1. Children should identify Elisha as the disciple of Elijah.
  2. Children should be able to tell the stories of Elisha and Naaman.

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.
  2. Tell the story of Elisha from The Beginner’s Bible, pages 222-234, First Bible, pages 118-123, or the Read with Me Bible pages 208-215 .

Add Elisha, shown here as Elijah is taken up into heaven, to your timeline.

  1. Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                                           True                                                      False

                  Elisha was the disciple of Elijah.              Jezebel was the disciple of Elijah.

                  Naaman was a leper.                                 Naaman had the flu.

                  Elisha told Naaman to dip in the river.     Elisha told Naaman to cut his hair.

                  Gehazi was the servant of Elisha.             Gehazi was the servant of Naaman.

                  Gehazi lied to Elisha.                                Gehazi was honest and truthful.


  1. Discuss the importance of obedience: God spoke to Naaman through Elisha. Did Naaman want to obey God? Or did Naaman think that what Elisha asked of him was silly? Who else obeyed God, even though it made him look silly? Noah building the ark? Moses holding his staff over the Red Sea? Joshua marching around Jericho? Gideon with his lamp pots and trumpets? David with his sling against Goliath? Do we always understand why we should obey our parents? God? Or do we always ask, “Why?” and miss the miracle.


  1. Make Naaman bathe with fingerpaints. First draw a picture of Naaman in the middle of a piece of fingerpaint paper. Or cut out a figure from a coloring book and color it and glue it on the paper. Or print the picture on the following page. Now use blue fingerpaints to make the waters of the Jordan all the way up to Naaman’s face. You can do a sun in the sky if you want to.


  1. Close with prayer.


Naaman’s Leprosy Cleansed