Coming up with fresh ideas for your Sunday school lessons can be challenging. Try the ideas below for your lesson for your 6-8 year olds when teaching the lesson that God is our Shepherd. You will find that this age group learn best when you mix the discussions with the drama activity.
Sunday School Lessons and Ideas for “God is Our Shepherd”
Sunday School Lessons Discussion 1:
Ask the children what they know about sheep. Talk about their caretaker, the shepherd. Explain how the shepherd takes care of the sheep and how important each sheep is to the shepherd.
Read the following passages:
Sunday School Lessons Discussion 2:
Ask the children who are the sheep and who is the shepherd according to the Bible. Ask the children why God is our Shepherd. Ask what He does that is like the shepherd out in the fields.
Sunday School Lessons Activity:
Have the children make sheep.
Crayons or Markers
Give the children construction paper and crayons or markers and let them draw pictures of sheep and a shepherd. Then let them glue cotton balls on the sheep. When they are done with their picture help them write, “We are God’s sheep and He is our shepherd.”
Talk about what a shepherd does to take care of his sheep, such as feeding them, bringing them back if they get lost from the rest, loving them, etc.
Have the children play the roles of sheep and the shepherd. Let each child have a turn to be the shepherd and “take care of” the sheep (the rest of the children).
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