Garden of the Good Shepherd

by | Feb 26, 2009 | Easter, Garden of the Good Shepherd | 8 comments

Last year, inspired by Charlotte, my family really enjoyed using Tomie de Paola’s Garden of the Good Shepherd: A Sticker Album to Count the 50 Days to celebrate the Easter season.

Normally it retails for $19.95, but right now you can purchase it for just $3.00 from Liturgy Training Publications. Shipping is rather high, but it is still cheaper than purchasing it from Amazon, plus you can order a few extras to give away, like I did last year! 😉

In a thread over at 4Real, Anne (who just made an amazing Jesus Tree) suggested making a homemade felt Garden of the Good Shepherd as well. I would totally *love* to do that, but I am not sure I’ll be able to this year. We’ll see!

Even though it is early, I went ahead and updated my sidebar with links to our Garden of the Good Shepherd posts from last year. I may update them and add a few new activities when it comes time to do them this year, but I thought I’d link them anyway.


  1. Nicole Bradica


    May I ask how you set your labels to show bigger on ones used more often? I really like how that looks as opposed to the standard label format. Thank you!

  2. Erin

    I just bought this myself, and then was wondering what to do with it when it arrived in the mail with no instructions… so I am most grateful to be able to peruse your ideas from last year – thanks!

  3. Jessica Gordon

    Erin ~ It is so fun coming up with activities for each day of the Easter season! I hope your family enjoys it as much as we have! =)

  4. Christine

    I keep coming here Jessica for all your ideas. LOVE’EM! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  5. Angela

    Jessica, Can you tell me what ages this is for?


  6. Jessica Gordon

    Angela ~ I don’t know that it has a specific age range or not, but it is very similar to the Jesus Tree or Jesse Tree, and if your children liked those, I am sure they would like this as well!

  7. mcchatty

    I have never heard of this resource before and I am very excited about it. Am I correct in assuming that the cover of the book is the completed project? We are going to begin afelt one TODAY, but I need a picture so we can fashion the “Add ons” Any ideas of where I can get a visual of the finished sticker page? And can you tell me how big the book is? I am ordering it today, but want to get started. (Now why are my children so darn impatient? 😉


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