This is what we did at Sunday School to teach the lesson of the Prodigal Son:
Introduce the Lesson:
I usually start Sunday School lesssons with Scottie the Lion. He is a puppet who carries a bag. He puts something in the bag that relates to the lesson I am teaching. He passes the bag around the circle and each child gets one guess at to what is in the bag. This week it was a pig.
Share the Bible Story and Verse:
I read from the Bible - Luke 15: 11-32
I acted out the Bible story with little toys. I used Little People farmers and animals to role play the story.
We played Hide and Go seek with the "guys". The kids found a partner. One partner hid a "guy" in the room. The other person had to go find it. When he/she found the guy the child shouted out: He was LOST and now is FOUND!
Relate to their own Life:
I had the children stand in a line across the room. I stood in front and told the kids that I was representing God. I then asked the kids this question: What are some things things that kids do that they need to say they are sorry for? Every time a kid could come up with an answer they took a HUGE step backwards (away from God). When they were on the other side of the room I asked them what they could do to get closer to God. APOLOGIZE!! When they yelled out, "I'm sorry", I ran towards them and gave each child a chocolate kiss!
We did a muddy pig craft. The kids colored a pig, glued it to a big peice of paper, and painted mud all over the page. (The mud was brown washable paint and coffee grounds) It was super messy. Be sure to have a sink nearby.
We ate dirt cake for a snack.
- crushed Oreos (20 oz)
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 boxes instant chocolate pudding
- 1 package of Cool Whip
- package of gummy worms
( Layer Oreos and the pudding mixture) Hide worms throughout!