Well here is Day 15! I hope that this can be used to spend time discussing how we can show God's love to those around us, especially to those who might be in need of love and support. Enjoy!
“The Good Samaritan” in The Beginner’s Bible p.379
Treasure Hunt Resources: Veggie Tales DVD with “Flibber-o-loo” on it! Two big red hearts cut out of cardboard
Beginning Activity/Chat: After the treasure hunt have a look at the heart and discuss with the children some people that they love, and write their names in the heart. Are these people easy to love and show love to? Then spend a moment talking with them and asking if there are any people that they find it more difficult to love and show love to, and they could be written on the other heart.
Together watch the DVD story of Flibber-o-loo (the veggie tales version of the Good Samaritan!). If you don’t own this you might be able to find similar animations of the story online – maybe on You Tube?! Discuss who stopped to help and what we should do if we see someone in need.
In today’s story we are going to hear a story that Jesus told, teaching his followers to love others and look out for those in need who might need some help and support. Sometime it might not be easy to show them love, but because of Jesus’ amazing love for us we need to try and be like Him and love others just like Jesus.
Read “The Good Samaritan” in The Beginner’s bible p.379
THIS TRUE STORY FROM THE BIBLE TELLS US THATGOD WANTS US TO BE LIKE JESUS AND SHOW LOVE TO OTHERS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE IN NEED.
1. Did the robbers love and help the man? (No)
2. Did the important priest or temple worker love and help the man? (No)
3. Did the Samaritan love and help the man? (Yes)
4. Who does Jesus want us to be like? (The Samaritan who loved and helped the man)
If you would like there is a colouring in “book” you can make of the story found here: http://www.childrenstory.info/biblestoryforchild/cb269.html
Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you that you love and help us even more than the kind Samaritan. I’m sorry that I don’t always love and help people like you would like me to. Please forgive me and help me to look out for others in need. Amen.
You could use the hearts with the names as prayer prompts for the children to pray for others, especially those who they might have more trouble showing love to.
Memory Verse Activities:
Continue practicing song/actions!
You could make a heart collage with the children and write the memory verse around the edge of the heart when finished!
Written and Compiled by Kate McIntosh, March 2012