Jesus told parables to teach people about the kingdom of God, but they're also great stories for children to share with others! Children learn about the sower and the seed, the wise and foolish builders, the great banquet, the lost son, and the good Samaritan—and what those parables mean for us today. This summer unit offers five easy-prep sessions that help children grow in their faith while they're having fun. Use it for a week of VBS or for five weeks of Sunday school. Everything you need is in one book including large and small group sessions for grades K-3 and 4-6; craft directions, games, and other photocopiable resources; songs and a music CD; and ideas for hosting a neighborhood Summer Celebration.