September 10th, 2010 by admin
Here is a coloring page which shows the scene when God called Samuel. Samuel was only a child when God spoke to him in an audible voice. At first Samuel thought it was his guardian, the priest calling to him!
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Illustration by by Timothy G. Peters.
April 8th, 2010 by admin
Age Group: The Listening Game is quite popular with kids ages two to nine years of age. Even the youngest children will enjoy and remember this game due to its repetitive nature. Older children will enjoy participating in the Listening Game when playing this game with a multi-age group.
Materials Needed: There are no materials needed for the Listening Game!
This listening game works well as a pre-story activity for the Bible story of God calls Samuel. Explain that the children should all pretend to be sleeping.
Then the teacher should call one of their names. When a child hears their name they stand up and say, “Here I am”. The teacher says, “Go back to bed”. Repeat. Make sure you call all the children’s names. This game works best with a group of less than 20 children.
After the listening game ask the children, “Who should we listen to?” Some good answers are parents, teachers and God. If they don’t say God, make sure to supply that answer. Then read the children the story of God calling Samuel (1 Samuel 3:1-10).
After the story you might want to ask the children how God speaks to us. God speaks to us through His Word – the Bible.
December 10th, 2009 by admin
Age Group: Go Back to Bed, Samuel is a little game that’s quite popular with kids ages two to nine years of age. Even the youngest children will enjoy and remember this game due to its repetitive nature. Go Back to Bed, Samuel is also great game to use with multi-age groups.
Materials Needed: There are no materials needed for Go Back to Bed, Samuel.
First tell the children the story of the child, Samuel, from 1 Samuel, chapter 3. Then have all the children lay down. Explain that, when you say, “Samuel”, they will run up to you and say, “What is it? You called me.” The teacher will say, “I didn’t call you. Go back to bed.” The children will run back to their spot and lie down. This sequence of events will happen three times. Then the teacher will say, “God is calling you. When you hear your name, say, ‘Speak Lord, your servant is listening.’” Then the children will run back to their spots. This time when they hear, “Samuel!”, they will say, “Speak Lord, your servant is listening!”
Children really enjoy acting this story out. If time permits a teacher may want to allow the children to act out twice the entire story of the calling of Samuel.