Saturday, March 13, 2010

Palm Sunday

Family Home Evening Lesson
Palm Sunday

Opening Song "Easter Hosanna" Children's Songbook # 68

Opening Prayer : Child

Lesson: Mom

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.

(info found via wikipedia :)


Activity:

If you have access to palm fronds Have the children act out the triumphal entry. (My girls love to do this)

Go Here to see how we reenact with a cardboard donkey and palm leaves

Use these directions to make a Paper Plate Colt

Palm Leaf Fold and Cut Craft

Disciples untying the colt Coloring In Page

Triumphal Entry Coloring In Page

Make a Paper Plate Palm Leaf Wreath with drawings of coats on it (scroll down half way)


Closing Song: "Hosanna" Children's Songbook #66

Closing Prayer: Child


Treat:

Any foods grown on a palm - coconut, date etc
Cupcakes with tinted green coconut
Eat food served on a palm leaf

3 comments:

Violet said...

I love your blog. I hope you don't mind that I added a link from mine to yours. I am also using one of your FHE lessons as part of an activity I am doing for my ward. I made sure to include your web address so the ward members can check out your blog. Thanks for sharing!

Little Family Fun said...

I just found your blog and love it! I'm posting weekly fhe ideas over on my blog as well, and will definitely be linking to you and sharing some of your ideas. Thanks!
Linda

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