02 Rahab Helps the Spies




Today, we will learn about a woman named Rahab and find out how she helped the spies that Joshua had sent to look over the land. Rahab took action and displayed outward evidence of where her loyalties lay. Rahab was preparing for the return of Joshua's army.
Abundant Life family encourage your child to memorize this memory verse. Once we are back to church, we will reward those who memorized their verse.

"Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."
1 John 3:18 NIV


In this lesson, children will learn about a woman named Rahab. The students will see how Rahab's decision to help God's people saved her life and the life of her family. 


  1. How many spies did Joshua send to spy on the land, especially Jericho? (Two)
    2. Who helped Joshua's spies escape from the King's men? (Rahab)
    3. Why did Rahab help Joshua's spies? (Rahab saw that God was giving the Israelites the land. Rahab knew that with God's help Joshua's army would be unstoppable.)
    4. What did Rahab do to help the spies? (She hid the spies from the King's men, then persuaded the King's men to leave the city in search of the spies. Once it was safe Rahab helped the spies escape.)


Rahab hides the spies
By hiding the spies Rahab took action and displayed outward evidence of where her loyalties lay. (Joshua 2:1-24)
Faith, Joshua, Rahab
Word puzzle for each child [PDF]  Click here   Solution
Approximately 10 minute
What will you do:
Give each child a pencil or marker and a copy of the word search puzzle. Read Joshua 2:1-24 and explain that ten key words from the story are hidden in the word search puzzle. The words can be found in any direction. Challenge the students to find them all.  


Where did Rahab hide the spies?
When finished, this craft becomes a game child/ren can play with friends.
Choices, Faith, Fear, Helping, Joshua, Protection, Rahab
Card stock
Craft Template [PDF] Click here
Disposable cups
Crayons or colored pencils
Tape, scissors
Approximately 15 minutes
Each child in class will need three disposable cups and a copy of the craft template. For best results print or copy the craft template on card stock.
What you will do:
Give each of the children a craft template, 3 disposable cups and a pair of scissors. Give the children several minutes to color the craft template using colored pencils or crayons.

Next, instruct the kids to cut out the images of Rahab, the spies and the three flax stalks. The kids will then turn the cups upside down and tape one flax stalk to each cup. Then, have the kids fold the base of Rahab and the spies along the dashed line just below the character's sandals so that the figures become free-standing.

Explain that once the craft has been completed it becomes a guessing game that the children can play with their friends. To play the game one player will close his or her eyes while the child that is "It" hides the spies under one of the cups. When the child that is "It" says, "okay" the other player opens his or her eyes and points to the cup he or she thinks is hiding the spies. If the player guesses correctly, he or she become "It" and gets to hide the spies during the next game.

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