Baa Baa Lost Sheep

Players hunt for ten sheep that have been hidden. (With one sheep especially difficult to find.) Use this game to introduce the Parable of the Lost Sheep. 

Bible:  Luke 15:1-7

Ages: 6 to 10

Group Size: 2 or more 

Supplies: Lost Sheep Printout – Download Here

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Baa Baa Lost Sheep Bible Game for Kids

Preparation

Download and print the Lost Sheep Printout. Cut into 12.

Lost Sheep

Hide 10 sheep in the playing area. One sheep should be especially difficult to find.

How to Play

Show everyone a sample of a lost sheep.

Lost Sheep Sample

On “Go”, everyone goes looking for the 10 lost sheep.

Gather everyone when all 10 sheep have been found.

Bible Lesson – Parable of the Lost Sheep

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy this game?
2. Was it easy to find all the sheep?
3. Which sheep were easy to find?
4. Which sheep were difficult to find?
5. When you could not find the last sheep, did you feel like giving up?
6. Have you read any Bible stories about sheep?

Say
Today, we will look at a parable Jesus told about sheep.

Arrange the sheep according to their number to reveal the Bible reference.

Read
Luke 15:1-7

Discuss
7. How many sheep did the man in the parable have?
8. What did he do when one of the sheep got lost?
9. What did he do after finding the lost sheep?
10. In the parable, what do the sheep represent?
11. What is Jesus teaching us through this parable?

Conclude
Each one of us is special and precious in God’s eyes. He loves each and every single one of us. We are so valuable to Jesus that he is prepared to give up everything to seek each one of us. And the heavens rejoice with each person who returns to God.

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