The Shepherds' Story

According to Luke 2:8-20, on the night of Jesus’ birth, there were humble shepherds in the fields nearby Bethlehem. A host of angels appeared to the shepherds and told them of the Messiah’s birth. Excited, they went quickly to find the baby Jesus. Jesus would be a King, but not the kind of king people were expecting. If you're preparing a lesson on the shepherds' visit to baby Jesus, you may find the free, printable activities listed below to be helpful.

The Shepherds’ Story Parents Connect Page

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a Parents Connect page to help parents or guardians reinforce the lesson at home during the week following the lesson. This is The Shepherds’ Story Parents Connect page (OT04L4PC). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the lesson PDF.

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The Shepherds’ Story Teaching Picture

Every lesson from God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers includes a full-color teaching picture for use in teaching the lesson. This is the teaching picture for The Shepherds’ Story Bible Lesson (OT04L4TP). Click on the Get Activity button below to view and/or download the teaching picture PDF.

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Shepherds Told About Jesus Story Illustration

Angels told the shepherds about the Messiah’s birth. The shepherds then found and worshiped Jesus. This Shepherds Told About Jesus Story Illustration will help kids learn that we should also worship Jesus and tell others about Him.

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The Shepherds Told About Jesus Bible Craft

After the angels announced the birth of the Messiah to the shepherds, these men hurried to find the child and then told lots of people about the baby. This fun craft will help children remember that Jesus spent his birthday in a manger.

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The Shepherd’s Story Bible Craft

The shepherds were among the first people to hear the wonderful news of the Savior’s birth. This sweet craft will help children remember the special message to the shepherds while also rewarding them with a little Christmas treat.

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Luke 2:20 Write the Bible Phrase Worksheet

This Write the Bible Phrase Worksheet calls for kids to write, “The shepherds praised God for Jesus.” This is an adaptation of Luke 2:20 and will help children remember that Jesus deserves our praise too.

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The Shepherds Rejoiced over Jesus’ Birth Sermon Picture

This free, printable sermon picture, based on Luke 2:8-18, can help children rejoice over Jesus’ birth. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.

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The Shepherds Honored Jesus with Themselves Sermon Picture

This free, printable sermon picture, based on Luke 2:8-18, can help kids understand the best gift we can give Jesus is ourselves. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.

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The Shepherds Honored Jesus with Themselves Children’s Sermon

This free, printable children’s sermon, based on Luke 2:8-18, can help kids understand the best gift we can give Jesus is ourselves. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.

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