Thursday, June 11, 2015

Parables: Parable of The Wheat and The Tares

Today we talked about the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares.  

We Watched these video clips:

I found this printable very helpful when explaining the meanings behind the parables. The other half of the printable is about the Parable of the Sower which I used yesterday.  I also found this webpage helpful in showing them wheat and tares.
 After talking about the meaning behind this parable the kids each did this maze.
 Then we did a little sponge activity.  You can get all the details for this activity here.  I had them feel an old, hard sponge.  Then talked to them about ways that we can be followers of Christ.
We added water to the sponge with each thing and watched the sponge become moist and "teachable".  I pointed out that if we continue to work on doing things like reading our scriptures, praying, going to church we can be true followers of Christ and be receptive to the Spirit.

Be sure to also check out:
Primary Manual 7 Lesson 17
Chicken Scratch N Sniff has some great ideas as well.

My plan is to do parables three times a week for a while, then we will probably move on to some other things in the New Testament and if we have more time beyond that we'll do something else.  Mondays are kind of more of a freebie day, perhaps the library and park.  Fridays are going to be movie days for us with some fun activities.  I may decide to post those here as well.

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