Samuel Ideas collected from the old board...
Posted by JCarey on Nov. 6, 2002
We did a mini rotation for kick off Sunday and did Samuel. In the art room we created book marks from the black scratch paper and I also made some stickers using clip art and Avery brand sticker paper. The children scratched out "Speak Lord for your servant is listening" and put the ear stickers on the top through a hole that they punched. They can design a border also. If I were to do this in a full rotation, I would probably have them actually make the black scratch paper from scratch! This can be done by covering a paper solidly with crayon and then paint on a coat of black tempera (probalby could be any color but because of the night theme...) Use a blow dryer to speed up the drying and they could be scratching by the second part of class. They LOVE that paper. If you are going to buy it, it can be found in any of the art catalogues on line and possibly at Michaels Craft stores.
Posted by Wendy In Roch on Nov. 6, 2002
Listening exercise: Have students gather in pairs. Each pair sits back to back on the floor. They are each given 5-6 toothpicks.
Have the person that's Birthday is closest to New Year's Day begin by placing a toothpick on the floor. They have to tell the person behind them how to place their toothpick.
So they would say something like "place your toothpick so that the points face your knees (if the know vertical/horizontal - those are good words also).
This needs to be done with all the toothpicks (watch the kids to make sure they are looking over the shoulders to see where to place). It's okay to get it different, we are just learning how difficult listening can be.
Another game we will use is called I think Guess Who? One of the teachers or shepherds taps a person on the shoulder and they say a short sentence (EX: God is calling you) and the other student has to guess who it is.
Posted by Nanette Goings on June 27, 2003
We learned more about Samuel during our Church Library Story hour this summer by. . .
Using the small boxes that Bath and Body Works soap comes in to make a bed for Samuel. Then cutting kids face/body pictures from magazines to lay in the bed and covering "Samuel" with a fake fur blanket (cut from fabric). We also attached the 1 Samuel 3:10 verse to the bed.
Another fun snack idea we have used to discuss listening and how Samuel listened to the voice of God: We discussed what part of our body we use to hear with, then cut apple slices (sort of an ear shape.) We put the apple slices in ziploc bags sprinkling cinnamon sugar in the bag before closing. While the kids were shaking their bags to coat the apple slices, we said Bible verse of the morning: 1 Samuel 3:10.
Posted by Pastor Beth on October 21, 2003
We made "Sleeping Samuel Treats" to remind us that God can call us even as we sleep. Here are the directions for those:
- Graham Crackers (for the bed)
- Marshmallow Cream (or peanut butter or anything sticky and spreadable)
- Mini Marshmallows
- Pretzel Sticks
- Fruit Roll-Up
Give each student a graham cracker and instruct them to spread marshmallow cream on it. Next place a marshmallow for the pillow. (You now have Samuel’s bed).
Give each student several pretzel sticks and raisins. Have them make a stick figure (using the raisins as connecting pieces) put a grape on for Samuel’s head. Lay Samuel in his bed.
Give each student a fruit roll-up for a blanket to put over Samuel.
This is an original idea (as far as we know). And our kids LOVED it! Hope it helps.
Posted by Brenda V. on September 23, 2002
Tying in with the idea that God called Samuel each night after he went to bed, we're having the students design (using fabric crayons) their own pillow case with something that reminds them that God is with them always (even when they're asleep).
Each individual student will be videotaped holding their pillowcase while singing a few words of the song "Here I Am, Lord." After the rotation, this videotape will be played to the congregation during worship service for all to see and enjoy.
Exchange Volunteer notes: here is a link to this song provided by JanS on March 4, 2008...
We are thinking of having the students perform an impromptu re-enactment of their choice of one of the following scenes. Hannah - Giving Samuel Away; Samuel - Called by the Lord; and Eli - Instructing Samuel.
Posted by rhondab on July 29, 2004
Picture Books on the Temple
- The Kregel Pictorial guide to the Temple (Details of the Temple!), 0825430399.
- Solomon's Temple Model, 0825424607.