Hi Godly Play Teachers,
Welcome to our lesson for July 7, the Parable of the Sower.
you ask the wondering questions, if children have trouble, try to help
them put themselves in the place of the sower. (Particularly helpful for
So the important wondering questions we'll use this week are:
1. I wonder if the person had a name.
2. I wonder who the person could really be?
3. I wonder if the person was happy when the birds came and ate the seeds.
4. I wonder if the birds were happy when they saw the sower.
5. I wonder who the birds really are.
6. I wonder what the person was doing when the little seeds could not get their roots in among the stones.
7. I wonder what the person was doing when the little seeds were choked by the thorns.
8. I wonder what the person was doing when the little seeds were growing in the good earth.
9. I wonder what the harvest could really be?
10. I wonder what the sower used for seed?
11. I wonder what the sower sold?
12. I wonder what the sower kept for food?
13. I wonder what part surprised the sower most?
Idea Sparkers for our Create a Gift for God time:
Check out this pinterest site and see a whole bunch of ideas which children could use to make their gift to God!
What a perfect time to actually sow some seeds! You could use Styrofoam
cups or small terra cotta pots which the kids could decorate, then fill
with soil in which to plant a seed. You could also have them write a
verse on a popsickle stick to put in the soil near the seeds they sow.
They could choose a verse from the Bible story (a good way to have them
look up the story themselves) or use Psalm 119:16b “I Shall not forget
Children could also reproduce the parts
of the parable box-the sower, the birds, the pots, the rocky ground, the
thorns, the plants.
Children could illustrate the parable with watercolors or markers or colored pencils.