The Parable of the Good Shepherd
The shepherd includes everyone at the table of the great banquet. This parable is found in both Godly Play and Young Children and Worship books. It's meaning is also found in Psalm 23 in the Bible.
Minecraft of the Good Shepherd
Marshmallow sheep snack
Miss Olivia shared with the children about the Good Shepherd and the ordinary shepherd. The children decided that the Good Shepherd was Jesus and all of us might be the sheep. We started learning the first part of Psalm 23 and constructed a picture to help us remember it.
Children recreating this parable.
Watch the story to get a better feel at how to present it. It is a parable about a shepherd that lost one of His sheep and leaves all of the other sheep to find the missing one. We are so grateful that the Good Shepherd values each of us in the same way.