Solomon Unit Study

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This fun Solomon Unit Study includes dramatizations, drawings, and hands-on ideas for learning about the wisest man who ever lived.

We filmed our dramatizations for our Solomon Unit Study inside our ever-growing Bible section of the Unit Study Treasure Vault. These pictures were taken years ago when we first dramatized the life of Solomon. We crowned one of my sons King of Israel and grabbed a kingly costume that I had bought at a yard sale. We placed him up on a coffee table, with two stone lions beside him. Since we didn’t have lions, we used a bear toy and a dragon puppet. A servant fanned him off continuously, and he ruled with great power and wisdom.

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In fact, Solomon is known for his great wisdom. God appeared to Solomon in a vision and said He would grant him any request. So Solomon asked for wisdom. This was such a great answer that God decided to give him riches and honor as well.

If you want to study the wisdom of Solomon, you can start with the story of two women. One baby was dead and the other was alive, and each woman claimed the living baby was hers. “Chop the baby in half and give each woman half the baby!” stated Solomon, and the rightful mother screamed to stop and give the living baby to the other woman, but to please let the baby live. The other woman said to kill the baby; if she couldn’t have the baby, neither should the other woman. Obviously Solomon knew who the right mother was!

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You can draw a picture of this story, illustrating the two women, the baby, the servant, and King Solomon on his throne.

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You can study the wisdom literature that Solomon wrote, especially the book of Proverbs. Here are two hands-on learning activities for studying the book of Proverbs:

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The Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon and brought him spices. We put some spice bottles on a tray and handed them to the king. But a lot more treasure was given Solomon besides the spices. You can illustrate how rich Solomon was by drawing a pile of riches on top of King Solomon.

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Solomon built the Temple for the Lord and dedicated the Temple with a beautiful prayer. His father David had made preparations for the Temple before his death. You could make a model of the Temple with Legos or with a shoe box similar to how we made the Tabernacle Model. You would need to add rooms on the sides and paint everything gold, but the set-up of the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies is the same.

Sadly, at the end of Solomon’s life, he turned away from God to idols because of his many wives. And thus ends the life of King Solomon.

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8 Responses to “Solomon Unit Study”

  1. Alana says:

    This unit study is perfect for students with various learning styles, especially those interested in the performing arts or hands on learning. Imaginative!

    • Susan says:

      When kids do hands-on learning, they retain a lot more of what they are learning. This is especially important when studying God’s Word, which is why I love to bring it to life.

  2. Dorit Sasson says:

    I love that this unit appeals to all the learning styles and how kids see the world whether it’s expressing themselves through drawing or performance art. It’s the ultimate act of acknowledging the diversity that’s pervasive in the world around us – good for you!!

  3. Allison says:

    Great idea. Even as as adult I learn better when I’m doing something.

  4. You guys always look like you’re having so much fun. 🙂

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