Primary Grade Level Lesson
For Sunday School


Planting Seeds

Opening Prayer: Join together in prayer this day thankful to God for the opportunity
to read and learn together from His word that we may grow more perfect in faith. 

Lesson Verse:  Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they,
which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word,
keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.


Hands On Activity:    little cups that the children can take home, a spoon
 packet of grass seeds, brown planting/potting soil

Instruct the children in how to plant their own seeds.

Your Sunday school students can spoon potting
soil into their cups all the way up to the top.

They may sprinkle grass seed on top, and gently press the seed
 into the soil with a finger. Tell them when they are home to place the cup
in a place where it will get sunlight and to add a little water every day.

Ask them to bring their cups back next week.
When this lesson is complete - they can find a suitable place
 either near the Sunday school
or by their homes to plant the grass
 into good ground.


Follow Up Planting Discussion:

1. What is the last word written in today's focus verse?  Read the verse and then say the last word
of today's verse with emphasis:    PATIENCE.

2. What is patience?  Ask them if they know and then read to them the following:
The willingness to continually wait upon something favorably
 with a quiet, understanding manner. 

3.  Do we learn of patience in other places in The Bible?   ( yes ) 

Read the following:

James 1: 4 But let patience have her perfect work,
that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.


Romans 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:


4. What ground is described in today's verse - good or bad?  

5.  What kind of heart is mentioned in today's verse - good or bad? 

6  Ask the children if they know who planted the very first garden on this earth.

Then read to them the following: 

Genesis 2: 8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden;
and there he put the man whom he had formed.

7  From our lesson activity today: name at least three things
    that help the seeds to grow.

8. Will we see grass emerge from the soil today? 

9.  Is it possible that we will have grass above the soil next week sprouting?

10. Are we able to wait patiently to see the growth?  ( YES )


In The Garden

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

I’d stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.



Read Aloud Poetry


Planting Seeds


Planting Seeds

The ground below me 
Is soft, rich soil 
Where I’ve planted seeds-
And shall be loyal
In my daily routine
Of tending the ground,
Pulling up weeds,
Praying for rain 
To christen the deeds
In growing something
Beautiful with the 
Help of the sun
Blessed by 
The moments 
Where we have 
All sung --about life
So delicate and new...
When it has just

Julie Pisacane © 2011


Close with prayer and may our Lord of Life richly bless all of you.



Julie Pisacane

January 29, 2023