1. Children should know that a prophet is someone who speaks for God.
  2. Children should identify Isaiah as a prophet to the kingdom of Judah, the southern kingdom centered around Jerusalem.
  3. Children should know the story of Isaiah’s calling.
  4. Children should know that Isaiah prophesied about the coming of the Messiah.

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Scripture Reference: Isaiah 6, 37:33-38:8, 39. This would be a good time to mention again the split between Israel and Judah and that Isaiah was an advisor to the kings of Judah. During Isaiah’s lifetime, the kingdom of Israel in the north would be captured by the Assyrians and utterly destroyed, but Judah was spared, only to fall later to the Babylonians. 


  1. Learning Game: Hangman. Pass out to each student a card with a word from the chapter on it: Isaiah, Hezekiah, Sennacherib, Assyria, seraphim, coal, etc. Play Hangman with each word.

  1. Discuss the role of a prophet: What are some other ways God can speak to us? What did prophets speak about? (the future, yes, but also advice for the kings of their day and words of warning. Do we have prophets today? Paul talks of prophets in his epistles as an existing ministry. Who might be a prophet today?


  1. Make a tuna can incense burner. Have a tuna can for each child. Freeze the can full of water and bring to church and place in freezer during Liturgy. Use hammer and nails to produce a pleasing design on the sides. Remove ice. Punch 3 holes along the top rim and cut a length of wire for each. Twist wires to attach to can and to each other to make a hanger. You can actually burn incense and charcoal with this in your icon corner at home.


6. Close with prayer.