03 The Fall of Jericho




Joshua and the Israelites crossed the Jordan River and entered the Promised Land. Shortly after crossing the Jordan River, the Israelites came upon the city of Jericho. A large wall protected the city. The Israelites had two choices, they could believe God and have faith that He was going to give them the land He promised, or they could accept defeat, knowing that they could never break through the wall using their own strength. Let's open our Bibles and find out what happens!
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.

"The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
Psalm 18:2 NIV


In this lesson, children will learn that it is foolish to trust in our own strength; rather, we should trust in the Power of God.


  1. What did God tell the people to do? (March around Jericho.)
    2. What did the priests use for trumpets? (The trumpets were made from rams' horns.)
    3. What did the priests do as they marched around Jericho? (The priests blew their trumpets.)
    4. How many times did the people march around Jericho on the seventh day? (Seven times.)
    5. What did Joshua command the people to do when they heard the trumpets, after marching around the city seven times? (Give a loud shout.)


Wall of Jericho
Children unscramble words found in the story about the fall of Jericho.
Believing, Joshua, Miracles, Promises, Power of God.
Word puzzle for each child [PDF]  Click here   Solution
       Pencils and markers.
Approximately 10 minute
What will you do:
Give each child a pencil or marker and a copy of the Word Scramble puzzle. Have the students read the paragraph at the top of the page before attempting to unscramble the words. All of the scrambled words are in bold print within the paragraph.
Discussion Questions: (Optional)
     1. What was the most remarkable thing about the fall of Jericho? (Allow for discussion.)
     2. Who brought down the walls of Jericho? (God.)


The Lord is my rock
When finished, this craft will be a reminder that the Lord is our fortress, our deliverer, our shield, and the strength of our salvation.
     Courage, Faith, Fear, Protection, Salvation
     Small rock for each child
     Fine point permanent markers
Approximately 10 minutes
What you will do:
 Give each of the children one rock and a fine point permanent marker. If you have a limited number of permanent       markers, ask the students to share.

Next, have the students find Psalm 18:2 in their Bibles. Read the verse together as a class. Instruct each child to write the following portion of the verse on his or her rock:

The LORD is my Rock (Psalm 18:2)

As the children work on the craft, explain that some people try to depend on their own strength or the things that they have made to protect them, but these things never last very long.

Explain that this stone will be a reminder to them, that the Lord is our fortress, our deliverer, our shield, the strength of our salvation, and the one in whom we can take refuge. It is wise to trust in the Lord because His help lasts forever and cannot be destroyed.


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