Broken: a Palm Sunday invitation

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  • How is the story of Palm Sunday usually told? How did the crowd feel?
  • How did Jesus experience Palm Sunday? What do you think he was feeling? What do you think Jesus’ face looked like as he walked through the crowd?
  • Why do you think Jesus chose a simple donkey instead of a fancy horse?
  • Why do you think Jesus kept walking through the crowd? What kept him going even though he knew the crowd would turn against him soon?
  • Follow the leader! Play with your child or siblings. Take turns choosing “easy paths” and “rough paths” around the house or in an outside space if you have access to one. Talk about how we all have different paths, about Jesus’ path and his desire that we follow in his footsteps as disciples.
  • Draw a donkey: “How to Draw A Donkey” — the tutorial is for a “Nativity” donkey, but the donkey that carried Jesus was just as important and a reminder of Jesus’ humble and human beginnings
  • Gather cuttings of green plants from your yard (with parent permission to go outside and to pick them!) and “press” them as a reminder of what you learned on Palm Sunday about “putting down” our palms to follow Jesus: “How to Press Flowers & Leaves”
  • Leaf printing: “Leaf Print Activity for Kids”

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Written by Lauren Gibbs-Beadle @firstpreskidshayward Children’s Ministries @firstpreshayward | educator, creative, parent | she/her

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