Samuel Bible Story Craft for Sunday School

by Karen & Grace Morris

Kids will enjoy learning about this godly man in the Samuel Bible story craft. There are three parts to the story that will interest children.

First, a woman prays for a son, then the child hears the Lord speak to him, and when Samuel is an old man, he gets to anoint a special king.

Click on the pictures to go to the different parts Samuel Bible story craft.

Samuel Bible Story Craft - Part 1

Hannah Prays for a Son

Hannah prays for a son

One year, during the annual feast at the temple, Hannah prays for a son. Later the prayer is answered. You can read the story in 1 Samuel 1:10-20.

You will need;

  • Clothespin
  • Paper or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue
draw your mitten

Cut a 2 by 2 1/2 inch rectangle from construction paper. Then, fold the rectangle in half.

Draw a mitten shape with the thumb on the fold. 

cut the shape

Cut around your lines and on the fold.

glue one on the clothespin

Glue one thumb to one side of the outside of the clip of the clothespin. 

glue the other mitten on

Add some glue to the other side of the clothespin.

Place the other mitten on top so that the thumbs match up. You want the mittens to look like praying hands.

make sure the clothespin opens

Make sure that you can open the clothespin.

make the baby

Cut a 1-inch square from white paper or card stock and round the top of it.

With a marker, add eyes and a mouth. 

glue the baby to the back of the clothespin

Glue to the back of the clothespin. 

pinch the clothespin and see the baby

Now pinch the clothespin open so that you can see Hannah's baby.

After Samuel is weaned, his mother gives him to the priest to raise at the temple. 1 Samuel 1: 24-28.

Let's continue with part two of Samuel Bible story crafts.

The Lord Speaks to Samuel - Part 2

Samuel hears the Lord

One night, while Samuel was sleeping, he hears his name. Three times he answers “Here am I” and runs to Eli. Eli said that he did not call Samuel.

The third time Eli realizes that the Lord was speaking and tells Samuel to answer, “Speak, Lord; for thy servant hearseth” (1 Samuel 3: 9 KJV).

The whole story is in 1 Samuel 3:1-18.

You will need;

  • Construction paper
  • White or flesh tone paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers or crayons
  • Pen or pencil
cut your rectangles

To make the blanket cut a 7-inch square from your favorite color of construction paper. Fold the square in half so that it is a 7 by 3 1/2 inch rectangle.

cut the head and cloud

Cut a 3 1/2 by 2-inch cloud shape from white construction paper. Make the cloud shape so that one of the ends has a point. 

Cut a 2 1/4 inch circle from white or flesh-colored paper.

glue the circle to the top of the folded rectangle

Glue the circle approximately 1 inch under the first flap.

With markers, draw a face on the circle.

glue the cloud to the circle

Glue the pointed end of the cloud shape near where the ear would be on the head. With a pen or pencil, write, “Samuel” on it. 

You will also, need to cut a window on the top of the blanket.

So draw a 1 1/2 by 1-inch rectangle 2 inches from the bottom and 1 inch from the cut side and fold.

Cut your rectangle out of the first flap.

mark the top and bottom of the window on the inside rectangle

From the same color as the blanket, cut a 9 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch rectangle.

About 1/2 inch from the top of the rectangle, write “Speak”.

Place the inside rectangle so that the word speak is under the head. Make a mark at the bottom of the hole and the top leave, this area blank.

Pull the inside rectangle down so that the top mark is now at the bottom.

Write “here” or, “Here I am.”

Also, make a mark at the top. Pull this line down until it is equal with the bottom and write “here” again. Do this one more time. See the picture below for the words on the rectangle.

write the words on the inside rectangle

You will want your words small enough so that you can see them in the window of the blanket. 

On the front write “1 Samuel 3.”

Samuel Bible Story Craft - Part 3

David Anointed

When Samuel was old, the Lord told him to go to Jesse's family in Bethlehem to anoint the next king. Jesse brought his sons to meet Samuel, starting with the oldest.

The LORD reminds Samuel that He looks on the heart when men look at the outward appearance. 1 Samuel 16:7

You can read about Samuel going to the family of Jesse to anoint a king in chapter 16 of 1 Samuel.

You will need;

  • White construction paper or card stock
  • Favorite color of construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons
  • Glue stick
draw shapes on white paper

Draw a 6-inch circle on white paper or card stock. Add a 1 1/2 inch rectangle to one side.

The card stock gives a little more stability to the mirror but, is not necessary.

An easy way to draw a perfect circle is to use a round object such as a lid.

draw the mirror on colored paper

Also, draw a 6-inch circle on colored paper. Add the 1 1/2 inch rectangle. 

cut the shapes

Cut the shapes out. On the colored mirror, you will want to cut out the center. So measure 1 inch from the cut line. Fold slightly so that you can cut on the inside line.

glue the mirror pieces together draw the face on the small circle

On the white mirror, measure 3 inches from the handle. With a glue stick, add some glue on the handle and around the outside to the 3-inch point. 

With the tab of the white circle on top, color the hair, eyes, and mouth. 

draw a heart in the center of the mirror

In the center of the white mirror, make a heart.

add the face to the mirror

Slip the white circle inside the mirror. Fold the tab down. 

Doing the Samuel Bible story craft will teach children about prayer and listening to God.

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