Wheat and tares are the parable of this week’s primary lesson. I have a fun visual activity to help you teach this lesson to your class!
Wheat and Tares
As always to begin this weeks lesson I have created a Question and Prompt sheet for you to guide your class in a meaningful discussion as outlined in the Come Follow Me manual.
This will be the outline of your class lesson plan and if you did nothing more than print out this page I think you would be prepped and ready to teach this Sunday! Of course, don’t forget your New testament too!
I’ll have some more ideas also if you want to take the lesson a little further and have time to prep a little more as well!
Charachteristics of Wheat and Tares
This parable can be a little bit difficult to understand, I thought it would be helpful to provide a visual so that you can better share with your class what lesson is being
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed atares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the
What Does the Parable of the Wheat and Tares Mean?
“The wheat represents people who make good choices. The tares represent the people who make poor choices Heavenly father will gather the righteous people to live with him.”
Once you have read the verses and explained the meaning I thought it would be fun to play the game. This is a suggestion from the Come Follow me
I then created 10 different scenarios. Have members of your class read each of the scenarios out loud. Then decided if each is a “good” or “Bad” choice.
I hope by playing this game my kids will understand that their daily choices are like the wheat and tares and help them make this parable applicable in their lives today.
The other key points of this weeks lesson will be outlined in the question and prompts. I hope you enjoy this simple and fun game. I hope it helps you better teach this parable of wheat and tares to your class!
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