The Good Samaritan

As well as helping children explore Christian belief and Christian values this parable challenges everyone to think about their own personal values. Who are they willing to help? Who should they be willing to help? What are they willing to sacrifice to help someone else? What should they be willing to give up for someone else?

These resources were designed for children at first level. We’ve made them as active as possible and included plenty of opportunities for discussion. We hope you enjoy using them!

Overview and Lesson Plans

Find someone who – bingo sheet

Definition of words

Explaining who the characters are

how to tell the story

script for Jesus and expert

Freeebibleimages pictures for sequencing

Easier pictures for sequencing from the Beginners Bible

Bible Passage

Christian belief for Venn Diagram

Who is easy or hard to help pictures

Heather Blair, a teacher at Danestone Primary school, has adapted and added to these resources. She has adapted many of the sessions for cooperative learning. Heather is delighted to share them with you.

Understanding the story (original session extended)

Describing the characters

What makes a good friend (The Good Samaritan was a good friend in the story. How can we be a good friend?)

Drama Scenarios – teaching kindness (The Good Samaritan was kind. How can we be kind?)

Moral Dilemmas (The moral dilemma in the Good Samaritan is ‘should I stop and help my injured friend/enemy. Help the children explore moral dilemmas they may encounter)

What do christians believe (Original session adapted for coop learning)

what do I believe (helping the children reflect on what they’ve learnt about Christianity and start to consider what they believe)