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Sharable Parables: Creative Storytelling Ideas For Ages 3-12, by: Steven James, Standard Publishing, 2005, ISBN: 0784716323.  OUT OF PRINT - suggest do an internet search.
Review: this book is amazing, covers 17 parables (3 lost stories in one chapter) and each one is covered several different ways. Background information on each parable, grace connections, memory sparks, interactive ideas, adapting the story for different age levels, creative costume and prop ideas, applicaiton and discussion questions, etc.

 

Parables covered:

  • Wise and Foolish Builders - chp. 1
  • Sower and the Four Soils - chp. 2
  • Unmerciful Servant - chp. 3
  • Good Samaritan - chp. 4
  • Friend In The Night (Seek & Knock) - chp 5
  • Foolish Rich Man - chp. 6
  • Great Banquet - chp. 7
  • Lost and Found (Lost Sheep/Lost Coin/Prodigal Son - chp. 8
  • Lazarus and the Rich Man - chp. 9
  • Two Men Who Prayed - chp. 10
  • Workers in the Field - chp. 11Viney
  • ard and the Farmers - chp. 12
  • Ten Bridesmaids - chp. 13
  • Servants and the Bags of Gold (Talents) - chp. 14
  • Sheep and Goats - chp. 15
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Another great book on parables is called"Parables for Kids", by Danae & James Dobson, Tyndale, 2005, 9781414302744.   OUT OF PRINT - suggest do an internet search.

The stories have modern-day versions of the parables which are perfect for all elementary age children

Simple Stories Jesus Told by Mary Rice Hopkins, Group, 2004, ISBN: 9780764427961. (Ages 3-7).  OUT OF PRINT - but available as a download on Mary Rice Hopkins website http://mrhshop.mybigcommerce.c...loadable-curriculum/.
This 13 lesson book for pre-schoolers is full of fun and song with a CD in the back of the book. Mary Rice Hopkins sings a song about each parable to teach your little ones in a way they will remember as they do actions to the songs. Each lesson in the book corresponds to the song and contains a supply list, Scripture reference, welcoming activity, parable discovery, sing and celebrate song, snack, game and a prayer.

Parables Covered:

  • Lost Sheep
  • Prodigal Son
  • Good Samaritan
  • Lost Coin
  • Talents
  • Persistent Neighbour
  • Yeast
  • Rich Fool
  • Great Banquet
  • Barren Fig Tree
  • Two Houses
  • Sower & the Seed
  • Unmerciful Servant

"Kid's Travel Guide to the Parables", Group, 2011, 9780764470134.

 

Each parable lesson has a prayer, a couple of activities (ex: games), snack activity, and pencil paper activity.

 

Parables Covered:

  • Yeast
  • Talents
  • Prodigal Son
  • Lost Sheep
  • vineyard Laborers
  • Mustard Seed
  • Unmerciful Servant
  • Sower
  • Tower Builder
  • Feast
  • Persistent Widow
  • Good Samaritan

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