Hi Godly Play Teachers, Welcome to our lesson for June 28, the Parable of the Great Pearl.
The wondering questions are in the book. They include:
1. I wonder if the person was happy with the great pearl.
2. I wonder what the merchant is going to do now.
3. I wonder why the seller was willing to give up something so precious.
4. I wonder if the seller has a name.
5. I wonder if the merchant has a name.
6. I wonder what the great pearl could really be?
7. I wonder what could be so precious that a person would exchange everything for it?
8. I wonder if you have ever come close to the great pearl.
9. I wonder where this whole place could really be.
Thank you for having an adult take time to jot down the children's responses to these questions.
Idea Sparkers for Our Give a Gift to God Time:
1. Make a "pearl" necklace. Hobby shops (Michaels, Hobby Lobby) has fake
pearls that you can string. Each student could make themselves a
necklace using one pearl and yarn, along with whatever other work they
choose to do today.
2. What does the kingdom of God look like? What makes it such a priceless treasure?
Children could draw a mural together or individual pictures. What could
they show people doing in the kingdom of God? Is nature in the kingdom
of God? How are people treating nature and each other?
3. Children could make their own parable set, so they can retell this parable.
4. Make/buy a "pearl" snack to share. I'm still thinking on how to do
this. Maybe like a Mexican wedding cookie but with no nuts? (Remember
that we're nut free on the hallway due to allergies.) Something that
looks like a pearl...any ideas?