Parables of Jesus Pop Up Book
I love using pop-up books in the pre-school class. Even the early elementary class enjoys them. They are my answer to all the take homes that I see kids walking out of class with. It’s good stuff but many times, it either gets stored away or thrown away. Each of the pages in this pop-up book can be used independently and sent home as a traditional take home. But if you glue them together, put a cover around them, you now have a book that is sturdy useful for review in class and after sending it home, review at home.
This pop-up book was used for a month in a pre-school class. As we learned about a new parable, a new page was added to the pop-up book. Each class the children read their books as we reviewed and then added something to the new page to make it their own.
This kind of book takes some preparation on the teacher’s part. It requires a little gluing between classes so the new page is ready for the student the following week. It’s not too difficult though.
Parables of Jesus Pop-up Book Front and Back pdf
Be sure to let the child write her name on the cover.
The Lost Coin
The widow can’t find her coin. She looks everywhere.
Lift the broom up slightly and let the child glue a penny underneath.
The Lost Sheep
The shepherd look everywhere for his sheep.
Spin the wheel and the sheep will appear. The children glued bushes to the base of the mountain. You might use flower stickers or something else appropriate to let them add to this one.
The Lost Son
I know this is not the most beautiful page. Thankfully, it was redone at a later date and in the pdf above this page is much more attractive. The father looks longingly down the road for his son. The child will glue the father in place.
Lift the flap and there he is — the son has come home.
The pdf of this is black and white. I would color them with colored pencils or crayons before making copies.
In class, the student glues seeds on the different types of soil.
Lift up the flap and see the beautiful flowers that have grown in the good soil.
The Good/Bad Fish
A fisherman has caught a net full of fish.
The child takes the fish from the net…
…and puts the good fish in one basket and the bad fish in the other basket.
The Good Samaritan
The story of the good Samaritan can be acted out over and over with this one. The three pieces are laminated on top and have felt on the back. The black squares are the hook side of velcro. It would look better with white but we ha black in the resource room.
The child places the characters in turn on the velcro next to the injured man.
Each one turns away until…
…the Samaritan comes by and stops to help the injured man.
This picture shows the felt on the back of the figures.
This song was used during the month we studied this. You can hear it here: Parables of Jesus — the song