The story of Gideon for kids is an amazing example of God’s power. It’s also very active and includes many object lesson props for teaching to children. Here are some amazing free resources to boost your Gideon Sunday School lesson.
Gideon Sunday School Lessons
Sunday School Lesson (Judges 6-7) The Story of Gideon for Kids
Download this free Sunday School lesson to teach kids about the victory God worked through the story of Gideon in Judges 6-7. The Sword of Gideon: Sunday School Lesson Kids Bible Lesson from Judges 6-7 “The Sword of Gideon” Sunday School Lesson from Judges 6-7 To God be the Glory… Sunday School Lesson on Gideon […]
God is Almighty (Judges 7) Lesson #1 in What is God Like?
When you think about what you want your children to learn at church, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? We’ve all been there. With so much truth in the Bible where do we start? Why not start where the Bible starts. No, not necessarily creation, but GOD. Who is God? What is […]
God Gives Gideon Victory-Judges 6:36-7:25 Week 2 of 2 (Sunday School Lesson)
Title: God Gives Gideon Victory Scripture: Judges 6:36-7:25 Target Age Group: 3rd-5th grade Main Point: God alone saves His people Supplies:Picture printouts from http://www.bricktestatment.com, marker board and marker Lesson Opening Ask: How have you been helped or encouraged by someone else this week? Say: In our story we’ll hear how God encouraged Gideon to go […]
God Calls Gideon- Judges 6:1-35 Week 1 of 2 (Sunday School Lesson)
Title: God Calls Gideon Scripture: Judges 6:1-35 Target Age Group: 3rd-5th grade Main Point: God overcomes our weaknesses Supplies: Pictures of Idols, post it notes, pencils Lesson Opening Ask: Have you ever gone through something so difficult that you cried out to God to help you? Say: The last few weeks we’ve been talking about […]
Lesson: Facing the Unknown: Terrifying Transitions (Judges 6)
Bible Focus: How can we best work through life transitions and changes? Through character profiles, discussion, and key verses, this lesson seeks to provide comfort and security for students who are preparing to transition into new levels of school or home life. The lesson is particularly relevant to students moving from elementary into middle school, […]
Gideon Sunday School Activities
Gideon Craft Ideas for Sunday School
Try these easy craft ideas for your Sunday School activities based on the story of Gideon for kids from Judges 6-7. Print the directions below and watch the craft demonstration video to finish your preparation. “Gideon Craft Ideas” Judges 6-7 Bible Craft Activities for Sunday School The story of Gideon is an amazing and sometimes […]
The Story of Gideon for Kids (VIDEO)
When God rescued his family from a nation called Midian, he did it through a guy named Gideon. At first, Gideon didn’t think he was strong enough to lead God’s people, but God gave him the strength and help he needed. Read about Gideon in Judges 6-7. There’s all kinds of cool stuff on the Kids’ Club channel for you to explore and we’re always updating with brand new content. Subscribe and stick around so you never miss out on new and exciting videos that the whole family can enjoy. And be sure to like and comment as well! We’d love to hear from you.
Children’s Bible Version of the Story of Gideon
Judges 6:1-22 International Children’s Bible (ICB)
The Midianites Attack Israel and God Calls Gideon
6 Again the people of Israel did what the Lord said was wrong. So for seven years the Lord let the people of Midian rule Israel. 2 The Midianites were very powerful and were cruel to the Israelites. So the Israelites made hiding places in the mountains. They also hid in caves and safe places. 3 Whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites, Amalekites and other peoples from the east would come and attack them. 4 These people camped in the land. And they destroyed the crops that the Israelites had planted. They did this as far as the land near Gaza. The people left nothing for Israel to eat. They left them no sheep, cattle or donkeys. 5 The Midianites came up and camped in the land. They brought their tents and their animals with them. They were like swarms of locusts! There were so many people and camels they could not be counted. These people came into the land to ruin it. 6 Israel became very poor because of the Midianites. So the Israelites cried out to the Lord for help.
7 The Israelites cried out to the Lord for help against the Midianites. 8 So the Lord sent a prophet to them. The prophet said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I brought you out of Egypt, the land of slavery. 9 I saved you from the people of Egypt. And I saved you from all the people of Canaan. I forced them out of their land. And I gave it to you. 10 Then I said to you, ‘I am the Lord your God. You will live in the land of the Amorites, but you must not worship their gods.’ But you did not obey me.”
The Angel of the Lord Visits Gideon
11 The angel of the Lord came and sat down under an oak tree at Ophrah. The oak tree belonged to Joash, who was one of the Abiezrite people. Joash was the father of Gideon. Gideon was separating some wheat from the chaff in a winepress. Gideon did this to keep the wheat from the Midianites. 12 The angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon and said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior!”
13 Then Gideon said, “Pardon me, sir. If the Lord is with us, why are we having so many troubles? Our ancestors told us he did miracles. They told us the Lord brought them out of Egypt. But now he has left us. He has allowed the Midianites to defeat us.”
14 The Lord turned to Gideon and said, “You have the strength to save the people of Israel. Go and save them from the Midianites. I am the one who is sending you.”
15 But Gideon answered, “Pardon me, Lord. How can I save Israel? My family group is the weakest in Manasseh. And I am the least important member of my family.”
16 The Lord answered him, “I will be with you. It will seem as if you are fighting only one man.”
17 Then Gideon said to the Lord, “If you are pleased with me, give me proof. Show me that it is really you talking with me. 18 Please wait here. Do not go away until I come back to you. Let me bring my offering and set it in front of you.”
And the Lord said, “I will wait until you come back.”
19 So Gideon went in and cooked a young goat. He also took about 20 quarts of flour and made bread without yeast. Then he put the meat into a basket. And he put the broth from the boiled meat into a pot. He brought out the meat, the broth and the bread without yeast. He brought the food to the angel of the Lord. Gideon gave it to him under the oak tree.
20 The angel of God said to Gideon, “Put the meat and the bread without yeast on that rock over there. Then pour the broth on them.” And Gideon did as he was told. 21 The angel of the Lord had a stick in his hand. He touched the meat and the bread with the end of the stick. Then fire jumped up from the rock! The meat and the bread were completely burned up! And the angel of the Lord disappeared! 22 Then Gideon understood he had been talking to the angel of the Lord. So Gideon cried, “Lord God! I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face!”