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Friday, March 22, 2013

FHE Lesson {Palm Sunday}

Palm Sunday



Opening Song Easter Hosanna #68

Opening Prayer : Child

Lesson:

Palm Sunday always falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday. The feast commemorates (an event mentioned by all four Gospels Mark 11:1-11, Matthew 21:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19) the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem in the days before his Cruxifiction.


According to the Gospels, before entering Jerusalem, Jesus was staying at Bethany and Bethphage, and the Gospel of John adds that he had dinner with Lazarus, and his sisters Mary and Martha. While there, Jesus sent two disciples to the village over against them, in order to retrieve a donkey that had been tied up but never been ridden, and to say, if questioned, that the donkey was needed by the Lord but would be returned. Jesus then rode the donkey into Jerusalem. Jesus rode into Jerusalem, and the people there lay down their cloaks in front of him, and also lay down small branches of trees.


Activity:

If you have access to palm fronds have the children act out the triumphal entry. We usually cut 4 fronds off our neighbours palm tree with her permission. We wave them around and have someone pretend to be Jesus or I may be the donkey and let them ride on my back while the others wave palm fronds and call Hosanna. I have a childrens picture book that outlines the Easter Week and we read the section on Palm Sunday.

Make Palm Frond Crosses:  see here for instructions.


No access to Palm Frond? Make a paper one here Palm Leaf Fold and Cut Craft


Young Children Colouring In pages:

Disciples untying the colt Coloring In Page

Triumphal Entry Coloring In Page


Watch:
LDS Bible Videos - Triumphal Entry



Closing Song: "Hosanna" Hosanna #66

Closing Prayer: Child

Treat:

1 comments:

Jeremy and Chelsey Hansen said...

We did this this morning and it was a lot of fun. We made palm fronds out of paper painted green with sticks in the middle. The kids loved it and we did it about 10 times! Thanks for the idea.

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