Proverbs and Song of Songs




  1. Children should identify Solomon as the author of these books and also Ecclesiastes.
  2. Children should identify Proverbs as a book of wise sayings.
  3. Children should identify Song of Songs as a love poem of Solomon.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Scripture Reference: Proverbs 1 and Song of Songs 1. Have students look these two chapters and compare and contrast their style and content.


  1. Learning Game: Scavenger Hunt – Divide into teams of about 3 students and give each team a bag and a list of the references from Proverbs. They should find the thing mentioned in the verse and put it in their bag. First team to find all wins.

Proverbs 3:3 – “write them on the _______ of your heart.”   (tablet)

            Proverbs 17:3 – “the refining _____is for silver”                   (pot)

            Proverbs 9:17 – “_____eaten in secret is pleasant.”               (bread)

            Proverbs 15:17 – “better a dish of ____where love is”          (vegetables)

            Proverbs 30:19 – “a serpent on a ______”                              (rock)

            Proverbs 23:31 – “when it sparkles in the _____”                  (cup)

            Proverbs 27:21 – “the furnace for _____”                              (gold)

            Proverbs 10:26 – “like _____to the teeth”                              (vinegar)


  1. Make a Valentine… for God? For one of His children in a hospice or orphanage or hospital? Use red and pink paper hearts, doilies, stickers, etc.

  1. Make a Proverbs Banner:

Take a 12x18-inch piece of felt. Fold over one short end around a hanger and staple. Write the child’s chosen verse from Proverbs on the banner with marker, or cut out or buy letters to glue on. Have the children read their banners to each other and memorize their verses.


  1. Close with prayer.