The Way of the Wise

A Study for Children on Wisdom and Foolishness

Lessons: 28
Target Grade: 3rd Grade
Grade Range: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade


Proverbs is a book of great advice...and an ominous warning. The advice is to pursue wisdom. The warning is to avoid folly, because foolishness leads to destruction. However, wisdom must be pursued—it takes effort, discipline, a teachable heart, and instruction. This curriculum uses the book of Proverbs and other Bible passages to contrast the way of the foolish with the way of the wise. Using a large banner illustrating two paths, children learn about the characteristics and destinations of the foolish and the wise, the meaning of the fear of the Lord, the treasure of wisdom, and the only way to enter the way of the wise—through Jesus Christ.

Connect classroom teaching with the home by encouraging family devotions from God's Wisdom.

This curriculum is only available in the New International Version.

We have redesigned our Classic Button and Badge sets for students! The NEW Student Buttons include the same four goals for students to complete during the study, but now feature a clean, modern look that is also more affordable for churches. The four, 1 1/2 inch buttons are perfect for children to display on backpacks or church bags.

Still interested in the Classic Buttons? While the Way of the Wise Button and Badge sets are sold out, we do have a supply of the large buttons and ribbons, and a few stray pins as well. To place an order, please call Customer Service at 877.400.1414.

Sample Lessons
Scope & Sequence (Short)
Scope & Sequence (Expanded)

Traditional Curriculum (click title for descriptions) Price Quantity
Teacher's Kit Teacher's Kit (NIV)
Leader's Edition Leader's Edition (NIV)
Leader's Edition - 5 Pack Leader's Edition - 5 Pack (NIV)
Banner Banner
Mini Banner Mini Banner
Color Resource Packet Color Resource Packet (NIV)
Workbook Workbook (NIV)
NEW Student Buttons (5 Sets) NEW Student Buttons (5 Sets)
God's Wisdom God's Wisdom
Electronic Curriculum (click title for descriptions) Price Quantity
E-Leader's Edition E-Leader's Edition (NIV)
E-Leader's Edition - 5 Pack E-Leader's Edition - 5 Pack (NIV)
E-Workbook E-Workbook (NIV)