Scripture: Mark 4:21-32, Luke 8:16-32, Matthew 13:31-32
- Students will learn Jesus told parables to help people understand godly principles.
- Students will learn parables contain important lessons God wants us to remember and follow.
- Students will learn God wants us to have faith and tell others about God.
- Students will learn how to use comparative words when studying different types of seeds.
Guiding Question: How does God want us to share our faith? How can we compare different items?
Materials: Various seeds (your choice), paper, pencil
Procedure: Review the story of the Parables of the Lamp, Seed, and Mustard Seed. Have the students brainstorm what important lessons God teaches in each parable. Have them share how that lesson applies to their life and what they can learn from it about sharing God with others.
Review with the students how to compare several items. Give the example of students’ heights. Have three students stand up and arrange themselves from shortest to tallest. Have the students compare their heights and review comparative endings if needed. Gather several types of seeds (flower, vegetable, etc.). Have the students come up with as many accurate comparison words comparing two, three or more seeds to each other (-er, -est, more, most).
Additional Questions: How can students use song to work with comparison words?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students create a song about the different seeds using comparison words.