Jesus Is My Good Shepherd: 3 Preschool Bible Lessons

The world can be a frightful place for young children. This series of Bible lessons will help the children in your class to trust in Jesus as their Good Shepherd. It draws from several passages in the Gospel of John to show how He loves, saves, and protects them.

These lesson plans are intended for preschool children, ages 2-5.  They were written by Kristen Charles for a children’s church or Preschool Sunday School, but can be adapted to meet your particular ministry setting. Each lesson includes additional learning activities for your class.

Lesson Index

  1. Sheep LOVED by a Shepherd: Preschool Lesson
  2. Sheep SAVED by a Shepherd: Preschool Lesson
  3. Sheep PROTECTED by a Shepherd: A Preschool Bible Lesson

Jesus is the Good Shepherd Coloring PagePrint our free Jesus the Good Shepherd Coloring page to go along with any of these lesson plans. It has a background page that explains why we need a shepherd and then a cut-out illustration of Jesus.

Other Related Resources

Here are some other materials on our website that might assist you as you teach through this series. Please share your ideas in the comment section below.


  1. Kathryn Bolt says

    Thank you so much for what you do! My children’s church LOVES doing these activities.

  2. smriti Maity says

    Your teaching materials very helpful as we reach out the little ones as well as the teenagers.
    With regards,
    For His Kingdom,

  3. Darlene Umemoto says

    Thank you so much for allows our Children’s Ministry to use your website it has been a blessing to find everything we need to make our Ministry successfully run smooth and in order.

    I like the games, the crafts, and even the Lesson plan
    thank you for all the ideas.

    Mahalo from Hawaii

  4. Tammie says

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