Parable of the Lost Sheep

Scripture: Luke 15: 1 – 10

Target Age Group:  1st through 6th grade

Welcome the children to the classroom and chat with them about their week as they gather around the table.

Pray and ask God to teach the children not just head knowledge, but also heart knowledge.

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Opening Object Lesson:

Divide the children into two teams.  Give each team a puzzle of 50 or 100 pieces.  (Don’t tell them that you have removed one piece from each puzzle and hidden them somewhere in the room before class time.)  On the count of 3 they are to assemble their puzzle as quickly as possible.  The team to complete their puzzle first wins.  When both teams have gotten to the point of having one puzzle piece remaining and have begun looking around on the floor for the missing piece, tell them that you have hidden those pieces somewhere in the room and they must find their pieces to complete the puzzles.  The first team to find their piece and completes the puzzle wins. (You might have party blowers or party poppers for everyone – including the loosing team members – in order to celebrate the completion of both puzzles.)

That one last missing piece became very important to your team, didn’t it.  How did you feel when you finally found it? It was exciting, wasn’t it.  Well, today’s story is about finding something very important that was lost…

Bible Lesson:

Have the children open their Bibles to Luke 15 or page 416 in The Golden Children’s Bible.

(Read the story to the children because at this age some of the children do not read smoothly, which hinders comprehension for the whole class.)

  • Who was gathered around Jesus?  The tax collectors and sinners.  Remember that tax collectors were very much disliked by the people because they cheated them out of more money than they owed in taxes.
  • Who was unhappy about that?  the Pharisees and the teachers of the law
  • Why were they unhappy?  They probably thought that they were the good people and that Jesus should be spending time with them instead.
  • Jesus tells a story about a shepherd.  How many sheep did the shepherd have?  100
  • How many sheep got lost?  one
  • What did the shepherd do when he discovered that the sheep was lost?  He left the 99 and looked for the one until he found it.
  • When he found the lost sheep, was He angry with the sheep? No.
  • What did He do instead of being angry? He called his friends to rejoice with him.
  • What does the lost sheep represent? People who are lost from God. The tax collectors and sinners who had gathered around Jesus.  You and me.
  • What are some ways that we can be lost from God? We stop believing in God.  We stop going to church.  We stop praying. etc.
  • In the second story how many coins does the woman have?  10
  • What does she do when she discovers that one is missing?  She lights a lamp and sweeps the floor until she finds it.
  • What does she do when she finds it?  She calls her friends and family to celebrate with her.
  • The lost coin represents what? People who are lost from God. The tax collectors and sinners.  You and me.
  • Did you know that Jesus cares about you as much as the shepherd cares about the lost sheep and as much as the woman cares about her lost coin?  
  • Can you imagine Jesus and the angels in heaven rejoicing over you?
  • Let’s pray and thank Jesus for never giving up on us. Let’s tell Him that we are sorry for our sins and that we want to be his found sheep…

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During the remaining class time do activities that help to reinforce what the children have learned. Here are some suggestions…

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Memorize the verse.

Luke 19:10

“The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” 

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If you have a laptop and internet connection, show one of these videos of this story.

Video #1 ,

Video #2  ,

Video #3 ,

Video #4

You might also show them a video of real baby lambs playing.  This is very cute!   And so is this.

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Have the children use colors or pastels to draw their own vision of the story on a sketch pad page.    Or have them color a color page related to the story.

Color Page #1

Color Page #2

Color Page #3 (scroll down)

Color Page #4

An excellent color page book is “Through-the-Bible Coloring Pages For Ages 4-8” by Janet Skiles.  The pages are reproducible.

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If you have a laptop and internet connection, show this slideshow of the story from the Garden of Praise.

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Have the children make one of these sheep crafts.

Craft #1 ,

Craft #2 ,

Craft #3,

Craft #4 ,

Craft #5  The Lost Sheep Match Box Bible Craft (Scroll down.)

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Make the booklet “One Hundred Sheep”  from Lambsongs. (Scroll down.)

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This sheep craft would be fun for older kids.

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Choose one of these parable of the lost sheep or parable of the lost coin (scroll down) activities from Danielle’s place.

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Have the children do these activities. Page #1     Page #2  Or these activities.

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Share this children’s sermon and worksheets from Sermons4kids.

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Have the children fill out these worksheets and color page from Calvary Curriculum.

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Older kids might enjoy this worksheet and discussion.

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This is a cute lost sheep scratch off game.

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Help the shepherd find the lost sheep with this maze puzzle.

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Sing “All We Like Sheep”,  “Farmer and the Sheep” , “You Are My Shepherd”  or “Wanna be a Sheep” , “Jesus Loves Me” by Mary Rice Hopkins,  or “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us” by the Countdown Kids

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Serve sheep cupcakes for the snack.  Here is another version.

Or make this sheep snack.

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Evaluate what the children have learned.  While they are coloring or crafting ask each one what they learned today.

Send each child’s parent an e-mail (or a hard copy) of the Parents’ Page.

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Parable of the Lost Sheep Parents’ Page

Use the parents’ page as a way to keep in touch with parents, to keep them informed of what you are teaching, and to encourage them to continue reinforcing the lesson at home. Use this template as a starting point. Make it your own by telling them how the children responded to the lesson or something funny that happened.  You could substitute any activity suggestions that you think would be appropriate for parents to do with their children at home.

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Dear Parents,

Today we learned about The Parable of the Lost Sheep from Luke 15: 1 – 10.   Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.

Here are a few activity ideas…

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Help your child memorize the verse.

Luke 19:10

“The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” 

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Teach your child the song “You Are My Shepherd” by Mary Rice Hopkins.  You can find it on i-tunes.

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Read the “Lost and Found”  http://www.cbhministries.org/ForKids/KeysforKids/ReadListen.aspx?ID=5005  or “Am I Lost” http://www.cbhministries.org/ForKids/KeysforKids/ReadListen.aspx?ID=1965  devotionals from Keys for Kids. Or read “Missing!” by Linda sue Pochodza.

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Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson. https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/parable-of-the-lost-sheep/

Zacchaeus

If you could choose to have lunch with anyone, who would you choose? 

Let’s see who Jesus chose… 

Scripture: Luke 19: 1 – 10 or page 422 in the Golden Children’s Bible

Target Age Group:  1st through 6th grade

Welcome the children to the classroom and chat with them about their week as they gather around the table.

Pray and ask God to teach the children not just head knowledge, but also heart knowledge.

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Bible Lesson:
Have the children open their Bibles to Luke 19 or pages 422 in The Golden Children’s Bible.

(Read the story to the children because at this age some of the children do not read smoothly, which hinders comprehension for the whole class.)

  • What town did Zacchaeus live in?  Jericho
  • What job did Zacchaeus do?  He was the chief tax collector.
  • Tax collectors were very unpopular.  Do you know why?  They would cheat the people by taxing more than was owed – and then pocket the rest for themselves.
  • Who did Zacchaeus want to see?  Jesus
  • Why couldn’t he see Him?  Because there was a large crowd around Jesus and Zacchaeus was too short to see over them.
  • How did he overcome this problem? He climbed a tree.
  • Zacchaeus must have wanted to see Jesus pretty badly to go to such effort! Don’t you agree? How much effort would you have gone through to see Jesus?  Do you go through that much effort to meet Jesus at church or reading your Bible and praying?
  • What did Jesus say when he got to the tree? “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”
  • How do you think that Zacchaeus felt then?  Surprised. Happy.  Curious. Excited to have a friend come to his home, because he was so disliked by the other people and they probably never came to his house.
  • Do you think that he was surprised that Jesus knew his name?  Yes.
  • Did Zacchaeus take Jesus to his house?  Yes.  He welcomed him gladly.
  • What did the people say? “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
  • Do you think that they thought maybe Jesus should be coming to their house instead? Why?  Maybe they thought that they were the good people and so they deserved to have Jesus come to them.
  • What did Zacchaeus say then? “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
  •  What did Jesus say to that?  “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
  •  What do you think that Jesus meant by that?  He came to save sinners.
  •  Did you know that Jesus knows your name, and that He is calling you, too?  Jesus says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”  Rev. 3:20  
  •  Do you know how to open the door and let Jesus in?  Pray and ask him to come into your heart.
  •  Let’s pray and ask Jesus to come into our hearts.  And let’s tell Him that we will give up our sins and do right from now on…

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During the remaining class time do activities that help to reinforce what the children have learned. Here are some suggestions…

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Memorize the verse:

Luke 19:19 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

or

James 4:8a “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

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Show a video of this story:

Video #1  from Crossroads Kids’ Club

Video #2  Max 7

Video #3   from the Jesus Film

Video #4   from Dan Huffman

Video #5   song

Video #6  Jesusandkidz.com

Video #7   A New Day With Jesus

Video #8   Pacific Rock Productions

Video #9   Tracy Radosevic

Video #10   New Spring Church

Video #11 from Crossroads Kids’ Club

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Here are several games and crafts featuring Zacchaeus at Danielle’s Place.

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Have some helpers do this skit by Dana L. Gagnon .  You could do it with puppets, as suggested, or with people.

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Have the children use colors or pastels to draw their own vision of the story on a sketch pad page. Or have them color a color page related to the story. Color page #1    Color page #2   Color page #3  Color page #4   Color page #5 (scroll down)   Color page #6  Color page #7

Zachaeus color pages from Touch of Fire.

An excellent color page book is “Through-the-Bible Coloring Pages For Ages 4-8” by Janet Skiles.  The pages are reproducible.

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Share this object lesson from Sermons4Kids.   Don’t forget the activities at the bottom of the page!

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Have some helpers act out this skit from Teaching Them.

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This is a great craft from Auntie’s Bible Lessons.

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Jesus Without Language has a tree craft and a color exclusion exercise  that would be fun.

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Bible Class Creations has a great book craft.

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Have the children make the booklet “Zacchaeus Climbs a Tree” from Lambsongs.   (Scroll down.) There are two activities to the right, too.

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Bible Fun for Kids has a couple of links to mini-books for this story.

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Have the children fill out these worksheets and color page from Calvary Curriculum.

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Gospel Hall has several activities.  Search for Activity 709.

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Here are some great ideas from Children’s Ministry.

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Younger children will enjoy these activities from Flame Creative Kids.

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Older children will enjoy this activity from Flame Creative Kids.

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Sing

“Stories” by the Go Fish Guys

“My Heart Your Home” by Uncle Charlie

“Zacchaeus Was A Wee Little Man”

Or sing “Come Meet Jesus” by Mary Rice Hopkins.  You can purchase all of Mary’s music at her web site.

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Have the children do a maze , puzzle , or dot-to-dot  from Bible Wise.

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Evaluate what the children have learned.  While they are coloring or crafting ask each one what they learned today.

Send each child’s parent an e-mail (or a hard copy) of the Parents’ Page.

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Zacchaeus Parents’ Page

Use the parents’ page as a way to keep in touch with parents, to keep them informed of what you are teaching, and to encourage them to continue reinforcing the lesson at home. Use this template as a starting point. Make it your own by telling them how the children responded to the lesson or something funny that happened.  You could substitute any activity suggestions that you think would be appropriate for parents to do with their children at home.

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Dear Parents,

Today we learned about Zacchaeus from Luke 19: 1-10.   Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.

Here are a few activity ideas…

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Help your child memorize the verse.

James 4:8a “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

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With supervision, allow your child to do some online activities featuring this story at the Garden of Praise. http://gardenofpraise.com/bibl51s.htm

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Read “The story of Zacchaeus Up a Tree” by Paul Dallgas-Frey.

http://www.essex1.com/people/paul/bible58.html

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Use Keys for Kids as a daily family devotional every day. http://www.cbhministries.org/ForKids/KeysforKids/ReadListen.aspx

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Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson.  https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/zacchaeus/ 

Feeding of the 5,000

Scripture: Mark 6: 30-44, John 6: 1-12, Matthew 14:13 – 21, Luke 9:10 – 17 or pages 402 – 403 of The Golden Children’s Bible

Target Age Group:  1st through 6th grade

Welcome the children to the classroom and chat with them about their week as they gather around the table.

Pray and ask God to teach the children not just head knowledge, but also heart knowledge.

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Bible Lesson:
Have the children open their Bibles to Mark 6 or page 402 in The Golden Children’s Bible.

So many people were following Jesus and the disciples that they were finding it hard to find time to eat or rest.  So, they got in a boat to get away to a quiet place. This is where the story begins… 

(Read the story to the children because at this age some of the children do not read smoothly, which hinders comprehension for the whole class.)

  • Did Jesus and the disciples end up in a quiet place where they could get away from the crowds and rest? No.  The people figured out where they were going and they ran ahead and got there before they did.
  • How many people were there? 5,000
  • Does anybody have any idea how many people 5,000 is?  To help them visualize how many 5,000 people would be, show them the people page   from this web site lesson.  Explain that there are 250 faces on the page.  Post it on the wall.  Then add another page, and another etc. until you have 20 total pages, which equals 5,000 faces.
  • Did Jesus tell them to go away so that He could have some time alone? No.  He had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd.
  • What did He do instead?  He started to teach them
  • What did the disciples suggest to Jesus that He should do?  Send the people away to the surrounding villages to get something to eat.
  • What was Jesus’ answer to them?  “You give them something to eat.”
  • Can you imagine being asked to feed that many people?  How do you think that the disciples felt? Overwhelmed.
  • What was their answer to Jesus? “Should we go and buy them 200 penny worth of bread?”  That would take more than half a years’ wages!
  • Jesus told them to go and find out how much food they had there.  How much did they find? Five loaves and two fish.
  • What did Jesus do then?  He gave thanks to God, then he broke the bread and fish into pieces and had the disciples pass it out to the people.
  • Did everyone get just a crumb?  No.  Everyone got enough to be satisfied. And there were 12 baskets left over!
  • How do you think the little boy who gave up his loaves and fish felt?  Happy to have helped Jesus.
  • Jesus took care of their needs, didn’t He?  Do you think that Jesus cares about your needs, too? Yes He does.  We can come to Him with any need that we have.
  • Have you ever felt like God was asking you to do things that are impossible? Let the kids give examples.
  • What does this story teach us about doing the impossible for God?  If we give what we have – even if it is only a little – God will take it and He’ll do the rest.
  • Let’s pray and thank God for providing for our needs. And let’s ask the Lord to help us to step out in faith with what little we have, trusting that He will accomplish more than we can imagine possible with it…

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During the remaining class time do activities that help to reinforce what the children have learned. Here are some suggestions…

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Memorize the verse.

John 6:35  I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.  

Use this cut and scramble activity from Childrens’ Chapel to help them learn it. Page #1  Page #2

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If you have a laptop and internet connection show this music video of the song “Five Loaves and Two Fishes” by Corrinne May.

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Sing the song “5,000 Folks” by Bible Story Songs, “Little is Much” by Mary Rice Hopkins, or “One Basket” by the Donut Man.  Or sing “Little Bit of Love” by Mary Rice Hopkins.  These songs are available on i-tunes.

Here is a Feeding of the 5,000 version of “Little is Much”

Jesus was preaching to  5,000 one day

Soon the disciples said, “Lord, send them away.”

“Five loaves and two fish is all that there is to eat.”

Jesus blessed the snack and it became a feast.

Little is much when He lives in your heart.

Little is much when you know who you are.

Little is much when He lives in your heart.

Little is much.

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Have the children use colors or pastels to draw their own vision of the story on a sketch pad page. Or have them color a color page related to the story. Color page #1  Color page #2   Color page #3   Color page #4   Color page #5   Color page #6  color page #7  An excellent color page book is “Through-the-Bible Coloring Pages For Ages 4-8” by Janet Skiles.  The pages are reproducible.

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Do a crossword puzzle or a word search featuring this story.

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Make this bread and fish mobile from the New Church Vineyard.

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Bring a picnic basket with snacks inside and have a picnic for snack time.  (You might start the class time with one of these  object lessons from sermons4kids.  Lesson #1  Lesson #2

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Evaluate what the children have learned.  While they are coloring or crafting ask each one what they learned today.

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Send each child’s parent an e-mail (or a hard copy) of the Parents’ Page.

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Feeding of the 5,000 Parents’ Page

Use the parents’ page as a way to keep in touch with parents, to keep them informed of what you are teaching, and to encourage them to continue reinforcing the lesson at home. Use this template as a starting point. Make it your own by telling them how the children responded to the lesson or something funny that happened.  You could substitute any activity suggestions that you think would be appropriate for parents to do with their children at home.

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Dear Parents,

Today we learned about the feeding of the 5,000 from Mark 6: 30-44.   Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.

Here are a few activity ideas…

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Help your child memorize the verse.

John 6:35  I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

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Teach your child the song “5,000 Folks” by Bible Story Songs, “Little is Much” by Mary Rice Hopkins, or “One Basket” by the Donut Man .  These songs are available on i-tunes.

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Do an online memory puzzle featuring this story http://songsofpraise.org/imagepuzzle.php?puzzleid=39

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Read the story “Give Your Gift: God Will Use It” by Jennifer Edwards.

http://childrenschapel.org/biblestories/5000.html

Or read the story “The Amazing Multiplying Meal” by Paul Dallgas Frey

http://www.essex1.com/people/paul/bible33.html

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Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson.  https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/feeding-of-the-5000/

Parable of the Sower

Scripture: Mark 4: 1 – 20 or Matthew 13: 1-23 or pages 392 -393 in the Golden Children’s Bible

Target Age Group:  1st through 6th grade

Welcome the children to the classroom and chat with them about their week as they gather around the table.

Pray and ask God to teach the children not just head knowledge, but also heart knowledge.

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Bible Lesson:
Have the children open their Bibles to Matthew 13 or pages 392 – 393 in The Golden Children’s Bible.

(Read the story to the children because at this age some of the children do not read smoothly, which hinders comprehension for the whole class.)

  • Where was Jesus preaching in this story? from a boat off the shore of a lake.
  • What is a parable?  A story with a double meaning.  Everything in the story represents something else.
  • What was the farmer doing?  planting seeds
  • What four places did the seed land?  On the path, on rocky ground, among thorns, in good soil
  • What happened to the seeds that fell on the path?  It was trampled under foot and the birds came and ate them.
  • What happened to the seeds that fell on the rocky ground? The plants came up quickly, but they didn’t have deep roots, so the sun scorched them.
  • What happened to the seeds that fell among thorns? They were choked out and didn’t produce fruit.
  • What happened to the seeds that fell in the good soil? They grew and produced a crop up to 100 times more than the seed that was sown.
  • Who do you think that the farmer really is?  Jesus, preacher, teacher, missionary, etc.
  • What is the seed?  The Word or the Bible
  • What is the seed along the path?  People who don’t really receive the Word into their hearts.
  • What do the birds taking the seed away represent?  Satan destroying people’s faith.
  • What is the seed planted on rocky soil?  People who receive God’s Word with joy, but who have no deep roots.
  • What happens to them?  They fall away from God before very long when things get tough.
  • What is the seed that land among the thorns?  People who receive God’s Word and grow, but then get distracted by the worries and things of the world.
  • What happens to them?  They never produce fruit.
  • What is the seed that is planted in good soil?  People who hear the Word, accept it and produce a big crop.
  • What do you think the crop is?  Leading other people to Christ. A godly life. Fruit of the Spirit.
  • What kind of seed and soil do you think that you are? (Let them think about this.  Do not pressure them to answer if they don’t want to.)
  • How can we make sure that we are seed planted in good soil?  Read and study our Bibles, go to church and Sunday school, spend lots of time in prayer, commit to living for Jesus, don’t hang out with people who pull you away from God, don’t watch TV all the time etc.
  • Let’s pray and ask the Lord to help us to be seed that is planted in good soil and productive for Him….

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During the remaining class time do activities that help to reinforce what the children have learned. Here are some suggestions…

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Memorize the verse.

James 1:22  “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

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Share the “Soak It In” object lesson. Or bring some garden tools to class as an object lesson.

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If you have a laptop and internet connection, here are three great videos to help the children visualize the story. Video #1  Video #2   Video #3  Video #4 – part 1 and part 2

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Make a flip chart and use it to tell the story. ( You could also print up these pictures for each child and have them make a collage out of them on a large piece of construction paper.)

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Have the children make bookmarks related to the story. You could have them paste real seeds on the card, then laminate them.

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Have the children use colors or pastels to draw their own vision of the story on a sketch pad page. Or have them color a color page related to the story.  Color page #1   Color page #2   Color page #3   Color page #4   Color Page #5  There are several pages here.

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Sing “I Wanna Be Good Ground” by Bible Story Songs, or “Thy Word” by the Cedarmont Kids, or “The Sower” by the Donut Man. You can get them on i-tunes.  Another good song is “Grow Me Up Like You” by Mary Rice Hopkins.  You can order her music at her web site.

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Fill small pots or styrofoam cups with different types of soil – gravel, sand, and good rich soil – and plant some seeds in them.  Check over the next few weeks what grows and what doesn’t.

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Use this lesson to discuss this story with older children.

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Do this worksheet with older children.

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Serve dirt cake for snack time. Here is the recipe:

Dirt Cake with Worms

  • 1 to 1 1/4 lb. pkg. Oreo cookies
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (12 oz.) tub Cool Whip (can use chocolate)
  • 2 (3 1/2 oz.) pkg. instant vanilla or chocolate pudding
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • gummy worms

Crush Oreos or process in a food processor. Fill the bottom of individual snack cups with 1/3 of the crumbs.  Set aside.

Mix butter, cream cheese and sugar and vanilla together. Set aside.

Combine milk and pudding mix. Fold Cool Whip into the pudding.

Fold together pudding mixture and butter-cream cheese mixture.

Layer this mixture (about 1/3 of it) onto the crumbled cookies in the cups. Then add another layer of cookie crumbs, continuing until all ingredients are used ending with the crumbs on top.

Place gummy worms in the “dirt” as if they are crawling out.

Chill in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours before serving.

Or serve cupcakes decorated to illustrate the story. Here are two great ideas. Cupcake recipe #1  Cupcake recipe #2

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Evaluate what the children have learned.  While they are coloring or crafting ask each one what they learned today.

Send each child’s parent an e-mail (or a hard copy) of the Parents’ Page.

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Parable of the Sower Parents’ Page

Use the parents’ page as a way to keep in touch with parents, to keep them informed of what you are teaching, and to encourage them to continue reinforcing the lesson at home. Use this template as a starting point. Make it your own by telling them how the children responded to the lesson or something funny that happened.  You could substitute any activity suggestions that you think would be appropriate for parents to do with their children at home.

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Dear Parents,

Today we learned about the Parable of the Sower from Mark 4:1-20.   Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.

Here are a few activity ideas…

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Help your child memorize the verse.

James 1:22  “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” 

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Teach your child the song  “I Wanna Be Good Ground” by Bible Story Songs.  You can find it on i-tunes.

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Show your child this beautiful slide show of the story by Earnest Graham. http://lookbothwaysartandfaith.blogspot.com/2008/06/parable-project-2-sower.html

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Read the story “What Kind of Dirt Are You?” by Linda Sue Pochodzay Edwards

http://childrenschapel.org/biblestories/dirt.html

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Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson.  https://childrenschurch.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/parable-of-the-sower/