Thursday, June 18, 2015

Parables: Prodigal Son

Today we talked about the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
We watched these video clips:

I did our own version of this idea (you can find more ideas on that website as well).  I gave them each 5 dimes and we went for a little walk then we came to a "store" and they spent their money on toys and candy.  After they had spent their money and enjoyed their purchases I asked them how they were going to pay for real food, shelter, clothing, and so forth.  They decided they would need to get a job so I told them the only job they could find was feeding pigs.  Then we proceeded to act out the rest of the story.  We then talked about the meaning of the parables and the different themes we have seen in all the parables this week.

I only took one picture today, but we also read "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein.  This site has some ideas on comparing this book to the story of the Prodigal Son.

Also check out Primary Manual 7 Lesson 19 for more ideas.

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