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Children's KJV Sunday School Lessons on Samson for Elementary Grades

Updated on January 9, 2018
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The author is a retired assistant headmistress and lay children's minister who served at Vinton Christian Academy.


This Bible lesson is age appropriate for elementary students who read and write independently and takes about 45 minutes to present. Use this lesson plan as presented here or make changes to it to suit your class or curriculum needs.

This is based on the King James version of the scripture, so if you are using a translation or transliteration, you may have to make some modifications.

Here's what you'll need to teach it:

  • Bible - the text of story is found in Judges 13:15 and 16:1-31
  • Samson Word Scramble Puzzle
  • Samson Fun Facts

Use simple fun facts to teach children the Bible story of Samson
Use simple fun facts to teach children the Bible story of Samson | Source

Here's What You Do First

Copy or print the following statements about Samson on construction paper or lightweight cardstock. Cut the sentences into strips. Give one each child; if there are leftover sentences, continue handing them out until they are all gone.

Let the children take turns reading them as a way of telling the Samson story. These fun facts about Samson give kids a deeper understanding of the story.

  1. I am male and I stand about 6 feet, 8 inches tall.
  2. I have a strong, muscular body like a body builder.
  3. My hair is extremely long because it has never been cut.
  4. My parents dedicated me to serve God before I was even born.
  5. God called me to be his worker before I was born.
  6. I belonged to a religious group called the Nazarites, who did not cut their hair or drink alcoholic beverages.
  7. I made a bad choice. I told the secret about my strength to Delilah.
  8. I thought Delilah was my friend and trusted her. She betrayed me to my enemies.
  9. When I died, I killed more of God's enemies that I ever did while I was alive.

Read or tell the Samson and Delilah story or use the short video below. Ask the kids to re-tell the story in their own words to test their comprehension and recall. Give each child an activity sheet (see text below) and let them work on them independently or as a group.

Samson and Delilah Worksheet Activities

You can prepare these worksheets by copying and pasting the text below into any word processing program. Delete the teacher answer key sections and print copies for each student.

In each of the examples below, unscramble the words first. Write the unscrambled words to the right of the scrambled word. Copy down all the bold type letters. Unscramble the letters to find the hidden word.

ATRAEIZN

MTSEORH

DOG

1. Write the underlined bold type words here and unscramble them to find the hidden word :

2. Use the four words (the unscrambled words and the bonus hidden word) above to fill-in the blanks and complete this sentence from Judges 16:17.

“The he told her all his heart and said unto her, there hath not come a razor upon mine head for I have been a _______ unto _______ from my _______ womb. If I be shaven, then my _______ will go from me and I shall become weak and be like any other man.”

Teacher answer key: Nazarite, God, mother's, strength. Hidden word = strength

INPISTLHSEI

SVIELR

GANAIST

1. Write the underlined bold type words here and unscramble them to find the hidden word :

2. Write the underlined bold type words here: _______ and then fill in the blank below to complete the Bible verse from Judges 16:5

“And the lords of the _______ came up unto her and said unto her, “Entice him and see wherein his great ______ lieth and by what means we may prevail _______ him that we may bind him to afflict him and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of _______.”

Teacher Answer Key: Philistines, silver, against, Hidden word = strength

EWWREHITH

ETHITSGM

REIENHW

1. Write the underlined bold type words here and unscramble them to find the hidden word :

2. Fill in the blank below to complete the Bible verse from Judges 16:6

“And Delilah said to Samson, “Tell me, I pray thee _______ thy great _______ lieth and _______thou _______ be bound to afflict them.”

Teacher Answer Key: wherein, wherewith, mightest, Hidden word = strength


By the end of this KJV version Sunday School lessons on Samson, children know the story of Samson, and understand that there are consequences for disobeying God’s laws. They participated in classroom activities, and completed worksheets.

This is an excellent way to build on their prior knowledge of this Bible story and reinforce it. Other good ways to extend lessons are by incorporating story related crafts, printable coloring pages or activities, or reading other books about Samson and Delilah.

References and Sources

The author writes from her experience as a Christian educator and lay children's minister.

All scripture is taken from the King James version of the Bible and used under the following:

"Scripture is taken from the HOLY BIBLE, KING JAMES VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved."

© 2011 Donna Cosmato

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      Donna Cosmato 6 years ago from USA

      Hi and thank you for the nice comment! I think it's fascinating to find out fun trivia about these famous biblical characters and share them with kids. It really takes the Bible story and brings it to life for them. I'm glad you enjoyed this:)

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      Kate Schubert 6 years ago

      Wow, I had no idea Samson was so tall! Great way to teach kids more about this important Bible story.

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