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Don't Judge by Appearances

Bible Crafts and Activities for Children about Samuel and Judging by Appearances

 

The following crafts and activities come from the Bible lesson, "Don't Judge by Appearances" for Younger Children on The Resource Room.

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It includes the crafts and activities for younger children on this page.

 

Don't Judge by Appearances - David and his brothers printables for Sunday School Lesson from www.daniellesplace.com

 

 

Make Crazy Glasses

Paper Glasses

What you will need:

Card stock, foam or cardboard glasses

Scissors

Glue

Decorate items such as gems, stickers, and confetti

What to do:

1. Before class print out glasses pattern and cut them out or use foam glasses. Patterns available to members on The Resource Room.

Member's Paper Crazy Glasses Pattern

2. Have your children decorate the glasses with stickers, markers, glitter glue, and gems.

God Looks at the Heart

3. When they are done, have your children put on their glasses and take pictures of them. Use the pictures on a bulletin board display and make extra copies for them to take home.

4. To make the bulletin board display. Cut a large heart from a piece of pink poster board.

5. Print out a Bible verse and glue it to the center of the heart.

(Pattern available on The Resource Room.)

Member's Paper Crazy Glasses Pattern

6. Glue the children's picture around the Bible verse.

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Cardboard glasses take quite a long time to cut out. You can order fun foam glasses or childrens neon glasses ready to decorate from Amazon.

 

 

 

God Looks at the Heart Bible Verse Activity Sheet

God Looks at the Heart Activity Sheet

What you will need:

Pink and white paper

Scissors

What to do:

1. Before class print out the patterns.

Patterns available to members on The Resource Room.

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2. Cut out the heart shapes and place them in bags. Make one set for each child. You can use part of the verse for younger children.

3. In class have your children color the picture and glue the heart in order to spell out the Bible verse.

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Play "Guess What's in the Bag"

Place an object (lemon, radish) in a bag that would be hard to guess what it is by feeling the outside. Make sure the bag is sealed tightly so that it won't come open. Pass the bag around the room asking the children to feel it and try to guess what is inside. Tell them to keep their guesses secret. If you have a large class make more than one bag so that you don't take up too much time with this activity.

Wouldn't it be great if you could see inside this bag without opening it? There are some people who can see inside bags without opening them up. Can anyone think of who they might be? I'll give you a clue. Have you ever gone on a trip in an airplane? That's right, the people who use the X-ray machines at the airport can see what is in your bags when you check in.

I'm thinking of some other people who use X-rays, but they use them to look inside your body. Does anyone know who does that? Doctors and dentists can see inside people without opening people up.

Did you know that God wants us to use X-ray eyes when we look at people? God wants us to look at people's hearts and not judge them by what they look like on the outside. Open your Bible and read the memory verse. What does it mean when it says "God looks at the heart"? Does he look at our hearts like doctors do? No, he looks at our thoughts and feelings.

Ask the children what they think might be in the bag. Open the bag and show them what is in it.

Our story today is about a man who forgot to use his X-ray eyes. He was looking at what someone looked like on the outside instead of what he was like on the inside.

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Bible Verse Activity Sheet

Lord Looks at the heart

What you will need:

Printer paper

Construction paper

Fun foam hearts or other decorative items, markers, and glue.

You can purchase your Foam Stickers from Amazon.

Large Wiggle Eyes

What to do:

1. Print out the pattern. (Pattern available to members on The Resource Room.)

Member's

2. Cut out the picture and glue it onto a dark blue or black piece of construction paper.

3. . In class have your children color the picture and glue fun foam hearts to the boarder to make a frame.

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Play a Voice Identification Game

Have the children sit in a circle. Pick one child to come to the front of the room and blindfold him or have him turn around so that he can't see the other students. Tell the other children to change places and then point to one child to disguise his voice and say part of the Bible verse. The blindfolded child then guesses who is speaking. If he guesses correctly, he gets to take another turn. If the guesser doesn't guess right, the child that disguised his voice gets to be the guesser.

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Play a Memory Game

Pick one child to stand in front of the room with his back turned to the class. Describe what one child is wearing such as, "Who is wearing a red shirt today?" or "Who is wearing sandals today?" The child then guesses who it is. If he guesses correctly, he gets to take another turn. If he guesses wrong, another child takes a turn.

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Play "I See Someone"

Put on a pair of heart glasses from the craft activity or hold them up to your eyes. Repeat the phrase and then add a description of a child. Let your children take turns trying to figure out whom you are describing.

"I can't see inside, only what shows,
I can't see your heart but here's what I know . . ."

Add a description of one of your students such as: You are wearing blue pants. You have blond hair. You are missing one tooth. You have four buttons on your clothes, etc.

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Songs

If You See Someone
(Sing to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It")

If you see some one wearing red, shake your head
If you see some one wearing red, shake your head
If you some one wearing red
Then please shake your head
If see some one wearing red, shake your head

If you see some one wearing blue, touch your shoe
If you see some one wearing blue, touch your shoe
If you see some one wearing blue,
Then please touch your shoe
If you see some one wearing blue, touch your shoe

If you see some one wearing green, bow to the queen
If you see some one wearing green, bow to the queen
If you see some one wearing green,
Then please bow to the queen
If you see some one wearing green, bow to the queen

If you see some one wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O
If you see some one wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O
If you are wearing yellow,
Then please shake like Jell-O
If you see some one wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O

If you see some one wearing black, pat your back
If you see some one wearing black, pat your back
If you see some one wearing black,
Then please pat your back
If you see some one wearing black, pat your back

If you see some one wearing brown, turn around
If you see some one wearing brown, turn around
If you see some one wearing brown,
Then please turn around
If you see some one wearing brown, turn around

Only Jesus sees your heart, sees your heart. (Point up and then to your heart.)
Only Jesus sees your heat, sees your heart
Only Jesus sees your heart
Your most important part
Only Jesus sees your heart, sees your heart.

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When I See You
(Written by Carolyn Warvel)

When I first see you, I see only a part. (Point to some one.)
I see what's on the outside, (Hand out to the sides with palms up.) not what's in your heart. (Point to your heart.)
I know what you look like from your head to your toe, (Point to your head then your toes.)
But what's in your heart takes longer to know. (Point to your heart.)
I'll try not to judge you from how you appear (Shake head no.)
Because what's in your heart is what I should hold dear. (Point to your heart and then cross your arms over your heart.)

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I teach the preschool Sunday school class at my church. This week I used the lesson "X-ray Eyes". I wasn't sure how it would go over with my class, because it seemed to be a little bit long, but they loved it! They learned "God's response" to Samuel's thoughts and were still saying it on the way back to the sanctuary. For the opening activity, we played "Guess What's In The Bag". I put a little snack of fruit rolls in the bag and the children had as much fun eating as they did trying to guess what was in the bag.

Once again, this was an excellent lesson, and my children really loved it! Theresa Bostick

Just a note to let you know that we used your lesson on Judging by Appearances at our Faithweavers group. It really was a hit with the kids. I borrowed a rain stick from a friend and used it as an ugly looking stick with a wonderful surprise inside to begin the lesson. I think the kids really got the message that you can not always judge things by the way they look on the outside. The kids really got involved in the story of Samuel looking for the new king. We also used a pattern for each of them to make their own rain stick with paper towel tubes, rice and aluminum foil coiled up inside (duct tape to seal the ends). It was a great night. Thanks for all your great ideas! Deb Akers

We have made glasses in Sunday School and I have used the large sheets of craft foam and that works very well. It's also better for the little ones as it will not rip very easy ! Kay Hershberger pre-school Sunday School teacher

 

 

Don't Judge By Appearances Bible Lesson for Older Children

The following crafts and activities come from the Bible lesson, "Don't Judge by Appearances" for Older Children on The Resource Room.

This lesson is also available as an instant download for $2.95. It includes the two craft patterns below: purchase  view cart

 

 

Bible Verse Activity Sheet

Heart Verse Activity Sheet

What you will need:

Printer paper

Construction Paper

Fun Foam Hearts or other decorative items

Markers

Glue

You can purchase your Foam Stickers from Amazon.

What to do:

1. Print out the Bible Verse Activity Sheet. Cut out the picture and glue it onto a dark blue or black piece of construction paper.

(Pattern available to members on The Resource Room and as an Instant Download.)

Member's

2. In class have your children color the picture and glue fun foam hearts to the boarder to make a frame.

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"God Looks at the Heart" Activity Sheet

Heart Activity Sheet

What you will need:

Paper

Highlighter Markers or Colored Pencils

What to do:

1. Before class print out the heart activity sheet and make copies. (A Printable Pattern available to members and as an Instant Download.

Member's

2. In class have the children color the picture and then write words that describe characteristics of David or characteristics that would please God.