Scripture: John 10:1-18
- Students will learn about how shepherds care for their sheep.
- Students will learn Jesus is our shepherd and we are his sheep.
- Students will learn some of the things from which Jesus wants to protect us.
- Students will learn how to use adjectives to describe a flock of sheep that they create.
Guiding Question: Why does Jesus refer to us as His sheep and how does He care for us?
Materials: Paper, pencils, crayons, colored pencils, glitter, various art supplies
Procedure: Review the story of the Sheep and their Shepherd. Explain that just as shepherds watch over their flock of sheep with great care, Jesus watches over us with the same type of love and care. This is often why Jesus is referred to as our shepherd and we are His sheep. Ask the students to share what they think Jesus wants to protect us from and elaborate on students’ answers. Explain that Jesus wants to protect us from the sin in the world and wants to provide for all of our needs while blessing us along the way.
Introduce the activity. Begin by reviewing what an adjective is and how adjectives are used in sentences. Write 1-2 examples on display for students to see and have them give you 1-2 examples as well. Tell students they are going to create their own unique flock of sheep that they can design however they would like. After they create their flock, they need to write 5-8 sentences describing their flock and make sure to include adjectives in each sentence. Have students underline or circle the adjectives after they write their sentences and review with them.
Additional Questions: How can students use adjectives to describe others’ work?
Supplemental Activity: Have students create their own unique flock of sheep that they can design however they would like. When students are done, have them lay their work on tables around the room and have the students do a gallery walk. Tell students that they will need to stop by at least eight other people’s work and at each piece of work, they need to write a sentence about the work using adjectives.