Create another act to talk about the role of shepherds within Jewish society
In the following act you can combine a few sheep hand puppets with the Rocky the spring puppet and the IKEA frog / prince puppet to talk more about the role of shepherds within the Jewish society and how special it is that God sends his angel to tell them first.
We made some of these sheep hand puppets ourselves, but you can buy beautiful sheep puppets here.
Rocky the Raccoon is very easy to bring to life, because it is a spring animal. Spring animals are puppets that consist of a large spring covered with fur. You hold the spring raccoon in one hand, moving the head with your thumb and first finger. It gives the animal a very realistic effect, and it's not uncommon for people to mistake it for a live animal!
Buy your own spring puppet
There are several places where you can buy your own spring puppet. You can buy them for example on Amazon.
If you are looking for the ZigZag trick that we use 'to cut Rocky into three parts' have a search on Google.
To finish this act you use the Ikea frog / prince puppet to demonstrate God's powerful love for the shepherds.
Watch the video:
In the video below I will show you how you can use the sheep puppets, Rocky and the frog to create a context for the story of the shepherds.
You can use this act during your Christmas service, school assembly or in your Sunday school lesson.
Don't forget – any children’s worker can do this! It only needs a little bit of practice. So give it a try!