A couple of weeks ago my mom told me about the Sunday School lesson she was preparing for her church class (6-7 year-olds). She wanted to have the kids really think about the parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15: 3-7 & Matthew 18: 7-14), and before she taught the lesson on Sunday. To prepare the kids for the lesson, she made 100 sheep for each child, numbered each sheep 1-100 and put the child's name on each sheep. She then took one sheep from each child's pile (a different number for each child) and wrote them a letter telling them that they needed to find their missing sheep and be ready to tell her the number on Sunday. If they could tell her the correct number, she would give them a candy bar. On Sunday she emphasized the importance of one soul to the Savior and helped them to feel His love for each one of them - the object lesson was an introduction to this.
My sister blogged about this lesson on MrsTips and shared her own adaptation from this week as well. For a more complete description, a link to the sheep page, and variations on the object lesson, click here to visit MrsTips and see her post on the lesson.
Thanks Mom (and Sis) for sharing this fantastic object lesson, commentary and your testimonies of the Savior and his love and care for each one of us. <3 <3 <3