Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 4th Sunday in Lent.
Use this unit study to help teach children that God is merciful and forgiving and expects us to be the same toward others based on the Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:1-3, 11-32.
In this week’s Gospel, Jesus shows us that God’s mercy is limitless. Our heavenly Father is always ready to forgive us when we are truly sorry and have a contrite heart. The Parable of the Prodigal Son is proof of God’s merciful love for us. We must see that God does not put limits on the mercy or grace that He pours out on us. Christ also teaches that we too must extend mercy to those who have sinned against us.
This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class. It may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.
This unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student lesson Worksheets
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-Set of 2 Notebooking sheets
-6 Word wall terms: mercy, forgiveness, overjoyed, sin, commit, sorry
-Decorative Thematic Poster
-God Forgives Me Display Activity
-God Forgives Me When I Sin Coloring Sheet
-4th Sunday in Lent, The Prodigal Son Mini-Book
-The Parable of the Prodigal Son Picture Puzzle - 4 Levels - 4pc, 9pc, 12pc, 20pc
-The Parable of the Prodigal Son Crossword Puzzle
-The Parable of the Prodigal Son Word Search Puzzle
-God Loves Us and Will Forgive Us Learning Card
-God Forgives Us Tenty Activity
-How to Be Merciful to Others Get the Gospel Trading Card
There are opportunities in this lesson for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring. Teachers are encouraged to use the lesson and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students or to meet the allotted class schedule.
If this is the first lesson you have used in this year's Liturgy Lesson series, please download the Weekly Liturgy Lesson Instruction Packet for this school year.
Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: 4th Sunday of Lent (Cycle C)
Focus: The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Theme: God always forgives, and asks us to do the same.
Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
CCC: 545, 1422, 1700, 2839