Bernadete F. Leal

Objective:

  1.   Develop the child’s creativity by creating the characters and scenarios of the parable, using a variety of materials.
  2.   Understanding the Parable of the Prodigal Son and Jesus’ teachings.
  3.   Storytelling and development of verbal expression.
  4.   Group collaboration.
  5.   Video production and use of technology (optional).

 

Material:

Have a variety of materials available for the participants to create the characters and the setting of the story, such as paper or plastic cups, bottle caps, colored paper, flowered cloths, small baskets, buttons, flowers, coloring pens, crayons, etc.

 

Instructions:

  1. This is a group assignment. You can do just one presentation for the whole class or divide it into smaller groups, depending on the number of children participating. 
  2. Each participant or group will be responsible for creating a character, scenarios, or materials needed for the storytelling.
  3. The child or children will retell the parable of the Prodigal Son using the material they have created.
  4. The presentation can be live for parents and guests or recorded as a presentation video.

 

List of Characters/scenarios/objects/animals (you can add others):

  1.   Narrator (Jesus) 
  2.   Father
  3.   Prodigal Son (younger)
  4.   Older son
  5.   Pigs
  6.   Food for the pigs
  7.   Inheritance (can be coins, gold, etc.)
  8.   Food and things to celebrate the return of the prodigal son.
  9.   Scenarios: land, farm, fields, father’s house, places where the youngest son spent his inheritance and traveled, etc.

 

Example: 

Watch Monica Estes’ video as a suggestion for how to create characters, scenarios, etc., when telling the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

 

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