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Sunday April 26, 2026The readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter Year A (Good Shepherd Sunday) remind us that Jesus Christ leads us through the gate of salvation.
This game helps youth understand the importance of listening. Each group of sheep must listen to their shepherd's voice and follow it. It also goes well with a lesson on sticking together in community. The group of sheep will find it easier to get home if they stay together.
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.
Objective: To unscramble words related to John 10:1-10 and learn key vocabulary.
- 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.
- The players must unscramble these words to form meaningful words related to the story.
- 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.
- 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.
- The leader will choose one child to act as the ‘Shepherd’ and the rest of the children will be ‘Sheep’.
- The leader will mark a safe area using cones or ribbon and designate it as the ‘Sheep Pen’.
- All the ‘Sheep’ should be lined up along one side of the play area, at least ten feet from the ‘Sheep Pen’.
- The ‘Shepherd’ will stand somewhere in between the ‘Sheep’ and the ‘Sheep Pen’.
- 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!”.
- 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.
- If a ‘Sheep’ is tagged by the ‘Thieves and Robbers,’ he/she will return to the starting line to try again.
- If a ‘Sheep’ successfully touches the ‘Shepherd’s’ hand, the ‘Shepherd’ will then lead that ‘Sheep’ to the ‘Sheep Pen’, the designated safe area.
- The game will continue with each new round until all ‘Sheep’ have been brought to the ‘Sheep Pen’.
- Encourage a time of reflection and remind the children that Jesus is like the Good Shepherd who guides and protects us from harm.
- 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:
- Here are some questions and answers for children based on John 10:1-10:
- Who is the Good Shepherd in John 10:1-10?
- What are the sheep in the story?
Answer: The people who believe in Jesus and follow Him.
- What does the Good Shepherd do for his sheep?
Answer: He leads them to safety, protects them from danger, and provides for their needs.
- Who are the thieves and robbers in the story?
Answer: People who try to harm or mislead the sheep.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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