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.
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