Teach a Fun Lesson Using the Jesus Is a Loving Gardener Display Activity.
Need a unique lesson to help teach Catholic kids about how to imitate Christ by loving others? Try our Jesus Is a Loving Gardener Display Activity, which is perfect for a CCD or Religious Education class. Not only does it incorporate group discussion as a teaching tool, but it can accommodate any number of students.
This CCD lesson can help encourage children to think about the virtues or traits a good gardener must practice or possess to grow good trees and good fruit. As we are quite often told to imitate Jesus in our love for others, it is a good idea to help children think about the virtues and habits necessary to show love to God and others. This lesson is based on the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree.
As part of this activity, learners will be asked to recall the virtues or traits a good gardener must possess as well as complete a picture of a healthy tree. The inspiration for this lesson is the Gospel of St. Luke 13:1-9, the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree.
Jesus Is a Loving Gardener Display Activity
This Religious Education lesson not only teaches kids about loving others but it also creates a unique display. Teachers may use the completed pieces to decorate a classroom, bulletin board, hallway, or learning area.
To use the lesson, first print the materials out to accommodate the number of students. Next, prepare the pieces as suggested in the instructions. Then, hold your class discussion using the lesson sheets for guidance. Finally, create the display as directed in the sample layout shown.
The design of this activity is set for group use; it can comfortably accommodate a class of any size. And because the lesson file includes just about everything you need, it is easy to deliver. Teachers must provide art supplies, a Bible, and materials to put up the display. Find Scripture references and CCC notations for those instructors needing a bit of support.
This Display Activity is only one small part of our Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 3rd Sunday in Lent (Cycle C).
Focus: Group learning and discussion, creating a classroom wall display
Theme: Loving others; imitating Christ; gardening; Parable of the Barren Fig Tree