The lost son

How big is the Father’s love for us? 

So big we cannot measure it. Yet, Jesus told stories people could relate to. 

No matter how “bad” the the prodigal son was, it wasn’t a factor in how much the father loved him.

In the Christian world, where kids hear rules and commandments, it’s easy for young minds to think that God’s love is based on their behavior. Use this story to completely erase that lie, and tell them that just like the father in the story never stopped loving his son, no matter how many bad decisions he made, God is just like that towards us. 

When God looks at us, He doesn’t love us because of any good thing that we do, and he doesn’t love us less if we make a bad choice, He just loves us.

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What you'll need:

  • Printer + paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife (parents only)
  • Coloring equipment  

Child Involvement:

  • Coloring/crafting
  • Role playing

DOWNLOAD HERE

Note: Click on the blue button below to download this PDF printable. Choose outline version or color version.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Color in.
  • Cut out all pieces.
  •  Adults, use a craft knife to cut along the dotted line. 
  • Fold both lines on the father. Glue the bottom flap together to strengthen it. 
  • Fold the dashed line on the scene backwards. 
  • Insert the father into the slot. 
  • Help him run to meet his brother!! 
  • I would LOVE to see your kids with these crafts! Please send them to me, or tag me on Instagram @sabbathschoolcrafts

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