1. Children should be able to tell the story of Gideon – the meat offering, the fleece, the choosing of the men, and the battle.
  2. Children should understand the need to trust in God in all things.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Tell the story of Gideon from the Beginner’s Bible, pages 140-145, Children’s Bible Reader, pages 109, 112-114, + the Golden Children’s Bible, pages 192-194 and the Read with Me Bible, pages 152-155. Use all especially to hear about the fleece, which is in the Golden Children’s Bible.

Add Gideon to your timeline.

  1. True/False questions:

                                  True                                                                 False

                 God spoke to Gideon with a fleece.   God spoke to Gideon with a crystal ball.

     Gideon chose the men who lapped.    Gideon took all the men for his army.

     God sent fire to the meat and cakes.   God rained on the meat and cakes.

     Gideon won the battle with lamps.     God killed the Midianites with lightning.


  1. Give each child a bowl of water. How would he drink without lifting it?

  1. Make a Story-Spinner:

Take a paper plate. Divide

it into 5 sections. In each

section, have the child draw

the stories of Gideon: the

burning of the meat and cakes,

the destruction of Baal’s altar,

the fleece, the choosing of the men, the attack on the

Midianites. Make a spinner out

of tagboard or another plate.

Attach it to the first plate with

a brad; it will spin better with

a small bead between spinner

and plate. Spin the spinner, and

tell the story that goes with the



  1. Close with prayer.