Collection: Things Hidden: A Study for Children on Kingdom Parables

Things Hidden (also available in Spanish) is a Backyard Bible Club / Vacation Bible School curriculum for children on the parables of Jesus so that they might seek the hidden treasure of God and find their satisfaction in Him. These 5 lessons are intended to be used with elementary-age children.

Curriculum Sample and Scope & Sequence

What You Need to Start

  • 1 Coordinator's Starter Kit (plus 1 Teacher's Guide for each additional teacher)
  • 1 Student Project for each student (available in packs of 5)

Additional Helps

  • 1 Visuals Packet*
  • The Greatest Treasure! for each student (available in packs of 10)
  • 1 Helping Children to Understand the Gospel for each leader or family

*Printable from the kit

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More Information

The parables of Jesus contain glorious, life-changing truth. But the beauty and worth of God’s truth is hidden from those who have blind eyes and a divided heart.

Using hidden treasure as a metaphor for spiritual truth, this study of kingdom parables exalts God alone as the source of spiritual sight and an undivided heart. The goal of this curriculum is to awaken spiritual interest in children, so that they might seek after the hidden treasure of God and find their satisfaction in Him.

Things Hidden contains five lessons on the Kingdom parables, complete with colorful visuals and application discussion questions. Optional activities include fun activities, games, and worksheets, as well as a student project that can be worked on throughout the duration of the curriculum. Things Hidden is ideal to be taught in a VBS (Vacation Bible School) or BYBC (Backyard Bible Club) setting.

Kingdom Parables:

  • The Pearl of Great Value
  • The Treasure Hidden in the Field
  • The Sower and the Seeds
  • The Prodigal Son and the Forgiving Father
  • The Weeds
  • The Net
  • The Lost Sheep
  • The Lost Coin

To assist leaders in discussing the gospel at a deeper level with the children they interact with, the booklet Helping Children to Understand the Gospel is included in the kit. 

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible.

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