown up to be used by God.
God can use children to do great things!
2 KIN GS 12:1-3
In the s ev en th year o f J ehu , J ehoash bec am e