Scripture: Matthew 13:33-46, Mark 4:30-32, Luke 13:18-21
- Students will learn Jesus told parables to help people understand godly principles.
- Students will learn that parables have important lessons God wants us to learn and follow.
- Students will learn God wants us to understand how incredibly valuable God and His kingdom are to us.
- Students will learn vocabulary related to cooking.
Guiding Question: How can students learn the way vocabulary is used in cooking?
Materials: Measuring tools (cups, teaspoons, tablespoons, etc) and various ingredients (flour, sugar, spices, etc.)
Procedure: Review the Parables of the Yeast, Treasure, and Pearl from the scriptures above. Emphasize how important God and His kingdom are to us and the benefit of living a Christian lifestyle. Explain that parables are used to teach us lessons and that they are important in learning how God wants us to live for.
Bring in various ingredients and measuring tools used in cooking. Teach the students vocabulary words associated with ingredients and tools. Then have the students create a recipe using the new vocabulary.
Additional Questions: How can students apply cooking vocabulary into real world situations?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students make a “cooking show video”. The students will share the ingredients they plan to use, what the recipe is, and walk the “audience” through making the dish.