Here are some ideas for exploring the story of the Good Samaritan with 5-7s.
Tell the story with felt shapes: Click here to see the idea. Alternatively, tell the story with fruit. This gets a bit messy!
Let the children play with toy doctor’s kits
Draw out the themes of being good neighbours and helping and encouraging others.
- Make ‘Get well soon’ cards
- make hand print art work to help children think about being ‘helping hands’ to their neighbours.
- draw pictures of the characters, cut them out and stick them onto lolly sticks to make stick puppets and retell the story
Pray for people who are ill using the healing board
Take home a ‘Helping Hands’ challenge sheet and encourage children to be good neighbours during the week!