1. Students should identify Solomon as David’s younger son.
  2. Students should know that Solomon chose wisdom as his gift from God.
  3. Students should know that Solomon built the great temple in Jerusalem.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Scripture Reference: 3 Kingdoms/I Kings 1:32-37, chapter 3.


  1. Try a Word Jumble:

1. God allowed me to build His temple.                                       MONSOLO

2. I am a prophet who gave David and Solomon good advice    TANANH

3. I am the father of Adonijah and Solomon.                               VIDAD

4. I am the city that Solomon lived in.                                         RSLMEJEUA

5. I am the priest who crowned Solomon king of Israel.              KOZAD

6. I am what Solomon asked God to give him.                            SIDMWO

7.Two women brought me before Solomon.                                YABB

8.We are the people who fought against Israel for many years.   LNIEIPIHSTS


  1. Discussion: Who was Solomon’s father? His mother? What was the Ark of the Covenant? What did it contain? To whom did God give instructions for its construction? How had the people worshipped before they had a temple? Why did God not allow David to build the temple? Why would God have Solomon build a temple? What are the pros and cons to having a religious building for worship?


  1. For the Jesse Tree, model Solomon’s Temple: Use air-drying clay to make a small replica of the temple; you can use the Scriptural description or the picture below. Poke a hole through a window on each side for later placement of hanging string. After at least 24 hours drying, spray the entire temple gold.


6.  Close with prayer. Pray for our church and its members.