King for a day

Drama / Role play

Read aloud the story of Solomon’s wisdom in 1 Kings 3 and have your children dress up and act it out as you read.

Discussion point: God is pleased when we ask for wisdom; He’ll help us decide what’s good and right.

Let your kids take turns playing the part of Solomon and the two women who were fighting over the baby. To add drama, make a crown and a sword and use a doll to represent the baby.

Each time you act out the story, emphasize the final verse, “And all Israel heard of the judgement that the king had rendered, and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice.

Next, invite your children to come up with scenarios from daily life where we need God’s wisdom.

Close your playtime by thanking God for being a God of wisdom, righteousness and justice. Ask Him to share His wisdom with each of your family members as well.

Relevant Scripture

1 Kings 10:9 “ ‘Blessed be the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because the Lord loved Israel forever, He has made you king, that you may execute justice and righteousness.’

Psalm 33:5 “He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.