2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Make two teams pass a big seed, such as a
small coconut, from one child to the other using only their knees.
When it has passed down the line the last person runs to the front
and begins the process until all have run to the front, first team
to complete is the winner.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS:
Download Yoruba praise
and worship song
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Prayer: Heavenly Father let us
be open to hearing Your Word. Don’t let our hearts be rocky
places, where Your Word will not have much soil to take root. Let
it not sprang up quickly, let me not be enthusiastic at the start
but when times of difficulties come wilt and die because the Word
is shallow. Let me be deep into Your Word. Amen
a. “Back Track” The Parable of the Sower
'Bible Flash Cards'
Before class Photocopy two sets of Yoruba
Bible Flash Cards page, cut them up into Flash Cards.
'Bible Flash Cards'
Like last week divide the kids into two teams,
scatter the cards like seeds and have a race to see which
team can put the cards in order so the verse reads correctly.
'The Seed Song'
Ready…Swords up… Matiu 13: 5 … CHARGE!
Bible Verse Visual Aids
Encourage the children to dramatize the verses.
Props needed: a farmers hat, a bag of seeds, a heap of rocks, a
small plant, a yellow cloth to act as the sun, a withered plant.
Have the children recite the verse to memorize it.
English 'The Farmer and the seed' Lesson #3 Bible
Verse Colouring Pages for the children that can speak English
to print and colour
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
Lesson #3 Visual Aids
‘The Parable of the Sower Teaching Video.’
Seeds that fell on rocky places
are like people that have hard hearts and little faith in
God. When life gets a little rocky, their Christian walk quickly
withers and dies
Get a child to read Matiu
Bible Memory Verse Visual Aid
English 'The Farmer and the seed' Lesson #3 Colouring
Pages to print and colour
English 'The Farmer and the seed' Lesson #3 PowerPoint
We need to pray to God for strength, to soften our
hearts to read the Bible to see how others withstood times of trouble.
In the end, it doesn't matter what others think of us. We should
live to please only God. Someone with a soft heart will soak up
the Word of God. On the other hand, the Word of God rolls right
off someone with a hardened heart of rock.
This hard rock (hold up rock) represents the heart of someone
with a hard heart. The water represents the Word of God. (Squirt
the rock with the squirty bottle.) When we try to explain the
Word of God to someone with a hard heart, it will not soak in. It
rolls off, they don’t want to hear, they are not interested.
This sponge rock (hold up sponge) represents
someone with a soft and open heart. (Squirt the sponge with
the squirty bottle.) When we explain the Word of God to a person
with a soft heart, he or she will soak the information in. They
want to hear more they are keen to join you in church.
The sun (wave yellow cloth)
and the rain (spray the children with water)
help the Jesus seed to grow.
English 'What a Plant Needs to Stay Alive
- Springtime Song' video
Jesus becomes a light in me and I become a
light to others. When I go to church and fellowship it is
like the rain watering the Jesus seed.
1. In our story today, where did the seeds fall? (The seeds
fell on rocky places.)
2. What happened to the seed that fell on the rocky places?
(It withered, because it had no root.)
3. What does the word persecution mean? (To oppress, harass,
annoy or bother.)
5. What are some ways that we may be persecuted or have trouble
because we are Christians? (Some people may make fun of us,
call us names.)
6. How can we help our faith withstand trouble and persecution?
(Pray to God for strength, read the Bible to see how others
withstood times of trouble.)
7. Should we care more about men or God? (God. In the end, it
doesn't matter what others think of us. We should live to please
Extracts taken from www.kidssundayschool.com
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
(Give each child a small rock to hold)
Some people hear the Good News about Jesus and happily
accept it. As soon as someone laughs at them or makes fun of their
faith, they deny everything Jesus stands for. If things get tough,
they give up. When trouble comes, they quickly abandon their relationship
with Jesus. They worry more about men than they do about God. Their
hearts become hard, like the rocky places some of the Sower's seeds
Let’s spend some time holding our rock and
asking God to soften our hearts and be open to hear from Him.
1. Praise to God for the opportunity to be able to hear His Word
and learn from it.
2. Thank Him for "Planting the Jesus seed," in our hearts
and ask the Holy Spirit to help everyone during the week to think
about Jesus planted in their heart like a seed, water it by reading
3. Safety and health for the children.
4. That others may see Jesus in our lives.
Our Heavenly Father we thank you for helping
us to understand the Sowers Parable. Help us to look at the birds
of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and
yet you Father feeds them. We know we are much more valuable than
OTHER OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Give the children a piece of paper and some small seeds and glue
and let them stick the seeds to spell JESUS
Give one copy of the ‘Take Home Memory Bible Verse'
to each child at the end of the class.
Take home their Ewe Igbale bottle,
continue to water it a little each day.
‘Take Home Memory Bible
Download’ English ‘Activity
Book’ available for the children and can
be downloaded from this website.
There are some fun English games and quizzes that can be
downloaded to help the childen remember what they have been
taught. (Used only if children can speak English)
Download English quizzes
Come back next week to hear about the war of the plants! Water your
Moringa at home and bring it back next week. Let’s see who’s
Moringa has grown the most. I can hardly wait to see.
to view Session #4.
SOWING SEEDS OF SUCCESS - MORINGA CURRICULUM
HEAL A HURTING HEART - CORONA CRISIS