This worksheet for Boaz is a good final review. It both explores the ideas presented in today’s story but also refers back to the stories in the previous 2 sessions. With dot to dot, or statements, discussion and text checking there is a mix of activities suitable for independent readers to work thorough in small groups.
To complete the worksheet you will need colouring pens or pencils, something to write with and a bible that includes the old testament.
The PDF can can be downloaded by clicking on the image.
| Staying with our theme of shoes the last craft for this lesson are these sweet little paper shoes depicting Boaz and Ruth together.
If you are looking for a more sandal like craft check out this threaded paper sandal used for the John the baptist lesson. (Image linked)
The story of Boaz and Ruth contains a few details that are both common and yet very significant. The idea of claiming, the importance of shoes, and the companionship of marriage are all themes found in the following game suggestions.
Walking shoes – This game works best with younger children and those with smaller feet. You’ll need a pile of adult shoes and a basic start and end line. Split the shoes into 2 piles (one from each pair) and have the kids take turns ‘walking’ the shoes from the start to the end line. Each child can take up to 4 shoes per turn (hands and feet) but each must walk across the floor, no carrying.
Match cards – Head over to this post and print out some flip and match card especially for this lesson. The set contains 7 sets of shoes alongside one Boaz card and one Ruth card… because they obviously made a pair!
| These cards are always fun and so versatile! This little flip card ‘match up’ game is perfect for quiet play, basic craft or an extension activity. It features period relevant shoes not modern shapes which could lead to discussions about comfort and protection.
Includes 1 card of Boaz holding a shoe, 1 card of Ruth, and 7 sets of shoes.
(Ruth and Boaz are a match for each other!)
|This story has a lot of parts and this craft is a great way to review each. I love working with acetate to create layers. Be sure to buy the correct acetate for your printer. The back of this craft also has questions and prompts to discuss once you’ve finished!
Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to Boaz (Ruth 4).
Each hero set contains a high quality graphic of the character, a take home bible card and a colouring page.
The images are displayed small here, click on the image you wish to have, then save the image that loads.
(Please note : these images have no watermark but are not copyright free, they are only intended for classroom use.)
Extra’s for this lesson
If you want the teachers page then please click on the image for the pdf.
Today’s hero is Boaz because he shows us the gift of A Shoe
Essential Teachers notes:
This story is an amalgamation of chapter 3 and 4 of the book of Ruth. The significance of uncovering feet and shameful presence of a woman on the threshing floor is skimmed over and instead the process of halitzah – literally ‘taking off’ of the shoe – alongside the scheming of Naomi and Boaz take centre stage. Halitzah is actually quite a shameful process and Boaz is kind to his kinsman by not bringing Naomi and Ruth to be part of the proceedings. This story may make the kids look at their shoes differently.
Main Passage : Ruth 4
Additional passages : Ruth 2, Deuteronomy 25: 5-10
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