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Good Samaritan - Helping Hands Bible lesson with Bible crafts and games for children's ministry

 

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The following Bible crafts, games, and activities come from the Sunday School Lesson "The Good Samaritan". It is available to members on The Resource Room and as an Instant download. The instant download includes everything you see on this page - 22 printable pages.

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Children Pretend to be the Good Samaritan Using a Paper Doll

Hurt Man Paper Doll for The Good Samaritan Bible Lesson from www.daniellesplace.com

 

Paper Doll Craft - Children can pretend to be a good Samaritan using the hurt man paper doll. They color the paper doll and donkey and then wrap paper towel or material bandages on his arms, legs, and head. They can also make a balnket by coloring a piece of paper towel or material with markers and wrap them around the paper doll.

Patterns for this craft are available to members on The Resource Room or as an intant download above.

 

 

Hurt Man Activity Sheet

Children color the picture and words and then glue on paper bandages.

Patterns for this craft are available to members on The Resource Room or as an intant download above.

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Hurt Man Paper Doll for The Good Samaritan Bible Lesson for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

 

 

Helping Hands Activity Sheet

Helping Hands Activity Sheet for Good Samaritan Bible Lesson from www.daniellesplace.com

This activity includes two coloring sheets, both a boy and girls, and two pages of things used to help others.

After coloring the picture,children color, and glue the "good things" pictures to child picture.

This Printable Activity Sheet is available to members of Danielle's Place or as an intant download above.

 

 

Remember the Memory Verse or Remeber to Help Craft and Bulletin Board Display

Helping Hand Handprint Activity

The following activity comes from the lesson "Helping Hands". You will find a complete lesson with more crafts and activity ideas on The Resource Room a members only section of Danielle's Place.

Explain to the children that sometimes when someone wants to remember something important they tie a string on their finger to help them remember.

Have the children write some things they can do to help others on the fingers of the hands, and then tie a string on one of the fingers to remind them to do them.

What you will need: Colored paper, scissors, glue, and yarn.

How to make:

1. Before class print out and cut out hand shapes with the Bible verse. (A Pattern for the this craft is available to members on The Resource Room or as an intant download above.) You can also buy hand shapes from a learning store or have your children trace their hands, cut them out.

2. In class give each child a piece of paper and a hand. Help them glue the hand to the piece of paper by just putting glue on the palm area of the hand. Help your children come up with five different things they can do with their hands to be helpful. Write the ideas on the fingers. Or you can have them write the Bible verse on the palm of the hand.

3. Curl down the fingers leaving the index finger sticking up. Tie a piece of yarn on to the pointer finger. Children can decorate the rest of the pictures anyway they would like.

4. Tell your children to take their hands home to help them remember to do these things. They will get to place a hand on the bulletin board next week for each thing they remember to do during the week.

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Good Samaritan Lesson Sample

The following excerpt comes from The Good Samaritan Bible lesson on The Resource Room.

Preparation:

Before you start your lesson pick two children to be the robbers, one to be the priest, one to be the Levite, and the other to be the Samaritan. Have them act out the story as you tell it. If you have very young children, have older children or adult helpers act out the story. You will need at least two helpers. One helper can play the part of the hurt man, while the other plays all the other parts. Your helper can put a bandana over his mouth to play the robber, a piece of cloth over his head to be the priest, wear a hat for the Levite, and wear his own clothes for the Samaritan. While the actor is changing outfits, have your children repeat the verse.

The Good Samaritan Lesson

Once there was a man who was walking down the road. All of the sudden some robbers jumped out from behind some bushes and grabbed the man with their hands. They punched him, and slapped him, and threw him down to the ground, and snatched his money, and ran away. The poor man was hurt very bad. He lay at the side of the road and he couldn’t get up.

You can use your hands for good.
The Bible says you should.
If you use them to do bad,
You will make God very sad.

Awhile later a priest (religious man) walked by. He saw the poor, hurt man laying there along side the road. He stopped to look from a distance. He thought to himself, “Yuck, he is all dirty and stinky. There is no way I’m going to touch him. I will get dirty too." He put one hand to his nose and used his fingers to plug his nose and shoved the other hand in his pocket and crossed to the other side of the street.

(The rest of the lesson is available to members and as an instant download above.)

 

Play a Guessing Game and Review the Story

Tell your children, "Our hands are amazing. They can do so many wonderful, good things, but they can also be used to do bad things. I am going to show you some things I can do with my hands and I want you to see if you can tell me what I am doing and how it can be used for good things or for bad things.

1. OK Sign - This is telling someone that they did something good. It can be used for good because it would make a person feel good about himself.

2. Twiddling Your Thumbs - You twiddle your thumbs when you are bored. It would not be a good thing to do when someone is talking to you because it shows that you don't care about what they are saying.

3. Waving - When you wave you are saying good-bye, or hello, or come here. This is a good thing because you are telling the person you will miss them, or you are glad to see them, or you would like to talk to them.

4. Praying - Praying for others is a good thing. It shows you care about them.

5. Praising God by Raising Our Hands - This is a good thing. It shows that you want to be close to God, that you want him to be in control of your life.

6. Make a Fist - This could be bad because you are warning someone that you want to fight. It could also be good if you want to play a guessing game with someone to see if they can guess what is in your fist.

7. Pointing - Pointing at something to show someone you see something can be good, but pointing in someone's face is not very nice.

8. I Love You - (The thumb, forefinger, and pinky are up, the other fingers are down.) This means I love you. This is a good thing to tell someone.

9. Pounding Your Fist - Shows that you are mad. This is not a good thing, you should find another way of expressing your anger.

10. Clapping - Clapping shows that you like something. It's a good thing.

11. Thumbs Up Sign and Thumbs Down Sign - These are use to say yes and no.

12. Others: shaking hands, holding hands, high five, making a number one sign, sign to be quiet, I can't hear you sign, and stop.

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Songs

The following songs come from the lesson "Helping Hands". You will find a complete lesson with more crafts and activity ideas on The Resource Room a members only section of Danielle's Place.

Hands for God
Written by Nancy Foss
(Sing to the tune "A Hunting We Will Go".)

Use your hands for God.
Use your hands for God.
We'll show our Love and care for you
By using our hands for God.

Use your hands to pray.
Use your hands to pray.
Asking God to heal us
By using our hands to pray.

Keep your hands quiet.
Keep your hands quiet.
Knowing when to stop your hands
Is knowing the word of God.

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Do Your Hands Do Right?
Written by Nancy Foss
(Tune to "Do Your Ears Hang Low" or "Turkey in the Straw".)

Do your hands do right?
Do you hug and not fight?
Can you pray and not stray from the Lord today?
Can you clap them on your knees and promise not to tease?
Do your hands do right?

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I am so thankful I joined the Resource Room you have written excellent material for us to use, I know the children will learn a lot and have fun at the same time. Thank you again and God Bless you. Sincerely, Patti Paisley

 

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