Friday 10th July – The Lost Son

Story

Jesus told a story about a man who had two sons. It can be found in Luke chapter 15, verses 11 to 32 (Luke 15:11-32). If you have a Bible, why not read it for yourself before watching it below.

This story might sound very similar to last weeks (something was lost, and then found again at the end). Jesus told a few stories like this (lost coin, lost sheep, lost son) because it’s very important to us understanding our relationship with God!

We’re described as being lost. Separated from God. God eagerly desires us to be found, and come back to Him. We’re like the son in this story, and God is like the father. We try and live our lives away from God. Things seem like they go well, but sooner or later realise we’re actually missing out. 🙁 God, meanwhile, is watching and waiting for us to return. When we do, instead of being cross and angry, He forgives us and welcomes us home 🙂

Song

Activity

I know we did cooking last week, but these biscuits were too cute (and it’s not really cooking…..)

You will need:

  • Biscuits
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate drops
  • Icing sugar
  • Red food colouring
  • Black icing pen (not essential)

Put some icing sugar into a bowl. It’s best to not start off with too much!

Add A LITTLE bit of water and mix. We don’t want this to be too runny!

Add a few drops of red food colouring (again, not too much – else it’ll look like the pigs have got sunburnt!)

We’re going for a pink colour, with this sort of consistency

Now, take a biscuit, and cover it with some of the icing. Then place a marshmallow on top, and two chocolate drops for eyes.

Take the black icing pen and make two nostrils. If you don’t have a black pen, you could use chocolate drops stuck on with a tiny bit of icing!

It looks a bit weird without ears, so take another biscuit and break a couple of bits off to form ears.

Cover the ears with icing, and stick to the pigs head.

Here’s an alternative version I made, by covering the marshmallow with icing before drawing the nostrils.

I actually like this one more 🙂

Why not be creative, and see how many different pigs heads you can make?


Photo Gallery

Take some pictures of your creations and send them in so we can see what you have been doing and we will add them to the bottom of this page. They won’t appear straight away – I’ll add them later in the day).

Here’s some pictures we’ve received so far: