Resources: Lent primary school reflection

Claire Fernandes

The Parable of the Lost Sheep is recommended as a Lenten reflection for primary school children. Claire Fernandes draws on her experience as a visiting lecturer in Primary RE at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and as a children’s catechist.

Introduction for teachers
The Parable of the Lost Sheep teaches us that the Good Shepherd is always ready to seek out those who stray, delights in their recovery, and brings them back close to his side where they can enjoy life to the full. It is particularly suited to Key Stage 1/lower Key Stage 2.

•    Table with purple cloth, bible, candle
•    Green circle of cloth (to represent sheepfold)
•    Shepherd figure (playmobil is fine)
•    Sheep (from a farmyard set or homemade)
Draw attention to the purple cloth. Do they know what time of year it is?

Purple reminds us that this is a time of preparation (Lent in this case) as we journey towards Holy Week.

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