Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter and marks the beginning of Holy week. It commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, where he was celebrated by the citizens. The citizens placed palm leaves and their cloaks on the ground acknowledging him as Savior and King.
The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the King of Israel!” John 12:12-13
Additional Bible reading Matthew 21: 1-9, Mark 11: 1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19
These, bible verses, crafts, story, and video are targeted to a child audience; however, as a parent you are your child’s first teacher. Adults will get as much from doing and listening to these activities as their children.
Here is one of the many crafts you can do with your children for Palm Sunday. Trace then cut out or have your child cut out their hand prints on green construction paper. They can also color their hand prints with a green crayon, marker or pencil. I made extra for a more full palm. Glue the hand prints to a tongue depressor, stick, pencil, whatever you have available. You could also write the bible verse John 12:13 on the leaves.
Ministry to Children is a great sight for children’s biblical activities and printable’s. This link will take you to a Palm Sunday coloring page.
https://ministry-to-children.com/palm-sunday-coloring-page/ Check out the site for additional Palm Sunday activities, readings and crafts.
Here is a great story about Palm Sunday that I’m going to read to the girls tomorrow. “The Story of People Waving Palms to Jesus” by Sharla Guenther. Another great link to DLTK Crafts for Kids. http://www.dltk-bible.com/cv/waving_palms_to_jesus.htm You can also print it off ahead of time if you need to.
I also like to show the kids a video pertaining to what they are learning about. I have different learners or kiddos that learn in different ways in our household, so I try and hit every type of learning method. Videos is one of these methods we use in our house. There are several videos about Palm Sunday online. I like this video from crossroadskids.net called “God’s Story: Palm Sunday” They do a great job of describing what was happening while using visuals of what it may have looked like during that time. This site also has a plethora of information about the bible and children’s activities.
What a blessing that our Lord Jesus Christ bestowed upon us.
Let’s celebrate his ever lasting love by sharing his teachings with our greatest gifts.
Praise Jesus and may He bless and keep you.
Thank you and…