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 Words
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.

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

bibletimefun- Samson The Strong (song)

Activities: Samson, Delilah and the Lion (ICEBREAKER) This fun icebreaker can be an energizing way to get participants going, or you can use it to select people for certain activities. It’s the familiar game of Rock, Paper, Scissors with a few twists. This game is not played with just the hands – it’s a full-body activity. And instead of using Rock, Paper and Scissors, participants act out Samson, Delilah and the Lion. Samson & Delilah lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, etc. Samson – Free Bible lesson for under 5s God's Strong Man: Samson (object lesson)

Crafts: Samson Crafts (scroll down to these)

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). Chia Pet
Another cute grass growing craft that you can use for Samson.

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

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. Samson Game

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

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. Coloring Pages Of Samson Samson is Strong (coloring page)

God Gave Samson Strength (coloring page) “Samson Destroys Dagon’s Temple” Coloring Page Samson Coloring Sheets “Samson and Delilah” by Jill Kemp booklet or one page Bible story you can color (scroll down for this) What begins with S? (mini book) Samson and Delilah Print Font Tracer Pages
Free printable templates that children can colour in while learning to print and spell simple words. Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter S Samson and Delilah (maze) Samson (maze)

sundayschoolzone-com- God Gave Samson Strength Dot to Dot Puzzle

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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