I am not kidding! I want Jesus to make me into a little sheep who follows him and listens to him. When we aren’t like sheep we will be like something else…like maybe a pushy little goat who chews up things and butts people.
Sheep Craft Activity
Today, however, we want to make a sheep and think about what a little lamb is like and why Jesus compared us to them.
We will unlock a few secrets of how we can please God and maybe how we can become better people at the same time.
Would like to make a paper craft? Here is one that is easy:
It is made from scrapbooking punch shapes.
- Large white scallop circle for body
- dark,small plain circle, halved, for ears
- white small flower shapes for fluffy wool
- dark medium oval, halved for face
- dark lozenge shape,halved for legs
Glue together on paper or cardstock.
- Lambs are very gentle, they grow attached to their Shepherd and trust him.
- Lambs like to stay together in the herd, but sometimes wander off without thinking. They must be watched and cared for.
- Grownup sheep share their wool and milk.
Big People Section
Sometimes the last thing we want is to be a sheep. It rubs against our feeling of being independent and seems to say that we are just one of the herd. That works against what so many of us value as mature, responsible grownups.
The problem is not that we have individual personalities and take care of ourselves and others, the problem arises mostly when we bully and control, or simply forget the importance of gentleness.
One of the reasons children were drawn to the person of Jesus was his kindness and gentleness. He was never what we call a pushover and there was never a leader who was so completely free of “playing to the crowd” or playing politics. Yet, he made time for children when the schedule of events was very pressing and the demands on his time were great.
What is your scale of gentleness? How proud are you of the importance of your schedule and the feeling that your own concerns outweigh everyone elses? When did you last take time for a little child, to talk, read a story, or just listen?
Clothespin + Cotton Ball Sheep
Make a sheep template by drawing simple sheep shape with face.
- White Cardstock
- Black marker
- Two clothespins for each lamb
- Cotton balls
1. Trace your sheep picture onto white card stock and cut it out.
2. Draw in face of sheep with black marker on both sides of sheep’s head. (Like this one)
3. Attach clothespins the body template; these are the legs the sheep stands on.
4. Make crosshatch of glue lines on the sheep body.
5. Add cotton balls to sheep’s body except for tail and ears. Use tufts of cotton from the cotton balls to make the fluffy wool.
6. Let dry.