The Call of Samuel is a story we’ve been teaching to the kids over and over again since they were very little because it has very immediate applications for kids. One of our Call of Samuel activities is one we’ve done since they were 2, and it’s always been popular. It doesn’t translate as well to a Sunday School class, but it’s great for family discipleship.
And yes my son is a complete and total ham. Silly Batman, you did give me a laugh as I put this post together.
Our last lesson was Ruth.
Call of Samuel activities: Hannah
This is the first time with the kids that we concentrated on Hannah at all. We talked about how much she wanted Samuel, and how she prayed for him for a long time.
Then we worked on putting together a prayer reminder from Crafting the Word of God.
After putting together the craft I asked the kids to think of something or someone they wanted to pray for. I talked about friends we have that aren’t Christians, and people we know who are sick or hurt, and they wrote down their ideas of who to pray for.
Then we took some time to pray for the people we’d just been talking about.
Call of Samuel activities: Samuel
I suppose you’re wondering what Samuel activity we’ve been doing with our kids since they were 2? One thing we’ve picked up on is the importance of first time obedience. There are times it’s not a big deal if our kids don’t obey right away, and there’s times where if they don’t they could be in danger.
We’d have them all go and hide, and when we called their name come running as fast as they could saying, “Yes Mommy (or Daddy,” and sometimes we’d make it into a race to see who could come the fastest.
Why did we think this was important? Well, my kids like to play, and we like to give them freedom to do so, but there’s times they might get into something that’s dangerous, and if we train them to come fast they get out of that danger fast. This training has paid off a couple of times when they didn’t see a bike coming down the sidewalk, or had gotten a little ahead of us in the parking lot and ran back when I called.
This next one was super hard for my free-thinker kids. They had to follow directions exactly for coloring a page. Oh how they struggled and didn’t like it, but it helped them realize how hard it can be to obey sometimes. You can do this with any coloring sheet, or give them instructions on how to draw something. I used the Picture Smart Bible page for Judges and Ruth.
All in all a good lesson to get us started towards David! I have to admit to being partial to David.
Get your own Samuel activities and lesson.
The story continues in the King Saul Bible lesson.