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Joshua, Judges, Ruth Bible Study for Kids

Updated on April 13, 2014

Joshua, Judges, and Ruth Bible Study Resources for Kids

Some very famous stories are to be found in these three books of the Bible. And there are some amazing characters who would make great heroes for your children - and others maybe not so much!

On this page, I am collecting resources to help you as you study through this period in Israel's history. You will find coloring pages, crafts, skits, worksheets, and more to help reinforce what you read.

Picture from

Sweet Publishing

(under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license)

In our homeshooling we put all our pages into a binder to serve as a reminder of what we had studied, but you could also bind the coloring sheets, worksheets, write-ups, and photos of dramas, food, and crafts with a comb binder to make a lovely record book.

Cover Pages for your Bible Study Binder

Joshua Title PageClick to Enlarge

Judges Title PageClick to Enlarge

Ruth Title PageClick to Enlarge


Pages for your Bible Study Binder

Notebooking pages for young childrenClick to Enlarge

Notebooking pages for older kidsClick to Enlarge


Print out these pages to use with your studies. The top section can be used for drawings and diagrams, and the lined section can be used for written reports or copywork (eg Bible verses).

Bible Heroes: Joshua, Gideon, and Ruth

Bible Heroes: Joshua, Gideon, and Ruth (Bible Heroes Series)
Bible Heroes: Joshua, Gideon, and Ruth (Bible Heroes Series)

A variety of resources all in one book to help children study the stories of Joshua, Gideon, and Ruth. There are coloring pages, activity puzzles, masks, songs, games, plays, and patterns which can be used to create puppets, murals, mobiles, or used on a flannel board.

 

Main People in the Books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth

  1. Joshua
  2. Rahab
  3. Deborah
  4. Gideon
  5. Samson
  6. Ruth
  7. Naomi
  8. Boaz

Main Events in the Books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth

  1. Spies sent to spy out Jericho
  2. Crossing the Jordan River
  3. The fall of Jericho
  4. Various campaigns in the promised land
  5. God raised up judges / The Israelites did evil in the sight of the Lord
  6. Naomi and her daughter-in-law, Ruth, become widows
  7. Ruth returned to Israel with Naomi
  8. Ruth married Boaz

The Fall of Jericho

The Fall of Jericho Coloring Pages

The Fall of Jericho Coloring Page
The Fall of Jericho Coloring Page

Picture adapted from Sweet Publishing (under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license)

www.jetztmalen.de/rahab.htm

(Rahab outside her house)

www.gkvapeldoornzuid.nl/index.php/speciaal/kleurplaten/kleurplaten-oude-testament/247-spionnen-te-jericho

(Hiding the spies)

www.higherpraise.com/pdf/Old/Curr056/Curr05600002.html

(Rahab lets the spies escape)

www.first-school.ws/t/cp_bible/jericho_nt.htm

(The priests blowing the trumpets, marching around Jericho)

www.higherpraise.com/pdf/Old/Curr058/Curr05800002.html

(The priests blow the trumpets)

Links checked Jan 2014

More Joshua

Crossing the Jordan, the Gibeonites trick Joshua, the sun stands still

More Joshua Coloring Pages

Joshua Crossing the Jordan Coloring Page
Joshua Crossing the Jordan Coloring Page

Picture adapted from Sweet Publishing (under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license)

www.silk.net/RelEd/numbers-deuteronomy-joshua-coloring-pages.htm

Several Joshua coloring pages - Joshua becomes Israel's new leader, crossing the Jordan River, the Gibeonites trick Joshua.

www.calvarywilliamsport.com/letter-J.html

(J is for Joshua. Color the picture and complete the puzzle)

www.bible-printables.com/Coloring-Pages/Old-Testament/10-OT-023-joshua.htm

(Joshua)

www.calvary-kids-pages.com/5a213.html

(Joshua is defeated at Ai because of Achan's sin Joshua 7)

www.calvary-kids-pages.com/5a214.html

(The sun stands still Joshua 10)

www.bible-printables.com/Coloring-Pages/New-Testament/50-NT-life-001.htm

(Map showing the 12 tribes of Israel)

Links checked May 2013

More Joshua Resources

Deborah

Jael and Sisera

Deborah Coloring Pages

Deborah Coloring Page
Deborah Coloring Page

Picture adapted from Sweet Publishing (under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license)

www.gkvapeldoornzuid.nl/index.php/speciaal/kleurplaten/kleurplaten-oude-testament/239-debora-rechter-over-israel

(Deborah, Israel's judge)

www.christian-resources-today.com/free-bible-coloring-pages.html

(Scroll down to Deborah the Judge & Barak the Commander. The download link is at the bottom of that section)

www.calvary-kids-pages.com/5a224.html

(Deborah and Barak)

www.supercoloring.com

(Several different pictures of Deborah the prophetess, wife of Lapidoth)

Links checked 15 May 2013

More Deborah Resources

Gideon

Gideon Coloring Pages

Gideon Coloring Page
Gideon Coloring Page

Picture adapted from Sweet Publishing (under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license)

www.kidz-under-construction.com/coloring/gideon1.html

(Gideon destroys his father's idols)

archive.elca.org/communication/2006dev/June.html

(Click on the small picture of Gideon for a larger picture showing Gideon's army scare the Midianites away)

www.kidz-under-construction.com/coloring/gideon3.html

(Gideon and his army of 300 men defeat the Midianites)

Links checked May 2013

Samson

Samson Coloring Pages

Samson Coloring Page
Samson Coloring Page

Picture adapted from Sweet Publishing (under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license)

www.coloring.ws/samson.htm

(Several coloring pages of Samson and Delilah - with or without Bible quotes)

www.bible-printables.com/Coloring-Pages/Old-Testament/10-OT-024-samson.htm

(Samson kills a lion with his bare hands)

www.calvary-kids-pages.com/5a227.html

(Samson catches 300 foxes)

www.raisingourkids.com/coloring-pages/printable/bible/033-samson-bible-page-to-color.html

(Samson fighting a lion)

www.calvary-kids-pages.com/5a228.html

(Samson carries the city gate)

www.sundayschoolprintables.com/coloring/sampson1.php

(Samson breaking the ropes)

moodypublishing.com/coloring-page/pages/bible-41.html

(Samson pushing on the pillars)

artistxero.deviantart.com/art/Samson-Coloring-Page-78862456

(Samson pushing on the pillars)

Links checked May 2013

Other Judges

Other Judges Coloring Pages

God sends Judges Coloring Page
God sends Judges Coloring Page

Picture adapted from Sweet Publishing (under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license)

www.childrensbiblestudy.com/Activities/cpages/judges/menu.htm

(Several coloring pages from the book of Judges:

Baal, the Canaanite no god

Ehud and Eglon

Jephthah and his daughter

The people of the plains had iron chariots Judges 1:19)

Link checked May 2013

Ruth

Ruth Coloring Pages

Ruth Coloring Page
Ruth Coloring Page

Picture adapted from Sweet Publishing (under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license)

www.coloring.ws/ruth.htm

(3 coloring sheets of Ruth, Naomi and wheat - with or without Bible verses)

www.gkvapeldoornzuid.nl/index.php/speciaal/kleurplaten/kleurplaten-oude-testament/212-ruth-raapt-de-aren-op

(Ruth gleaning after the reapers)

www.biblewise.com/archives/2004/january/kids_korner/fun_games/

coloring_book.htm

(Ruth gleaning in the fields)

www.gkvapeldoornzuid.nl/index.php/speciaal/kleurplaten/kleurplaten-oude-testament/211-ruth-bij-boaz

(Boaz and Ruth in the field)

www.raisingourkids.com/coloring-pages/printable/bible/037-ruth-boaz.html

(Ruth and Boaz have a son named Obed)

Links checked May 2013

More Ruth Resources

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    • Jay C OBrien profile image

      Jay C OBrien 

      2 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      From article, "Some very famous stories are to be found in these three books of the Bible. And there are some amazing characters who would make great heroes for your children - and others maybe not so much!"

      It is important to teach our children with good examples. Do not make a hero out of a killer. In the Book of Joshua, Joshua kills men, women and children and claims God told him to. Women and especially children are innocent. Renounce any God who commands or condones violence. Set a good example and use good heroes: Gandhi, Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr.

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