1. Children should be able to tell the story of Ruth.
  2. Children should know that Ruth was from the tribe of Moab, not Israel.
  3. Children should know that Ruth was a direct ancestor of Jesus.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Tell the story of Ruth, with the Beginner’s Bible, pages 152-155, the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 118-119, or the Read with Me Bible, pages 164-166, or the Golden Children’s Bible pages 211-215 (in that order since the Read with Me Bible is too scanty).
  2. Add Ruth to your timeline. 


  1. Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                                        True                                                       False

                  Ruth was from the tribe of Moab.                        Ruth was from the people of Israel.

                  Ruth’s mother-in-law was Naomi.            Ruth’s mother-in-law was Eve.

                  Ruth married Boaz.                                   Ruth married Noah.

                  Ruth went to the land of Israel.                Ruth went to the land of Egypt.


  1. Discuss the customs of marriage – in ancient Israel and today. Why did Ruth stay with Naomi? What is the role of the mother-in-law, then and now? How did Ruth meet Boaz? Why was Ruth in the fields? What custom made Boaz Ruth’s husband? How do we choose a husband today? Who cares for the widow and the elderly today?


  1. Make “Egg People” to tell the story:

You’ll need Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz.

Take halves of L’Eggs stocking eggs

      or Styrofoam cups for bodies.

Draw faces on them with permanent

      felt-tip pens.

Decorate with scraps of fabric for

      head coverings or yarn for hair.

Clip 3 clothespins or large paper clips

      on the edge for legs.


Have the children retell the story now, acting it out with their characters.


  1. Close with prayer.