The Parable of the Seeds: Make it real

Parables are Great …no really and they are easy to make into

Real…Relevant lessons for your class

Remember I teach first grade but the following can be taught to classes of any level.

If you want your class to remember what you’re teaching this is a way to do it.

Read the Parable of the Sower and the Seeds

Start like this:

Class today we are going to hear a story about a gardener

What does a gardener do?

(grow things, plant things, take care of plants/garden)

(perhaps have some seeds on hand to show them)

Explain the word sower


Read Mathew 13:1-9(the link above)

now tell the class they are going to help tell the story and that you need some volunteers

First you need a sower

then depending on the number of children in your class you can divide them up into groups to be the different types of seed.

help the children pantomime the story(similar to how I discussed The Parable of the Good Samaritan)

it may help for you to watch Godspell as they do this parable in that musical (check out this link starting at 4:29)

and the following which I did not create can be found on YouTube and is a cute animation that illustrates what happens to each type of seed

Remember in everything you do when teaching others about the gospel

be sincere

be loving

be real

be relevant

….oh yeah about that….ask the children

what things in their lives make them feel like they just can’t grow(like the seeds on the rocky ground

–  what things in their lives make them shrink or feel like they are being choked(like the seeds surrounded by weeds)

–  and finally what things in their lives make them feel important and loved so they can grow to be faithful followers of the gospel(like the seeds planted on fertile ground)

go forth in faith to love and serve the lord

peace in christ


About ellasurreau

I am a first grade religious education catechist I have been teaching for 20 years I have a BA in Religious Studies I have continued taking classes in religious studies since graduating. I grew up Methodist, and became catholic after marrying.
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