Palm Sunday Activities for Children and Adults
Remembering Palm Sunday and adding activities is a great way to teach children and refresh our memory as adults.
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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.
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Bible Verses to Share
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
Palm Sunday Activities For Kids
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 your children.
Here is one of the many crafts you can do with your children for Palm Sunday.
Hand Print Palm:
Trace then cut out or have your child cut out their hand prints on green construction paper.
Kids 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.
Story About Palm Sunday
Here is a great story about Palm Sunday that I’m going to read to the girls.
“The Story of People Waving Palms to Jesus” by Sharla Guenther.
This is 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.
Palm Sunday Children's Video
I also like to show the kids a video pertaining to what we are learning about.
If you have different learners or kiddos that learn in different ways in your household, this is another way to share what you are learning about Palm Sunday.
You can find several videos about Palm Sunday online. I’ve found a great video at Crossroads Kids. You can find it here: crossroadskids.net
It’s called “God’s Story: Palm Sunday”
Crossroads Kids does a great job of describing what is happening while also using visuals of what it may have looked like during the time of Jesus.
This site also has a plethora of information about the bible and children’s activities.
You definitely should check it out!
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…