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. 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. Make a tuna can incense burner. Have a

      tuna can for each child. Freeze the can full

      of water and bring to church and place in

      freezer during Liturgy. Use hammer and nails

      to produce a pleasing design on the sides. Remove ice.

      Punch 3 holes along the top rim and cut

      a length of wire for each. Twist wires to

      attach to can and to each other to make a hanger.

      You can actually burn incense and charcoal

      with this in your icon corner at home.


6. Close with prayer.