Jesus frequently used everyday objects and situations to teach a truth or illustrate a moral principle. These parables are scattered throughout the gospels. Check out the following free resources for teaching about parables.
- Three Wedding Parables – from Puppet Resources. The parables from Matthew 22, 25 and Luke 14 have been combined to teach being prepared and being humble. Can involve the audience reader's theater style and doubling of parts possible.
- What Is A New Wineskin? - When Abel is having a difficult time wrapping his mind around Mark 2 and new wineskins, the bookworm puppets and a human help out making modern day analogies with computer programs and hot tea in a waxed paper cup.
- The Parables of Jesus contains 27 scripts to be used as puppet or people scripts. A lesson plan for physical and chemical change is included in the parable of the wineskins. Students learn how yeast and fermentation change substances chemically. Links to interactive internet games are included. (from TeachersPayTeachers)
- Parables 1 jeopardy - Jeopardy style game
- Parables in Luke 12-15 – plays like Jeopardy