Tomorrow on Easter Sunday, I was told I had to teach my class for a whole 2 hours because of the Easter service! I was sadden by this news since I was going to miss Easter service and the baptism. So because of the extra hour, I needed to come up with more fun activities!
Since my lesson was focusing on Jesus entering Jerusalem, I was going to let the students role play the scene of laying down the palm branches and coats as he rode down the street on a donkey.
Here is the palm branch craft I came up with:
Very cute right?
Palm Branch Craft:
What you need: green construction paper, scissors, green puffy paint, green glitter, flower tape, pipe cleaners, tape.
Here is a Palm Branch Template for those who want it. I drew mine by hand.
- Cut the template and add a piper cleaner in the middle of the palm branch. I used tape because I ran out of elmer's glue at home. You can use either since this is on the back for a sturdy support.
- Then use the flower tape to wrap the handle.
- Cut the diagonal lines.
- Use the green puffy paint to add lines on the palm branch. (Adults may need to help the younger ones)
- Put green glitter on the palm branches and shake onto paper plate.
- Then let it dry!
Jelly Bean Easter Craft
I used Kim Mitzo Thompson's Easter Jelly Bean Craft patterns and revised it for a different project for my preschoolers. Check out her freebie above to download at the original craft. Thanks Kim for the inspiration!
What you need: Jelly Bean pattern, crayons/markers, paper plates, scissors, yarn, glue, single hole puncher
- Color the jelly beans and cut them out.
- Write a bible verse, poem, or whatever you like in the middle of the paper plate.
- Glue on each of the jelly beans around the plate.
- Punch a hole at the top and add string.
- Then hang it up!
Have a happy and blessed Easter everyone!