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. Tell the story of Isaiah from the Children’s Bible Reader, page 145, or the Golden Children's Bible, pages 292-293. 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. The story of King Hezekiah is in the First Bible, pages 128-129.

Add Isaiah to your timeline.

  1. Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                                              True                                             False

                  Isaiah was a prophet.                                Isaiah was a king.

                  Isaiah lived in the land of Judah.              Isaiah lived in the land of Israel.

                  Isaiah was touched by a burning coal.      Isaiah was touch by poison ivy.

                  Isaiah wrote the book of Isaiah.               Isaiah wrote the book of Psalms.


  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. Isaiah 40:31 says, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles”. Make a mosaic eagle:

Draw an eagle on a piece of heavy

      cardboard, wood, or Styrofoam

      plate or tray.

Outline the eagle with black marker.

Use the marker to write the verse on

      the board.

Spread with glue and use beans or

      feathers of various sizes and

colors to fill in the design.


  1. Close with prayer.