April 14

Session Titles: The Triumphal Entry

Life Point: God sent His only Son, Jesus, because He cares about people

Unit Bible Verse: “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

Weekly Bible Verses: “Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

Bible Passage: Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19

Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/

Craft: Holy Week Box
This is something that would be great for the kids to put together for their families to do during Holy Week. All the instructions and even a devotional guide are on the website below. There is some prep in getting the materials for this so you will want to start this sooner rather than later ; )
http://godventure.co.uk/news/holy-week-boxes/

Craft: Song and Palm Branch Collage
Have students make palm branches out of different colors of green and brown paper. You could bring in scrapbook paper in these colors as well. They then would write out the song that is in the picture and color green and brown behind it to represent the ground of the road.
http://sara-mincy.blogspot.com/2010/03/palm-sunday.html

Craft: “Palm” Branch
Have student trace their hands about 8-10 times on green construction paper and then cut out. They will then glue them to a long thin piece of construction paper representing the branch
http://catholicicing.com/palm-sunday-crafts-and-ideas-for-kids/

Craft: Palm Branch Craft (for older children)
If you watch the video they will teach you had to make a cross from a palm branch. You will have to get palm branches yourself for this because we are not handing out palm branches until the 29th (which is Palm Sunday)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qJ2vFOqyzes

Game: Palm Branch Pass
The pdf attached has all the instructions

Source: The Big Book of Bible Crafts #2

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Game: Palm Branch Pick Up
The pdf attached has all the instructions

Source: The Big Book of Bible Crafts #2

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Craft: Calvary Hill Paper Plate Craft
The website has all the instructions for how to make this great craft to show the crosses on Calvary Hill. (This craft does come from a Catholic website)
http://www.catholicinspired.com/2013/03/calvary-hill-paper-plate-craft.html

Craft: Tie Dye Easter Crosses
A fun and easy craft that kids in any grade will love. I know we have the dot paint in the preschool area if you are looking for it. : )
http://www.momto2poshlildivas.com/2013/03/faux-tie-dye-easter-cross-art-for-kids.html

Craft: Nail Cross (Older Kids)
The site shows a more extensive project but you could simplify it by just making the cross of nails. You of course would want to be very careful with the sharp nails and wire. I think it would be something the older kids would love and help remind them of what Jesus did.
http://thesimplecraftdiaries.blogspot.com/2012/07/cross-of-nails-true-love.html

Craft: Crown of Thorns Bracelet

Materials

  • Craft wire
  • Scissors
  • Brown Cord

Instructions

  • Cut three pieces of craft wire to measure about 6-inches long each.
  • Hold the three pieces of wire together. Wrap one end of one piece of wire around the other three to hold them together.
  • Braid the three strands of wire together loosely until you have reached a spot about two inches from their ends.
  • Wrap the end of one piece of wire around the other two to hold the braid together. Cut the ends of the wire off.
  • Cut five pieces of brown cord to each measure two inches long. Tie the pieces onto the bracelet evenly spaced around. These will be the thorns of the crown. Use scissors to cut the ends of the knots so the cord looks like thorns.

Tightly wrap brown cord over the ends of the bracelet to cover the ends of the wire. Tie the cord to secure it in place.
http://crafts.lovetoknow.com/religious-easter-crafts-kids

Craft: Easter Story Wreath
The site has all the pieces for printing and instructions to make this wreath. This would be something good to make this week and then can talk about it with their families on Easter the next Sunday.
http://www.weelittlemiracles.com/2012/04/make-easter-story-wreath-free.html

Activity: Easter Story Trivia Game
This pdf has everything you need to play this game. Including the questions and answers. I would play this with older kids as some of the questions are kind of hard but they do give the scripture reference if you wanted the kids to look up the answer in their Bibles as well.
http://www.hiphomeschoolmoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/The-Easter-Story-Trivia-Game.pdf

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