Easter is just around the corner and we’ve been busy celebrating this important time of the year. Yesterday, we worked on a Palm Sunday project that I’d love to share with you all! Ready to get started?
What You Need:
- Kids Bible (we used the Preschooler’s Bible)
- Green Construction Paper
- Paper Plate
What You Do:
I was inspired by these “Palm” branches over at Impress Your Kids, but alas, I had packed all my popsicle sticks and now they are sitting in a U-haul storage facility across town (did I mention we’re in the middle of a move?)
So, we decided to do something a little different.
Begin by reading the Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem out of a kid’s Bible (Matthew 21).
Tell kids you are going to make palm branches like the people had in the story.
Trace the kids hands on green construction paper (or have them trace their own if they are old enough).
My kids love having their hands traced, so we did it a lot. You could also trace one or two hands and fold the paper so you can cut a bunch at once. If you have preschool or older, cutting out their own hands would be good scissor practice too!
Once the hands are all cut out, have the kids glue them onto a paper plate. Make sure they leave a little space so they can hold onto the plate when they are finished.
Glue! Glue! Glue!
After we had completed the project, we all practiced shouting “Hosanna! Hosanna! Praise God!”
I also love the Hosanna song from Little Praise Party Happy Day Everyday CD for this occasion. It’s easy, fun and quick for the kids to catch onto! If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could have a kid pretend to be Jesus using one of those Horse Stick Pony toys (just tell kids to pretend it’s a donkey!). Have him walk across the room while the other kids throw their coats on the floor for him to walk on. On second thought, the parents might appreciate you leaving coats out of this exercise. 🙂
What kind of stuff are YOU doing to celebrate Palm Sunday or Easter? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it!
More Totally Cool Stuff to Check Out:
- Phil Vischer talks about Easter on the Focus on the Family podcast
- GREAT Easter video for kids about families
- Palm Sunday Lesson Plan from Ministry to Children
- Animated Easter Videos (Kids Friendly) from Ministry to Children
- Easter News Blast from OhAmanda