Joshua, Judges, and Ruth activities for kids
These first three books of Biblical history establish many of the patterns that continue through the rest of the Bible. They also give us great lessons to teach our kids more about God’s love for his people.
God will follow through on His plan, and He will overcome all obstacles. Joshua sees a powerful example of how God will fight the battle for you.
God blesses you when you obey Him. Joshua discovers that it is not his strength that wins Israel’s battles, but God’s.
After Joshua died the Israelites had the possibility of following God, OR of following what they wanted to do. Sadly the Israelites chose to follow what they wanted to do, and this led to many problems for them.
See the consequences of Israel not obeying God when He gave them clear instructions
Othneil, Ehud, and Shamgar (the first 3 Judges of Israel)
God gave us an example of how Judges should behave and get things done with the first three Judges, and shows us He can use unlikely heroes.
God continues to show us how He uses unlikely heroes when He chooses a woman to judge Israel and to show the general what to do.
The hero who didn’t want to be a hero. Gideon shows us that even the smallest and most unimportant person can become a hero.
The hero with great potential who didn’t reach it. Samson shows us God uses even those who are not following Him.
Ruth shows us God’s hidden hand of providence, and how God cares for and loves even the least important person.