Playing the Game:
A child is chosen to be the shepherd and is taken out of the room or
blindfolded. Another child is then chosen to be Curly the lost
sheep, and must sit on a chair in a corner hidden beneath a blanket.
The rest of the children form the flock of ninety nine sheep and
they keep moving around the room in order to confuse the shepherd.
The shepherd is then brought in and is given three guesses as to who the
missing sheep is. If he guesses correctly, he or she shouts,
"I've found Curly!" and may have another turn as the shepherd.
Otherwise a new person is chosen to be the shepherd.
If time permits allow all the children to have a turn as the shepherd.
The Lost Sheep:
Jesus told the people a story about a shepherd who had a hundred sheep,
but one had got lost. It may have been a frisky lamb.
Anyway, the shepherd went out to look for it and when he found it, he
was so happy that he called all his friends together to rejoice with
Jesus said, "I am the Good Shepherd and I know My sheep, and My sheep
know Me (John 10:14-15). Jesus also said that a good shepherd
knows his sheep, and will look for any that are lost and have gone
We were Lost:
Being lost can be scary. But, because Jesus is our Good Shepherd,
He watches over us, and so we don't need to be afraid of being
Yes, once we were lost lambs, but Jesus found us. And now that
we belong to Jesus, He will guide and protect us every day!