Kings in the Old Testament Lesson Links

Monday, December 31, 2018
Although most of the kings are more than one to a lesson, each king can be taught on its own. When possible, each new king begins on a new page; unless there is only basic information about him and/or there is only a paragraph about him. I have the 40 kings divided into 15 lessons; although if I were to teach them, I would probably take two quarters plus Saul, David and Solomon.

Some of the kings will have visuals for the lesson. Although some do not and that is why it has taken so long to add them here. Some have charts, maps when applicable, etc. They all have a sheet to fill in to create a notebook. If you want to make an interactive notebook, the pages can be printed at 75% or 2 per page. See a free video here on how to make this option. Add the pages to a composition notebook. Dollar Tree  or Wal Mart or Target or Amazon

Just a note: As these lessons were written, I began in the Kings and then added Chronicles. All numbers are in number form and not written out. I know this is not proper writing, but it is much easier to see a number when teaching.

The application packs are different from the Life of David since most will teach several kings together. Any extra visuals, maps, posters, etc. are included in the application pack along with the worksheet for the king(s) being studied. There is a basic teacher’s answer sheet with scriptures included. Thanks to Christina Barkley for allowing me to reproduce and share some of her king ideas.

Please, if there is a typo or error,  leave a nice comment on the post it is located on so I can correct it. (Thanks ) If you feel I have left out important information about a certain king, please leave the info and scripture on the post where the original lesson is.
Saul, David and Solomon are not included in this series.
This is a bulletin board that I was permitted to share.
Click here to see the post with other ideas.
I wanted to add the printables for this series to create a similar bulletin board using Laura Cann and the ladies of Southside Church of Christ in Rapid City, South Dakota's  general layout. I used the most basic crown since there are 40 crowns to cut out ☺. The only thing not included are the letters for The Divided Kingdom.  Click here to download.

Note: I just (3 Jan 2018) stumbled on this bulletin board at Hands On Bible Teacher.
Credit goes to Rhonda for the original concept for the bulletin board and sorry I didn't see it earlier.
That is what Pinterest is for! Although I believe in giving the original designers the credit.
Check out the website for a lot of Bible class ideas and songs.
Click here to see the lesson and Magnetic Board Visuals for the old prophet and the man of God in 1 Kings 13:11-34.
This visual pack includes an assortment of visuals that can be used for almost every king. For instance, the people worshipping the golden calves and taking them down. There are 20 that I used for several lessons. These are in color only. Click here to download.
As I was working on lessons for 2020, I made this chart and realized I didn't have one for the kings series. This is not in the above pack, but click here to download it by itself.
You can use this bulletin board border to make easy crowns. If you use attendance charts, you could make these and let the student add a jewel each week. They can be found at your local teacher's supply store or here. There are metallic and sparkle available in different colors.
The Divided Kingdom: 1. Jeroboam
Lesson 3 Kings of Israel
2. Nadab 3. Baasha 4. Elah 5. Zimri 6. Tibni 7. Omri
 Lesson 4 Kings of Judah
2. Abijam 3. Asa 4. Jehoshaphat
Lesson 6 Kings of Israel
9. Ahaziah 10. Joram 11. Jehu
 Lesson 7 Kings of Judah
5. Jehoram 6. Ahaziah
 Lesson 8 Queen & King of Judah
7. Athaliah 8. Joash

12. Jehoahaz 13. Jehoash 14. Jeroboam 2
15. Zechariah 16. Shallum
 Lesson 10 Kings of Judah  
9. Amaziah 10. Azariah (Uzziah) 11. Jotham
 Lesson 11 Kings of Israel  
17. Menahem 18. Pekahiah 19. Pekah 20. Hoshea
 Lesson 12 Kings of Judah  
12. Ahaz 13. Hezekiah
 Lesson 13 Kings of Judah  
14. Manasseh 15. Amon

17. Jehoahaz 18. Jehoiakim 19. Jehoiachin 20. Zedekiah


  1. This looks like a fun study. I plan to do this starting next month. Just wondering will you have the application packs for Saul, David , and Solomon as well? Where would I find them? Thanks so much.

    1. Sandy, I did not include them in this series. You will find extensive packs in the Life of David Series which includes all of Saul and one for Solomon. You can see these @

  2. Thank you so much! This is very useful, not just for kids!!! :)
    Unfortunately the link of lesson 11 is broken

    1. Thank you Debbie for letting me know about the font on Abijam. I had wondered if that was why it appeared to have a space. No problem. I still will use the chart. Thank you very much for all your time and work you put into your blog and materials. They are great!

  3. Sorry Patricia, your comment was deleted unintentionally. If you are asking about the chart, or probably about anything that has Abijam, there is not a space. It is how the font has the letter j that makes it look like a space before the j. I used the same font to be consistent for this series (mostly). Thanks for visiting.

    Hello Debbie,

    Thank you for your outstanding materials on the Old Testament kings! At present, we are studying Solomon.
    I am working on a bulletinboard for The Divided Kingdom.
    You have a great chart on "The Kings of Israel and Divided Kingdom".
    I have a request for a correction on one typing error on this chart:
    # 2 under the Kings of Judah: Abi jam has a space where there is no space needed.

    Thank you very much for your help with this matter.


    Patricia Ready

  4. Hello Debbie,
    Hope this finds you well. I am ready to put up my Divided Kingdom bulletin board this week.
    I am using the bulletinboard idea from your Old Testament kings page.
    Thank you so much for your file that has the printed materials for the board!
    Just have a correction please:
    Ahab should be #8 and Ahaziah #9 on the crowns.

    Thank you for your help with this matter.


    Patricia Ready

  5. Hello Debbie,

    Thank you. I don't know if there is a problem on my end, but when I click on the link to download the file for the
    kings of the old testament bulletin board, the Ahab crown still has a 9 on it and the Ahaziah crown still has an 8 on it.

    Thank you for your help.


    Patricia Ready

    Is there something that I am missing?

    1. Sooo sorry! I must have clicked to the "see it here" above it and changed the other link. I didn't realize I had it on two posts. You can click above (again)or copy/paste this to download:
      Very sorry!

  6. Hello Debbie,

    No problem. All is well. I have it! Thank you very much for your help.


    Patricia Ready

  7. Mrs. Jackson,
    I would just like to thank you for sharing your wonderful works with the rest of us! I am not a creative person, but can follow if I have a pattern. We have made several of the lapbooks using your lessons and the students really enjoy them. And we teachers do too!
    Warmest regards,
    Marlene Elliott

  8. I am teaching the kings. I love the pages that have the information for each king. I do not see a page for King Jehoiachin.


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