The Good Samaritan
This parable is taken from Luke 10:25-37. The hatred between the Samaritans and the Jews is more complicated and deep than most of us can understand. But when Jesus told the parable of the good Samaritan, his listeners knew the extent of what he was saying; when someone is in need, you do what you can to help, regardless of differences. God's grace extends beyond race, beyond status, beyond education, and beyond any other condition or circumstance. We should share God's grace in the same way. When reading this book, discuss what a big deal it was that the Samaritan stopped to help the Jewish man. Also, discuss ways you can both share compassion to others who are in need.
This is the "big book" of The Parable of the Good Samaritan. It is big enough to sit and share the book, or to show a group of children.
This is the "reader" version of The Parable of the Good Samaritan. It is just right for small hands, and for making copies.
This is the black and white "reader" version of The Parable of the Good Samaritan. It is just right for small hands, is economical for making multiple copies, and is fun to color.
On the Parable of the Good Samaritan activity page, children fill in blanks in the Bible story summary and then find those words in a word search. On the other side, children connect the ABCs in the order of the alphabet to reveal a picture. They can also color the picture.