Use this easy Parable of the Sower craft and free printable Parable of the Sower coloring page to help kids remember the Parable of the Sower lesson taught by Jesus.
The Parable of the Sower is a well-known parable taken from the Bible passages from Matthew 13:1–23, Mark 4:1–20, and Luke 8:4–15.
The Parable of the Sower Lesson
The Parable of the Sower is a powerful story from the Bible that teaches us about different types of soil and how they represent people’s hearts and responses to God’s word.
The parable opens with the Sower scattering seeds across his field.
Some seeds fell on the footpath, some fell on shallow soil, some fell among thorns, and others fell on fertile soil.
The Sower: The sower represents God or anyone who shares God’s message- teachers, preachers, evangelists.
The Seeds: The seeds represent God’s word.
The Four Soil Surfaces:
The Footpath/ Pathway Soil: Some seeds fall on the path, where the ground is hard and compacted. Birds quickly snatch the seeds away. This represents people who hear the word but don’t understand it, and satan takes it away from their hearts.
Rocky Soil: Some seeds fall on rocky ground with little soil. They sprout quickly but wither because they have no deep roots. This represents people who receive the word with joy but quickly fall away when faced with difficulties.
Thorns/Thorny Soil: Other seeds fall among thorns, which grow up and choke the plants, preventing them from bearing fruit. This represents people who hear the word but are distracted by the worries of life, wealth, and desires and don’t bear fruit.
Good Soil: Finally, some seeds fall on good soil, where they grow, produce a crop, and yield a fruitful harvest. This represents people who hear, understand, and apply the word in their lives, resulting in spiritual growth and good works.
Jesus taught that not everyone who hears the word of God will respond in the same way. Some will reject it, some will receive it superficially, and some will allow it to transform their lives.
Parable of the Sower Craft Tutorial
Step 1:Prepare the Background
Begin by cutting a piece of brown paper to match the size of your cardstock sheet.
Step 2:Create Soil
Tear the top edge of the brown paper to create an irregular, soil-like appearance.
Step 3:Plant the Seeds
Apply glue generously to the back of the torn brown paper.
Carefully place the brown paper onto the cardstock, leaving space at the top for the torn edge to represent soil.
Glue real seeds onto the brown paper to symbolize the seeds being sown.
Step 4:Draw Plant Features
Take a green marker and draw stems extending from the seeds.
Use other colored markers to add leaves and flowers to the stems, creating vibrant plants.
Step 5:Optional Personalization
Encourage kids to personalize their craft by adding this Bible verse to the cardstock background. This may be the Bible verse to memorize: “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” (James 1:22)
Kids can also use markers to draw additional elements to their craft- like the sun, clouds, or birds.
Parable of the Sower Coloring Page
Along with the craft, here’s a coloring page with a Bible verse kids can memorize.
This includes the Parable of the Sower lesson, craft tutorial, and coloring page.
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This easy, creative craft helps children remember the Parable of the Sower lesson. The printable lesson plan includes the craft tutorial, story outline, and a free coloring page with a Bible verse to memorize.
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