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The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Play /Make


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) | Play /Make

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The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Heroes

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The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Talk

The Rich Fool (Luke 12) | Talk
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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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Centurions Faith (Luke 7) | Make-3


When it comes to the story of the Centurion’s Faith the phrases – ‘One shall tell another’, ‘relaying messages’, and ‘domino effect’ were high on my list of ideas to ponder. The effects of all those little messages meant that though the centurion didn’t meet Jesus face to face his plea was heard and met. I couldn’t resist therefore making some dominoes using the characters. Centurions Faith (Luke 7) | Make-3

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Centurions Faith (Luke 7) | Make-2


These felt finger puppets are just adorable to play with and have so many uses. Get the older children to make their own and set up a stage to tell the story or use them as your own story props, very young groups will also appreciate them for free play time.

Disclosure : I am posting this anyhow by request. Craft felt is hard to source in my location so I used a mixture of thicknesses and scraps.
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