Friday, April 30, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter S

S- Samson

Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story of Samson
- discuss that Samson’s strength came, not from within himself, but from God

Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.

Vocabulary Words:

Samson Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.


Circle Time:

Read story: “Samson” from your own story book. Or while you are reading the story you can do cut outs (Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 32 - 33) as the story unfolds.

Or read “Samson Had a Secret”



Then ask questions from below.

1. What did Samson’s parents do to him to show that he belonged to God? They never cut his hair.

2. What happened to Samson so he would loose his strength? His hair was cut.

3. What did the Philistines do to Samson after they captured him? They blinded him.

4. Later, what did the Philistines not notice about Samson? That his hair was growing.

5. Where did they chain Samson during a feast? Between two pillars.

6. What did Samson ask God to do? Give him back his strength.

7. How did Samson rescue the Israelites from their hated rulers, the Philistines? Samson pushed the two pillars over and the whole temple crashed down. Samson, all the Philistine rulers and thousands of people were killed.

Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: What did Samson’s parents do to him to show that he belonged to God? They never cut his hair.

Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers, by Group Publishing- Good Gifts (song) and Samson’s Special Gift (finger play), page 56. Samson (song) Samson Song (page 3)


Introduce activities: What did Delilah do to Samson so he would lose his strength? Cut his hair. Samson lesson Samson & Delilah lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, etc. Samson (scroll down to Preschool Lesson) Samson (scroll down to Preschool Lesson) Preschool Instant Lesson: Samson the Strong Man
Activity: How Strong Are You? Samson and Delilah lesson with activities Samson object lesson


Introduce craft: What did Delilah do to Samson to lose his strength? Cut his hair. We are going to help Samson grow back his hair.

Hair Growing Samson- Cute craft that students actually grow hair for Samson. (Crafts From Your Favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 26 & 27). Plant Pals
Another cute grass growing craft that you can use for Samson. Strength of Samson

Introduce craft: Who is granted tremendous strength by God to combat his enemies and perform heroic feats that ordinary humans cannot do? (Samson) Lion Puppet Samson is Born Story Wheel

Samson Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 25 & 26.)


Introduce game: What did Philistines do to Samson when they captured him? How do you think it is being blind? Discuss.

Samson, A Mighty Man

Need: Blindfold or paper bag that can fit over student’s head.

Directions: Student must guess whose face he is touching while blindfolded. Teacher might have to do hand-over-hand to keep the touching just on the head and face.

The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing- Super Strength (God Gives Samson Strength)
This game will help your students realize that God gives us strength as they play tag and learn about Samson (page 41).

Samson- Answer questions about Samson as you work your way around the board. Try to be the first player to remove all of your pillar while other players attempt to add to it.


Introduce snack: To be strong like Samson you need energy. Let’s eat some energy snacks.

(Examples: veggies dipped in a ranch dressing, fruit dipped in a sweet creamy dip, protein shake, etc.) Simple Trail Mix Recipes Trail Mix Recipes School House Snacks
Boost energy levels when they are flagging

Letter S Snacks-

Salad, Salami, Sandwich, Seafood, Sherbet, S’mores, Soup, Spaghetti, Spinach, Squash, Stew, Strawberries, String Beans, etc.


Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring. Samson (coloring) The Heroes of the Bible Coloring Pages: Great for your VBS, Sunday School or Homeschool activities. Samson (coloring) Samson (coloring)
Scroll down for this. Samson and Delilah Coloring Page (scroll down to this and click on it) “Samson Had A Secret” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)


Booklet What begins with S? (mini book)

Samson- (handwriting) Samson (handwriting) Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter S Samson and Delilah (maze)

More 365 Activities for Kids- (do any of the Samson puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from April 25 - 30).

God Made Him Strong (maze) page 44, Samson (code to solve) page 45- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K


Gardenia said...

another awesome lesson plan with great activities. thanks!

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