Samuel Listens to God | Teach with Engaging and Easy to Use Printables

Don’t we all want someone to listen to us? We want to know that we are seen and heard. We want to know that we matter.

The importance of listening is the theme for the crafts and activities for Bible story lesson, Samuel Listens to God, from 1 Samuel 3. This lesson could also be titled, God Calls Samuel.
Samuel Listens to God Bible Story Lesson

The Samuel Listens Bible story lesson pack was designed for preschoolers, kindergartners, and first graders. To help both teacher and students tell and retell the Bible story, the packet includes:

  • Story Poster
  • Coloring Page
  • Story Booklet
  • Diorama Craft
  • Storytelling Craft Stick Puppets

Copywork and Coloring

For handwriting practice and coloring fun, the Bible Verse Coloring and Copywork Pages feature these verses:

The Lord said, “Samuel, Samuel!”
Samuel said, “Speak, Lord. I am your servant, and I am listening.”
1 Samuel 3:10 (ICB)

Listen to wisdom.
Try with all your heart to gain understanding.
Proverbs 2:2 (ICB)

My son, if you stop listening to what I teach you,
you will wander away from the words of knowledge.
Proverbs 19:27 (NIRV)

Preschool Friendly Activity Pages

Following the listening theme, the I Spy game and Making Patterns worksheet include musical instruments. The Alphabet Maze includes images of children listening.

The Counting Clip Cards feature megaphones and provide practice recognizing numbers 1-10. Students use clothes pins to select the number that corresponds with the number of megaphones on each card.

The Number Strip Puzzle offers students the chance to place the puzzle strips in sequence 1-10 while rebuilding the picture of Samuel listening to God’s voice.

The Story Maze and the Color Matching Worksheet provide additional opportunities to review the story and practice fine motor and cutting skills. To complete the color matching worksheet, students cut out the lamps and then glue the lamp next to the sleeping mat it matches.

You can find another Samuel Listens craft here.

Each full-color printable can be printed on regular copy paper for a single use. You can choose to print on cardstock and then laminate or place the pages in dry erase pockets or sheet protectors.

The Diorama Craft is available to print in full-color or black & white.

How to Use These Activities in Your Classroom or Home

The Story Poster, Coloring Page, and Copywriting Pages could all be used as part of your Sunday School story time and activity time. You can print and laminate the Storytelling Craft Stick Puppets to use when telling the story. Then let the children retell the story.

All the activity pages provide opportunities for remembering the story or reinforcing the listening theme. The pages offer opportunities to practice:

  • Alphabet recognition
  • Number recognition and sequencing
  • Fine motor skills
  • Color recognition
  • Story sequencing
  • Cutting, folding, and gluing

If you are teaching virtual Sunday School, you could offer activity packets for your students to go along with the online lesson.

Click here to purchase Samuel Listens to God lesson pack.

Free Lent Coloring Pages 2021

7 coloring pages for the Lent Gospel Readings

Include your children during Lent with free Lent coloring pages based on the Gospel Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary Year B.

The first Sunday of Lent features an image from Mark 1:9-15, Jesus’ time of tempation in the wilderness.

The second Sunday of Lent features Mark 8:34 from the Gospel Reading from Mark 8:31-38.

Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”

The third Sunday of Lent uses the Gospel Reading from John 2:13-22 when Jesus clears the temple. The coloring page features John 2:16.

Jesus said, “Don’t make my Father’s house a place for buying and selling.

The fourth Sunday of Lent’s Gospel Reading is from John 3:14-21 focusing on coming into the light. The coloring page features John 3:21.

But anyone who lives by the light comes into the light. They live by the truth with God’s help.

The Gospel Reading for the fifth Sunday of Lent from John 12:20-33 teaches us how to bear much fruit. The coloring page features John 12:24.

What I’m about to tell you is true. Unless a grain a wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only one seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

The Gospel Reading for Palm Sunday is from Mark 14:1-15:47. The coloring page features the triumphal entry with Jesus riding the colt and people waving palm branches.

For Easter Sunday, the Gospel Reading is from John 20:1-18 and speaks of Mary Magdalene’s visit to the tomb.

You can download and print this free set of Lent Coloring Pages using this link to my store.

You might also enjoy the diorama paper crafts for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.


Free Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages

samples of Valentine's Day coloring pages

If you need some last minute Valentine’s Day activities, share these Valentine’s Day coloring pages with your kids at home or at church.

The coloring pages include simple images and Bible verse copywork. The packet includes 8 pages with verses about love, kindness, and serving.

A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17

Be kind to one another. Ephesians 5:32

Let us love one another. 1 John 4:7

Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12

Serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13

We love because God first loved us. 1 John 4:19


The Valentine’s Day coloring pages are free and available in the shop. Click here to grab your set.