Read and Do: 1 Samuel 17:15,34-35, Psalm 23
If you have a Jesus Storybook Bible, read “The Good Shepherd” starting on page 130.
Make a sheep using a paper plate, cotton balls and shapes cut out of black construction paper to make the head, ears, legs, and tail. Use a glue stick on the paper plate and allow your little one to stick cotton balls all over the plate. Continue by gluing on the head, ears, legs and tail. Attach eyes onto the head using googly eyes or eyes cut out of white construction paper.
Talk about: David was a shepherd. What does a shepherd do? The Bible tells us that “The Lord is my shepherd.” What does this mean? How is the Lord like a shepherd? God is with us all the time and He always takes good care of us.
Memorize: “I will be with you always.” Matthew 28:20
Talk to your children about who the “I” is in this verse. This is God talking. Ask them if “always” means at night. Does it mean on a trip? Does it mean when it’s hot in the summer? Does it mean when it’s cold in the winter? Ask your children to repeat the verse after you several times, spreading their arms wide when they say always.