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Solomon's Temple: 1 Chronicles 22 and 1 Kings 6.
Solomon's Wisdom: 1 Kings 3.

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Proverb Cookies Idea

Another idea you can use for the wisdom of Solomon is to make Proverbs Cookies (fortune cookies). The idea is not original to me, and I really thoguht I'd found it here, but I guess not since I didn't find it in a search of the archives.

We're doing Solomon in September (going along iwth our back to school theme as well). We plan to use this as a cooking workshop.

The lesson plan will go something like:
1. greet children
2. pray with children
3. read several proverbs, discuss meaning
4. discuss application to our lives today
5. practice writing proverbs as group
6. write proberbs on slips of paper for cookies
7. make "cookies" (slip in paper)
8. eat a cookie or two and save the rest to hand out at our monthly "friendship lunch" for visitors.
9. clean up
10. prayer & journal time


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Fortune Cookie Recipe


Here is the recipe for the fortune cookies.

3 egg whites
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets, or line with parchment paper. Have fortunes ready to go on small strips of paper.

In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites and sugar on high speed of an electric mixer until frothy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low, and stir in melted butter, vanilla, almond extract, water and flour one at a time, mixing well after each. Consistency should resemble pancake batter. Spoon the batter into 3 inch circles on the prepared baking sheets. Leave room between for spreading.

Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges begin to brown slightly. Quickly remove one at a time, place a message in the center, and fold in half. Fold the ends of the half together into a horse shoe shape. If they spring open, place them in a muffin tin to cool until set.

Notes from contributers to AllRecipes (not Staci):
Although these cookies are not malleable if overbaked, you need to bake them long enough until they are golden around the edges or they will be too under baked and remain soft, spongy and pancake-like. Enjoy!

I really enjoyed these. I found that if you heated the pan before putting the cookies on they spread into circles easier. I only put two cookies in the oven at a time. Also, as a preference, I doubled the vanilla.

We folded them, then placed them in a mini-muffin tin to hold the shape.

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Proverbs Games Workshop

Summary of  Lesson Activities:

Proverbs "Wheel of Faith" Game

Memory Verse:  “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (NIV 1984)

Supply List:

  • Wheel of Faith wheel
  • Dry erase board
  • Dry erase markers
  • Dry erase wipes
  • Bibles

Leader Preparation:

  • Read the scripture ahead of time.
  • Gather the materials.


Opening-Welcome and Lesson Introduction:

Greet the children and introduce yourself.

Open with a prayer.

Dig-Main Content and Reflection:

When Solomon, King David’s son became king of Israel, he built God’s Temple in Jerusalem, just as the Lord had promised and his father had planned.  Yet, the construction of the Temple was not the only thing that King Solomon did to help inspire the faith of his people.  He, like his father David, also wrote a book that was included in the Bible.  King David wrote the book of Psalms, which are 150 songs that were used by the people to worship God in the Temple.  Solomon composed the book of Proverbs.  Proverbs are wise sayings used to help people live a life faithful to God. [Pass out Bibles to the kids and help them locate the book of Proverbs.  When everyone has found the book, have them join you in reading Proverbs 1:1 together.]

Shortly after becoming king of Israel, he prayed to God that the Lord would bless him with wisdom that he might rule the nation of Israel justly, like his father David. Solomon used his wisdom to judge court cases that were brought to him, like the story of the two mothers who came to him fighting over custody of a baby (1 Kings 3:16-28). [Ask the kids if they know this story. (this story is being portrayed this month in Holy Word Cinema and Praise Him! Playhouse)  If so, have them tell it to you briefly.  If not, tell it to them.]  Then say, Today we’re going to discover some of King Solomon’s wise sayings that he wrote down in the book of Proverbs by playing “Wheel of Faith” which kind of resembles the “Wheel of Fortune” game show on TV.

Wheel of Faith Game

Divide the kids into two teams.  Have kids from each team take turns spinning the wheel to solve the puzzles (typed below) that you have drawn out using spaces on a dry erase board. Recruit a volunteer to keep score and announce scores between puzzles to drive up enthusiasm.  If kids struggle in solving the puzzles, give them freebie letters from time to time as helpful hints. Try to have kids solve as many puzzles as time allows, but allow time at the end of the session for review questions.

Wheel of Faith Puzzles:

#1) King Solomon built God’s Temple in Jerusalem

#2) Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not part from it (Proverbs 22:6)

#3) Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. (Proverbs 25:25)

#4) Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given. (Proverbs 25:14)

#5) The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.  (Proverbs 15:29)

#6) The way of the Lord is a refuge for the blameless...  (Proverbs 10:29)

#7)   Trust in the Lord with all your heart… (Proverbs 3:5)

#8)  A happy heart makes the face cheerful… (Proverbs 15:13)

#9) Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. (Proverbs 16:3)

#10) Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. (Proverbs 21:13)

As time runs out, help kids find the remaining proverbs in the Bible that you don’t get to cover in the Wheel of Faith game and have volunteers read them out loud to the rest of the class.  Ask them what they think each proverb means.  If they can’t, briefly explain to them their meanings.


  • What do you think it would be like to be the wisest person in the world? 
  • Where did King Solomon get all of his wisdom? (God, of course!)  Why do you think God granted it to him? (1 Kings 3:5-13)
  • Why do you think King Solomon compiled these wise sayings into the book of Proverbs?
  • Have you ever wanted to write a book?  What would it be about?
  • Besides the book of Proverbs, what else is King Solomon remembered for? (building God’s Temple, his riches, being King David’s son, etc.)
  • If there was one thing that you’d like to be remembered for, what would it be? (let kids answer as they will, but conclude by reminding them that one of the greatest things to be remembered for is being a faithful follower of God/Jesus.)


Have the class repeat this month’s memory verse together and then close with prayer thanking God for giving Solomon the wisdom to write the book of Proverbs and for all of the other writers who contributed to the writing down of God’s Word in the Bible.


A lesson posted by Rev. Ron Shifley from: Scotland UCC
Scotland, SD

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