1. Children should be able to tell the story of Job – his losses and his struggle with Satan.
  2. Children should know that Job did not curse God.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Read the story of Job from the Arch Book on Job. It’s not in our storybooks.


  1. Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                                        True                                                    False

                  God allowed Satan to hurt Job.                God hurt Job.

                  Job loved God.                                         Job hated God.

                  God rules all the world.                            Satan rules all the world.

                  God gave Job a new family and riches.    Job died sick and poor.


  1. Talk about sickness and sadness: Have we ever been sad or sick? How do we feel? How should we treat others who are sick or sad? Did Job’s friends show love for him? Make “Get Well” cards for a hospital or nursing home. Who will deliver them?


  1. Make a Job plate face:

Cut mouth and eye openings from a paper plate.

Cut a nose from the left-over pieces.

Place a second plate under the first.

Poke a hole through both plates and fasten

      with a brad.

Draw eyes and a smiling face on the second

      plate where the openings are in the first.

Turn the second plate 180 degrees.

Draw a sad mouth and crying eyes in the

      new blank areas.

Glue the nose over the brad.


Retell the story of Job with the children turning their faces from smiling to sadness to smiling again at the appropriate times.


  1. Close with prayer.