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Little Samuel lives at God’s tent. Little Samuel has work to do. He is Priest Eli’s helper. (Make a little tent by draping a cloth over the table. As you make the tent together, sing, “Samuel was a helper, helper, helper. Samuel was a helper, helping at God’s tent.”)
Little Samuel lives at God’s tent. Little Samuel has work to do. He is Priest Eli’s helper. (Make a little tent by draping a cloth over the table. As you make the tent together, sing, “Samuel was a helper, helper, helper. Samuel was a helper, helping at God’s tent.”)
See Little Samuel. (Point to Samuel.) See his broom. (Point to the broom.) Little Samuel has a job to do. He sweeps around God’s tent. (Point to the tabernacle.) Little Samuel is Priest Eli’s helper. (Point to Eli.) Little Samuel is God’s helper too. (Make a tent and sweep. Sing, “Samuel was a helper, helper, helper. Samuel was a helper, sweeping at God’s tent.”)
See Little Samuel. (Point to Samuel.) See his broom. (Point to the broom.) Little Samuel has a job to do. He sweeps around God’s tent. (Point to the tabernacle.) Little Samuel is Priest Eli’s helper. (Point to Eli.) Little Samuel is God’s helper too. (Make a tent and sweep. Sing, “Samuel was a helper, helper, helper. Samuel was a helper, sweeping at God’s tent.”)
See the pretty candlestick. Little Samuel has a job to do. He polishes the candlestick. Little Samuel is Priest Eli’s helper. (Point to Eli.) Little Samuel is God’s helper too. (Light a candle on the table, out of reach. Let your child blow the candle out. Clap and affirm your child for helping. Sing: “Samuel was a helper, helper, helper. Samuel was a helper, polishing the candlestick.”)
See the pretty candlestick. Little Samuel has a job to do. He polishes the candlestick. Little Samuel is Priest Eli’s helper. (Point to Eli.) Little Samuel is God’s helper too. (Light a candle on the table, out of reach. Let your child blow the candle out. Clap and affirm your child for helping. Sing: “Samuel was a helper, helper, helper. Samuel was a helper, polishing the candlestick.”)
It is night at God’s tent. (Make two beds on the floor with quilts.) Priest Eli sleeps in his bed. (Lie down as if you are Eli.) Samuel snuggles in his bed. (Your child lies down.) Samuel is not asleep. He is looking at the curtains. (Sing, “Samuel, little helper, helper, helper. Samuel, little helper, now it’s time to sleep.” ) Shh! Eli is sleeping. (Snore softly.)
It is night at God’s tent. (Make two beds on the floor with quilts.) Priest Eli sleeps in his bed. (Lie down as if you are Eli.) Samuel snuggles in his bed. (Your child lies down.) Samuel is not asleep. He is looking at the curtains. (Sing, “Samuel, little helper, helper, helper. Samuel, little helper, now it’s time to sleep.” ) Shh! Eli is sleeping. (Snore softly.)
Sam-u-el!” (Call out, then whisper.) Shh! Who is calling? (Pause.) “Samuel!” (Loudly again.) It must be Eli. Little Samuel runs to Eli. “Here I am!” he says. “You called me.” “No,” Priest Eli replies. (Shake head.) “I did not call. Run back to bed.” (Repeat this twice, making Eli sound more emphatic each time.)
Sam-u-el!” (Call out, then whisper.) Shh! Who is calling? (Pause.) “Samuel!” (Loudly again.) It must be Eli. Little Samuel runs to Eli. “Here I am!” he says. “You called me.” “No,” Priest Eli replies. (Shake head.) “I did not call. Run back to bed.” (Repeat this twice, making Eli sound more emphatic each time.)