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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Parables -- The Lost Coin

Tomorrow begins our study of Jesus' parables. I've chosen 6 that I thought would be easy to teach the kids and that I thought they would enjoy. We'll study:

  • The Lost Coin
  • The Lost Sheep
  • The Prodigal Son
  • The Sower
  • The Good Fish/Bad Fish
  • The Good Samaritan


We have 7 class sessions this month, but I just chose to teach 6 parables so we could have a week a review at the end. We'll start our study with the Lost Parables. They go with the song we'll be singing this month and they are fun to teach. Tomorrow we will talk about the Lost Coin.

My lesson plan is:

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E with sign language.

The Lost Coin Magnet Puzzle

Sing: Parables of Jesus. This song teaches the kids what a parable is for. It doesn't actually use the word parable though. It calls them stories. The parables highlighted are the 3 lost parables.

The Parables Flip Chart. We'll just go over the introductory card and then the 3 lost parables. Later we'll add the other parables. This is really a short flip chart. I could just find 1 picture for each parable.

Pop-up Book. We'll be making a pop-up book this month. Each parable will have a page in the book. This week we will be making a lift the flap page. Under the flap(the woman's broom) the kids will glue a penny. Each class we will do a different page and glue the pages together to make a book.

Attendance Chart: The attendance chart has a picture of Jesus teaching people. Each class, the children will add a picture of the parable we learned that day.

Have children put their heads down on the table with their eyes shut. Hide a few pennies around the room. Let the children use the flashlights to find their penny. Talk to the children about how happy they were about find their penny. Remind them that the woman was just as happy to find her coin. God is happy when we turn back to him too.


Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.

End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer.