In my Sunday School Class- with the 6-8 year olds- I’ve been doing a fun Sunday school drama with my Good Samaritan lesson. Have you been doing Dramas in you class? I’m finding them a BIG HIT with the 6-8’s.
Sunday School Drama:
Act out the story of the Good Samaritan.
Appoint the main characters in the story and direct them through the scenes of the people who walk by, and the Samaritan who stops to help.
Think about the Commandment “Love thy Neighbor” and compare this to the Good Samaritan. Which of the people was a good neighbor? Who is your neighbor? What kinds of things does a good neighbor do? Who in the class is a good neighbor?
Craft: Create a Good Neighbor Garden
Need: *Large piece of background paper, this can be green, or you could paint it green, or alternatively, scrunch up a rag, dip it in green paint and then dab it all over the paper so that the paper has a green look to it. Another alternative would be to use some plain green wallpaper if you have any.
*Medium sized paper plates
*Paint, crayons or sticky shapes to decorate
*Thick marker pen
Method: Draw a circle in the middle of the plate; this is the centre of the flower. Have the children decorate the plate with whatever art materials you are using, but leave the centre white. Once they have decorated their “flower”, ask them to think of a word that describes a good neighbor – one word per child, but a one that hasn’t already been used – and using the marker pen write that in the centre of that child’s flower and then ask them to “plant” (stick) their flower into the Good Neighbor Garden. When you’re finished, place a small banner of blue or white paper at the top with the words “Our Good Neighbor Garden” at the top of the picture and hang it on the wall.