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MINISTRY-TO-CHILDREN: This Bible Object Lesson will teach kids that Jesus is the Good Shepherd and how we can trust Him. It’s based on John 10:1-10 where Jesus says, “I am the Good Shepherd.” Download the teachers notes, watch our Children’s Message example, and gather your supplies.


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Recognize the Voice

“Whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice” (10:4).

There are many types of voices in the world. Think about the voices you hear as you go about your day. We become very familiar with our parents’ voices. From the time we are babies our parents speak to us, sing to us, and read to us. We can tell who is calling us to come in for dinner just by listening to the voice.

Animals have distinct voices. A cow’s voice sounds different from a cat’s voice. The voice of a wild goose is unlike that of a songbird. A pig’s voice is very unusual; it is different from any other animal’s voice and may even make us laugh.

In the Holy Land shepherds, caregivers of sheep, bring their flocks to a place where the animals can drink water. Several flocks of sheep mix together. When it is time to leave the area the shepherd goes to a hill and calls his sheep. They recognize his voice, separate out from the other flocks, and follow him.


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More than Enough

“I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly” (10:10). 

Today let’s talk about a word that may be new to you. The word is abundance. Abundance means you have a great quantity of something – you have more than enough – more than you need. Here are some examples:

Think about all the choices of food you find in a grocery store. There are more items on the shelves than we would ever need. Just looking at all the cereals that are available makes us realize we have an abundance of food in our grocery stores.

We can also see abundance in nature. In parts of the world where it snows, millions of snowflakes float down from the sky until snow piles up in drifts. A snow storm is made up of an abundance of snowflakes.

Think of the stars. When we look at the sky on a clear, moonless night we can see about three thousand stars. If we use a telescope we can see approximately one hundred thousand stars. No one knows for sure how many stars there are, but some astronomers say there are two hundred billion stars in the Milky Way alone. That’s abundance!


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The Jobs of a Shepherd

“The Lord is my shepherd.” 

This week’s Bible readings have a special theme. They talk about what it means to be a shepherd.

Do you know anything about shepherding that you could share? What types of work does a shepherd do? (Solicit children’s comments.)

Wow, you sure know a lot about shepherding – which is kind of funny, because we don’t see too many shepherds around these days, do we? They were very common when Jesus was alive though, and the Bible is full of shepherd stories – not to teach us about the real work of shepherds back then, but to help us understand something very important about Jesus.

Jesus is a special kind of shepherd. He doesn’t have a flock of sheep – he has a flock of people – and we’re them. We are Jesus’ sheep!

That’s kind of a funny thought, isn’t it? We aren’t really sheep of course, but the Bible helps us to understand that Jesus does the same things for us, that an actual shepherd does for his sheep.

You see, shepherds have three important jobs: herding, tending and protecting.

When we say that shepherds “herd,” we mean that one of their jobs is to gather their sheep into groups. Where do we gather together because of Jesus? That’s right! We come to church to learn about God and to celebrate being a part of his family. So that’s one way, isn’t it?


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Activities / Handouts

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The Kid's Bulletin
Saint of the Week
Word Search Puzzle
SDC Worksheet

Word Games

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Each week, on this page you will find a series of word games created by artificial intelligence using ChatGPT. Feel free to adapt and use these in your classroom or at home. All images have also been generated by A.I. technology and therefore may be freely used.

Word Scramble

Objective: To unscramble words related to John 10:1-10 and learn key vocabulary.


  1. Write down the scrambled words related to John 10:1-10, such as senheperd, pepnsa, igate, lieabtdun lfi,eepsh, ivmocsatio, rpboer, feith, hsseeeppd, and enwo.
  2. The players must unscramble these words to form meaningful words related to the story.
  3. Once the players have unscrambled all of the words, they can use them to generate complete sentences that reflect upon Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and His role in our lives.
  4. For added challenge, include some less common terms from the passage that players may need to read and identify from the passage first.

This game reinforces important vocabulary from John 10:1-10 and encourages children to learn more about the story and its teachings.

The ‘Sheep and Shepherd’ Game

Objective: To help children better understand the analogy of Jesus as the Good Shepherd and how He saves, protects and guides His sheep.


  1. The leader will choose one child to act as the ‘Shepherd’ and the rest of the children will be ‘Sheep’.
  2. The leader will mark a safe area using cones or ribbon and designate it as the ‘Sheep Pen’.
  3. All the ‘Sheep’ should be lined up along one side of the play area, at least ten feet from the ‘Sheep Pen’.
  4. The ‘Shepherd’ will stand somewhere in between the ‘Sheep’ and the ‘Sheep Pen’.
  5. On the count of three, the ‘Shepherd’ will call out to the ‘Sheep’ to come to the ‘Sheep Pen’ by saying “Come to me, my sheep!”.
  6. The ‘Sheep’ will then run towards the ‘Shepherd’ and try to touch his/her hand while avoiding being tagged by the ‘Thieves and Robbers’, which can be played by volunteers.
  7. If a ‘Sheep’ is tagged by the ‘Thieves and Robbers,’ he/she will return to the starting line to try again.
  8. If a ‘Sheep’ successfully touches the ‘Shepherd’s’ hand, the ‘Shepherd’ will then lead that ‘Sheep’ to the ‘Sheep Pen’, the designated safe area.
  9. The game will continue with each new round until all ‘Sheep’ have been brought to the ‘Sheep Pen’.
  10. Encourage a time of reflection and remind the children that Jesus is like the Good Shepherd who guides and protects us from harm.
  11. Conclude with a prayer thanking Jesus for being our Good Shepherd and for never leaving us astray.

This game emphasizes the importance of Jesus Christ as our Good Shepherd and helps children understand the significance of His guidance and protection in our lives.

Gospel Questions and Answers

Here are some questions and answers related to John 10:1-10:

  1. Here are some questions and answers for children based on John 10:1-10:
  2. Who is the Good Shepherd in John 10:1-10?
    Answer: Jesus
  3. What are the sheep in the story?
    Answer: The people who believe in Jesus and follow Him.
  4. What does the Good Shepherd do for his sheep?
    Answer: He leads them to safety, protects them from danger, and provides for their needs.
  5. Who are the thieves and robbers in the story?
    Answer: People who try to harm or mislead the sheep.
  6. What does Jesus mean when He says He came to give us “life more abundantly”?
    Answer: He wants us to have a full and meaningful life in Him, not just a physical life on earth, but a spiritual and eternal one.
  7. How can we be one of the Good Shepherd’s sheep?
    Answer: By believing in Him, following His teachings, and accepting Him as our Savior.
  8. What can we learn from the story of the Good Shepherd?
    Answer: We can learn that Jesus cares for us and wants to protect us. We can trust in Him to guide us and provide everything we need. We should follow His teachings and be grateful for the life He has given us.


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