This year we’re looking at Jesus’ teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven from Matthew’s Gospel, so we’re covering the Parable of the Sower again (Matthew 13:1–23). The parable teaches about different responses to the message about Jesus. One, and only one, response produces something better than we could ever imagine – receiving and and understanding the message about Jesus.
Here are the activities we did (We repeated the rock cakes from last time.)
Hollow out the top of a potato, soak a cotton wool ball in water and place inside, add grass seed. A face can be carved or drawn onto the potato. Not all of them were as scary as this example!
Acorn Sun Catchers
Glue a marble into an acorn cup and hang in a window to catch the sunlight.
Rock Noughts and Crosses (Tic-Tac-Toe)
We made birds out of wool, following the instructions in this video.