To begin the session:
Distribute copies of the “A Search for Information” exercise from the activity page, which you can download here. Give class members five minutes to complete as indicated. Allow students to share what they have learned.
Discuss the activity with these questions: 1–What other types of treasure hunts have you enjoyed in the past? (Possible responses: scavenger hunts, Easter egg hunts, etc.) 2–Sometimes our searches are not games but rather are vital parts of life. What are some of those? (Possible responses: job search, researching a major purchase, etc.)
Lead into Bible study by saying, “Treasure hunts and similar games are fun, but we all participate in much more serious searches. Let’s see what Solomon taught regarding the nature of the most important search.”
To engage the learners in a study of the Scripture text:
Distribute copies of the “Fill It In” exercise from the activity page. Have students work together to complete the puzzle.