1. Children should be able to identify Joshua as Moses’s successor.
  2. Children should be able to tell the story of the battle of Jericho.
  3. Children should identify Joshua as the person who said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Read the story of Joshua in the Beginner’s Bible, pages 124-135, the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 106-109, First Bible, pages 68-73, or in the Read with Me Bible, pages 144-151. 

Add Joshua to your timeline.

  1. True/False statements:

                                      True                                                  False

                  Joshua led the Jewish people.                   Joshua went back to Egypt.

                  Joshua conquered the land of Canaan.     Joshua was defeated in battle.

                  The walls of Jericho fell down.                 Joshua climbed the walls of Jericho.


  1. Try an old, but revamped, song or two:

Ring around the city,                                Jericho is falling down,

Trumpets in our handies,                          Falling down, Falling down,

Shout it! Shout it!                                     Jericho is falling down,

The walls fall down!                                With Joshua’s army.

(Everyone falls down.)                            


  1. Make a brick doorstop: Take

a clean brick. Cut out the stencil

of a house from tagboard or a

manila folder. Have each student

stencil with acrylic paint a house

on the 2 larger sides of the brick.

Cut paper to fit one long side and

write on it Joshua 24: 15b (“as for

me and my house…”). While doing this, review the meaning of the verse. Cut a piece of felt to fit the other long end of the brick. Use as a doorstop.


  1. Close with prayer.