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.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, the church as a flock
Children's Sunday School, children's ministry, kids ministry, Messy church
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