Looking for some Good Samaritan craft ideas? Perhaps to go along with the Bible story for your Sunday school class or for your kids at home? If so, today I’m sharing five, fun Good Samaritan craft ideas you can use today.
Each of these paper crafts are super easy and fun to make. And the best part is, they are really very simple to pull together. All you have to do is print off the free templates, grab a few supplies, and you are good to go.
These Good Samaritan craft ideas are geared towards preschool through 2nd grade. However, with some ttweaking, these ideas could easily be adapted for older kids as well.
Now, before we jump into the Good Samaritan crafts, let’s do a quick review of the story of the Good Samaritan found in the Bible.
What is the Story of the Good Samaritan?
Here’s how the story goes: One day, a Jew was traveling along the road when he was violently attacked and robbed by thieves. He was desperately wounded and left on the side of the road for dead.
First, came a priest. But instead of stopping, the man of great supposed religiosity, passed him by him on the other side of the road.
Next, came a Levite who passed by as well, without so much as a concerned look or kind gesture toward the badly beaten man.
Lastly, a Samaritan (commonly seen as an enemy or rival of Jews) saw the injured man lying there and he stopped. Not only did he stop, he had compassion.
He bandaged up his wounds, gave him something to drink, and loaded him on his donkey and took him to an inn where he could rest and recover.
Note: Want more than a summary? If so, you can read the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37.
What can kids learn from the Story of the Good Samaritan?
Remember Jesus’ command to us to love our neighbor as ourselves? Well, someone came to Jesus and asked the question, “Who exactly is our neighbor?” and Jesus replied with this story of the Good Samaritan.
So what kids and adults alike can learn from this story are two simple messages. First, God is the authority for directing our morality and life choices.
Secondly, God defines our neighbors as anyone who needs help. With that being said, our call is to have compassion on those who are hurting no matter what (even if we are sworn enemies).
To love our neighbor as ourself is one of the greatest ways we can live out our Christian life.
5 Good Samaritan Craft Ideas
After you’ve shared the parable of the Good Samaritan, you can bring it home with some fun, games, hands-on activities, and crafts.
Here are five, super easy Good Samaritan craft ideas that highlight different elements of the story. You can pick and choose what works for you OR you can do them all!
Note: The Good Samaritan free template pack is available for download toward the end of this post. Please keep in mind that it is for personal or single classroom use. Thank you!
1. Good Samaritan Story Wheel Craft
This is a story sequencing wheel craft where the kids draw their own illustrations. For this craft, you will need the Good Samaritan wheel template, colored pencils, scissors, and a brad.
To begin, cut out both sides of the story wheel and use the brad to put them together. (You can put together the wheel first, OR you can have the kids do their drawings first, either way works.)
Next, have the kids draw pictures that go along with each stage of the story. When they are all finished, using the story wheel, see if they can retell the story of the Good Samaritan.
2. My Hands Can Help Others – Handprint Craft
For this sweet and simple handprint craft you will need the base page template (it has the title and the verse at the bottom), some skin-colored paper, and a piece of red or pink paper to make a heart.
To begin have the kids trace their hands on the skin colored paper and then cut them out. Next have them flip their paper handprints upside-down so their thumbs form a heart.
Lastly, cut a small heart out of the red paper and glue it into the middle.
3. Good Samaritan: Love Your Neighbor Craft
For this next Good Samaritan craft, you will need the ‘Love your Neighbor’ heart template, Q-tips, a paper plate, and some kid-friendly paint.
Choose four colors and put small dabs of paint on a paper plate (this will be your kid’s paint palette). Next, give your students a Q-tip for each color and have them dot the paint into the heart.
4. Good Samaritan Mosaic Art Craft
The next Good Samaritan craft idea is this love your neighbor heart mosaic. To prepare, print off the free house-heart template (from the free Good Samaritan template pack) and then cut up some red, purple, and pink card-stock paper into random. pointed and scrappy, pieces.
Next, have your kids fill the heart by glueing the colorful pieces onto the heart while trying to stay within the lines.
5. Good Samaritan Puzzle Craft
The last craft idea for the story of the Good Samaritan is a draw your own puzzle. Using the puzzle page from the Good Samaritan craft printable (free Good Samaritan template pack), have your kids write words or draw a scene from the story. When they are finished have them cut out the pieces.
The puzzle pieces can be put in sandwich bags that they can take home OR they can glue their puzzle pieces down on the verse page give in the free template pack.
Another way to make this Good Samaritan activity fun, is to have the kids trade puzzles with each other and see if they can put their friend’s or siblings puzzles together.
Low Prep Good Samaritan Craft Ideas
Each of these Good Samaritan craft ideas are super simple and easy to pull together and are yet really enjoyable for children to make! These Good Samaritan crafts can be done as a low-prep Sunday school craft, or a last minute addition to a Bible Study you are doing at home with your kids.
Feel free to use the ideas and free templates and draw up your own. Either way, I hope that these ideas will inspire you to get creative and have fun as you share this compassion-filled Bible story with your kids.
Free Good Samaritan Craft Template Pack
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