Woman at the Well




  1. Children should be able to tell the story of Jesus and the woman at the well.
  2. Children should be able to say the word, “evangelism” and know that it means telling people about Jesus.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Read the story of the woman at the well in Children’s Stories of the Bible pages 154-157 or The Zondervan Bible Storybook (2 copies total) on page 246. It is not in the Read with Me or the Children’s Bible. Why was Jesus at the well? Where were the disciples? What was the woman doing? What did Jesus say to her? What did she do?


  1. True/False Questions:

True                                                     False

            Jesus was sitting at a well.                              Jesus was sitting in his car.

            A woman came to draw water.                       A woman came to buy a goat.

            She went and told everyone to come.                        She went home for a nap.


  1. Talk a bit about evangelism: Say the word and repeat it until the children know it. What does it mean? Was that what the woman at the well did? Was she excited to tell her friends what Jesus had said? Is there anyone you know who does not know about Jesus? Have you told them? Why or why not?


  1. Make the Woman at the Well Game: Cut several jars for each student. Write on each a question about the woman at the well. Make a well from a 28-32 oz. tin can; the outside can be covered with gray construction paper and lines drawn like stone. Tie a string to a small hole in each jar and put the jars in the well with the strings hanging over the side. See if the student can answer the questions drawn from the well.


  1. Close with prayer. Lord Jesus, make me so excited that I want to tell everyone about you, like the woman at the well.