Drawing Proverbs


A fun way to gain wisdom is drawing Proverbs. These illustrations can be really fun, since many Proverbs contain pithy statements that have two opposites. The righteous and the wicked are compared. What other antithetical character qualities are compared?

  • The diligent vs. the slothful
  • The wise vs. fools
  • Gentleness vs. anger
  • Cheerfulness vs. a broken spirit
  • Humility vs. pride
  • The rich vs. the poor
  • Restraining speech vs. gossip
  • The Proverbs 31 woman vs. the constant dripping of a quarrelsome wife

Go ahead and choose a fun Proverb from the Bible, and try to illustrate it. An easy way to do this is to divide the paper in half, drawing the first part of the verse on the first half, and the second part in the second half.

The illustration at the top of the page is: “Better is a dish of vegetables where love is, than a fattened ox and hatred with it.” Proverbs 15:17 NASBĀ  My daughter drew a table with vegetables on it, where everyone was happy. Then she drew another table with meat, where everyone was angry at each other.


This next picture has four boxes. My son illustrated actions and their consequences. You can discuss consequences of actions with your kids. Proverbs 10:4 says “Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.” (NASB) First a lazy man is sleeping, and he has empty pockets. Another man works hard scrubbing the floor, and he has lots of money.

drawing-proverbs-3The third illustrated Proverb is found in Proverbs 15:28: “The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.” A heart is pictured, looking like he is pondering. Then a mouth pours out evil things.


This last illustrated Proverb is about getting counsel from wise people before making big decisions. “Where there is no guidance, the people fall, but in an abundance of counselors there is victory.” Proverbs 11:14 NASBĀ  My son drew a cliff with a guy going off the cliff because he had no good advice from anyone. In the second picture, the man is getting advice and avoids falling over the cliff.

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5 Responses to “Drawing Proverbs”

  1. Laurel Regan says:

    Fun idea! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Amy says:

    Wow! My kiddos love to draw, and this is a great idea for further Bible study and drawing! Great work!

  3. Brigette says:

    I love this idea!

  4. Amy M says:

    This is such a great idea! My first grader loves to draw! We use My Father’s World first grade curriculum and we have learned a proverb each week. I think one of our end of the year activities may be to go back and illustrate some of those proverbs. Thanks for the great idea!

  5. chasiyah8 says:

    I tried this with my 5 & 6yr olds… they loved it. I am going have them drawing a proverb once a week this summer.We did proverbs 12:10. Thank so much for this idea.

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