Kings of Israel Unit Study


In our Kings of Israel Unit Study, we filmed every single king of Israel and Judah, describing their lives, and whether each was good or bad. We had paper plates left over from our Moon Unit Study, and we added black construction paper eyes and mouth to four of the plates.

  1. Half white plate / half black plate: The first part of this king’s life was good, the second part bad. These were great kings most of their lives, but either arrogance or foreign wives caused their hearts to turn away from Him.
  2. Half black plate / half white plate: The first part was bad, the second part good. These kings were usually horrible, and then something bad happened to them and they repented and turned back to God.
  3. Black plate: These kings were bad all the way through. All 20 of the kings of the ten Northern tribes of Israel were bad. Jeroboam (the first king of the Northern kingdoms) built golden calves at two high places to prevent the Israelites from going to Jerusalem. Yes, the tribes of the North thought the Lord Almighty was a cow. This wasn’t the first time. Remember the golden calf at the bottom of Mount Sinai?
  4. White plate: These kings were good all the way through their reigns. When they sinned, they repented, and they never turned away from following the Lord. My three favorite good kings were David, Hezekiah, and Josiah.

We filmed this thorough analysis of the kings of Israel and Judah, with my kids dressing up as each king. Athaliah was a wicked queen from the South, and Jezebel was a wicked queen from the North. So my daughter got to play those two parts. This half-hour video is a whirlwind tour of the kings of Israel and Judah, and you will understand Scripture in a fresh way. To watch the Kings of Israel Unit Study, join the Unit Study Treasure Vault. 100% of the profit goes to feeding my children, pictured above, as well as paying bills.

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4 Responses to “Kings of Israel Unit Study”

  1. Ticia says:

    I love the idea of the paper plate to represent the kings, what a great idea!

  2. Andrea says:

    For some reason, thinking of the song “Days of Elijah” when I see this post – looks like fun 🙂

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