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Josiah (2 Kings 22) | Craft

 

Josiah lessons usually have a scroll craft, there are loads of these on-line so I thought I’d do something different! This is a simple craft to prepare for and great for independent learners. The discovery of the scroll of the Law was not something they were looking for, just something that came into their path, but changed everything. This marble maze has only one path – form the star to the scroll – because when we reach the scroll everything changes!

This craft can be done in two ways, one uses drinking straws, the other is a purely paper construction.
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Josiah (2 Kings 22) | Worksheet

 
Josiah-Worksheet
This worksheet about Josiah is a mixed discussion starter, numbers quiz, and bible verse. The sheet is designed to do in small groups, but if needed could be done alone. It is designed for able readers, but would be ok for older children as a quick padding activity. For younger children you may want to discuss the first activity as a big group, perhaps even print the top of the sheet up large and start by identifying the objects, the remaining activities would depend on the group you had.

The PDF can be downloaded by clicking on the image.

Josiah (2 Kings 22) | Story

 
Josiah (2 Kings 22) | StoryIf you want the teacher sheet then click HERE

Josiah is today’s hero because he shows us the gift of Asking

Essential Teachers notes:
The book of 2 kings is not usually where one starts in teaching kids about biblical heroes, but amongst the horrors of the kids of Israel there comes this chapter about a child who is made king, a king who rules for many years, comparatively, and a king who brings the people back to god. It’s a wonderful tale and one really worth exploring. While this story happens when the king has about 26, it plays heavily on the childhood element.

Main Passage : 2 Kings 22
Other passages : 2 Chronicles 34
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Josiah (2 Kings 22) | Character Images

 

Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to Josiah (2 Kings 22).

Each hero’s page 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.)

 

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Josiah (2 Kings 22) | Games

 

The hero in this story is the young Josiah, he is depicted as the child king and yet by the time of clearing the temple he is probably abut 26 years old, having reigned for 18 years. Yet he must have been, even as a child, a reliable king, to have reigned for 18 years.
 

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Message paper fight – This game is totally unforgettable and any ‘typical little boys’ in your care will have a ball! prepare a big bag of scrunched up paper balls and tip them all over the room, don’t tell the children but on 3 pieces of paper write a bible verse before scrunching. Split your children into 2 groups and draw a line to divide your space into left and right. The children will act the part of the people clearing up the temple, but they decided to be lazy, and just throw the rubbish over to the other people to sort. Agree a signal to stop and then let them go, when they stop say the winning team is the one who found the treasure in the trash. They will probably look confused and then frantically start searching, if they don’t then prompt them!
 

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King for a day – Have the kids imagine they are king for a day, make a simple paper crown (template download from here) and pass it round the circle. in a similar manner to ‘simon says’ have the other kids mime the kings request.
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