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The least of these (Matthew 25) | Craft 2

 

While this story is all about action those actions are symbolised by two animals and because we can never have enough sheep crafts for bible stories (right!) this craft is a little sheep and goat that stand up. This would be a perfect pre-schooler craft as it really is super-duper simple! The least of these (Matthew 25) | Craft 2

 
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The least of these (Matthew 25:31-46) | Games

 

The least of these (Matthew 25:31-46) | Games

 

The least of these passage talks about an act of sorting. Sorting is something we learn from an early age and so lends itself well to games. The other element of the sorting is the revelation of truth. For very young children any sorting game, toddler toys, wrapped boxes, or even just coloured scarfs can be a helpful way in. Here are some simple ideas for game and activities.

 

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The least of these (Matthew 25:31-46) | Games

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Sheep & Goat separation – A printable game. Click on the image for the 2 page PDF download with instructions. Cut out a board and counters per player. The counters are mixed and placed in a bag. Players take it in turns to pull one counter. The counter is given to the right player. If you pull out your own counter then go again. Sort your sheep and goats first to win.
(For younger kids use counters, buttons, glass beads etc)

 

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All about us – the children can sort themselves into groups according to age, colour of clothes, eye colour, type of shoes, or other obvious physical features. Trying to avoid boy/girl splits, where possible, will help mix the group.

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The least of these (Matthew 25) | Craft 1

 

The King separated the Sheep and the goats, not because they were sheep and goats but because some had truly served their fellow man (for the least of these), when the others hadn’t. This craft illustrates that separation. It deliberately blank so that the older children can write their own messages on the wall and floor. The least of these (Matthew 25) | Craft 1

 
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The least of these (Matthew 25) | Story

 
Story notes based on Matthew 25 the sheep and goats or the least of these.
If you want the teachers page then please click on the image for the pdf.

Today’s heroes are the Sheep because they shows us the gift of Actions

Essential Teachers notes:
This passage about separating the sheep and the goats, about putting your faith into action, about treating ‘the least of these’ like the king of all Heaven and Earth. It’s a beautiful if challenging passage and while I’ve written out a child friendly version it’s one of the passages that you could easily have your older kids read straight from scripture.

Tell this story or a similar one of your choice from a favourite bible translation or story book. This version is supplied for inspiration, feel free to omit or embellish to give it your personal voice.

Main Passage : Matthew 25: 31-46

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The least of these (Matthew 25) | Craft 2

 
For those of you out in the field with no resources this is your craft. This is the basic sheep craft, you can use cotton wool, elbow macaroni painted white, or anything you can find… but my favourite is rice, it is cheap, easy to clean up, and simple to work out how much you need.

You will need : paper / card, 2 circle objects to draw round, a black pencil, glue, one handful of rice per child.
 
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The obvious craft for this passage is to make sheep. The cotton wool blobs stuck on paper is always a easy solution but being more adventurous is often more memorable.

Sheep bags are a fun way of making a toy that can be used again and again. Admittedly they take some work but not too much and it’s worth it for the result. You’ll see the kids make up multiple games on the spot and it’s something they can keep.

Using felt tip pens on cotton really works, and what’s great is that if you wash them then the colour comes out. Be careful what you use for stuffing if you are hoping to put them in the washing machine, though. Mine were made with fabric scraps.
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The least of these (Matthew 25:31-46) | Worksheet

The story gives us a lot of tasks that we need to fulfil. This activity is about completing the picture. The worksheet is made from a variety of images that are not complete. the empty glass, the separated friends, they all represent sentences in Jesus’ teaching. The worksheet could be used with pencils and pens alone, but is designed to be cut into it’s componant parts then reformed back into a heart shape. We show jesus’ love as we complete the tasks in real life. As always remeber to discuss what you are doing and why.
 

I did not supply a heart sheet, mostly to cut down on printing, we let the children draw it themselves, or drew it for the younger ones. The page shows an example of a competed heart at the side.
 

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE
 

Credit to World Vision scrapbook kit by Unforgetable moments.

The least of these (Matthew 25:31-46) | Worksheet

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