Preschool Bible teachers seem to have many opportunities to talk about sheep! Bible stories for kids are filled with lessons about them! From Easter to Christmas…and everything in between…sheep and shepherds are a common biblical theme.
The following is a fun finger play for preschoolers written by Susan M. Dailey that would be a great complement to any lesson involving sheep.
I will be utilizing it this week as I teach the Parable of the Lost Sheep to kindergarteners. I think it will be one that will be recycled in many future lessons!
Please follow the link below to find the original fingerplay and accompanying song.
Dancing Sheep Finger Play by Susan M. Dailey
Shhh! It’s time to go to sleep
“Don’t go to bed,” the one sheep said.
Soon he was… (draw these words out)
He kept on…
Dancing on the ceiling!
“Stop that dancing, silly sheep.
Soon the sheep lay on the floor.
So I started … (draw these words out)
-written by Susan M. Bailey