Teaching Helps for the Parable of the Sower

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We just posted a new lesson plan based on Jesus’ parable of the Soils. Here are some additional learning activities that will help you teach this Bible story. This well known Bible story explains why different people have different responses when they hear the teachings of Jesus.  Please leave a comment to share your ideas with other readers.

  • Coloring Page on the Parable of the Sower
    Use this coloring page when teaching the Parable of the Sower. You can download it in print-friendly format below or click on the image for a larger JPG image to print. PDF coloring pageDownload This graphic is from Christian Clip Arts, be sure to check out their amazing (and free) graphics you can use in your lesson ...
  • “The Parable of the Sower & Soils” Children’s Bible Study from Matthew 13:1-23
    Teach about the Parable of the Sower with this Bible study for children. It’s based on the lesson Jesus offered in Matthew 13 about how different people respond to hearing the Word of God. The lesson plan below includes complete teaching notes, craft suggestions, game activities, and coloring page. Parable of the SowerDownload https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh_ZCcaNyX7cT_gV6ua6XUvnQP4rnoPMv “Is the Soil Good” Children’s ...
  • Parable of the Sower Children’s Sermon (Matthew 13)
    This children’s sermon is from the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13. You can use it to share a simple object lesson message in your church this coming Sunday. Print our teacher notes below and watch the video as you prepare. Message NotesDownload https://youtu.be/pP_zOBzPUdo “The Good Soil” Children’s Sermon on the Parable of the Sower Main Objective: The Parable ...
  • “Parable of the Sower” Craft Ideas for Sunday School
    The Parable of the Sower can be slightly challenging to look at when working with very young children, as far as metaphor explanation goes. However, it is a fun one when it comes to crafts. As with many planting and growth analogies, there are plenty of engaging ways to make items that lend themselves to ...
  • The Apple of His Eye… Apple-themed activities for family ministry
      Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings -Psalm 17:8 Fall is a wonderful time to explore and celebrate the beauty of God’s creation. And why let pumpkin spice have all the fun? Among His wonderfully created things, fall is a fun opportunity to enjoy all things apple-related! Apples provide ...
  • Lesson: Growing in God – Parable of the Sower
    Use this children’s Sunday School lesson to teach kids how they can mature in Christ and share their belief with other people. Needed: Bibles, seeds, dirt, (optional – planting pots for each student), ping pong balls or small paper wads Lesson Before starting, go outside and clear a small patch of ground of grass, or bring in planting ...
  • Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9) Preschool Bible Lesson
    This lesson teaches children about salvation using the parable of the sower. Jesus used parables to teach his disciples about The Kingdom of God. This lesson will be best utilized in a Sunday school or a kid’s church setting however it could also be used at a preschool. Objective: To give children an understanding about salvation Targeted ...
  • Object Lesson & Craft: Good Dirt and Good Seeds (Mark 4:1-20)
    Jesus often used images and parables of planting or farming in His teaching. This may very well have been due to the audience and vocations of the day, but even children and adults today can understand and learn from the analogies drawn. In the parable of the sower, we see not only critical elements of ...
  • “The Parable of the Soils” Story Time with Jesus Lesson 2
    This lesson is the second in a nine part study for children on the parables of Jesus. For related ideas, search our website for “Parables of Jesus.” Main idea: We sow the seed of Truth into every kind of heart, just like God does. Teacher preparation: Read Scripture references, Galatians 5:22-23 Gather: Bible; dry erase markers or chart paper and markers; rice; ...
  • Preschool Bible Lesson: Parable of the Soils
    This is lesson continues our curriculum for preschoolers about knowing Jesus. Each lesson is based on a passage in the Gospel of Mark. You can read the series introduction for more explanation and links to the other lessons. This particular lesson focuses on the meaning of the Parable of the Soils. Many of us hear the Word regularly, ...

Parable of the Sower Coloring Pages

parable of the sower coloring page

Video Story: The Parable of the Sower

You could use this animated video clip to teach the parable of the sower. It follows very close to the Bible passage and the added visuals will help children better understand what Jesus was saying. This would be helpful in a family devotion or homeschooling setting. If you have media access in your children’s church it would also work with a large group of children.

Preschool Song About Seeds

If you are teaching a preschool class, you might like this video from Cullen’s Abc’s. It is a simple song about how seeds grow. You could use it along with a preschool lesson about Jesus’ parable of the sower.

Need More Ideas? Then browse our suggested worship music for children’s church or browse our links to thousands of free lessons for Sunday School.

1 thought on “Teaching Helps for the Parable of the Sower”

  1. Thanks for your ministry. I just I found you, but I know I’ll be back!
    The parable of the sower video is great! Looking forward to sharing it with my 3-5th graders tomorrow.


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