Crafts idea - Good Shepherd: ‘The shepherd's crook’

Your rod and your staff they comfort me

This is a fun activity in which every child makes a shepherd's crook.

Take the children to the park to look for suitable sticks to make a shepherd’s crook. With the help of sandpaper and (under supervision) a penknife, they can prepare their sticks and make them smooth.   (You can always collect the sticks beforehand! That saves a trip with the kids...)

You can ask someone if they want to teach the children something about wood carving.

You can decorate the crook with ribbons, stickers and flowers.

The aim is that every child has his or hers own shepherd's crook.

Make shepherds crook creative activity on Psalm 23 parable good shepherd for Sunday school lesson kidmin VBS youth ministry childrens church childrens ministry

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on Psalm 23 and the Bible passage in John 10: 11-18 on Jesus being the Good Shepherd.

This creative activity will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.


Jesus is the Good Shepherd, the church as a flock


Tags: Crafts , Psalms - Bible book, Good Shepherd

Scripture reference: Psalm 100:3, Luke 15:4-7, Matthew 9:36, John 10:1-16, Matthew 7:15, Jeremiah 50:6, Isaiah 53:6, Matthew 10:16, Ezekiel 34:1-31, John 21:17, Psalm 23:1-6, Isaiah 53:7, Matthew 26:31, Ezekiel 34:17-22, Micah 2:12, Mark 14:27, Matthew 10:6, Matthew 18:10-13
You can use this idea in a: Children's Sunday School, Sunday school lesson, kidmin, VBS, children's ministry, youth ministry, kids ministry, Messy church, youth work, youth group, teenagers, small church, RE lessons, children's church, Bible lesson, kids church, youth church,