This is my latest way to teach The Prodigal Son!This year as I prepared to teach The Prodigal Son, I had a couple of issues. First, I couldn't find any type of pig that I always use for a take home. I have always found some type of ceramic pig or piggy bank for $1.00. Somewhere. I usually buy stuff for class through the year, because you can't find it when you need it! But, I haven't seen any pigs for the last year. Plus, there are a lot more kids in this year's class and this class is mostly boys.
So, I had to try something different. I rarely have food in the class. It has to specifically tie in to the lesson. I teach the same class for a year, and probably have food 2-3 times. That makes it more special and a treat. But I decided to make this Chex treat and make it like 'pig food'. Well, that's what I told them. I set up the pigs I have from VBS and tossed the hula skirts in front of them to look like a pig pen. The kids sat on the floor in front of the pigs for the lesson.
I mixed these items in a bowl Saturday night and when we talked about the son having to feed the pigs, I let them eat! I used chocolate Corn Chex (It had different colors), Cheerios, peanuts (unless someone has allergies), stick pretzels, bite size bagel chips (broken in half) and chocolate chips
I also used this new worksheet. You will see it again in a Cathy's Corner post. I added it in Cathy's post because I used the same graphics. But this was a great discussion starter and review. You can print it in color or black & white. Click here to download.
You can find the lesson and everything to teach the Prodigal Son here.
You can find the wood pigs & more here.