1. Children should again identify a prophet as one who speaks for God.
  2. They should identify Jeremiah as a prophet who lived in Judah.
  3. Children should identify Jeremiah as author of the book of Jeremiah and of the Lamentations.
  4. Children should know that Jeremiah prophesied the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians and lived to see that fulfilled.
  5. Children should identify Nebuchadnezzar as King of Babylon.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Read the story of Jeremiah and the fall of Judah in the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 146-147, First Bible, pages 132-133, or the Golden Children’s Bible, pages 298-303.

Add Jeremiah to your timeline.

  1. True/False questions:

                                         True                                               False

                  Jeremiah was a prophet of Judah.             Jeremiah was King of Judah.

                  Nebuchadnezzar was King of Babylon.   Nebuchadnezzar was a prophet.

                  Jeremiah wrote the Lamentations.            Jeremiah wrote the Proverbs.

                  Jerusalem was conquered by Babylon.     Jeremiah defeated Babylon in battle.


  1. Make Jeremiah’s Girdle:

A girdle was actually a belt worn to keep their flowing robes from billowing out too much. Make this one out of felt. Cut a 6x36-inch piece of felt for each student. Punch several holes in each of the short ends. Cut out a 4x4 square of felt also for each student. Staple or glue the “pocket” in the middle of the back of the girdle. Tie yarn in each of the holes as fringe. Alternatively, use fleece and make it large enough to actually be used as a scarf – a longer reminder of the story each time it’s worn. Just cut the edges to fringe.




  1. Close with prayer.