Jesus spoke often about the Kingdom of God, or the Kingdom of Heaven. Theses stories, called
parables, remain a mystery for those who do not have "eyes to see and ears to hear." In this series
kids will examine the clues, break the code, and gain understanding of their role in the Kingdom
THE SEARCH IS ON
Scripture: Matthew 18:10-14; The Parable of the Lost Sheep
In the parable of the lost sheep, Jesus shows us that we belong to Him. When we are lost, He seeks
us out, finds us, and brings us back to safety.
First Puzzle: kids will search for a set of numbers that are the combination to a locked box. Inside
the locked box kids will find a set of letters, which are the clue for week 2
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
Scripture: Luke 15:11-32; The Parable of the Lost Son
In the parable of the lost son, Jesus shows us that God's love has no limits. No matter what we've
done, God welcomes us back to him with open arms.
Second Puzzle: Kids will use a simple substitution to change the letters from week 1 into different
KEEP AT IT
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8; The Parable of the Persistent Widow
In the parable of the persistent widow, Jesus shows us that we can come to God with whatever we
Third Puzzle: Kids will shuffle the letters from week 2 into a message
Scripture: Matthew 13:44-46; Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearls
In these parables, Jesus shows us that God and His kingdom are so precious, we should be willing to
give up everything for them.
Fourth Puzzle: Kids will hunt for their own buried treasure, and uncover a new set of letters.
FOCUSED AND READY
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13; The Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids
In the parable of the ten bridesmaids, Jesus shows us that we need to serve God and stay focused on
Him daily and be ready for His return.
Fifth Puzzle: Kids will use the letters from last week to uncover another message
SEEING THE PATTERNS
Scripture: Matthew 18:23-35; The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
In the parable of the unforgiving servant, Jesus shows us that not only do we have a loving and
forgiving God, but we should extend that same kind of forgiveness to others.
Sixth puzzle: Kids will dig through a ball pit (or similar) to find strips of paper with writing on them,
which kids must then assemble like a jigsaw puzzle and find another set of letters.
EYES ON THE PRIZE
Scripture: Matthew 7:1-5; The Speck and the Log
In the parable of the speck and the log, Jesus tells us how important it is not to judge other people.
None of us are perfect, only God is perfect.
Seventh Puzzle: Each kid will receive a copy of the list of letters from last weeks puzzle. We will work
together to change those letters into new letters.
EVERYTHING COMES TOGETHER
Scripture: Luke 10:29-37; The Parable of the Good Samaritan
In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus shows us what it means to truly love another person - going
the extra mile and giving our all to serve.
Final Puzzle: Kids will work together to unscramble the letters from last week and find a message.
Kids will then put all three messages together to learn the code of the Kingdom.