Scripture: Luke 10:25-37
- Students will learn God expects us to help those we see who need help.
- Students will learn everyone is worthy of our help, whether we like them or not.
- Students will learn God expects us to have a generous and serving heart.
- Students will learn how to multiple with time and money.
Guiding Question: How can students learn how to multiply time and money units?
Materials: Paper, pencils
Procedure: Review the story of the Good Samaritan especially focusing on how the attack of the Samaritan was uncalled for and how he could have been helped. Ask the students how it was a godly act for the person to stop and help him? When are times in our lives when we can show godly attitudes when helping others? Explain that God values a heart that shows kindness and love while serving others. We should love and help others the way we would want them to do for us.
Introduce the activity. Remind students that the Good Samaritan left the innkeeper enough money to cover expenses for a period of time. Practice figuring out how much money he might have left by multiplying money and time units. Ex. $50 a day of expenses x 7 days = ?. Have the students continue practicing problems similar and make problems for each other to solve.
Additional Questions: How can students work together to solve multiplication problems?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students participate in a “write the room” activity. Put up various time and money units multiplication problems for the students to move around the room and solve. Students can check each other’s work when they are finished.