Interactive Group Activities
by Carol Williams and Charles Kirkpatrick
Sermon Title: "The Good Shepherd"
Scripture Reading: John 10:11-18
HIDE AND SHEEP: Children will all find a good hiding place and a "Shepherd" will try to find the sheep. The sheep can make sheep sounds and when a sheep is found, that sheep will join with the first "Shepherd" in finding more sheep.
PUPPET SHEEP: Provide each child with a white paper lunch bag. Children can cut out black construction paper legs to glue to both sides of the bag, cotton around the face and black ears to be cut out and glued to the top of the puppet head. Children can take turns telling today's story with their sheep puppet. A Bible verse slip of paper can be glued to the back of the puppet for children to take home and try to memorize their verse.
YARN SHEEP: Each child can cut out a black sheep from card stock paper and begin at the neck of the sheep to the tail of the sheep, wrapping thick white yarn around the sheep and putting the end of the yarn tucked into the body of the yarn/sheep. Add googly craft eyes if desired.
SHEEP PLATE: Children can be given a white paper plate and glue pieces of cotton all over the white plate. Cut out and glue black legs and ears to the plate to form a sheep, for children to hold up and tell today's story. Ask children WHO lays down His life for His sheep!
SING A SONG: JESUS LOVES ME (with all 3 verses); JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN
SHARE A SNACK: MARSHMALLOW SHEEP - Each child can be given a large marshmallow and 4 toothpicks to use as legs, to form a sheep, or children can be given many smaller colored marshmallows to form a sheep on a small plate of frosting.
Song: "Jesus Loves Me"
|About Carol Williams|
|Carol and her husband have been in the ministry for more than 35 years. They have served churches in Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan, and Indiana. Carol loves to work with children so you will find her teaching in Junior Church and children's Sunday School. She also has clowning ministry in which she is known as Bubbles tc (the clown).|
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