10 Crafts & Activities for Kids To Celebrate Palm Sunday!

Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week, and marks the day when we remember Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. If you think Palm Sunday crafts you might think it begins and ends with Palm crosses, but there are so many more options to explore. We scoured the RaiseUpFaith resource library and have come up with 10 choice crafts for you to try this year. So scroll down, get crafty and dig in for our take on Palm Sunday Crafts and Activities for Kids!

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Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week, and marks the day when we remember Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. If you think Palm Sunday crafts you might think it begins and ends with Palm crosses, but there are so many more options to explore. We scoured the RaiseUpFaith resource library and have come up with 10 choice crafts for you to try this year. So scroll down, get crafty and dig in for our take on Palm Sunday Crafts and Activities for Kids!

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Let’s begin and celebrate Palm Sunday!

One Story, Early Years: Alive - Free Play

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This is a simple and easy group craft that introduces Palm Sunday.

Leader Tips:

  • Depending on your group, it may be helpful to attach the craft sticks for the children before the activity. You could also do the craft with just a few children at a time.

  • Help everyone roll up their sleeves before they use the dabbers.

  • Make sure everyone’s names are on their crafts.

Instructions:

  • Gather the children to sit at a table.

  • Give each child a palm branch cutout, a craft stick, and a dabber marker.

  • Guide everyone to dab gently on their page to colour it. Help them hand over hand if needed. Encourage the children to share their dabbers to get different colours.

  • (Optional) Provide crayons for the children to use, too. As everyone colours, talk about what they remember from the story about Palm Sunday.

  • Help the children tape their palm branches to their craft sticks.

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Lent & Easter Collection : Rez, the Rock that Rolled - Praise Band

Get your kids to make their very own junk model instruments, ready for a praise party for this Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday!

Instructions:

  • Assemble a selection of items that can be used to make a joyful noise – for example, rubber bands, rice grains, lentils and macaroni, tins, boxes and tubs, tin cans, spoons, paper cups, etc.

  • Invite the children to make their very own instruments from whatever they can find.

  • Play some praise music and encourage the children to join in! Why not use ‘Hosanna’ by the God Rocks?

Lent & Easter Special - Happy Easter: Hosanna Bottle Shaker

Have spare plastic bottles around? Why not use this craft idea to make a Hosanna Bottle Shaker to celebrate Palm Sunday and reenact when Jesus entered Jerusalem.

Before you start

  • Prepare the plastic bottles by thoroughly washing and drying them to avoid the contents getting mouldy and to make the shakers last.

  • Check that the children in your groups don’t have any allergy to any of your shaker ingredients.

To make the shakers

  • Using funnels if possible, ask the children to add a handful of split peas and lentils to their shakers.

  • Encourage the children to choose some different decorative items to add to their shakers, for example, beads, sequins, inside the bottle and, if you have them, leaf stickers to the outside to remind them of the Palm Sunday story.

  • Ensure that an adult securely fixes the lid to the bottle using hot glue or duct/gaffer tape.

  • Once the shaker is secure, the children can use them to praise God!

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Lent & Easter Special - Happy Easter: King’s Coming!

Enjoy this fun kids activity that emphasis the arrival of a very special king - King Jesus. Lasting around 5 minutes, this light-hearted game will excite and increase the energy of the group.

Instructions

  • This is a simple game in which the children perform different actions to mark the arrival of ‘the king’.

  • Before you begin, explain the different actions:

  • Sweep the floor! (Children mime sweeping with an imaginary broom)

  • Put up the bunting! (Children reach up into the air)

  • Blow up the balloons! (Children mime blowing up balloons)

  • Wave the flags! (Children wave arms and hands in the air)

  • Everybody cheer! (Everybody cheers as loudly as they can)

  • Flypast! (Everybody zooms around the room with arms outstretched like an aeroplane)

  • Play the music to begin the game. The children dance while the music is playing.

  • When the music stops, toot a fanfare. (Use your toy trumpet if you have one!)

  • Call out ‘King’s coming!’, followed by one of the actions. Lead the children in doing the appropriate action.

  • With older children, you might like to turn it into a game by declaring the last child to do the correct action ‘out’.

  • Link the game to today’s lesson by explaining that today’s story from the Bible is all about the arrival of a very special king – King Jesus!

Lent & Easter Special - Happy Easter: Wow, King Jesus!

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Use this colouring sheet to further explore key concepts of this lessons Little Big Idea. Including  a simple prayer response based on the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

Outline

  • Ask the children:

  • What were some of the amazing things that Jesus said or did?

  • How would you have felt if you had seen Jesus do all these amazing things?

  • Give each child a couple of strips of green paper and a pencil.

  • Invite them to write a few words of praise to Jesus, beginning with the words ‘Wow, Jesus!’ – for example: Wow, Jesus! You made sick people well! (For younger children, adults might need to write their ideas.)

  • When the children have written them, stick the end of each green strip onto a long, central strip to create a palm branch – either to wave in worship, or for display.

  • Close with the lesson prayer:

Dear Jesus, thank you that you love us. Thank you that you came to earth to be our king. We love you and praise you, King Jesus! Amen.

We hope your kids have fun with these Easter craft ideas. We understand how important this season is for Children's Ministry Leaders.

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