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Story Seven

The Prodigal Son

Explore the story of the Prodigal Son as you play and learn together

Use these resources:

  • Explore a parable as part of the RME curriculum. Children can explore the characters in this story to discover more about Christian belief. They will be able to figure it out for themselves 
  • To discuss saying sorry and showing forgiveness. Are words enough? 
  • To link across the curriculum. There are lots of literacy and drama opportunities as this story could be imagined from any of the characters’ points of view. Your class could explore what a Jewish family would have been like; What did they farm? What did they eat? Do they understand about Kosher food? You could even challenge your children to be the Prodigal Son – could they do a better job at budgeting than him? 

In your Lesson Plan pack:

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PowerPoint Slides

Bring the stories to life with our beautifully rendered images from the Bible World Books series of Bible stories.

Lesson plan

Lesson Plans

Let us help you navigate the story with our easy-to-use lesson plans. Alongside instructions, our lesson plans include brief background reading to help you with any questions your class may have as you explore the story together.

Story Trails

Story Trails

Story Trails help you explore the story outdoors. They might invite the children to join in with the story as it’s told or test the children’s knowledge of the story with quizzes, puzzles, codes and challenges. Each Story Trail is quick and easy to set up and includes ideas to extend the learning after the trail is completed.