You’ve heard me say it before, I love a good theme snack–especially when teaching preschoolers. Since we are now in week three of the Christmas lessons, this shepherd week. There’s an unwritten pattern to the Christmas story in children churches around the world. It goes like this:
Week 1: The angel comes to Mary
Week 2: The angel comes to Joseph
Week 3: Jesus is born and the angels come to the shepherds
Week 4: Wise men come bringing gifts.
Week 5: Review the above weeks above or a story about Jesus growing up.
Last year our shepherds week craft was shepherds staff cut out cookies. So this year, we gave the shepherds a rest and focused on the sheep and let the kids be the shepherds.
Here’s all you need to make just one or even a whole flock.
Giant marshmallows–guaranteed fun anytime, but they make for great big fluffy sheep
Skinny pretzel sticks–legs
Small traditionally shaped pretzels–these will be the eyes and nose.
Small pair of scissors or knife
Cut a slit in one of the ends of the marshmallow large enough to put the head piece into.
Put the head piece in there.
Stick the legs in and . . . .
Ta-Da! Ewe got sheep!!!
Our preschoolers loved them. Well, so did our leaders! So have a little Christmas fun this year with your own little flock, and
Taste and See. . . .the Lord is good!!