Thanks to Nancy B. and Jonathan L. for these ideas.
All scripture is profitable for instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:15) but never is it more practical than in the reading of the book of Proverbs.
The practical wisdom of Solomon transcends time and circumstances to ring true with believers from all walks of life.
Don’t stop with reading Proverbs once a year! Since there are 31 chapters in Proverbs, you can read one chapter each day of the month – the constant repetition of the reading will slowly ingrain itself into your mind. You’ll wake up one day to your alarm clock and think “As a door on its hinges, so is the sluggard man on his bed!” That will make you jump out of your bed quickly 🙂
These resources may help make reading the book of Proverbs with your children more powerful.
Reading Template for Kids
This template gives kids an area to 1) draw a verse from Proverbs 2) write down a verse that they can apply to their life (and how they will apply it).
Creating a Proverbs Chart
Try to break each of the Proverbs into a category to really emphasize how all encompassing the book of Proverbs is – it deals with everything from working hard and righteousness to substance abuse and depression!
This family created large poster boards to keep track of each category and the children took turns writing the Bible verses into each category, Mom copied over in permanent marker to make it more legible and visible.
For more Proverbs for kids ideas visit yesterday’s Proverbs Lapbook Post.