The story of Job is a well-known tale in the Bible. Job is a wealthy man who lives a comfortable life and Satan says that this is the reason that Job loves God. God tests Job and even after his wealth and family have been taken from him, Job still loves God and keeps his faith. For this, God rewards him by returning his riches and family.
We have collected 17 fantastic different activities and lesson plans to bring creativity to the teaching of this topic and get your elementary students thinking about this story and its meaning. Read on to learn more!
1. The Story of Job Animated Video
This video is an animated version of the story of Job and is an engaging way to introduce the story and its lessons to your students.
Learn More: Latter Day Kids
2. Printable Story of Job Mini Book
These printable mini-books are the perfect craft for your students to create and keep to learn about and remember the story of Job. Once your students have made their books, they can share them with the rest of the class.
Learn More: Kids Bible Teacher
3. Free Lesson Plan and Printable Activity
This bible study activity bundle has lots of different activities and includes lesson plans to guide you as you teach. This pack is perfect for younger students.
Learn More: True Way Kids
4. Job Bible Story Craft
This simple and easy craft is a fun activity for your students to make after learning about Job and his story. The free printable template is all you will need and instructions are included!
Learn More: 10 Minutes of Quality Time
5. Bible Story Addition and Subtraction
This activity is a great one to add to your next math lesson plan. The activity links with the story of Job and gives students practice in addition and subtraction. There are options to create advanced activity sheets using the resource.
Learn More: Teachers Pay Teacher
6. Job Folding Booklet Activity
This activity and accompanying lesson plan is a great way for students to demonstrate what they have learned about the story of Job. Students will create this booklet demonstrating the contrasts between what Job had before and after God removed the blessings in his life.
Learn More: Children’s Bible Lessons
7. Job-opoly Board Game
It’s guaranteed that this activity will spike excitement in your student’s day. With a few teacher directions, students will create their own Job-opoly board game based on the story of Job.
Learn More: Rotation
8. Writing Letters of Encouragement to Others
The story of Job is a lesson in persevering and keeping the faith even in the face of extreme adversity. This independent activity gives students the opportunity to encourage others to persevere during bad times by writing their own letters.
Learn More: Adventures in Mommydom
9. Job’s Very Bad Day Preschool Activity
This activity is perfect if you are teaching a wide-age group of students. With just a few teacher directions, students can compare and contrast Job’s life before and after his “bad day”. These worksheets are a really simple way for students to collect and display their work.
Learn More: Kidmin Mama
10. Job Crossword Worksheet
A crossword is a fantastic way to consolidate all teachings from the story of Job and focus on the spellings of keywords in the story. This free printable worksheet is the perfect plenary for your lesson.
Learn More: Bible Pathway Adventures
11. Job Word Search
This Job word search is super for younger learners who are working on their recognition of letters and simple words. This worksheet asks students to find all of the words “Job” in the word search and then count how many have been found.
Learn More: Biblical Tool Belt
12. Men of the Bible Coloring and Handwriting Practice
This coloring worksheet is a super starter activity for your lesson on the story of Job. Younger students could color in the picture and then use the text at the bottom for writing and letter formation practice.
Learn More: Christian Children’s Authors
13. Story Sequencing Activities
Story sequencing activities are fantastic for getting students to recall the key events of a story and show their learning. Using story cards for younger students, typed cards with key events of the story, or a storyboard template, students can sequence the events of the story and show their understanding.
Learn More: Pinterest
14. Job’s First Test
This activity type is super for problem-solving with younger students as they can spot the difference and find their way out of a maze. These worksheets are free to download and print and use with your students during your next bible study or religion lesson on the story of Job.
Learn More: Danielle’s Place
15. Job Drama Skit Activity
This drama activity with an accompanying lesson plan is a great way for students to learn about the story of Job and try to commit the story to memory as they put their own spin on it in their own performance. A student review at the end of each drama performance is also a great opportunity for students to provide and receive peer feedback.
Learn More: Teachers Pay Teachers
16. God Is Always With Us Craft Mobile
This activity is perfect for creative students and ties in well with the themes of the story of Job. This step-by-step video shows students how to complete the craft and provides a link for the free template.
Learn More: Collective Kids
17. Story of Job Resource Pack with Lesson Plan
This fantastic bible study activity bundle includes a range of activities including puppet shows, problem-solving opportunities, coloring-in pages, storybooks, and reading comprehension.
Learn More: Free Sunday School Curriculum