Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lesson Plan (Pre K - K): Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan

Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story The Good Samaritan
- discuss different ways to show love to others
- identify others as neighbors and describe ways to help

Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson

Vocabulary Words:

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: “The Good Samaritan” from your own story book.

Then ask questions from below.

Who asked Jesus, “What does it mean to be kind to other people?” (lawyer)

Who stole all he had? (Robbers)

How many men passed the robbed man and did not help him? (two)

Who was helped by a Samaritan? (Robbed man)

Who was paid to take care of the robbed man? (The innkeeper)

Who was a true neighbor? (The Samaritan)

Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who are we supposed to be kind to? (Everyone)

dltk-bible.com- Good Samaritan Song

missionarlington.org- Jesus Wants Me To Be Kind (song), page 4


Introduce activity: Who was a true neighbor? (The Samaritan)

dltk-bible.com- Good Samaritan lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.

clclutheran.org- The Good Samaritan lesson

missionarlington.org- The Good Samaritan (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- The Story of the Good Samaritan (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

newchurchvineyard.org- Good Samaritan lesson

newchurchvineyard.org- The Good Samaritan lesson
Luke 10:25-37


Movie- Veggie Tales: Accepting and Helping- Are You My Neighbor? The Story of Flibber-o-loo (The Good Samaritan) 15 min) and ask questions:

Introduce movie: What does loving your neighbor really mean?

1. What does loving your neighbor really mean? (Help others when ever they need help even when you don’t feel like it.)

2. Why wouldn’t the mayor and the doctor stop and help Larry? (They said that they were too busy.)

3. What should the mayor and doctor do? (Help Larry.)

4. Who helped Larry? (A fellow from the other town.)

5. Should we help people in need? (Yes)

6. How can we help others?


Introduce craft: Who are you supposed to be kind to? What does being kind mean?

The Good Samaritan Story Wheel:

This craft is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this craft are not my own and are from various internet sources.

Directions: Print the top and bottom wheels out on cardstock. Cut out wheels. Cut out circle shape on the inside line edge of the top wheel. Have children color wheels. Attach a brass fastener through the center of both wheels. On the back of the bottom wheel attach a strip of cardstock (at least 1 inch wide and 6 inches long) leaving half extended over the side (so you can turn the wheel). You can also draw an arrow on the top side of the strip on the end to indicate which way to turn the bottom wheel.

The Good Samaritan Story Wheel (top)

The Good Samaritan Story Wheel (bottom)

honesters.blogspot.com- Gratitude Jar
Every time the children say something positive or showed gratitude they get to put in a bean (or a Spanish peanut) into the jar.

dltk-bible.com- Who is My Neighbor? (paper craft)

Sharing/Helping Hands- This craft involves making a small booklet which will illustrate how we can share or help others. It can be adapted for both preschool or primary (elementary) aged children by changing expectations for the inside content.

newchurchvineyard.org- Paper Doll Chain
Fold the Paper and cut out the figures. Now open it up and see all the neighbors!

newchurchvineyard.org- Scroll down to Project (page 2 – 5)
After discussion have the children cut out the three pictures arid paste them at the end of the correct trail of footprints. Then the children color the picture.

Loving others demands respect, consideration, cooperation, care, etc. Love is about giving. Fill these chore charts out or have the students come up with their own chores to do and color. These can be given to parents or friends/family etc. to show they are serious about their respect for them, care, etc. They are to bring the chore charts back signed next week and receive a small gift as a reward for their good deeds.

dltk-cards.com- Custom Chore Chart

imom.com- Customizable Chore Chart

handipoints.com- Make Your Own Chore Chart

rewardscharts4kids.com- Free Printable Chore Chart Templates for Kids

mamadweeb.com- 20 Free Printable Chore Charts

tipjunkie.com- 21 Chore Cards and Chore Charts to Print

Introduce craft: Who should we be kind to? Everyone. Let’s make a craft to remind us to “Love Others”. (Love Bug Lady Bug)

familycorner.com- Love Bug Lady Bug
Paint the paper plates or use red and black paper plates to make this craft.

dltk-kids.com- Lady Bug Invite
Or make the lady bug with poster board or card stock.


Introduce game: How are we to treat others?

childrensministry.com- The Good Samaritan Game
Use this game to illustrate how Jesus wants us to take care of each other.

“Win or Lose by How You Choose” by Judge Judy Sheindlin

Directions- Show the children the picture and read the situation. With each situation there are a series of answers for the children to choose from. Ask the children what they would do. Do not tell the children the right answer. Explore and evaluate the different choices together with the children.

What Do I Do?- The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have. (Scroll down to Bible Story Activities.)

childrensministryvault.com- Compassion Hopscotch (scroll down to this)

Introduce game: Who are you supposed to be kind to?

baptist-church.suite101.com- Who is My Neighbor? (scroll down to this game)

These games below are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

The Good Samaritan- Work your way around the board and the first player to FINISH is the winner.

Directions: Place your markers on the "START” square. The first player rolls the die and moves the number on the board. The player follows the directions on the square they landed on. (If they cannot read, the teacher or someone else can read it for them). Two players may share one square at a time. If they land on a “Draw a Card”, the player draws a card and reads it out loud. On each card is a situation that the player must answer correctly to show the special love Jesus says we should have for others. If the player is correct, they can stay where they are. If they are not correct, they must go back to where they were. The first player to the FINISH, wins. Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, fourth, etc. place.

Random Acts of Kindness- Children identify Random Acts of Kindness as they move around the board.

Place your marker any where on the game board. Roll the die and move clockwise that many spaces. Read out loud whatever is on your space and say whether it is a Random Act of Kindness or not. If it is a Random Act of Kindness, receive 1 Random Acts of Kindness token (or milk cap, poker chip, etc.). If it is not a Random Act of Kindness, lose a token. When the player receives 10 Random Acts of Kindness tokens, they work their way around the board to “Spread Kindness”. Players must roll the exact number to “Spread Kindness”. Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, fourth, etc. place.


Introduce snack: How can we be kind to others?

Have students wash their hands and make an easy snack for another class. (Make arrangements with the other classroom prior to the lesson so you have permission from that teacher and they know that a snack is being brought to them).

(Example: popcorn, trail mix, cheese whiz on a cracker, etc.)

After they have delivered their treat, they may have some as well.


Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

sermons4kids.com- The Good Samaritan (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Good Samaritan (coloring)

coloring.ws- The Good Samaritan (coloring)

clclutheran.org- The Good Samaritan (coloring)

newchurchvineyard.org- The Good Samaritan (coloring)

emmanuel.org- The Parable of the Good Samaritan (coloring)

lambsongs.co.nz- “The Kind Man From Samaria” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)



psscentral.com- The Good Samaritan (mini book)

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Good Samaritan puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from October 4 - 9).

dltk-bible.com- Good Samaritan (maze)

misslink.org- Puzzle to print and cut out

clclutheran.org- Classroom Activity (page 2)
Color in the heart if the sentence is true. Do nothing if the sentence is false. Decorate the heart at the bottom of the page and cut out. It can be made into a necklace, magnet or door hanger.

psscentral.com- Good Samaritan (hidden picture puzzle)

The Merciful Samaritan (hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word PK-K by Linda Standke, page 24

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