The Parables of the Sower and the Wheat and Tares

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The purpose of Primary 7 Lesson 17: The Parable of the Sower and the Wheat Tares is to understand and apply spiritual messages in Christ's parables. 

I really love this free Scripture Journal printable from A Lively Hope. It's a great visual for the Parable of the Sower. 

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Teacher Study

"The Parable of the Sower" by Elder Dallin H. Oaks

"Finding Lasting Peace and Building Eternal Families" by Elder L. Tom Perry


Parable of the Sower (about 4 1/2 minutes)- Bible Video

Jesus Declares the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Bible Video

The handout packet for Primary 7 Lesson 17 contains two journal pages- one for the parable of the wheat and the tares and one about how we should use our ears, eyes, and hearts. I loved Heidi's depiction of the parable of the sower so much, I didn't do my own (see the top of this post).

Click the image to print.

Lesson Ideas

This is a hard one to find activities for- You may find that diving to the scriptures will be more beneficial. Here are some tips to help you get started.  I also included some activities for the other parables in Matthew 13 and scriptures in general.

Parable of the Sower- Match the pictures to the scriptures and meanings

Plant a Seed- Poster about planting the seed in our hearts

Faith in Jesus Christ- A Booklet to make about how the word of God is like a seed

Spring Flowers- Scroll down to see this fun art project

Scripture Cookies- Have fun making this recipe as a class

Hidden Books of the Scriptures- You could use this one for your object lesson as well

Find the Hidden Treasure- This one is great for understanding how to use the scriptures including the footnotes. Would be great to explain how we start to understand scriptures in new ways.

Planting Flowers Hidden Pictures- Hidden pictures are a great example for the object lesson in the manual as well. I choose this one since there is a parable of the seed

Bringing the Scriptures to Life- Suggestions on how to further understand the scriptures

Family Scripture Fun- Ideas to better feast upon the words of Christ; several can abe used in the class

Listen for His Voice- Dot to dot of a child reading the scriptures

Study by Chapter Scripture Study Kit- This is a great journal download from the Red Headed Hostess. You can print one for each member of your class and family.

Scripture Cards- When you are feeling a certain way, read these scriptures

Scripture Journal- For your doorknob

Studying the Scriptures- Decode the answers 

Packets of Light- Bright Idea poster

The Power of Scripture- This is a sample from our Premium Study. Download the study journal and use it in your class. Includes other great links for study.

Coloring Pages

The Scriptures are the Word of God

The Scriptures Teach Me about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ

Ways to Study the Scriptures (4 blocks to color)

Find more ideas and handouts at Rachael's Booknook