Palm Sunday Sunday School Lesson – Preschool Palm Sunday Lesson

This is a great Palm Sunday Sunday school lesson for preschoolers.  It engages them and involves them in a way to help them understand the true meaning of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday Sunday School Lesson

“Palm Sunday” Sunday School Lesson for Preschoolers

Sunday School Lesson Bible Story:

Tell the story of how Jesus made his entrance into the city of Jerusalem on a donkey on Palm Sunday.  Tell of how the people put their cloaks over the donkey’s back for Jesus to sit on, and branches down onto the road for the donkey to walk on.  If you can’t find an illustrated copy of this in the library for use in your class, use the bible but translate the bible story into a simple language that the little ones can understand.

Sunday School Lesson Activity 1:  Create “donkey” by using a push-along animal toy, or hobby horse, or even a stool.  Have a couple of the children use their coats (or any clothing/fabric you have available) to cover the “donkey’s” back.  Ask one child to be Jesus (nominate one if no-one comes forward) and have him/her sit on the “donkey”.  The other children should be given some green construction paper cut into palm leaf shapes of a size that will be seen on the floor when they lay them down.   Divide the children into two groups which should each stand in a line facing each other.

“Jesus” and the “donkey” should move between the two lines and the children should be encouraged to shout “Hosanna” and to put their “palm branches” down for the donkey to move over.

Sunday School Lesson Song: (to the tune of “Kumbaya”)

Jesus came to town, Hosanna
Jesus came to town, Hosanna
Jesus came to town, Hosanna
Hosanna, Jesus came.

On a donkey rode, Hosanna
On a donkey rode, Hosanna
On a donkey rode, Hosanna
Hosanna, Jesus rode

All the people cheered, Hosanna
All the people cheered, Hosanna
All the people cheered, Hosanna
Hosanna, hear them cheer

Jesus came to town, Hosanna
Jesus came to town, Hosanna
Jesus came to town, Hosanna
Hosanna, Jesus came

Sunday School Lesson Activity 2:  This is a variation of the party game pin the tail on the donkey.

Prepare a large outline of a donkey on a large piece of paper and pin this to the wall at a height suitable for the children to be able to reach.   Have a separate “cloak” that you want the children to stick on the donkey.  This should have some way of being stuck to the donkey such as low-tack tape.  Use a scarf to blind-fold the first child, take them to the picture, hand them the “cloak” and ask them to put the cloak on the donkey.  Do this with each child in turn.

 

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