Here is a kids Sunday school lesson on the Good Samaritan for your 9-11 year olds. I have found that the secret code activity and the drama are big hits with this age group.
Children’s Sunday School Lesson: The Good Samaritan
The parable of the Good Samaritan: Have students in the class read the story from your class – choose one student per verse.
Luke 10:25 – 10:37
Sunday School Lesson Discussion:
Why didn’t the other people stop to help the man? Was the Samaritan a friend of the man? Why did he stop? Who, then, is your neighbor? Have the children discuss who they think their neighbor is for a moment and then ask, who is not your neighbor – and why? What is a good neighbor?
Sunday School Lesson Drama:
Bring the discussion into modern times. Make the “man” someone who isn’t liked for some specific reason (plays for the wrong team, goes to the wrong school, too rich, too smart, etc), and then 2 people who would walk away (why), and 1 who should walk away but doesn’t (why) – guide the children to find their own interpretation of the story in today’s culture. Have them appoint classmates to each role and then act it out for the rest of the class with one of the students narrating the story.
Sunday School Lesson Activity: Copy the following onto a sheet of paper and copy it for each student:
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The student should remove all of the numbers from the bible quote and then rewrite it below the puzzle.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.”
If anyone finishes early, ask them to identify the bible verse from the story and to write that below the quote they wrote out in the puzzle.
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