Samson and Delilah for Kids

The Story of Samson and Delilah for Kids page has been created in order to help teachers and parents introduce their children to the story of Samson in the Bible. It summarizes the key events of Samson and Delilah, which takes place in the Book of Judges.

The page begins with the Story of Samson for Kids, which has been especially written for children, providing them with an easy-to-understand version of Samson and Delilah for kids. This is then followed by twelve questions that are often asked by children when studying the story of Samson and Delilah, together with the answers.

Finally, we showcase 3 of our most popular Samson and Delilah activities, together with a link to the other Samson and Delilah printables in the series for teachers and parents.

The story of Samson and Delilah is one of the most important Bible stories for kids because it teaches us the importance of staying true to ourselves and our values. It also reminds us that we should be cautious of people who may try to deceive us, and that we should always think carefully before trusting someone.

Story of Samson for Kids

Once upon a time, in a land called Israel, there lived a man named Samson. God had chosen him to be a special leader and protector of the Israelites.

Samson was very strong and it was because of his long, thick hair that he had his incredible strength.

The Story of Samson and Delilah for Kids - Samson

One day, Samson met a woman called Delilah. Although she was extremely beautiful, Delilah was not a particularly good person.

To make matters worse, although Delilah pretended to love Samson, really she was working for the enemies of the Israelites, a tribe of people called the Philistines.

And the Philistines wanted to capture Samson because they were afraid of his incredible strength.

The Story of Samson and Delilah for Kids - Delilah

Every day Delilah would ask Samson what was the secret of his strength, so that she could report it to the Philistines. But every day, Samson would make up a story, because he was scared of revealing the real source of his strength to anyone.

Each time Delilah fed the Philistines the false information, they tried to capture Samson.

On each occasion, Samson easily broke free thanks to his incredible strength. This happened 3 times, and Delilah realised she’d have to make him feel guilty.

The Story of Samson and Delilah for Kids - Samson breaks free

Delilah played on the fact that Samson loved her and she pleaded with him to tell her the truth if his love for her was real. Finally, Samson gave in and told her the truth, that his great strength was thanks to his hair which had never been cut.

That night, while Samson was sleeping, Delilah called a servant and had him cut off Samson’s hair.

When Samson woke up, he felt weak and powerless. Then Delilah called for the Philistines to come, and they were able to capture Samson without any trouble.

The Story of Samson and Delilah for Kids - Delilah cuts Samson's hair

Samson was sad that Delilah had betrayed him and greatly regretted trusting her.

The Philistines were very cruel to Samson. As well as imprisoning him, they also gouged out his eyes.

However, over time, Samson’s hair slowly began to grow back. And with his hair, his strength also slowly began to return as well.

The Story of Samson and Delilah for Kids - Samson has his eyes gouged out

One day, the Philistines decided to have a big feast to celebrate the fact that their god had delivered Samson into their hands. They even took Samson out of his prison so that they could humiliate him.

During the feast, Samson asked the servant who was guiding him to take him to the pillars in the middle of the temple.

Samson rested his hands on both of the pillars and then prayed to God for strength just one last time.

And then he pushed with all his might, until the pillars began to shake. Before long, the pillars had crumbled, and then the whole temple came tumbling down.

The Story of Samson and Delilah for Kids - Samson destroys the building

Everybody inside the building were crushed. Samson had sacrificed his own life to defeat the enemies of his people. He had shown great bravery, strength, and belief in God, even in his weakest moment.

Questions about the Story of Samson and Delilah for kids

Below are twelve of the most common questions that children may have about the Story of Samson and Delilah for kids. This section can be used by teachers and parents of younger children as a basis to discuss the story of Samson in the Bible further.

Alternatively, these questions and answers provide older children with some more facts about the story of Samson and Delilah. They will then be able to test this knowledge via the Samson and Delila Online Quiz or through the Samson and Delilah WebQuest. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Samson and Delilah Jigsaw Puzzle.

The story of Samson takes place in the Book of Judges, Chapters 13 to 16, with the story of Samson and Delilah taking place in Chapter 16.

The Bible tells us that while Samson’s family was of the tribe of Dan, he himself was born a Nazirite.

Samson’s father was Manoah.

Yes, the Bible tells us that Samson tore a lion apart with his bare hands.

The Philistine’s murdered Samson’s first wife and her father in an act of revenge for Samson burning down their crops.

With the help of a man (probably a servant), Delilah shaved off the seven locks of Samson’s head.

The Bible does not explicitly state that Delilah was a Philistine, and the name Delilah is actually a Hebrew one. Despite this, most Bible scholars believe that she was a Philistine.

The Bible does not give any mention of Samson marrying Delilah and although the Bible says that Samson loved her, it does appear that she reciprocated his love.

Although Delilah is believed to have been a Philistine, it appears the reason that she actually betrayed Samson came down to greed. Delilah was paid in silver to find out the secret of Samson’s strength and tell it to the Philistines.

The Bible does not tell us the fate of Delilah after her treachery against Samson.

Samson destroyed the great Philistine temple of their god Dagon, at Gaza.

The Bible tells us that at his death, Samson killed 3,000 Philistines when he collapsed the pillars in the temple. He also killed 1,000 Philistines with the jawbone of a donkey, earlier in his life.

Samson and Delilah Activities

Coloring Sheets & Story

Noah's Ark Coloring Pages
  • $3.00
  • 8 coloring pages
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Aimed at younger children, this Samson and Delilah Coloring Pages and Story Book Printable makes the perfect no-prep activity. Each coloring sheet tells part of a story, so when the kids have finished, they will have created their very own bible story book.

WORD SEARCH + CROSSWORD

David and Goliath Puzzle Pack
  • $3.00
  • 2 puzzles
  • Answer Key Included

This Samson and Delilah Word Search and Crossword Activity Pack makes the ideal no-prep activity for your Bible Class, Sunday School, Children’s Church or as a homeschool lesson. Each puzzle comes with a gray-tone version and an answer key.

WORKSHEET ACTIVITIES PACK

David and Goliath Activity Worksheets Pack
  • $7.00
  • 34 activity sheets
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This Samson and Delilah Activities Pack comprises four of our popular products, but at almost half the price. Included are the Coloring Sheets and Story Activity, the Bible Character Posters, the Activity Worksheets, and a Printable Booklet.