It’s A Hair Thing

Scripture: Judges 16

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will review how Samson’s disobedience toward God led to his weakness.
  • Students will participate in an activity in which they create hair accessories to donate to girls in need.

Guiding Question: How can we help girls in need feel proud of their hair by creating accessories as gifts for them?

Materials: ribbon, basic barrette clips, flower embellishments from craft stores, embroidery floss and needle, hot glue gun.

Procedure: Review the story of Samson and Delilah focusing on how Samson’s disobedience to God caused him to lose his strength. He gave into Delilah’s temptation and she cut his hair. Therefore he suffered the direct consequences of his actions as God forewarned. Tell students that many girls enjoy their long hair, but cannot afford to buy many things to put in it such as bows or ribbons because their family has to save money for necessities. Have students make hair accessories to give underprivileged girls. Show students some examples. Tie the ribbons in bows. They can be layered with miniature flower embellishments and other trinkets. Older girls can use embroidery floss and needs to make a design on plain ribbons. Let students deliver the accessories to a local family center, foster care, boys and girls club, orphanage, etc.

Additional Questions:

  • How will these gifts show the girls who receive them that they are special and valued?
  • What are some other simple things that you can make by hand to show God’s love to others?

Supplemental Activity: Discuss how some girls do not have hair because of medical conditions. Challenge the girls in your group to grow their hair out and donate it to an organization that creates wigs for cancer patient and others with medical hair loss. Have a before and after photo shoot. You can make it fun by providing backdrops and hair accessories for the before and after. You can even do a photo before growing out, after growing out, and after cutting. Girls need to cut off 10 inches of hair. Look at the Locks of Love website for specifications and hair requirements.

Written by: Savannah Negas

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