3.4. Elisha & the Widow's Oil

Friday, September 29, 2017
Elisha and the Widow's oils is lesson 4 (third quarter) in the through the Bible series for preschoolers.

There was a widow (woman whose husband had died) that had two sons. She owed some people money. She told Elisha that they were going to take her sons to work for them if she didn’t pay what she owed.

Elisha was a prophet. A prophet was a speaker for God. Elisha didn’t know what he could do to help her.  He asked her what she had in her house, and she told Elisha that all she had in the house was a jar of oil.
Elisha told her to borrow empty pots from all of her neighbors. Not just a few, but all she could find. Elisha told her that when she went back home to shut the door and pour her oil into the all the empty pots. Then, set the full pots to the side.
She did what Elisha told her to. She borrowed all the pots she could. She took them to her house. When they had all the pots she could find, she went into her house with her sons and closed the door.
Her sons brought her a pot, and she would fill it with the oil. Then she would set the full pot with the oil off to the side.  Finally, she told her son to bring another pot and he replied that they were all full! There isn't another pot to fill! And the original oil stopped running! That is a miracle!
The widow told Elisha that all the pots were full! Elisha told her to sell the oil, pay back the money she owed, and live on the money that was leftover.
That is a miracle! A miracle is an act of God. It is something only God can do.
God took care of the widow. She did exactly what Elisha the prophet told her to do. The widow was able pay the money she owed and keep her sons safe.
Lesson is found in 2 Kings 4:1-7.
For the lesson, I gathered all the pots I could find! For the students take home, I found small jars to hand out. The bottles in the above picture are from Hobby Lobby. I found a bunch for $1.00 at my favorite craft store! You might find some at Dollar Tree also.
This spinner is attached with a brad and shows different pots on the table as the widow and her sons filled them. The download includes the color and black & white. Click here to print.
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1 comment

  1. Your resources are so useful. Although I am teaching kids in another languages (Chinese), the printable and fun projects translate and capture the stories of the bible very well! Thanks for your hardworks.


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