Today’s adventure…Fall on the Farm!
I have provided a basic outline, not a word-for-word format, because your children will enjoy hearing things from your perspective. Their answers and understanding will dictate how deep your conversations go and what direction they will take. Have fun!
Whooo is God? An Autumn Family Bible Adventure
Fall on the Farm: God Rewards Our Efforts
Intro: It is hard to wait and be patient, but farmers have to do just that. It can take a very long time for crops to grow after they are planted. Have you ever grown a plant? Did it seem like it took a long time? What other things do you have to wait on?
Prayer: Thank God for all the good things He has given you. Ask God to help you be patient as you wait for other good things. Ask for forgiveness when you are not patient.
Thoughts to Ponder: What kinds of jobs must a farmer do to make his farm successful? Would you want to be a farmer? Would it be an easy or a hard job? What do you think a farmer must know about crops? What kind of character do you think a successful farmer must have?
Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.” James 5:7-8 NIV
Farmers are patient. Why is it so hard to be patient? Is there anything you are waiting for right now?
The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.” 2 Timothy 2:6 NIV
Have you seen anyone get a reward because of their hard work?
Even if we aren’t farmers, we still need to be patient, hard working, and open to what God wants to teach us. Matthew 13:1-32 is full of stories and lessons about farms and crops. Younger children may want to check out this version of The Parable of the Farmer and the Seeds.
Which kind of soil are you?
- Choose one area where you need to be more patient. Pray for God to give you strength.
- How can you have more fertile soil?
Check out “The Seed Sower Song” for something a bit more old-gospel style or “Hey, Seed Sower” for a modern take on the parable.
- Go to a pumpkin patch or farm and make fall family photos.
- Plant seeds together and watch them grow. They will serve as a constant reminder on your lesson about patience.
- Read farm books together.
Spread the Love:
Make a Fall Harvest Box for Meals on Wheels or a local food bank.
Check out the farm-inspired ideas on my Fall Pinterest Board.
Check out other family Bible Adventures here!
Please share your farm adventure thoughts below…
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Karen Del Tatto says
What a wonderful resource you have provided for your readers!
Thanks so much for sharing!
After years of homeschooling my own children and the preciousness of that time, I look forward to doing fun things like this with my grandbaby. 🙂
I’m sure you have a lot to teach the rest of us about homeschooling! Have fun with your grandbaby!