Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Palm Sunday Mini Book Craft
This year I have come up with a new mini book craft for my Sunday School class on Palm Sunday. The Story we will be reading along with this craft is The Triumphal Entry and can be found in Mark 11, Luke 19, and John 12:12-19. I sometimes read all three. In the past I have cut out large construction paper palm branches and had the children put them on the floor for a cardboard Jesus on a donkey to walk on- while we all shout- "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!". This year we will be making the following mini book craft.
Fold a piece of green cardstock in half like shown. Print out a mini book called A Welcome Fit for a King at 60% from take home bible stories.
New Testament Take-Home Bible Stories: Easy-to-Make, Reproducible Mini-Books That Children Can Make and Keep
Cut out and staple the book like shown in the picture, do this before pasting on the front picture so, the front picture will cover staples. To make the front picture for this craft I used the Papyrus font (my favorite) and a clip art of a palm branch, you could also draw a palm branch. Glue a strip of paper under the mini book that says: Place the Palm Branch under Jesus and shout... "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" John 12:13
I also enlarged a picture of Jesus on a donkey from the mini book at 120% for the bottom page. Cut out and glue down. Cut out a small palm branch in a different color of green cardstock like shown. On the back of the palm leaf put a small piece of Velcro, as well as the other side of Velcro under Jesus, and to the side- as shown in picture- this way the kids can lay down the palm branch.
If you don't have the Take Home Mini Books book yet, I would suggest heading over to Dltk-bible.com http://www.dltk-bible.com/guides/easter-index.htm their Easter printouts could be used to make similar pictures- also a quick Internet search of Palm Sunday printables would probably yield some useful images as well. This same craft could be modified as an addition to an Easter lapbook as well.
I am looking forward to sharing this craft with my Sunday School class this weekend, I hope everyone has a nice Palm Sunday!