The Prodigal Son

Credit/Source: Brian W. Chalmers

The story of the fall and return of the prodigal son to his father as told by Jesus in Luke 15. Includes two free workbooks and a story board.

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Children love for teachers to tell them a story. Tell you students the Bible story using the printed story books or displaying the story on your iPad or tablet. Pick out and print the pages from the activity books that are appropriate for your class.

Lesson Activities, Worksheets and iPad/Tablet Storybook:

Word Game Activities WorkbookGraphical Games Activities WorkbookPDF Flipbook for iPads and Tablets

Download the Flip Chart in PDF version above or PowerPoint Slideshow format below for iPad, tablet or video projector:

Children's Bible Story Images:

Individual images for teacher use. Click on the thumbnails to view the full size image.

A Man Had Two Sons
A man had two sons. One of the sons asked his father to give him the inheritance that he would have gotten when his Father died
The Prodigal son asks for his Inheritance.
The Father gave his son his inheritance.
Prodigal Son Coloring Page #1
Luke 15:11-32 "And He said, “A man had two sons. “The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his wealth between them. “And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. “Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished. “So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. “And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him. “But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! ‘I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”’ “So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. “And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ “But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate. “Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. “And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be. “And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound.’ “But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began pleading with him. “But he answered and said to his father, ‘Look! For so many years I have been serving you and I have never neglected a command of yours; and yet you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends; but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.’ “And he said to him, ‘Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. ‘But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’”
The Prodigal Son Goes to A Far Away Country.
A few days after he got the money he son took the money and went to a distant country.
The Prodigal Son Wastes His Money
The son wasted all his money in wild living.
The Prodigal Son Becomes Poor.
After a while the son learned that he had spent all the money he had and he was poor.
The Prodigal Son Feeds the Pigs.
The son got a job taking care of swine (pigs). He was so poor and hungry that he wanted to eat the pigs food. He knew that the men that worked for his father always had lots to eat. The son decided that he would go back to his father and tell his father that he had sinned against him and that he was sorry and wasn’t worthy to be called his father’s son.
Prodigal Son Coloring Page #2
The Father Runs To Meet The Prodigal Son
Even when he as a long way from the house his Father saw the son and ran to meet him. He was very happy to see that his son was back home.
The Father Hugs the Prodigal Son
The father hugged his son and told the workers to put new clothes and sandal shoes and to give him a ring. The father told the workers to make a special big meal for his son. The brother of the son was jealous but the father told him that he should be happy because it was like the son had been lost and now he had been found.
Prodigal Son Coloring Page #3

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