Solomon Is Made King
1 Kings 1:28-53
1 KINGS 1:37
“As the LORD has been with my lord the king, even so may
He be with Solomon.”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Enough stickers for all of the children in your class.
Three or Four “fluffy” feathers.
As many “Crown Puzzle” copies as the number of children in your
class, crayons, scissors and paper clips.
King for a Moment
It is an honor to be chosen for something. Today we are going to
learn about the time when Solomon was chosen to be the king of
Israel to follow his father, King David. This activity will help us to
know what it is like to be chosen.
Before class place stickers in places that the children will be using.
For example, you can place a couple of stickers on activity sheets,
on pencils, or under the children’s chairs (if in classroom). As the
children come in, act like nothing is going on with the various
Next, ask who has the stickers on the worksheets, explain that they
have been chosen and have the class applaud for them. Next ask
who has the sticker on a pencil. Continue until everyone has had a
chance to be chosen. If some children don’t have any of the above
items with stickers you can go to them and give them a sticker and
“choose” them. Ask the children how it felt to be chosen and
everyone applaud for them.
Explain that Solomon was chosen to be king of all of Israel. It
wasn’t something that he asked for, but he is chosen to do great
thing for the Lord and His people. Pride brings destruction,
but humility brings honor.
In our lesson today, we are going to get a glimpse of two brothers.
One was filled with pride and the other was filled with humility.
One came to destruction, the other came to honor. One was a man
filled with pride and his desire to become the next king of Israel,
the other waited to be elevated to that position.
King David is now very old and at the end of his life. The question
is coming up as to who will be the next king of Israel. Using
treachery and decei