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.

Crafts – Ten Commandments

coloring page for Moses and the Ten Commandments

I’ve updated this post with three new crafts, a cut and glue ten commandments printable, a simple diorama, and a coloring page showing Moses standing by Mt. Sinai, along with a version of a toilet paper tube Moses character. The free files for these crafts can be downloaded from my shop. All four projects are included in one file.

You’ll also find a week’s worth of printable activities for Moses & The Ten Commandments. The preschool activity pack is available for purchase individually or as part of the Storybook Bible Fun monthly subscription series.

And check out these other fun projects.


  1. 10 Commandments Craft from Joyful Jewish
  2. 10 Commandments Craft from Easy Breezy
  3. Ten Commandments Craft from Ten Kids and a Dog
  4. Lapbook to Cut and Paste from Shower of Roses
  5. Printables Set to download from
  6. Stand Up Moses and Ten Commandments from Bible Crafts and Activities
  7. Game to Craft and Play from Christianity Cove
  8. Ten Commandments from Bible Belt Balabusta


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Story of Noah Crafts and Printables

The story of Noah in the Jesus Storybook Bible is entitled, “The New Beginning” and reminds me that sometimes new beginnings take a long time. All the ridicule Noah received made his faith in God all the more important.

The story of Noah is found in Genesis 6-9. The video is available here.

Check out all the links for resources from some wonderful teachers and writers.

New Story of Noah Coloring Pages

In addition to the links below, I’ve created coloring pages of the rain and the rainbow.

Click here to download the Story of Noah and the Rainbow coloring pages.


Easy paper plate Noah’s Ark craft with a printable on A Kid’s Heart

A coffee filter rainbow with how-to details from Make and Takes

A rainbow craft stick sign with Grace Parenting

A simple origami Noah’s Ark with Origami-Make

A 3D Noah’s Ark with Sunday School Kids

A colorful tot book with Lapbooks by Carisa

A printable rainbow to color or collage