For whatever reason whenever I read the story of Samson I always picture him as being a surfer dude, or maybe a jock. There’s just something about his “I’m too cool for the rules” attitude that always makes me think jock. I guess that’s why my Samson activities reflect the jock aspect, but it works really well for a Sunday School class full of wiggly boys.
Because let’s face it a lot of the other possibilities wouldn’t be kid friendly…..
Last lesson we learned about Gideon, the reluctant judge.
Samson activities for kids
We started off making a Samson wig, I was going to take pictures of how it was made, and after about step 2, I forgot to take pictures, so instead you get a couple of cute pictures of my kids making it, and then lots of goofing off.
That’s about what I got for that, but I got some great pictures of them in the wigs.
Isn’t that picture awesome? Her face after we did this Samson activity was great.
After that we went on to show how strong we were with strong man Samson activities
We tried different endurance things of running, holding our arms up, staying in a few yoga positions a long time, and my wiggly worms didn’t do too well because they didn’t stay still and thus forfeited their turn. It was rather funny to watch.
The Samson activity I thought was most hilarious was watching the kids race “holding the city gates,” at one point Samson escapes by tearing the city gates out and then carrying them for a good long distance. It just cracked me up to see them running as fast and as hard as they could while wearing their wigs and carrying those giant pillows.
The kids thought it was fun to judging from their grins.
My thoughts on Samson
I tried for a bit to put my thoughts together on Samson, and the big thing that keeps coming to my mind: what a waste. He had so many gifts, and so many talents, but he didn’t use them wisely. Instead he used them for revenge, and to amuse himself, and it makes me sad, so very very sad. I don’t want to be the person who wastes my gifts.
I had some other thoughts on Samson’s parents, but I wrote on that before over at the Homeschool Village, so if you’re looking for some hope on parenting, I strongly recommend reading it.
As always click on the picture below to get your copy of the full lesson, and storybook.
More Samson activities and materials
- Samson lesson and storybook
- Buck Denver Asks: What’s in the Bible? Volume Four – Battle for the Promised Land*
- Samson’s hair
- Samson Nazarite mobile
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