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 vocabulary associated with farm animals and food.
Guiding Question: How can students learn vocabulary about farm animals and food?
Materials: Photos of farm animals you choose, food products that animals produces
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. Bring in photos of various farm animals and some of the products that each animal produces. Have the students create a grocery list containing the items you are sharing, grouping them by animal.
Additional Questions: How can students learn to associate farm animals with the product it produces?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students play a matching game. The students will work in pairs to match the farm animal with the product it produces.