Sunday School Lent and Holy Week resources for your Children's Ministry:
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday: February 22, 2012
In addition to understanding Lent , included here are activities and crafts for Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, and Good Friday: Holy week preparation for Easter.
Most, but not all Christian churches observe these same dates for Lent, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday and Easter.
OT = Old Testament
NT = New Testament
||OT-NT||What is lent? Learn about the '40 days' of Lent including history, traditions and special days in Lent. Also fun '40' Bible facts!||Gr 3-8|
D's Magic Cross
||NT, lenten preparation - the cross: crucifixion and resurrection||Fun and amazing cross craft project. Really easy,
and what a suprise when you're done! No material preparation.
Get your "Ticket to Heaven!"
||The Last Supper;
The first celebration of communion;
Jesus celebrates Passover; Maundy Thursday and
the 12 Apostles who shared the meal
|Who shared the meal with jesus? For Christians, what were the 2 most important things served at the meal? 2 piece very large coloring page and activity. Teacher background and picture for the greatest painting of The Last Supper.||1-5
How did Jesus prepare for Easter?
What did Jesus do for Lent?
What a great learning activity!
Help solve these mysteries with Clue Cards, Teacher Discussion Guide and more.
||Palm Sunday - welcome and honor Jesus||Small, realistic fan Palm - with photo included. Easy and fun. Only special material is a craft stick.||K, 1-5|
||Both prayer and Lent are tied to the pretzel!||Have some folding fun. Super easy learning aid. (just follow the instructions) The pretzel serves as a reminder for prayer in any church season.||gr 3-6|
Legend of the Lent Pretzel
||How the pretzel relates to Lent.||Story, questions for your class, and a prayer.||k,1,2,3|
Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem
|Easy, sturdy, blunt, cool, palm branch kids craft.
3 choices: Plain paper version to color, One side already colored version for color printer, or use the plain paper palm version and print on colored paper. Special Material: needs a straw.
Palm Sunday -welcoming and honoring Jesus
|Really simple, fun, one-piece, 3-D palm branch. Sturdy enough to be held and waved to welcome Jesus. Unique activity coloring page base is super easy to color AND cut! Really clever kid's craft! NO SPECIAL MATERIAL AT ALL.||P3-K, and Gr 1-2|
Branch Coloring Page
||Palm Sunday - Welcoming Jesus||Life-like palm branch that's easy to color.||P3, P4, K
|NT Holy Week for younger kids||
Modern day photos and picture for Holy Week and Easter made into a sequence puzzle for learning the story.
Helps younger children who don't easily understand that this did happen some 2,000 years ago!
P4, K, 1, 2
(and older P3 with help)
The Road to Easter
|Holy Week events from Palm Sunday to Easter||Activity review sequencing game for what happened
in the week before Easter.
2 alternate play modes for different grade levels or preferences.
|Holy Week then and now!||What is Holy Week? What does Holy Week Mean? Did Jesus celebrate Holy Week? Why is Good Friday good? Get the answers here.||grade 1-8|
|Jesus king of kings - WELCOME THE KING||Large symbol crown to use as coloring page or bulletin board decoration. Symbols explained. Option for older kids to cut it out. Glitter is a great option too.||Any|
||New Life craft||
Preparing for Easter:
The basket is a recepticle to accept new life- the baby chick
One piece, simple cutting and a little glue and you have a delightful Easter basket.
The cute little pop-in chick is optional - or do it another Sunday all by itself.
P4-K with a little scissors help
Don't miss the Seasons of the Church Wheel including Lent and Easter.Many of these kids crafts and activities are useful in getting ready for Easter.
The Instant Activity tag means all you need is the printed activity sheet and some or all standard supplies (as shown below) and you are ready to go.
The Plan Ahead tag means you may need an additional item or to prepare something in advance of the class.
Sunday School Resources FOR KIDS
from the Sunday School Director of Christian Education of Faith Congregational Church, Mount Prospect, Illinois
Christian education: Kid's Old Testament Bible resources, Sunday School lessons and lesson aids, Bible Learning aids, Old Testament Crafts and activities including Moses crafts, Noah Crafts, creation crafts, prophets crafts, Bible crafts - Graded crafts P3 through grade 8
Children's Sunday School Lenten Resources - Lent crafts, activities and lesson help