The Prodigal Son

This Prodigal Son learning resource can be used:

When you’re looking at parables within the RME curriculum. Children can explore the characters in this story to discover more about Christian belief. They will be able to figure it out for themselves
When you’re discussing saying sorry and showing forgiveness. Are words enough?
Across the curriculum. There are lots of literacy and drama opportunities as this story could be imagined from any of the characters’ points of view. Your class could explore what a Jewish family would have been like; What did they farm? What did they eat? Do they understand about Kosher food? You could even challenge your children to be the Prodigal Son – could they do a better job at budgeting than him?!

Our introduction will help you understand the resources and plan your sessions. It’s also full of ideas to extend the learning across the curriculum. Download this here. 

Choose the lesson plans for the appropriate level for your class and download our pack of additional resources to go with them.


Free Prodigal Son PowerPoint

Download a Bibleworld Books PowerPoint resource to help tell the story of the Prodigal Son

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Find these in our case study page. Ready to go, engaging ideas for early, first and second levels to help you deliver at home learning. 

'Learn at home' resource packages


Filmed assemblies ready for you to use. HWB themes linked to a Bible story. 

Filmed Assemblies.

“I thought the work you did with the kids on the Prodigal son was fantastic. It got them thinking very deeply about issues they had previously probably never discussed.”

― Teacher, Middleton Park Primary School

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