Joshua 6:1 - 6:27
Design this craft on cardstock using the diagram shown using your imagination.
Then have the kids make a round strip of paper – sort of like a wristband and
make 2 slits in the cardstock, slide the paper through the 2 slits and tape together.
5:13-15 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he
looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with
a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and
asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,”
he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord
I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the
ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message
does my Lord have for his servant?” The commander
of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for
the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua
did so.
Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and
no one came in. Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands,
along with its king and its fighting men.
March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry
trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven
times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the
trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the
army will go up, everyone straight in.”
So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the
Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.” And he ordered the army, “Advance!
March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord.” When Joshua
had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets before the Lord went
forward, blowing their trumpets, and the ark of the Lord’s covenant followed them. The armed
guard marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark.
All this time the trumpets were sounding. But Joshua had commanded the army, “Do not give a war
cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!”
So he had the ark of the Lord carried around the city, circling it once. Then the army returned to
camp and spent the night there. Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the
ark of the Lord. The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the
ark of the Lord and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard
followed the ark of the Lord, while the trumpets kept sounding. So on the second day they
marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days. On the
seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same
manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. The seventh time around, when
the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the Lord has
given you the city!
The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who
are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent. But keep away from
the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them.
Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it. All the silver
and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the Lord and must go into his treasury.”
When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men
gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.
Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, “Go into the prostitute’s house and bring
her out and all who belong to her, in accordance with your oath to her.” So the young men who
had done the spying went in and brought out Rahab, her father and mother, her brothers and
sisters and all who belonged to her. They brought out her entire family and put them in a place
outside the camp of Israel.