How much do you know about sheep and shepherds? Have fun asking each other these trivia questions.
Read: And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. Luke 2:8
Ask: What does it mean to keep watch? What did the shepherds have to protect their sheep from? How can we keep watch over Christmas? What do we need to protect Christmas from?
Pray: Jesus, help us to keep watch over this Christmas season. Help us to think of others and not ourselves. Help us to see those who need a hug, a smile or a kind word.
Other things to do:
*Act out a shepherd caring for his/her sheep.
*Make a sheep ornament using items you find in your home.
*Eat a candy cane and imagine that the cane is a shepherd’s staff. How would a shepherd watch over sheep using this staff?