This Good Samaritan storytelling aid combines the fun of a lift the flap book with the ease of a simple craft even younger kids can make. The best way to use this craft is to make a version in advance so you can show the children how it works and how it tells the story. For our international friends there is a version with no text on it.



The good Samaritan had every reason to keep on walking, stopping may not have been praised by either the community he came from nor that which he was going to serve, it was a costly choice too. These games focus on the practical help he gave the man.


A kind voice – This is a simple and classic game that goes by many names where you need to identify a voice. Seat one volunteer with their back facing the group, alternatively blindfold the individual. Another member of the group then says “am I your neighbor?” as they try and disguise their voice. Ideally the volunteer should respond “yes (insert name of group member), you are my neighbor”. Repeat with a different volunteer. Whose voice was easy/hard to identify? Who really was your neighbor?



The good Samaritan is, in many respects, a lesson in empathy and there is no easier way to teach empathy that by having the children act out the story. This little theater craft allows just that – minus the robbers and violence. It is a craft best done in small groups as there is quite a lot of cutting to do.

This is JWL’s second bible theater and you can use them interchangeably if you want to – the other was attached to the Andrew lesson.


Good Samaritan worksheet
This worksheet about the Good Samaritan is a riot of yet to be colour. Follow the journey of the unfortunate man as you show his emotions turning from hopeful to despair and back again. Get your kids to reflect on the idea of mercy as you see the expectations flip into compassion. Look a bit more closely at the priests special outfit that he valued so greatly and consider how we can ‘go do likewise’ for our neighbors. This worksheet is best for small groups work or independent time.

To complete the worksheet you will need some colouring pens or pencils, a real bible with the Old testament and to turn your thinking caps on!

The PDF can can be downloaded by clicking on the image.

Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to Good Samaritan (Luke 10) .
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If you want the teachers page then please click on the image for the pdf.

Today’s hero is the Samaritan, he shows us the gift of MERCY.
Essential Teachers notes:
This is an interrupted story. If there is only one adult open a book / Bible to read the bits in bold then close it to tell the explanation, use this telling as notes rather than a script. Alternatively have someone else read the bold bits. This story stops with a question. Encourage the kids to discuss the question for a moment before moving on.

Main passage: Luke 10
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