Minor Prophets -- Amos




  1. Children should identify Amos as a shepherd from the land of Judah.
  2. Children should be able to tell of his message to the people of Israel.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Tell the story of Amos with the flannelboard figures and storybook.


  1. True/False questions:

                                           True                                            False

                  Amos was a shepherd.                              Amos was a king.

                  Amos was a prophet of God.                    Amos hated God.

                  Amos spoke to the people of Israel.         Amos spoke about Baltimore.


  1. Review sheep and shepherds (Remember David?) What are sheep like? Why do they need a shepherd? What is the life of a shepherd like? What dangers does he face? How is God like a shepherd?


  1. Sing “Amos Had a Little Lamb”
    1. Amos had a little lamb…whose name was Israel.
    2. Amos had a little lamb…whose fleece was black with sin.
    3. Amos said to Israel…”You must obey God.”
    4. Amos said to Israel … “Your fleece will then be clean.”

  1. Make a Sock-puppet sheep:

Each child gets a white sock. Show child how to put socks on his hand and press in for a mouth. Glue red felt tongue in mouth. cGlue on felt, pompom, or wiggle eyes. Make black felt ears and glue in place. Glue several cotton balls on top of Head.


  1. Close with prayer.