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  • Banner - Prodigal Son -- a free PDF download.

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  • Story Cards - Prodigal Son (a sample is shown at right)  -- a free PDF download.


  • The Prodigal Son software.  Has a great song ("Native Son" by Lindsley) seen in a music video in the SON TV portion of the program. This music video’s lyrics retell the story with a catchy tune. Lyrics and chords are found in the Teacher's Guide.

    Update: Neil has donated several of his Sunday Software programs to be downloaded free-of-charge by our supporting members. They include "The Prodigal Son" software. Learn more and get the software.

  • The Donut Man - Song "We're Going Have A Party" upbeat to Mariachi music great for younger children. YouTube (here I could see teaching the kids the movements to the song as seen in the music video.) Donut Man - Song is found on his "Life Saver" CD and in the "Sing-A-Long Songbook 3".



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Free Bible illustrations by Richard Gunther contributed to and licensed for non-commercial teaching use. Good for teaching with non-readers and for using as "charade" or Pictionary clues, and for story-ordering games.

Prodigal Son illustrations: https://www.freebibleimages.or...ons/rg-prodigal-son/

To see all of his illustrations organized by Bible story go to https://www.freebibleimages.or...tors/richardgunther/

You can also see many of his Bible illustrations formatted by author Jill Kemp as FREE printable Bible story books for younger children and preschoolers at (NEW Testament stories) and (OLD Testament stories).

One-page printable storybook with illustrations


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As a former children's librarian, I long ago saw how Maurice Sendak's WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE parallels this parable.  I've used it as the basis for a children's sermon and included it in a Sunday School lesson.  I've found that using books the children are already familiar with is a good and subtle way to emphasize the universality of Bible lessons.

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In the book, Where the Wild Things Are, Max’s room, where he had been sent without his meal for roaring at his mommy, transforms into a land where the wild things are. The Wild Things then named him King; the “most Wild Thing” of all and he ordered them to commence with rumpus—with all kinds of roaring and carrying on until he told them “Now stop!” and he sent them all to bed without their suppers. In the quiet, Max felt his loneliness and longed for a place where someone loved him the best. So he got into his boat and sailed back to his room and the household where he was loved the best…. And Max, now quiet in his wolf suit, found his supper waiting for him and it was still hot.


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