Craft for The Prodigal Son

The Parable of the Lost Son

Luke 15:20-24 (NIV)

20 So he got up and went to his father.
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

Welcome Home Prodigal SonMy favorite image from the story of The Prodigal Son is of the father running to meet his son.  I love this old song from Benny Hester:  When God Ran.

With this craft I wanted to emphasize the “welcome home” the father gave to his returning son.  This door was created with two different sizes of craft sticks adhered together with white glue.  We added a welcome home greeting and a button for a door knob.  You can decorate yours with paper punch shapes or stickers.  I added the verses above to the back.  You can download the printable for the door sign and scripture verses here.

Craft for Parable of the Lost Coin

To illustrate the Parable of the Lost Coin, I created a diorama using My Digital Studio.  I added background images to the walls and floor of the ‘house’ and created the woman, her broom, and her lamp using punch art shapes.  The kids add a small gold brad behind one of the water jars sitting on the floor to represent her lost coin.

Lost Coin ParableDownload the printable for this project here.

Craft for The Good Samaritan

A recent Wednesday lesson focused on the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  The kids made a simple accordion-fold booklet featuring images from Sweet Publishing and the scripture text from the English Standard Version.  Cut out the two sets of pages, accordion fold, then adhere the two sets together with the ‘hinge’ piece of paper.  Add card stock covers to each end of the booklet.  Then adhere the title to the front and scripture to the back.  Download the printable for The Good Samaritan here.

Good Samaritan Booklet