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Summary of Lesson Activities: 

“Dream Pies”

Scripture Reference:
I Samuel 3: 1-21

Leader Preparation:
  • Read the scripture ahead of time.
  • Gather the materials.

Supplies List:

  • ‘Instant’ Pudding (vanilla & chocolate)
  • milk
  • individual graham cracker pie crusts (Premade, 4-6 in a package)
  • cool whip
  • miniature chocolate chips
  • bowls to mix in
  • measuring cups
  • whisks
  • rubber scrapers
  • cups
  • forks
  • napkins
  • plates.

Opening-Welcome and Lesson introduction:
Greet the children and introduce yourself.
Open with a prayer.
Dig-Main Content and Reflection:

Today we are studying about Samuel. What do you remember about the story of Samuel? Samuel was a boy – maybe about your age – living in the church, they called it a Tabernacle/Temple. God spoke to Samuel, but Samuel didn’t recognize that it was God talking to him.

Because Samuel slept in the church, we are going to make “dream pies.” These are small graham cracker crust pies. You can choose either vanilla or chocolate. While our pies are ‘setting up,’ we will put on a skit. Then we can eat our pie.

  • Read: The Bible backgound I Samuel 3:1-21
  • Practice: The Memory Verse
You can choose to make one big batch to split (easier, but all kids won’t have something to do) or divide the powdered pudding into individual amounts and have each child mix up their own (Harder, but more rewarding for the kids.)
You could also choose to make a regular-size pie instead of individual ones – could make one chocolate and one vanilla.

  • Mix: The instant pudding according to directions – Let the children each choose either vanilla or chocolate.
  • Pour: The pudding into a premade graham cracker crust
  • Top: With cool whip – may sprinkle with miniature chocolate chips or chocolate shavings on the chocolate ones.
Place in the refrigerator to set.

Perform the play.

Enjoy/eat your pies. Serve with milk.

Samuel – Drama “Here I am, Lord”
I Samuel 3: 1-21

Characters: Narrator 1&2, Hannah, Eli, God, Samuel, (non-speaking, Angel, Elk)
Props: Baby/doll, 2 pillows, halo for angel.

Hannah: (On knees, crying – Eli in the background) Oh, poor me, boo-hoo. I can’t have any children. I will pray. “Lord, please give me a son and I will give him back to you.”

Eli/priest: Don’t worry. Be happy. May God grant your wish. (Eli moves to the side)

Narrator 1: Later, a baby boy was born to Hannah and Elk. (An angel delivers a baby to Hannah) They named him Samuel, meaning ‘asked of God.’ (Replace baby Samuel with person ‘small’/on his knees) When Samuel was 3 years old, his parents gave him to Eli to raise for God. (‘walk’ to Eli)

Narrator 2: Samuel continued to grow and serve the Lord. (Samuel ‘grows’/stands up) (Angel brings pillows, Samuel and Eli lie down) One night while Eli and Samuel were lying down, God called to Samuel.

God: (Seen, not heard) Samuel

Narrator 1: Thinking it was the priest calling him, Samuel got up and went to Eli.

Samuel: Here I am.

Eli: I didn’t call you. Go, lie down

Narrator 2: Samuel went back to bed. Samuel didn’t understand what was going on for he had never had a message from God before. God called Samuel 2 more times. 

Samuel: Here I am.

Eli: It is God calling you. Next time say, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.”

Narrator 1: Sure enough, God called again. And Samuel listened to God speak.

God: I am not happy with Eli and his sons. They will be punished!

Narrator 2: The next day, Eli wanted to know what God had said. Samuel told Eli that God was mad at the priest and his sons – they would be punished!

Narrator 1: Samuel continued to grow and the Lord was with him. All the people of Israel knew Samuel was a prophet of God.
A lesson written by Rachel Haugland 

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