Palm Sunday and Easter Bible Crafts for Kids, Palm Sunday Skit, Resurrection Lesson with Visual Aids, Crafts and Activities (Especially for Preschoolers and Kinders)

Jesus n 'Me Series - Resurrection Sunday School Lessons for Children

Jesus is the Way, theTruth and the Life Lessons For Kids!

With Fun With Crafts, Coloring Pages and Activities

Christian Easter Crafts and Activities for Children

The Good Shepherd crafts and activities, and Parable of the Lost Sheep concepts are included.

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Preschool BIble Lessons in Jesus n' Me series:
Lesson 1 - Who is Jesus? Children's Skit / Lesson About Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
Lesson 2 - Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet Squeaky Clean
Lesson 3 - Jesus is the Way - Jesus Comforts Disciples Before He Leaves Them
Lesson 4 - Jesus is the Truth - Garden of Gethsamane, Betrayal of Jesus
Lesson 5 - Jesus is the Life - Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus
For more digital download Easter lessons go to the sister site: BibleKidsFunZone.com
Christian Easter coloring page  that shows multi-cultural children by cross. It says Jesus loves everyone. Little girl Palm Sunday mini poster Tomb coloring sheet for the BIble story of the resurrection of Jesus. Matthew the Bible Kid Puppet

The Jesus n' Me Series of BIble lessons for children focus on these exciting Bible stories: Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the Betrayal, and Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. Each lesson has fun crafts, coloring pages and activities to do during the lesson, such as pretend play activities, poems with hand motions, puppets, stickers and other fun age-appropriate activities for preschoolers. These lessons were written to help children learn some very important concepts to guard against deception in these last days: Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. These Bible concepts explained in on a preschooler's level. This series also include the concepts of The Lost Sheep, and Jesus is the Good Shepherd. Even preschoolers will get the key points when presented to them in an easy way that they can understand. These lessons also include the salvation message very young children can understand. We include a game for kids: Jesus is the only way to heaven. There are also lots of crafts and visual aids that you use for the lesson and activities to keep kids focuse, and plenty of crafts for you to use as warm-up activities, classroom projects or take-home acivities.

Jesus n' Me Lesson 1 - Skit: Who is Jesus

With Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers (Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem)

Touch-n-Feel Standup Donkey Craft Craft page 1 for Stand-up Donkey Craft Make-My-Own Donkey Puzzle Make-my-Own-Palm-Sunday-Puzzle
Touch-n-Feel Standup Donkey Craft. See craft instructions for this tactile for young children below.
Craft page 1 for Stand-up Donkey Craft. See more.
Make-My-Own Donkey Puzzle. See more pictures.

Make-my-Own-Donkey Puzzle.View instructions.

Jesus n' Me - Skit / Lesson About Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem - Who is Jesus?

Download the Palm Sunday Lesson Snapshot for children (Overview of activities, verses, supplies, crafts).

This fun, engaging children's Bible lesson is in the form of a skit with activities for the children to participate in and Talk Time to emphasize the main points of the lesson.

Skits are a fun way for children to be involved in their learning. Children love pretending.

Children get to make their own craft. Choose from a Touch-n-Feel Standup Donkey Craft, Donkey Paper Bag Puppet, Donkey Visor Craft, Palm Branch Crafts (free), Donkey Carry Case craft, Donkey Ears Headband Craft. The fun Palm Sunday crafts, activities and skit make the Bible Story of Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem come alive for the children. The Palm Sunday skit for children is very simple and does not need rehearsing. No costumes needed. It's just a Narrator and the Donkey Puppet (Use the Stand-up Donkey or the Donkey Puppet, or both). The children join in the fun by pretending to be there in Jerusalem. They get to go look for the donkey. Then they help you put "coats" on the donkey's back and wave palm branches for it to walk on. There is also a Talk Time to help kids understand the simple, but important concepts. If you're familiar with Bible Kids Fun Zone lessons, you know they come with detailed craft instructions and a page of activities for preschoolers, such as snack ideas, warm-up activities, Rhyme with Hand Motions, etc. We've added some new crafts for this theme for 2016: The Donkey Touch-n-Feel Standup Craft and the Donkey Paper Bag Puppet, two puzzles made of the Donkey Picture with templates to help kids put it together. There is also a new as Palm Sunday coloring page of Multi-cultural children waving Palm branches, and Mini-Poster of the same picture. There are also small, medium and large Palm Branches for you to download and print to use to decorate your classroom bulletin boards.

The key verse used in this lesson is Mark 11:9. Other verses used in the lesson are Zechariah 9:9 and Mark 11:17. Verses used as reference are Matthew 21:1-17; Mark 8:29; ark 11:1-11; Luke 2:11; Luke 19:28-40; John 6:69; John 11:27; John 12:12-19

Purchase this lesson alone, or with the other lessons in the Jesus n' Me Them.. Order here.

Just looking for Palm Sunday and Easter crafts and don't need the lesson? Check out our Palm Sunday / Easter theme download.

Jesus n' Me Triumphal Entry Activities for Skit/Lesson 'Who is Jesus?' In addition to the Activities of the Skit/Lesson and all of the Palm crafts and donkey crafts, there is a Poem with Hand Motions - 'If I Was There" Fingerplay for preschoolers and a Palm Branch Game.

Purchase this Triumphal Entry Lesson download by itself, with all the crafts and activities, OR as the Jesus n' Me download that includes this lesson along with the Resurrection lesson and the other three lessons, for a total of five lessons. See Coloring pages and craft pages and Craft instructions, and Scene I of the Triumphal Entry lesson and skit below.

Palm Sunday / Triumphal Entry Coloring Pages, Palm Sunday Crafts, Visual Aids, Palm Sunday Room Decorations

Below are some of the pictures included in the Jesus n Me Palm Sunday digital download. Use the Palm Sunday color-illustrations of the modern-day boys and girls holding palm branches as room decorations or to show during the lesson/skit. Use the black-and-white pictures as coloring sheets for during class time or for take-home sheets.

The Palm Sunday coloring sheets of modern-day multicultural children with palm branches could also be used as craft pages. Just give children some green construction paper to tear little pieces and glue to the picture for the palm branches, after they color the picture.

Palm Sunday classroom decorations - Little girl holding palm branch praising Jesus Palm Sunday coloring sheet of little girl waving palm branch praising Jesus. Ethnic Palm Sunday room decorations - African girl holding Palm branch in front of donkey. Ethnic Palm Sunday coloring sheets - African girl holding Palm branch in front of donkey.

Palm Sunday classroom decorations - Little girl holding palm branch praising Jesus

Palm Sunday coloring sheet of little girl waving palm branch praising Jesus.
Ethnic Palm Sunday room decorations - African girl holding Palm branch in front of donkey.
Ethnic Palm Sunday coloring sheets - African girl holding Palm branch in front of donkey.
Cute Multicultural Palm Sunday pictures for children - Hispanic boy holding palm branch praising Jesus. Multicultural coloring sheet for Palm Sunday - Hispanic boy holding palm branch with donkey. Multicultural Palm Sunday picture - Asian boy with palm branch Multicultural Palm Sunday coloring sheet - Asian boy holding palm branch saying Hosanna
Cute Multicultural Palm Sunday pictures for children - Hispanic boy holding palm branch praising Jesus.
Multicultural coloring sheet for Palm Sunday - Hispanic boy holding palm branch with donkey.

Multicultural Palm Sunday picture - Asian boy with palm branch

Multicultural Palm Sunday coloring sheet - Asian boy holding palm branch saying Hosanna
Donkey craft picture in color Donkey craft picture dokey ears craft in color donkey ears craft pattern

Donkey craft picture in color to use for Donkey crafts: Donkey Carry Case and Stick Donkey.

Donkey craft picture for childre to color for Donkey crafts: Donkey Carry Case and Stick Donkey.

Use this craft page to make the Donkey ears craft in color for the Palm Sunday skit.

Children can make their own Donkey Ears for Palm Sunday using this craft pattern.

Donkey Palms mini poster for Palm Sunday classroom decoration donkey palms coloring page Palm branch craft in color Palm branch craft pattern

Donkey Palms mini poster for Palm Sunday classroom decoration

Donkey palms coloring page with donkey and palm branches that says, "Hosanna!"

Free Palm branch Craft in color to decorate your classroom bulletin boards for the Palm Sunday skit, Who is Jesus?

Free Palm Branch Craft pattern for preschoolers to use for the Palm Sunday skit or for a craft to take home.

Palm Sunday Craft Instructions (Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem)
Craft page 1 for Stand-up Donkey Craft Touch-n-Feel tactile Donkey Standup craft in gray Touch-n-Feel tactile Donkey Standup craft in tan. Color-illustrated coats for teacher's Standup donkey to use as the visual aid for the skit.

Craft page 1 of 2 for the Stand-up Donkey Craft for preschoolers. This craft comes in black-and-white for kids to make their own.

Touch-n-Feel tactile Donkey Standup craft for children in gray. Use one of the color-illustrated one for the skit prop.
Touch-n-Feel tactile Donkey Standup craft in tan. You get two choices for colors.

Color-illustrated coats for teacher's Standup donkey craft. This craft page also comes in black-and-white. Use as a pattern to cut out of real fabric for the Touch-n-Feel craft.

Touch-n-feel Standup Donkey Craft

 

Craft Supplies:

Touch-n-Feel Standup Donkey: (Age 2+) Have ages 2-3 color hair instead of using felt pieces. Prep: Print Donkey craft pages. Make copies onto card stock. Print one Coat patterns page onto cardstock. Cut out. Lay coats on fabric, trace and cut out. Make copies of Palm branches onto green copy paper, or use bw ones as patterns to trace and cut out of green construction paper. Staple layers of green paper together to make several branches at the same time. Cut out little pieces of felt that can fit on donkey’s hair. Cut 2 X 2 pieces of felt to make tail. Cut slits to within 1/2" of one side. Craft: Children color donkey. Glue on felt for hair. Fold and glue on fabric or paper coats. Fold paper tail on dashed line. Tape to donkey. Roll up felt tail piece. Glue on end of tail.

How to Use: Use the Touch-n-Feel tactile Donkey Standup craft as a visual aid to tell the Palm Sunday Bible story of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem to young children.

* Search 'fabric paper' on Amazon.com to find fabric paper.

 

Touch-n-Feel Standup Donkey craft page

Coats / Palm Branch patterns

White card stock

Fabric scraps (solids or small prints), fabric paper* or patterned scrapbook paper(optional)

Felt scraps (brown or gray)

Crayons

Green construction paper or copy paper

Extra-strength glue sticks

Scissors (teacher only)

Donkey Paper Bag Puppet

Donkey Carry Case craft page

Paper Bag Donkey Puppet: For age 2+. Prep: Print craft pages. Make copies of donkey head onto card stock. Make copies of arms onto copy paper. Cut short strips of felt 1/4” wide. Craft: Children color head and arms. Cut out for pictures for young children. (Keep scissors out of children’s reach). Place glue on donkey’s hair. Glue on felt strips for hair. Glue lower part of donkey head onto the bottom of the bag (Fold so that head moves up and down when you move hand). Glue arms onto bag under arms.

Super Easy Craft for Little Ones! They can just color the 3 donkey craft pieces and glue onto the paper bag. You can skip the felt hair. Adult cuts out thedonkey pieces.

Donkey Puppet p2 (arms)

Brown lunch bags

Cardstock

Scissors (for adult only)

Crayons

Glue sticks

Felt scraps (for ages 3+)

Donkey carry case craft

Craft Supplies Needed:

Donkey Carry Case Craft for Prschoolers (For age 3+)

For age 3, just have them color the hair instead of using the felt strips. Prep: Print craft page. Make copies onto card stock. Cut out for young children. Palms: Use palm branch as a pattern. Place on paper or foam sheet, trace and cut out. Cut 3-4 for each child. Bags: Cut rectangles out of the top of the bags, leaving about 1-1/2" around the top and sides to create handles. Cut off excess.

Craft: Children color Donkey head. Glue small strips of polar fleece / felt onto head for hair. Help children glue head to bag, and glue the palm branches to the sides or back. Write, "Hosanna!", "I love Jesus!" or the words of your choice across the top of the bag.

Donkey Carry Case craft page

Craft bags or lunch bags

Polar fleece fabric or felt , cut into 3" X 1/2" strips

Green construction paper or green foam sheets

Crayons / markers

Another Easy Quick Palm Sunday craft for young children. They just color and glue. It's easy for you to pre-make the palm branches as well. The inexpensive way is to just print the black-and-white ones on green paper or let kids color them.

Foam palm branch craft

Craft Supplies - Foam Palm Branch

Free Foam Palm Branch Craft for Skit:

(Also see Palm Branch crafts below)

Prep: Make copes of craft page onto card stock to use as a pattern: Cut out and place palm branch on foam sheets, trace and cut out foam palm branches.

Craft: Children can color darker colors of green on their palm branches. Write the word, "Hosanna" or something similar on the palm branches.

Use the Color-Illustrated Green Palm Branch to decorate your bulletin board. Write words or Bible verses on them or "Hosanna!", "I praise Jesus!" or something similar.

 

 

 

Free Palm Branch craft page

Color illustrated palm branch craft page

Card stock - 1 sheet

Green foam sheets

Scissors (teacher only)

 

Palm Branch in color to decorate children's classroom bulletin board for Palm Sunday

Tissue paper Palm Branch craft

Free Tissue Paper Palm Branch craft

Craft Supplies - Tissue Paper Palm Branch Caft

Free Palm Branch Craft - Tissue Paper Palm Branch

Prep: Print one craft page. Make copes of craft page onto green card stock. Cut tissue paper into 1-2" squares. Craft: Children place glue on one small section of the palm branch at a time. Place tissue paper squares on top of the glued part. Continue until the entire palm branch is covered with overlapping tissue paper squares. . Help them write the word "Hosanna!" or something similar on their palm branches.

Palm Branch Craft (Using Card Stock) - not pictured

Prep: Print one craft page. Make copes of craft page onto light green or white card stock to use the actual craft pages. Craft: Children color using different colors of green. Help them write the word "Hosanna!" or something similar on their palm branches.

Free Palm Branch craft page
Green or white ard stock
Green Tissue paper squares, cut into 1-2" squares
Glue sticksc
Crayons

Scissors (teacher only)

 

Palm Branch in color to decorate children's classroom bulletin board for Palm Sunday.

Donkey Ears Visor craft Craft Supplies:

Donkey Ears Visor Craft (For age 3+)

Prep: Print and make copies of Donkey Ears craft page onto card stock. Cut out for young children. Craft: Children color ears. Fold tabs that are on the bottom of the ears up. Staple tabs Donkey Ears to foam visor.

Donkey Ears Headband Craft (For age 3+)

Prep: Print and make copies of Donkey Ears craft page onto card stock. Cut out for young children. Cut 2" wide strips out of polar fleece, long enough to fit around child's head, plus 4-5" to tie. Craft: Children color ears. If you make it snug, you can just fold the tab up on the bottom of the ears, and stick ears under headband, and they will stay there.

Donkey ears craft page
Foam visors (Polar fleece for headband)
Stapler/staples
Scissors (teacher only)
Crayons
 
Make-My-Own Donkey Puzzle Make-my-Own-Palm-Sunday-Puzzle puzzle template
Make-My-Own Donkey Puzzle. Shown above is the 6-piece puzzle. There is also a 9-piece puzzle. You can use the color-illustrated ones to use as a classroom activity.
Children can use the black-and-white puzzles to make their own Palm Sunday Donkey Puzzle. Kids just color pieces. Have an adult cut the pieces apart.
The puzzles come in both black-and-white and color.Give kids an envelope to use as a take-home craft. Give kids an envelope to take them home in.

Use the printable puzzle template as a background to help kids fit the pieces together. Use restickable glue on the back of the pieces to help keep pieces in place.

Supplies for Donkey Puzzle:

Donkey Puzzles: For age 2+. For Color-illustrated Puzzles: Prep: Print and make copies of puzzles and templates onto cardstock. Place restickable glue on the backs. Allow to dry. Cut off edge of puzzles, and cut apart puzzle pieces. Place pieces for each puzzle in an envelope. Activity: Give each child a template. Show them how the pieces fit on the template and fit together to make the picture. Craft: Child color pages before you apply glue on back and cut apart.

Donkey puzzles craft page bw or color

Scissors (for adult only)

Puzzle templates (optional)

Crayons

Cardstock

Restickable glue (optional)

Envelopes

 
Hosanna craft page

Hosanna Kids picture

Texture Hosanna Picture: For age 2+. Print and make copies of craft page. Children color picture, then tear small pieces of green paper about the size of the palm branches, and glue them on top of the palm leaves on the craft page.

Green construction paper or craft paper

Glue sticks

Scissors (for adult only)

Crayons

Palm Sunday Skit (Excerpt) for Children

Jesus n’ Me - Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem Skit: Who is Jesus? p.2 Download the Palm Sunday Skit excerpt

Scene II – Jesus Rides the Donkey to Jerusalem

Narrator

So off they went to Jerusalem. Jesus rode on the donkey and the disciples walked along beside him. When they came to the Mount of Olives, they had to go down the steep mountain into Jerusalem. Step by step, the little donkey bravely took Jesus down the steep road into the city. (Move donkey from up high to down low, slowly). Are you having a good time, little donkey?

Donkey

Eee-aw! Eee-aw!  (Jumps up and down).

Narrator

Many people had come to Jerusalem for the feast and celebration!  When they heard Jesus was coming, large crowds of people ran out to meet him! When the people saw Jesus riding on the donkey, they took palm braches from the trees and waved them, shouting praises to him as he rode along! Let’s pretend we’re there in the crowd. We can wave Palm Branches and pretend Jesus is on the donkey. (Give each child a Palm branch to wave, as you move donkey back and forth in front of you). When they heard the noise, all the people of the city were wondering what was going on. They asked, “What’s all the shouting about?” And “Who is Jesus?”  The people in the crowd answered the best they knew how.

Some said, “It’s Jesus who’s riding the donkey -- The prophet from Nazareth In Galilee!” Others called him the King of Israel.  Some said he was the “Son of David.” Let’s see what happened next: (Read Mark 11:8-10). Here are some coats. We can lay them on the ground for the donkey to walk over.  (Show kids how to lay the coats on the ground (table).

Donkey

Eee-aw! Eee-aw!   (Walks back and forth on the table, stepping on coats).
 

The Palm Sunday Download is 48 pages! (including the lesson pages, instructions, pictures, crafts, coloring sheets, color and black-and-white)

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Jesus n' Me Lesson 2

Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet Squeaky Clean

With Crafts and Activities for Children

Craft for Jesus Washes the Disciples' feet lesson

 

This fun lesson has lots of interaction between the teacher and children, and also Matthew the Bible Kid Puppet (see below). Get a peek at the lesson below to get an idea see what it's like.

The activities include washing dolls' feet, Talk TIme, Bubbles (Soap makes bubbles, after all), a rhyme with hand motions (fingerplay) about the Bible story of Jesus washing the disciples' feet, and a large group activity. In addition, there are three craft activities for you to choose from (four if you cound the girl Bible Kid Puppet): Bible Kid Puppet, Touch n' Feel Clean Feet Craft, and Color-my-Own Grocery Bag craft (to use to serve others. Our Activities page shows you how.

See all of the Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet craft instructions below.

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Bible character puppet craft Mary the Bible Kid Puppet Bible character puppet craft page to color Mary Bible Kid puppet craft page

Bible character puppet craft - Matthew the Bible Kid

Mary the Bible Kid Puppet

Bible character puppet craft page to color

Mary Bible Kid puppet craft page

Do Unto Others Wash Feet tactile craft Completed sample of Matthew the Bible Kid Puppet Feet and hat craft page for puppets Feet and hat craft page for puppets in color

Do Unto Others Wash Feet tactile craft for kids

Completed sample of Matthew the Bible Kid Puppet

Feet and hat craft page for puppets

Feet and hat craft page for puppets in color

Do unto others Wash Feet craft page Do unto others Wash Feet craft page in color Dirty feet Bible coloring page Dirty feet Bible picture for Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet lesson

Do unto others Wash Feet craft page

Do unto others Wash Feet craft page in color

Dirty feet Bible coloring page

Dirty feet Bible picture for Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet lesson

Lesson 2 Crafts: Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet Craft Instructions
Matthew the Bbile Kid puppet Supplies Needed:

Matthew the Bible Kid Puppet (or Mary)                    

Prep: Print one of each craft page. Make copies of Bible Kids craft pages onto card stock. Make Dirty Feet For lesson:  Laminate legs or cover with clear Contact paper. Draw dirt on feet and/or legs with washable crayon or chalk. Make sample puppet: Cut out dolls, legs, sandals. Cut across the lines of the strap of sandal, up to cross marks (to insert foot). **Hats: Cut out hat pattern and lay on woven cotton fabric. Trace and cut out. Cut strips of polar fleece or felt (doesn’t fray) if not using rope. **Puppet Stick: Cut a 2” X 11” strip of card stock. Fold lengthwise and glue together. Craft: Children color Bible Kid puppet. Glue legs onto back of dolls. Insert feet into slits on sandals. Glue stick on back to make puppet.  Hat: Placing straight end on doll’s forehead, hold in place. Tie hat on with rope or fabric strip.

**The hat and stick are optional. You can just hold puppet/doll. *Rope trim is found at fabric stores, used in hoods, etc.

Girl and boy Bible Kid craft pages, and legs pages
**Hat pattern
**Lightweight cotton woven fabric (not stretch knit)
**Rope trim or matching polar fleece or felt fabric, cut into strips*
Card stock
Crayons/markers
For Teacher’s Sample:
Washable crayons or chalk
Paper towel or cloth
Laminate or clear contact paper

 

Color-my-own grocery bag craft Supplies Needed:

Color-My-Own Grocery Bag Craft

Prep: None
Craft: Children use fabric crayons to color a simple picture on the grocery bags, such as a happy face or flower, etc. Add words if the child wishes, such as “I care for you” or “Jesus loves you”,  “With Jesus’ love”, etc.

How to Use: Let parents know that the bags were made to fill with nutritious groceries to a needy family in your area.
*Regular Crayola crayons also work on dark-colored bags. See sample.

Cotton craft bags with handles (grocery bag type), light colors
Fabric Crayons

Tip: You can also use any of the black and white pictures on the website. Reverse the image if it has words when you print it. Cut off excess space. Make copies onto iron-on sheets on a copier. Iron on one side of a light-colored bag. Children can color on those. See instructions that come with iron-on sheets.

Touch-n-feel Jesus washes feet craft Supplies Needed:

Touch n’ Feel Clean Feet Craft: For age 2+. Prep: Print craft page. Make copies onto card stock.  Cut squares of fabric, and 1/2” ties 12” long. Craft: Children color picture. Help children fold cloth square and tie it (See photo), and glue to picture on open space. Draw happy face on top part of cloth.

Clean feet picture
Card stock
Microfiber or polar fleece fabric, cut into 5 X 5” square
Black permanent marker
Extra strength glue sticks
Scissors (for teacher only)
Crayons
 

Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet Squeaky Clean!

Below is just the first part of the lesson so you can see how the Bible Kid Puppet/s are used:

Intro: Have you ever been at home when a messy job needs to be done, but nobody wantBs to do it – Like when no one takes out the trash, and the trash spills over and makes a big mess? Or maybe someone walks in the house after being outside on a muddy day, and then there are muddy footprints all over. Today we’re going to hear a Bible story about how Jesus did a job that no one else wanted to do. Just remember, Bible stories are true stories. They’re not made up.  They really happened!

(Hold up Matthew). This is Matthew.  He’s dressed like the children who lived during Bible Times. He’s here to help me tell the story and explain things. Can you say “Hi” to Matthew? (Encourage children to say, “Hi Matthew.”)

Matthew: Hi everyone! I’m happy to be here to help teach the lesson. Um…um…

What is it Matthew?

Matthew: Well I just want to say…um…excuse me if my feet are a little dirty.  I had to walk here on the dusty roads. 

That’s ok.  We’ll get you all cleaned up. (Take dry washcloth and wipe the “dirt” off his feet.) 

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Jesus n' Me Lesson 3

Jesus is the Way - (Jesus Comforts His Disciples Before He Leaves and Explains the Way to the Father and to Heaven)

With Parable of the Lost Sheep Crafts and Activities for Children Included

Jesus is the Way game for children

 

Before Jesus left this world, he comforted his disciples in many ways, and explained many things to them. One of the things he explained to them was that he is the way to God, the Father.

In this lesson, children learn that there is no other way to heaven. The lesson begins with the parable of the lost lamb who couldn't find its way home. Then children learn that Jesus thinks of us as sheep, and he is the shpeherd, and he doesn't want any of his sheep to be lost. Children can make the Shepherd Puppet Craft. The arms fold over and hug its lost sheep. You can also choose to make the quicker craft - the Sheep Carry Case craft - just stick the sheep in its carry case (paper bag with handles cut out).

The concepts of salvation and sin and our need for a Savior are explained to the children in simple terms in a gentle way. The concepts are reinforced while children play the Jesus is the Way game. At the end of the game, you lay the cross on the path that leads to heaven - the Jesus path.

The coloring page / craft of a child sitting by a cross personalizes the message of the lesson for each child. It says, "Jesus died for me? Yes, Jesus died for _____!" (Each child's name). They can also make the Shepherd with its Sheep Puppet Craft or the Sheep Carry Case Craft if you still need more activities.

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The concepts are reinforced when children get to participate in the Jesus is the Way Game. They learn that being good isn't what gets them to heaven; nor being smart or rich. Jesus is the only way. This lesson prepares children for the next lessons in the series: Jesus is the Truth (The story of the betrayal); and Jesus is the Life (The Bible story of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection). All of the concepts are broken down to a preschoolers' level.

Kid game pieces up close Multicultural kids game pieces 3D sample Kid game pieces in color Kid game pieces coloring page

Kid game pieces up close. Ethnic pictures for children's bible lesson about Jesus' resurrection.

Multicultural kids game pieces 3D sample

Kid game pieces in color. Just cut and fold.

Kid game pieces to color and fold.

Game cards for Jesus is the Way Game for kids Jesus is the Way Game in color Jesus is the Way Game in black and white Shepherd craft page black and white

Game cards for Jesus is the Way Game for kids.

Jesus is the Way printable game board in color.

Jesus is the Way Game in black and white .

Shepherd craft page black and white.

Sheep and Shepherd Puppet completed craft Shepherd craft page in color Peter and Thomas story page in color Peter and Thomas coloring page

Sheep and Shepherd Puppet completed craft for Parable of the Lost Sheep concepts.

Shepherd craft page in color.

Peter and Thomas story page in color.

Peter and Thomas coloring page.

Personalized-cross-craft-girl Personalized-cross-coloring-page-boy Sheep craft page Sheep Carry Case Craft sample

Personalized-cross-craft-girl. This comes with a boy on it as well.

Personalized-cross-coloring-page-boy. This comes with a girl on it as well.

Sheep craft page. Insert in shepherd's arms that fold over sheep.

Sheep Carry Case Craft sample.

Heaven coloring page Heaven coloring page What heaven is not story page in color What heaven is not coloring page

Heaven coloring page.

Heaven coloring page.

What heaven is not story page in color.

What heaven is not coloring page.

 
Jesus n' Me Lesson 4 - Jesus is the Truth (The Last Supper, Garden of Gethsemane, Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus)
Jesus is the Truth crafts and activities for kids

The lesson: Jesus is the Truth... for preschoolers helps children understand the important biblical concepts by using the activities that bring the concepts to a preschooler's level, such as the Truth and Lies Activity. Children learn that Jesus always tells the truth, and his Word is the truth. Then children decide which side Peter goes on, then Judas, then the rest of the disciples. Then the disciples get moved to the Truth side when they later stand up for Jesus and tell the truth about him. The sheep puppet helps tell the Bible story to make the lesson fun. Pretend play activities are introduced into the lesson so children can pretend they are the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane who keep falling asleep when Jesus asks them to stay awake to pray. There is a sticker craft for this part of the Bible story: Children use the restickable "Asleep Eyes" sticker to show the disciples awake or asleep to retell the story in their own words. There is also a Tactile Rooster Craft. The children glue on feathers and color the funny rooster picture.

After children learn that the Bible is true, then they learn how to tell if other teachings agree with the Bible, or if they are a lie, when they play the game: Good Shepherd / Wolf game. You tell the children some things that are sometimes taught. The children pick if that teaching is true or a lie, and then they pick if the teacher is a good shepherd or a wolf in sheep's clothing. The wolf has sheep's clothing which you make into restickable stickers by using restickable glue, so you show them, first hand, that its really a wolf underneath.

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Funny rooster coloring page Funny rooster craft sample with feathers Rooster with feathers craft sample for the Betrayal of Jesus lesson Truth and lies activity cards

Funny rooster coloring page.

Funny rooster craft sample with feathers.

Rooster with feathers craft sample for the Betrayal of Jesus lesson.

Truth and lies activity cards.

Children make the disciples go to sleep, then wake up with the Sleepy Disciples craft Sleepy Disciples Sticker craft page to color Sleep disciples color-illustrated craft page for Bible story of Garden of Gethsemane Name of Jesus for activity and Judas picture to color

Children make the disciples go to sleep, then wake up with the Sleepy Disciples craft.

Sleepy Disciples Sticker craft page to color.

Sleep disciples color-illustrated craft page for Bible story of Garden of Gethsemane.

Name of Jesus for activity and Judas picture to color.

Lamb puppet Lamb puppet coloring page Lamb puppet craft page - color illustrated Name of Jesus for activity and Judas picture - color-illustrated

Lamb puppet

Lamb puppet coloring page

Lamb puppet craft page - color illustrated

Name of Jesus for activity and Judas picture - color-illustrated

Wolf coloring page for craft Wolf craft page - color illustrated Sheep's clothing for wolf puppet Wolf in sheep's clothing puppet

Wolf coloring page for craft for the Good Shepherd activities in the Jesus is the Truth lesson.

Wolf craft page - color illustrated.

Sheep's clothing for wolf puppet.

Wolf in sheep's clothing puppet.

 

Jesus n' Me Lesson 5 - Jesus is the Life

(Preschool lesson about the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus with Christian / Religious Easter crafts)

Closeo-up of bear looking into empty tomb Bible Easter story illustration.

This Sunday school lesson about the Bible story of Jesus' resurrection is made on a preschoolers' level. This is accomplished by using very simple language to retell the biblical account fo Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. There is also a quick mention that Jesus appeared to the disciples after his resurrection and many others. Included in this lesson are Christian Easter crafts and coloring pages for children. There are story pictures in both black-and-white and color, pretend play activities for the children to do with you during the lesson, and the lamb puppet from the previous weeks' lesson. You use restickable cloud stickers to cover the sun, to show children how it got dark during the three hours Jesus was on the cross. You slip the body of Jesus through the slit in the tomb, and roll the stone to cover the entrance. When you remove the stone (use restickable glue to make it moveable), the body is not there, just like in the true Bible story. You can use any of the crafts or story page for the children's crafts as well.

This series of lessons uses the concept of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. The Activity time uses the Good Shepherd story stickers (make restickable to using repositionable glue sticks) to reinforce the idea that Jesus, the Good Shepherd laid down his life to save his sheep (us). The hired worker runs away when the wolf shows up. Even young children can "get" the concepts when presented this way and shown to them first hand up close.

The ey Bible verse is John 10:27-30. Other verses used in the lesson are: John 10:11 and John 14:16, 19. Verses used as refernece for the lesson are Matthew 20:28 and 26:53; Luke 24:46; John 14:19; 1 Peter 4:1-19; Hebrews 9:14-15. The last part of John 14:6 is emphasized in this lesson.

Activities also include a fingerplay activity - a rhyme about Jesus resurrection and hand motions to go with it. Choose from four Christian / religious Easter crafts: Sparkle tomb with restickable stone sticker, Cross with sun and cloud stickers, The Good Shepherd Stickers, and a simple craft of gluing a heart on the cross for the Multicultural Kids Cross Craft. This craft is designed to help children of all cultures know they are loved and accepted by Jesus.

Close-up of bear looking into empty tomb Bible Easter story illustration

The Jesus is the Life lesson about the Resurrection of Jesus is $4.00. Order the lesson by itself or, for a discount, order it in the Jesus n' Me series. Order. If you just need Christian Easter crafts and activities and already have your lesson or Bible story, check out these downloads: Palm Sunday Easter theme or Easter Cards and Crafts Theme

Children's tomb craft and coloring page with sun, butterflies, flowers and bear Chkldre's illustrated craft page of empty tomb for the story of Jesus' resurrection Coloring page of the three women who went to the tomb on Easter morning Color-illustrated story picture of the three women who went to the tomb on Easter morning

Children's tomb craft and coloring page with sun, butterflies, flowers and bear.

Children's tomb coloring page with sun, butterflies, flowers and bear.

Coloring page of the three women who went to the tomb on Easter morning.

Color-illustrated story picture of the three women who went to the tomb on Easter morning.

Tomb and wrapped body (mummy) for tomb craft for children Make restickable stickers of these pictures of the tomb stone, wrapped body of Jesus, cross, sad clouds and heart for Easter crafts about the resurrection of Jesus During the lesson, you place the cloud picture over the sun to illustrate the part of the story when it got dark for 3 hours when Jesus was on the cross. Use the black and white or color-illustrated story pages to show kids the events of the story of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection.

Tomb and wrapped body (mummy) for tomb craft for children.

Make restickable stickers of these pictures of the tomb stone, wrapped body of Jesus, cross, sad clouds and heart for Easter crafts about the resurrection of Jesus.

During the lesson, you place the cloud picture over the sun to illustrate the part of the story when it got dark for 3 hours when Jesus was on the cross.

Use the black and white or color-illustrated story pages to show kids the events of the story of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection.

Easter angel coloring page for kids. Picture in color of angel to make resurrection scene for your bulletin board or to use to tell the Bible story of Jesus resurrection. Make these pictures into restickable stickers to illustrate the part of the lesson Activities where the concept that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep. He saves his sheep because he loves them. Make these pictures into restickable stickers to illustrate the part of the lesson Activities where the concept that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep. He saves his sheep because he loves them.

Easter angel coloring page for kids.

Picture in color of angel to make resurrection scene for your bulletin board or to use to tell the Bible story of Jesus resurrection.

Children can color the pictures and make restickable stickers to tell the Good Shepherd Bible story who lays down his life for his sheep to save them.

Make these pictures into restickable stickers to illustrate the part of the lesson Activities where the concept that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep. He saves his sheep because he loves them.

Color-illustrated lesson picture that shows multi-cultural children by cross. It says Jesus loves everyone. Cross coloring page and craft iwth multi-cultural kids Completed sample of Cross Craft  with sun and cloud stickers to show how it got dark when Jesus was hung on the cross. Sparkle Tomb Craft - Children color the tomb with glitter crayons or add glitter glue after coloring to make this fun Christian Easter craft.

Color-illustrated lesson picture is also a craft. It shows multi-cultural children by cross. It says Jesus loves everyone.

Cross coloring page and craft iwth multi-cultural kids - Jesus Loves Everyone.

Completed sample of Cross Craft with sun and cloud stickers to show how it got dark when Jesus was hung on the cross.

Sparkle Tomb Craft - Children color the tomb with glitter crayons or add glitter glue after coloring to make this fun Christian Easter craft.

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