Bible Crafts and Activities for Sunday School
Preschool children will love playing with the Peek-a-Boo Sheep Craft! They pull the craft stick up and down to "find the lost sheep". Teacher can use it as a prop for their lesson. This pattern for this craft is available to members on The Resource Room or as an instant download.
What you will need:
Sharp Scissors (Adults Only)
How to Make:
1. Before class cut off the ridge of the paper cups. (If you don't have green cups you can glue green paper or green craft foam around a paper cup.) Cut a slit in the middle of the bottom of the cup so that a jumbo craft stick will fit through (about one inch long).
2. Print out the Sheep Patterns onto white card stock, and the Word Patterns onto green paper.
3. In class have your children color the sheep patterns and glue them to the end of a jumbo craft stick, and then Insert the craft stick into the bottom of the cup.
4. Older children can cut slits in the top of the cup to make it look like grass. Cut slits at the top of the "Where is the Lost Sheep" words pattern to make it look like grass. Have your children glue the words to the front of the cup.
5. To finish decorate the cup with flower stickers or flower craft foam shapes.
"The Lost Sheep" Bible Lesson
Go to 'The Lost Sheep" Bible Lesson Page for a sample lesson, crafts, and activities.
"The Good Shepherd" Bible Lesson
God is like a good shepherd: He knows us, leads us, protects us, and keeps us from harm.
No-Sew Sheep Sock Puppet
Use the No Sew Sheep Puppet to tell the story of the Lost Lamb from the lambs point of view.
Go to the Puppets Crafts and Learning Activities Page for directions.
Pretend to be Sheep
Have the children pretend to be sheep and follow a teacher around the room who is dressed up as a shepherd. The shepherd can also pretend to protect the sheep from a lion or wild animal (another person dressed up).
Play a "Doggy, Doggy, Who has your bone?" Type Game
Have the children sit in a circle with their hands behind their backs. Select one child to be the "shepherd". The shepherd sits in the center of the circle with his eyes closed. Have all children put their hands behind their backs. The leader walks around the outside of the circle and secretly places a small stuffed sheep in the hands of one of the children in the circle. (If you have older children, instead of the leader placing the sheep in one of the child's hand, the leader can give the sheep to one of the children. The children then try to secretly pass the sheep from child to child until the leader tells the shepherd to find the sheep.) When the leader says "find the sheep", the shepherd in the center has 3 chances to guess who has the sheep behind his back in his hands. Take turns having the children be the "shepherd".
Paper Cup Sheep for Sunday School
Cut two holes in the side of a paper cup at the bottom so that a child can put his hand inside the paper cup and stick two fingers through the holes. Glue cotton balls all around the outside of the cup. (You must use a paper cup so that the cotton balls and glue will stick.) When the glue is dry, draw a sheep face on the bottom of the cup. Show your children how to put their fingers through the holes to make the sheep's feet. Idea sent in by Pam
Books About the Parable of the Lost Sheep for Sunday School
"The Lost & Found Lamb" a Peek-a-Bible book written by Tracey Harrast is a great way to introduce the story to youngsters 2 - 5 years old. A little sheep named Woolie jumps a wall and gets himself lost. The good shepherd takes off looking for Woolie but not before he puts up a lost sheep sign. He looks everywhere for him, calling his name. The children lift up flaps in the book to help the shepherd find Woolie. At the end of the story they have a "Welcome home, Woolie" party with cake and candles and all different kinds of animals are invited. This cartoon style book is a lot of fun and teaches the children about Jesus' love for them in a fun and interesting way.
If you can't find "The Lost and Found Lamb", another good book for younger children is "The Shepherd Who Searched (Stories Jesus Told)", by Margaret Williams. It has very cute pictures. There is a whole series of these books that would be great to include in your Sunday school lessons.
“Step, step, step
up mountain, steep.
Where, oh where,
is that lost sheep?”
The faithful shepherd counts his 100 sheep and realizes that one of them is missing! Under brambles, behind rocks, the shepherd looks until he finds it again. Children will delight in this fun and engaging tale as they learn that God, like the faithful shepherd, will never let them stray.
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