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.
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.
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 around your lines and on the fold.
Glue one thumb to one side of the outside of the clip of the clothespin.
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 that you can open the clothespin.
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 to the back of the clothespin.
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.
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.
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 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 approximately 1 inch under the first flap.
With markers, draw a face on 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Also, draw a 6-inch circle on colored paper. Add the 1 1/2 inch rectangle.
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.
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.
In the center of the white mirror, make a heart.
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.