Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lesson 36: The Good Samaritan

Bible (pg 345)
Popsicle stick people

Act out the story with Popsicle stick people:

One day, a man came to Jesus and asked him a question. He said, "Jesus, you are always talking about loving people. What do you mean? How do we love people?"

Jesus decided to tell the man a story. He said, "One day, a man was walking down the road. Then some bad guys came and beat him up and took all his money.

They threw him on the ground and left him to die. Another man walked down the road. He was a priest. He served God.

He saw the man lying on the road, bleeding. The priest did not want to help the man. He did not want to get dirty. So he walked past the man and did not help him.

Then another man walked down the road. He was a Levite. He worked at the temple to serve God.

He saw the man lying there but he was too scared to help him. He did not want the bad men to come back and beat him up too. So he did not help the man.

Then another man walked down the road. He was called a Samaritan. 

He saw the man bleeding and he was sad. So he cleaned off the blood and gave him some medicine (show picture in Bible). The Samaritan put the hurt man on his donkey and took him to a nearby town. Then he paid someone to take care of the man until he was better."

Jesus was done telling his story. He said, "The priest did not love the hurt man. The Levite did not love the hurt man. The Samaritan loved the hurt man. Love people like the Samaritan did. Help people like the Samaritan did."

Craft ideas:
Band Aid Craft 
Catapillar Storybook Craft 
Hand Print Craft 
Helping Hands Chart Craft 
Lots of Coloring Pages 

The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and homeschooling purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.


  1. Where can I find the popsicle people templates?

    1. Mine came from a book my mom used when she taught Sunday School back when I was little in the 80's (Kindergarten Pattern Book Copyright 1980 The Standard Publishing Company Cincinnati, OH A division of Standex International Corporation). Unfortunately it's not available to print off online and I can't find the book to order online either, but I did a quick "google images" search and found a few stick puppet templates and coloring pages of the good Samaritan that could be cut out and used for stick puppets too. This is probably the one I would use, then just color different beards and clothes and things to make them look like the different characters.