Hi Godly Play Teachers,
Welcome to our lesson for July 21, the Parable of the Mustard Seed, found in Matthew 13:31-32, Mark 4:30-32, and Luke 13:18-19.
The wondering questions are in the
book. I'll have them printed out for you. Thank you for documenting the
children's responses. They're so interesting for the parents-and for the
rest of us!
Now, for some ideas to spark their imaginations as they do their work, making a gift to God...
How big do they imagine the mustard seed growing? Why not lay out
butcher paper on the floor and let the children draw the tree? I've seen
a class of fours do this, so I know all of ours can do it to. One team
of kids could draw and fill in the tree, another do the leaves, another
do the birds and birds' nests, and another do the sower.
Our fourth grade class did this a year or two ago and it turned out great!
2. Children could individually glue a seed to a paper and draw what the tree will grow to be.
You could plant a seed, if you haven't done that lately. It might be
fun to plant grass seeds and draw a face on the pot/cup so as it sprouts
it looks like hair.
4. The kids could make their own
parable box for this one. There's felt in the resource room for the
different parts, and they could also make a person out of a clothespin,
birds and nests out of clay.
5. Make a mustard seed necklace as shown here
6. Sample different kids of mustard with pretzels or crackers as a snack.