I altered the popular “Doggie Doggie Where’s Your Bone” game to fit the parable of the lost sheep. One child “It” was taken out of the room to be the shepherd. I then gave a white washcloth to a child to hide by sitting on it. We chanted “Shepherd, Shepherd, where’s your sheep. He is missing from your keep.” The shepherd returned to the room and had three guesses as to who was hiding the sheep.
To accompany the parable of the lost sheep, made photocopies of sheep on construction paper and hid them in various places throughout the room; under tables, chairs, etc. The children were “shepherds”. Each child went searching for his one lost sheep. Upon finding the sheep, he took it to the art table and glued cotton ball “wool” on it.