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The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Worksheet

The Rich Fool (Luke 12) Worksheet
This worksheet looks at the parable of the Rich fool as told, by Jesus, in Luke chapter 12. It references the bible passage as well as using the imagery that accompanies the rest of the lesson onsite. It’s a reflective exercise looking at the motivations behind the parable and the message Jesus may have wanted his listeners to hear. This worksheet would work well as an extension activity or review, for an individual or as small group work – many of the questions could work well as small group discus.

To complete the worksheet you will need some pencils, a copy of the story in some form (or a bible) and to turn your thinking caps on!

The PDF can can be downloaded by clicking on the image.

The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Craft 1


This perspective image is a wonderful way of summing up the Parable of the rich fool. One direction shows the delighted farmer with his abundant harvest spilling out from the barns, the other sees the landscape unchanged but instead of a smiling character a sheet covers a shape on the ground. The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Craft 1

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The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Games


The parable of the Rich fool has so much imagery we can use. It’s a great story for Harvest about the power of sharing rather than hoarding resources, it’s also a parable that comes from a very common question that rabbi’s would be asked. These games use both those ideas to give you a range of activities, choose the best for your space, age range and time available.



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Wobbly Barns – This is a building game – click on the image for the full instructions and pdf download. Older children can use the template to make simple barn structure pieces. Once they have made their towering barn get them to repeat it on a slight slope, one handed or with another ‘handicap’. For younger children find smooth building blocks and challenge them to make a tall tower.
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The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Game


The big action the Rich fool does in this parable is to build barns, and this game / creative challenge lets your youngsters do the same. Stacking up layers using these little flimsy paper barn pieces can be a real challenge. There are lots of suggestions at the end of the post to make this a little tougher for older groups, many that may make them look like a fool-ish. The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Game

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The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Character Images

Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to The Rich Fool (Luke 12).
The images are displayed small here, click on the image you wish to have, then save the image that loads.




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The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Story

The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Story
If you want the teachers page then please click on the image for the pdf.

Today’s hero is The Rich Fool, because he shows us the gift of HEAVEN’S TREASURE.

Essential Teachers notes:
The rich fool is a parable about answering a painfully predictable plea to any Rabbi. There are age old questions you know every youngster will ask one of those day, it may be a simple as the incessant ‘why?” from preschoolers, the “can I still do bad things if God will forgive me?” from the older child, or the “how far until I break the ‘rules’?” of a young teen. Ninety percent of Jesus’ world lived in poverty, two third’s in extreme poverty – the death of the father figure and division of his estate could easily result in the life of a day labourer or beggar. With the oldest receiving a double portion many younger sons would seek the authority of religious leaders for help.

Main Passage : Luke 12

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