This is a simple match up game for preschoolers. But, I talk about Jesus and the Bible tells us that He is the good shepherd. John 10:11-16
While my granddaughter is matching the sheep, I talk about shepherds in the Bible and their jobs.
Also, I let the kids play with the shepherd's staff and the lambs/sheep so they could take care of their sheep like the shepherds. If you have play sheep, you can hide them and let the kids find them, like the shepherd would do. You can see in the picture above, I printed this on white cardstock, and we added grass and flowers, butterflies, insects and bird stickers, which she loved!
Here it all matched up! I will also use this for David the shepherd and talk about how he did what God wanted him to. You can print this here.
I also use these cards with my granddaughter. They are numbers 1-10 with the correct number of sheep on each card. They can be used for learning numbers and putting them in the correct order and for counting the sheep on the cards. Print them here.
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And, here are the sheep without writing to cut and hide for the kids to find! My granddaughter loves this! And, you can count while they find them and practice counting, addition and subtracting! I love it when you can teach using learning as a game and teach Bible at the same time!
This is a matching poster, but I used the same picture as a picture to color so everything works together. You can print these options here:
You can find more ideas about the Lost Sheep Parable here.