Here in Toronto, the nice weather seem to be approaching ever-so-slowly. Until the weather gets and stays warmer, some creativity is needed to entertain the kids indoors. Maxine Levine and I decided to go through the book Bible Arts & Crafts by Kathryn Nider Wolf and find some great activities to keep children amused until they can go outside and play again.
Here’s a craft based on the Parable of the Lost Sheep from Luke 15.
3 So he told them this parable: 4 “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? 5 When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
This craft will help you and your children remember that each one of us is important in the eyes of God.
- Sheep pattern from pg 91 in back of book
- Craft sticks
- White construction paper
- Cotton balls
- Crayons or coloured markers
1. Have each child colour and cut out the sheep templates.
2. Glue each sheep to a craft stick.
3. Glue cotton balls to each sheep to create the wool.
4. Cover a shoebox, tissue box, or any small cardboard box in green construction paper.
5. Cut slots the box and then stand the sheep up in them to create a flock.
6. Place your flock in their pasture and display them somewhere where they can be seen as a reminder of God’s love!
—Maxine Levine (Marketing and Sales Assistant) and Karen Stevens (Editorial Assistant)