Parable of the Mustard Seed

One day, Jesus was out walking with his friends. He told them:

“The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which a person took and planted in a field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree so that birds come and perch in its branches.”
Matthew 13:31-32

I wonder…

  • I wonder what words or pictures I can think of that describe a mustard seed?
  • I wonder what happens to a mustard seed when it gets planted in dirt and gets water and sunlight?
  • I wonder what happens to the seed when it stops growing?
  • I wonder if the person could take the tree that grew and push it all back down inside the seed?
  • I wonder what happens to a big field when lots of seeds are planted?
  • I wonder if the birds were happy to find a tree to put their nests in?