Friday, March 6, 2009

Lesson Plan- Palm Sunday/Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem (1st grade on up)



Palm Sunday/Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem/Cleanses the Temple


Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem
- explain that on Passion (Palm) Sunday the Church celebrates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem
- explain that the church is a place of worship and not a market place
- locate Jerusalem and Bethany on a map



Review:
Prayer, questions and vocabulary words from last week’s lesson



Vocabulary Words: (Write words on the board and discuss with class)

Passover- Jewish feast in remembrance of God’s saving love in his freeing of his people from slavery in Egypt. A Jewish festival to remember when God had freed the Israelites (Hebrews) from slavery in Egypt
Hosanna- acclamation of praise with which people greeted Jesus when he entered Jerusalem
Passion (Palm) Sunday- celebration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to begin his passion; the first day of Holy Week
Jerusalem- the capital of Israel and holy city of the Jews (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map)
Festival- a celebration
Bethany- small village near Jerusalem (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map).
Donkey colt- a young animal that is from the horse family, but smaller and with longer ears
Cloaks- a loose sleeveless outer garment that fastens at the neck
Palm leaves- a tree with a single trunk and several long bladelike leaves at the top
Temple- a Jewish place of worship
Temple rulers- Jewish church rulers
Arrest- to take someone and hold them



Plan:

Read story: “Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem” and then ask questions



Activities:

ncregister.com- 9 things you need to know about Palm (Passion) Sunday

sermons4kids.com- The King is Coming object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Lay Your Cloak Before Him object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- I Love A Parade object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kidslcom- A Joyful Celebration object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kidslcom- King For A Day object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem, Jesus Cleanses The Temple Again lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

jesuswalk.com- The Triumphal Entry (Luke 19:28-40) lesson

bible.org- Palm Sunday (lesson)



Crafts

amysfreeideas.com- The Triumphal Entry for Palm Sunday

sermons4kids.com- The King is Coming group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Lay Your Cloak Before Him group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- King for a Day group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Joyful Celebration group activities (crafts)

jesus-without-language.net- Palm Sunday Magic Window Craft

jesus-without-language.net- Palm Sunday (Luke 19) craft


Introduce craft: What did the people wave at Jesus and put on the ground in front of him?

dltk-bible.com- Palm Leaf Fold and Cut Craft
*Note: For younger students you can use the pattern and draw the palm branches on the paper before class.

craftingthewordofgod.com- Easter Palm Fan

catholicicing.com- How To Fold A Palm Cross In 10 Easy Steps

wikihow.com- How to Make a Palm Frond Cross



Games

christianitycove.com- Bible Game for Palm Sunday: Whisper and Shout

ourpastimes.com- Palm Sunday Games for Kids

daniellesplace.com- Palm Branch Bible Verse Review Game

jamyesack.com- Holy Week Family Activity (Free Printable)
This is a family game/study that allows you to follow Jesus from his parade (triumphal procession) to His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

sermons4kids.com- The King is Coming group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Lay Your Cloak Before Him group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- King for a Day group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Joyful Celebration group activities (crafts)


Introduce game: What would you bring if you went to Jerusalem? Let’s find out.


Pack Your Bag

Directions: This is a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by saying, "I’m going to Jerusalem and in my bag I packed ..........." He can say anything he likes, for example an orange, a pair of shoes, a telephone, or a pet dog. The next player in line begins the same way but adds a second object after repeating the first. The third player also begins, “I’m going to Jerusalem and in my bag I packed ..........." He must repeat the first two objects and then add a third. So it goes on, but if a player can’t repeat or mixes up the order of the objects then he is out.

If you haven't got many players, the same children can keep adding more items. The game continues until one player remains or until time is up. Some lists get very long and are remembered for years by the players. A variation is to decide that the objects chosen must start with the letters of the alphabet in order, for example "apple, bat, cake...zebra." This makes it a little easier to remember. (You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play). Or you can call on a student and ask them to name something that starts with the letter A that they would bring to Jerusalem. Go around the circle and use each letter of the alphabet. Have the students name an object that they would put in their suitcase if they were going to Jerusalem.


biblestoryprintables.com- Hosanna! an Easter File Folder Game: This is a file folder game for children to learn about the events leading up to Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Customize this game with question cards, or let younger children just roll the dice to play.

Sunday Best (Palm Sunday)- This game will help children learn to honor Jesus as king. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 145-146).

Temple Bowling (Jesus Clears the Temple)- This game will help children discover God wants his house to be a place of worship. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 83). *You can also use empty 2 liter soda bottles.



The Really Big Book of Bible Games by Gospel Light

Palm Branch Pass (page 143)- We can’t help but praise Jesus because of whom He is and what He came to do! When Jesus entered Jerusalem the week before HE died, people praised Him by waving palm branches in the air. Let’s play a game with branches to remember a way Jesus was praised!

Palm Branch Pickup (page 144)- When Jesus was entering Jerusalem, people gave Him praise by covering the ground with branches from palm trees. We’re going to play a game and give praise to Jesus, too.



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did the people lay on the ground in front of Jesus? Palm leaves.

christiancrafters.com- (Do this object lesson before making snack below.)

christiancrafters.com- Candy Palm Tree



Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Palm Sunday puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from November 2 - 5).

Blessed Is the King! (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 26.

pflaum.com- Four times during the school year, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides three ready-to-print activities for each level; Seeds (Preschool), Promise (Grades K-1), Good News (Grades 2-3), Venture (Grades 4-6) and Visions (Grades 7-8). Plus each season special features for the entire family.

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (maze) Matthew 21:9

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (maze) Mark 11:9

biblewise.com- Donkey Ride (maze)

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (word search)

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (word search) Matthew 21:1-11

web.archive.org- Pasion/Palm Sunday (word search) Matthew 21:1-11, 26:14-75; 27:1-66

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (word search) Mark 11:1-11

sermons4kids.com- King for a Day (word search) Mark 11:1-11

sermons4kids.com- Cleaning House (word search)

sermons4kids.com- King for a Day (word search)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Cleanses the Temple (word jumble)

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (word jumble) Matthew 21:1-11

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (word jumble) Matthew 21:9a

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (word jumble) Mark 11:1-11

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (crossword) Matthew 21:1-11

web.archive.org- Pasion/Palm Sunday (crossword) Matthew 21:1-11, 26:14-75; 27:1-66

sermons4kids.com- King for a Day (crossword) Mark 11:1-11

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (crossword) Luke 19:38

sermons4kids.com- Cleaning House (crossword)

sermons4kids.com- King for a Day (crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Cleaning House (multiple choice)

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (multiple choice) Matthew 21:9a

sermons4kids.com- King for a Day (multiple choice) Mark 11:1-11

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (multiple choice) Luke 19:38

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (fill in the blanks)

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (fill in the blanks) Matthew 21:1b-3,6-9

sdc.me.uk- Passion Sunday Worksheet Year A

sdc.me.uk- Passion Sunday Worksheet Year B

sdc.me.uk- Passion Sunday Worksheet Year C

jesuswalk.com- The Triumphal Entry (Luke 19:28-40) lesson with questions that can be made easily into a worksheet

bible.org- Palm Sunday (lesson) with questions that can easily be made into a worksheet



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